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25) What are the Terms & Conditions for renting a boat with EasyBoatBooking?
Terms & Conditions
ARTICLE 1 – RESERVATION OF CONTRACT
The payments must be completed as follows: to secure reservation 50%, before reservation complete remaining 50%; 3 days before the rental
ARTICLE 2 - CANCELLATION – CANCELLATION INSURANCE- ASSISTANCE
All cancellations must be notified to the broker by the client. If the cancellation is more than 60 days before the departure date, the advance payment remains with the broker. If the cancellation is between 60 and 30 days before the departure, 50% of the contracted payment remains with the broker, if it is less than 30 days, 100% of the payment remains with the broker.
ARTICLE 3 – TERMINATION FROM THE CLIENT
The period in which it has been concluded in the present contract will not be changed unless it has been agreed by the owner and is measurable within the rental contract.
The payments will remain with the broker if the client asks to terminate the contract for whichever cause this may be.
The rental amount will stay with the broker, whether the client has used the boat or not during their rental period.
In all cases, if the owner manages to rent the reserved boat again, they will reimburse the full agreed amount.
If the boat read isn’t in the appropriate state to navigate, this will be due to it not fitting the criteria of safety and conforming to these rules, and if the client cannot propose a boat of similar or superior characteristics, they can remove their part in the present contract and to terminate the payments made previously without damaging both parties’ interests.
ARTICLE 4 – TERMINATION FROM THE BROKER
In the case following direct damage during the previous rental or a preconclusive event of which is beyond the broker’s control, the owner or their representative will not give the desired boat on the agreed date, the broker will either be obligated to provide a boat of equivalent size and dimensions or superior accommodating to the same number of guests or to reimburse the payment already transferred. This termination will be made in correspondence to the loss of enjoyment during the rental period.
ARTICLE 5 – INSURANCE OF BOAT AND FRANCHISE
A- The owner declares to have signed an insurance policy guaranteeing the below which cover the following:
- Damages caused to the boat, it’s accessories and it’s dependent items on board, partial and total theft and engine failure. The client remains with their own insurance to determine the payment amount between themselves and the franchise.
- the appeal for damaged materials and for physical damage (legal liability).
B - The payment of insurance is stated in the rental price.
C - The insurance policy does not cover for transported persons on the boat, who may be victims as a consequence of these accidents on board.
D- The owner does not take responsibility for the losses or damages concerning the personal belongings of the clients. § C - D.
ARTICLE 6 – TAKING OVER THE BOAT
A – In any event, the boat is considered accepted by the Hirer when the balance and the bond have been paid and that the boat inventory has been signed. The Boat Owner undertakes to provide a boat in perfect working condition and cleanliness state, equipped andto be used for its planned route and navigation category in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
B – The description of the boat and its equipment and fittings is stated on an inventory which must be given to the Hirer at the same time as the official table listing the instruments, documents and mandatory boating equipment, the francization and the safety certificate of the vessel. The Hirer has an hour from the moment he takes over the boat to verify the good condition of the boat and its equipment. The broker tries to provide a berth free of charge in the port of embarkation the day of the rental. Signature of the takeover document is tantamount to acknowledgment by the lessee of the proper operating condition and cleanness of the boat, with the exception of hidden defects.
ARTICLE 7 – USE OF THE VESSEL - RESPONSIBILITES - DAMAGES
The lessee undertakes to use the boat prudently, complying with the regulations of the Maritime Affairs Department, the Customs and the Police of France and of the foreign ports of call. Minor lessees must produce written authorization from their parents or guardian. The lessees have to wear lifejackets.
B – The lessee affirms that he possesses the knowledge and experience required for the sailing he planes to do, as well as the permits demanded by the Maritime Affairs Department for operating boats.
C – The owner or its representative reserves the right to refuse delivery of the boat if the skipper or the crew do not appear to have sufficient competency notwithstanding the references, certificates or permits presented, or for any other reason of which he is the sole judge. In that event, the lessee shall either have to agree to pay the expense of a professional skipper or have his contract cancelled, without any of the amounts paid being returned to him and without either of the parties being entitled to claim damages and interest.
D – In any event, in case a professional skipper is hired in the interest of proper boat operation, the lessee shall remain fully and entirely responsible for the boat and for its crew.
E – The lessee undertakes to embark only the authorized number of persons aboard. He undertakes to use the boat only for pleasure sailing excluding any commercial operation, professional fishing, transport, regattas or any other use. The lessee explicitly releases the owner from any liability as ship-owner or otherwise in connection with any shortcoming in compliance with these prohibitions and shall bear sole liability, vis a vis the Maritime Affairs Department and Customs for trials, proceedings, fines and confiscations incurred by him in this connection, even in case of an involuntary fault on his part. In case of seizure of the rented boat, the lessee shall be required to pay a contractual obligatory indemnity to the owner corresponding to the rental rate in effect.
