GENERAL CHARTER CONDITIONS (NAD)

2018.

GENERAL  CHARTER  CONDITIONS
 

  1. The charter company is liable to provide the charter yacht at the agreed location on the agreed date in a sail-ready, condition for use by the charterer.

If, for unforeseen reasons (e.g., damage made during the previous char- ter), the charter company cannot provide the right vessel at the location, the company must provide the charterer with a yacht of similar length and berth size for charter, or refund fees to the charterer in full.

In this case, the charterer need not make a claim for compensation. The amount of the refund is calculated with interest on a daily basis.

  1. INSURANCE : The charter company is liable to insure the yacht at the following rates :
  • Boat third-party insurance (lump sum) :          … EUR 1.000.000,-
  • Boat passengers - accident insurance (lump sum) :
    • for death :   …  EUR 25.000,-
    • for injury :   …  EUR 50.000,-
  • Comprehensive vessel insurance to the amount of the market value of the vessel including fittings.

EXCESS :

  • for catamarans: LAGOON 440 and 420 … EUR 3.000,00
  • for sailing yachts: BAVARIA 50, 49, 44, 42, BENETEAU 50,

Oceanis 461, Cyclades 43.4, ELAN 431 … EUR 1.500,00

  • for sailing yachts: BAVARIA 37cruiser, 36, 35, and 30cruiser , DUFOUR - Gib Sea 37,  ELAN 40              … EUR 1.000,00

Personal belongings of the charterer and crew are not covered by this in- surance policy. We would therefore recommend that your belongings are covered by a comprehensive private personal luggage insurance policy.

  1. CHARTER ZONE : The agreed charter sailing boundaries are within Croatian territorial waters. Sailing outside these waters requires written permission.
  2. SAILING CONDITIONS : By signing the charter contract the charterer confirms that he or she displays all the required knowledge of sea- manship and navigation to sail a yacht on the open sea. Otherwise he must appoint a captain for the vessel, who should sign the charter contract too.

By signing the charter contract the charterer affirms that he possesses a sailing certificate and has the required level of seamanship skills.

The charterer will be held responsible for making any false declarations. The charterer and vessel captain, in so far as they are not the same person, are completely subject to the terms of this contract.

  1. SPECIFIC LIABILITIES OF THE CHARTERER :
  • The charterer is liable to maintain the yacht and fittings, and to abide by maritime regulations with good seamanship.
  • THE CHARTERER MUST NEVER :
  • Run a commercial passenger transport service with the vessel.
  • Participate in any sporting competitions, unless authorised to do so.
  • Hire out the yacht.
  • Tow another craft except in emergency.
  • Sail at night except in good visibility and always under good weather conditions.
  • THE CHARTERER MUST :
  • Regularly check the yacht during  the  voyage  as necessary  ( engine oil, cooling water etc. )
  • Keep the yacht log-book up-to-date.
  • Strictly sail within the territorial boundaries of the host country exclud- ing restricted areas.
  • Constantly keep within sea-lanes.
  • Not keep domestic animals on board the yacht.

The charterer is liable to keep the log-book up-to-date ( in a simple form ) and register all incidents in it, including any damage that occurs to the yacht and its equipment. After any accident make a precise detailed report as proof for the harbour master, doctor or experienced authority. Moreover, the charter company should immediately be informed in detail about any incident. The same applies to maneuvering capability, losses, or seizure or obstruction by the authorities. If costs are incurred because of lack of respect for regulations, they will be borne by the charterer.

The charter base must be informed should the yacht run aground in order to inspect any damage. In case of damage or injury, repair costs and medi- cal expenses will be debited from the deposit.

In case of damage caused by force majeure, the charterer is liable up to the amount of the excess.

The costs of deliberate damage to the engine and rigging, loss of equip ment etc., because of late return or replacement is likewise deducted from the deposit, however only by the amount of the excess of the comprehen- sive insurance. For any loss damage for which the exact cost cannot be assessed the charter company will retain an estimate of the costs for 30 days, after which the balance will be settled.

  1. HAND-OVER OF THE YACHT : The yacht is delivered to the charterer with the full tank of fuel. The condition of the vessel , equipment and full inventory are verified by the charterer from the check-list and confirmed by his or her signature. Subsequent complaints by the charterer concerning the yacht's condition and equipment are not possible.

Should the charter company not be able to correct any defect or damage, if only in part, the charterer can revoke the contract altogether, or request a reduction of the charter price.

  1. RETURNING THE YACHT : After termination of the charter voyage the charterer must return the vessel with the full tank of fuel and with equipment in order as stated in the check-list.
  2. LATE RETURN : The charterer is liable to return the yacht punc- tually, at the agreed time. This liability must be met independently of weather conditions. The voyage timetable must be planned so that the yacht can reach the home port on time, even under poor weather condi- tions. However, if the yacht is not handed over at the agreed time, the char- ter company must be informed and the charterer must await further in- structions. Any additional costs (vessel return fees, travel costs for new charterer, etc.) must be borne by the charterer. For each full day overdue the charter company can claim double the price for one day.

The charterer will be held responsible for the late arrival. For each full hour over the charter period dead-line ( up to 12 hours ) the charterer must pay 2 % of the corresponding weekly charter rate.

  1. LIABILITIES OF THE CHARTERER AND CHARTER COM- PANY : The charterer is liable to refund the charter company for any breach of contract arising from damage. As for any damage caused by the charter vessel to third parties because of mishandling or negligence, the charter company is free from liability to the charterer. Any demands by the charterer not settled immediately after returning the vessel must be settled within 14 days after the termination of the charter period. The details of the case must be confirmed in writing by both the charterer and charter company.
  2. METHOD OF PAYMENT : First instalment : payable by Eurocheque when making the contract with the charter company. Balance: payable at least 4 weeks before the charter period commences.

A lump sum of 20,- EURO  is charged for late payment of the balance to cover expenses incurred by the charter company  (telephone, telex, etc.).

  1. DEPOSIT :  The deposit amounts to  EUR 3.000,--  for catama- rans LAGOON 440 and 410; the deposit amounts to EUR 1.500,-- for sailing yachts BAVARIA 50, 49, 44 and 42, BENETEAU 50, Oceanis 461, Cyclades 43.4,  ELAN 431;  the deposit amounts to  EUR 1.000,-- for  sailing yachts  BAVARIA 37cruiser, 36, 35 and 30cruiser , DUFOUR

- Gib Sea 37, ELAN 40, . . . , payable by Credit-Card (Master, Euro, Visa) or Travellers cheques to be paid at the base. We do not acknowledge clearing bank cheques for this purpose. The deposit due will be returned without deductions to the charterer after termination of the charter period providing that no damage to the vessel or its equipment has occurred and all items are listed on the check-list.

  1. CHARTER CANCELLATION : Should the charterer wish to cancel the contract with 8 weeks of the commencement of the charter period no refund will be given unless a substitute charter could be found. In all cases the charterer must pay a fee of 20% of the total charter cost. If the contract is terminated this fee must be paid not later than 8 weeks before the charter is due to commence.

All payments are free of additional charges. All other liabilities to the charter company are then cancelled.

  1. MISCELLANEOUS : Spoken promises or agreements only become effective when confirmed in writing. All questions of dispute should be amicably settled.

 

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