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General

Yildiz Yachting, or other charter company named in our booking details [hereinafter referred to as the charter company], is liable to provide the charter yacht at the agreed location on the agreed date in a sail-ready condition for the charterer. If, for some unforeseen reason, like damage made during the previous charter, the charter company cannot provide the right vessel at the location, the company must provide the charterer with a yacht of similar length and number of berths for charter, or refund the charter fees to the charterer in full. In this case the charterer does not need to make a claim for compensation. The amount of the refund is calculated on a daily basis.

Insurance

The charter company is liable to insure the yacht at the following rates:

 Yacht:

  •  Boat third party insurance: Euro 500,000.

 Passenger Accident Insurance:

  • In case of death: Euro 25,000.
  • In case of invalidity: Euro 50,000.
  • The personal belongings of the charterer and his crew are not covered by this insurance policy, personal travel insurance is therefore recommend.
Charter Zone

The agreed charter sailing boundaries are within the Turkish territorial waters. Sailing outside these waters requires written permission.

Sailing Conditions

By signing the charter contract the charterer confirms that he/she disposes of the required knowledge of seamanship and navigation to sail a yacht on the open sea. Otherwise he must appoint a captain/skipper for the vessel, who should then also sign the charter contract. By signing the contract the charterer affirms that he is in possession of 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 the vessel's captain/skipper are completely subject to the terms of this contract.

Special Liability 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 on the boat.
  • Participate in any competitions.
  • Hire out the yacht.
  • Tow another craft except in an emergency.
  • Sail at night, except in good visibility, and always under good weather conditions.

The Charterer Must:

  • Regularly check the boat during the trip; i.e. engine, oil, etc.
  • Not keep domestic animals on board.

The charterer is liable to keep a logbook in a simple form and register all defects, incidents and damages. After any accident he/she must make a precise and detailed report of the accident/damage as proof for the harbor master, doctor or authorities. 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 in case the yacht should run aground in order to inspect damage. In the case of damage or injury, repair costs and medical expenses will be debited from the deposit. The costs of deliberate damage to the engine and rigging, loss of equipment, etc and costs of late return or replacement are also debited from the deposit, however only by the amount of the excess of the comprehensive insurance. For any loss or 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.

Handover of the Yacht

The yacht is delivered to the charterer with a full tank of fuel. The condition of the vessel, equipment and full inventory are verified by the charterer from the checklist and confirmed by his 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 defects or damage, if only in part, the charterer can revoke the contract altogether, or request a reduction of the charter price.

Return of the Yacht

After termination of the charter trip the charterer must return the vessel with a full tank of fuel and with equipment in order as stated on the checklist.

Late Return of the Yacht

The charterer is liable to return the yacht in time. The liability must be independently of the weather conditions. The trip timetable must be planned so that the yacht can reach the home port on time. However, if the yacht is not delivered in time, the charter company must be informed as soon as possible. Any additional costs 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 late arrival. For each full hour over the charter period deadline the charterer must pay 2% of the corresponding weekly charter rate.

Liabilities of the Charterer and the Charter Company

The charterer is liable to refund the charter company for any breach of contract arising from damage. As for any damage caused by the chartered vessel to third parties because of mishandling or negligence, the charter company is free from liability to the charterer. Any demands from 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 by both the charterer and the charter company.

Methods of Payment
  • First Installment: 40%, payable when signing the contract supplied by Aegean Tour Travel.
  • Balance: Payable 8 weeks before the charter period starts.
  • A sum of Euro 40 is charged for late payments of the balance to cover expenses incurred by the charter company or agent. (ie administration charges).

Security Deposit

A security deposit, depending on the size of the boat, is payable in cash or by credit card. This deposit will be returned without deductions to the charterer after termination of the charter period, providing no damage to the vessel or its equipment has occurred and all items are listed on the checklist.

Charter Cancellation

Should the charterer wish to cancel the contract within 8 weeks of the commencement of the charter period no refund will be given unless a substitute charter can be found. In all cases the charterer must pay a fee of 40% of the total charter sum. If the contract is terminated more than 8 weeks before commencement of the charter, the same fee will be charged. All payments are to be made free of additional charges. All other liabilities to the charter company are then cancelled.

Miscellaneous
  • Other agreements contrary to these bareboat terms and conditions and/or the general terms and conditions of Aegean Tour Travel are only valid if confirmed in writing by an authorized representative of Aegean Tour Travel.
  • All questions of dispute should be amicably settled.
  • All contracts, agreements, disputes and these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Turkish Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Turkey.
  • These bareboat terms and conditions apply in conjunction with the latest copy of the general terms and conditions published by Aegean Tour Travel, available HERE.
 
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