F – The lessee is responsible for keeping the log, a copy of which is supplied by the lesser. This is a document in which one must enter the indications relating to sailing and a report on all incidents and damage relating to the boat and to the sailing.
G – In case of loss or damage during the rental period resulting from normal wear and tear of the equipment, the lessee is authorized to take the initiative immediately, on his own responsibility, for repair or replacement as long as the amount does not exceed 10% of the amount of the security deposit paid at the time of departure. The said out of pocket expenses will be reimbursable at the time of his return upon submission of the invoice, if the damage or loss is not due to fault or negligence on the lessee’s part or on the part of the persons carried. The lessee must necessarily consult the owner with respect to all repairs exceeding that amount.
H – In case of serious damage (dismasting, leakage, fire, etc…), the lessee is required to inform the owner or its representative as well as the insurance broker urgently thereof and to request instructions. Pending receipt thereof, the lessee shall be required to have a report drawn up by an average adjustor in order to obtain reimbursement from the insurance company for the amounts incumbent on him. In case the lessee does not carry out this formality, he may be required to pay all the expenditures caused by the damage.
I – Loss of possession resulting from the damage occurring during the present rental will not be the object of any reimbursement, even in part, for the amount of the said rental, whatever the cause of the damage may be, unless it is not attributable to the renter. Even, in the latter case, a deductible of 48 hours will be applied.
J – Subletting or lending the boat are strictly prohibited.
K – In case of mobilization of the vessel due to improper use or misuse of the vessel by the client, the latter will not be reimbursed for the rental.
L – Pets (dogs, cats etc.) are not allowed on board.
ARTICLE 8 – RETURN OF THE VESSEL AND THE DEPOSIT
A – The lessee is required to return to the designated port within the times agreed under the present contract, in the absence of a later friendly agreement confirmed in writing. Upon his return, the lessee must report his presence to the owner or to its representative thereof and must make an appointment for purposes of inventory and of boat inspection, the inspection taking place only after all baggage and occupants have left the boat. The lessee is guaranteed a berth free of charge in the port of embarkation and for the time or day of the expected return. The cleaning and inventory times are integral part of the rental period provided for in the contract.
B – The lessee has to pay a compensation of 50 Euros for every quarter hour he is delayed beyond the scheduled time. Every day of lateness shall entitle the owner to an indemnity equivalent to twice the daily price of the present rental, whatever the cause of the delay may be. Bad weather cannot be called upon as a valid reason, the skipper having to take all appropriate steps at the appropriate time to counter such a possibility.
C – If for any reason whatsoever, the lessee is not in a position to bring the boat back to its designated return port himself, he shall have to provide for custody thereof at his own expense and risk and have the boat brought back by a qualified skipper, after having informed the owner or its representative thereof of this fact in writing. The rental shall end only after the return of the boat to the owner under the conditions set forth above.
D – The lessee is required to return the boat and its equipment in good operating condition and clean. If the return condition is satisfactory, the security deposit is returned to the lessee within one month following the boat redelivery.
E – If the boat is not returned perfectly cleaned, the cleaning expenses shall be paid by the lessee.
F – If deterioration or loss is noted, whether of the boat or of any accessory whatsoever mentioned in the inventory, the lessee is required to pay the cost either of its repair or of its replacement by an identical item. To this end, an amount may be deducted from the security deposit.
G – If the deterioration or loss results from a claim covered by the insurance policy provided for in article 4, refund of the guarantee shall be deferred until payment by the insurance company of the repair or replacement invoices. The reimbursement will be made after deduction of the deductible provided for and of all accidental expenses that may have been entailed by the loss (telegram, telephone, travel, reports, custody, etc…).
ARTICLE 9 - BAD WEATHER
In case of bad weather before the departure from the port, no refunds will be paid but it will be possible to reschedule the event within a period of 12 months. If, however, it proves impossible to agree on another date, 5% of the total amount of the rental will not be refunded. Where the rental is cancelled for personal reasons, the amount of the rental will not be refunded.
ARTICLE 10 – CONSUMABLES
The following are to be paid by the lessee : the engine fuels, lubricants, spark plugs, cooking gas, electric batteries, port fees and tolls, if any, breakdowns, if any and, in a general way, all consumable materials required for proper operation and maintenance of the boat during the rental period.
ARTICLE 11 - DISPUTES
The parties signing the contract shall be entitled to submit their disputes in connection with the application of the present contract to the ‘Commission Tripartite de Conciliation’, an emanation of the management organization of the Charter. In case no solution is found, jurisdiction shall be explicitly assigned to the Courts of the district of Grasse.
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