Terms and conditions

1. RATES

The rates include rent of the vessel with its equipment. They do not include harbour and other charges neither fuel.

 

2. TERMS OF PAYMENT

The chartered vessel, fully equipped, can only be used after complete payment is received.

 

3. TERMS OF CANCELLATION

Should the charterer for any reason whatsoever cancel the charter, he is entitled to find another person to take over his rights and obligations rising from his contract. In case the charterer fails to find a third party to replace him/her, the cancellation costs shall be deducted from the prepayment as follows:

  • in case of cancellation within 30 days prior to the charter date 100 % of the charter price;
  • in case of cancellation more than 31 days prior to the charter date 50 % of the charter price;
  • we recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance;

 

4. DELIVERY OF THE YACHT

The charter operator shall deliver a fully outfitted vessel with a full fuel tank a perfect condition and expects the vessel to be returned likewise.

 

While taking over the yacht, the charterer shall check and carefully inspect the condition of the vessel and its equipment on conformity with an inventory list. Any latent defects to the vessel or its equipment that could not have been familiar to the charter operator at the time of delivery of the vessel as well as any defects that might occur after delivery shall not give the charterer any right to price reduction.

Should for any reason whatsoever further sailing become impossible or should it become clear that the charterer will not be able to return the vessel by due date, the charterer shall contact the charter operator in order to obtain instructions. In case of a delay due to bad weather conditions, the charterer bears all costs caused to the charter operator resulting from this delay.

For this reason we strongly recommend the charterer to schedule the route very carefully and return to the marina the evening before the vessel is to be returned.

 

5. DEPOSIT

A deposit in accordance with the applicable rate has to be paid upon delivery of the vessel and shall be refunded without deductions provided the vessel is returned undamaged and in time. A deposit shall be paid in case the yacht is chartered with a skipper as well.

In case of damages to the vessel, the charterer shall bear all costs resulting from this.

 

6. INSURANCE

The vessel is insured against third party damage (compulsory insurance) and covered by a comprehensive insurance amounting to the value of the craft.

In case the charterer has an accident while sailing and the charterer is not liable to pay for the damage (in case of normal wear and tear or in case the damage exceeds the sum insured), no repair shall be undertaken without prior consent (instructions) being given by the charter operator.

In case of a major accident as well as in case of another vessel being involved, the accident shall be reported to the competent harbour authorities and a report shall be made for the insurance company (course of events, damage etc). Should the charterer fail to fulfil all his/her obligations, the charterer can be held liable for the damage incurred in full.

In case the vessel is damaged during the charter trip, the charterer has to report this immediately to the charter operator. In case the charter operator is not notified about the damage until the returning of the vessel, the charterer will bear all costs caused to the charter operator due to this event.

 

Damages caused to the engine resulting from lack of oil in the engine are not covered by the insurance policy. The charterer is liable for such damages. The Charterer shall check the engine oil level daily. The charterer's personal belongings and the crew are not covered by the charter operator's insurance as well. We advise the charterer to arrange separate insurance for these purposes.

 

7. OBLIGATIONS OF THE CHARTERER

The charterer shall use the vessel in local waters only. Any exceptions shall require a special certificate or permit. The charterer shall not have the right to subcharter the yacht or to hand it over to a third party, to carry more people than indicated on the crew list, to sail at night under uncertain weather conditions or to violate public rules, regulations and laws. The charterer shall be fully liable for any consequences of these violations. The charterer or skipper hereby declares to hold the required licence to operate the craft on open sea that includes operation of a radio station.

In case the charterer brings a dog aboard, the charterer shall inform the charter operator of it in advance and shall immediately pay extra cleaning costs in the amount of € 100.

8. RETURNING OF THE YACHT

After termination of the charter trip the charterer must return the vessel with a full tank of fuel and equipment in order as stated on the check list. The charterer is liable to return the yacht on time. The trip timetable must be planned that the yacht can reach the home port on time independently to weather conditions. In case of delayed return the charter operator must be informed. The charterer will be charged for each full delayed hour of return with 2% of the corresponding weekly charter rate.

 

9. COMPLAINTS

Any complaints shall be made in writing and signed by both parties immediately upon return and delivery of the craft.

 

10. ARBITRATION

Any litigation arising from this agreement that shall not be settled by mutual agreement shall be settled by a court in Ljubljana having jurisdiction of the charter operator.

 

Ljubljana, 2016