Booking Conditions DY

AGENCY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read our terms and conditions carefully. These terms and conditions apply to the yacht charters which we sell to you as an agent/broker for the principal(s) or other supplier(s) of your booking.

For this booking(s), you, “The Charterer” will be entering into a contract with the principal(s) or other supplier(s) of the yacht charter(s) (the yacht owner/operator) you have booked through us. Accordingly, in addition to these terms and conditions, the terms and conditions of the principal(s) or other supplier(s) will apply to your booking. You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, as well as the terms and conditions of the principal(s) or other supplier(s), including their cancellation and amendment policies. A copy of the terms and conditions of the supplier(s) is provided to you at the time of booking.

Island Sailing Limited registered in England Number 7640783, trading as Island Sailing (here after called ‘Island Sailing’, ‘we’ or 'us') act at all times as agent for and on behalf of the yacht owner/operator of the yachts we offer. Island Sailing does not itself own or provide any of the services which make up your booking.

CONTRACT

These are the terms on which we will make a booking for your yacht charter. When making your booking we will arrange for you “The Charterer”, to enter into a contract directly with the principal(s) or other supplier(s) (the yacht owner/operator) named on your booking statement. As agent/broker we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the principal(s) or supplier(s) or for the services provided by them. The principal’s(s’) or supplier’s(s’) Terms and Conditions will apply to your booking, therefore, before confirming your booking we advise you to read the terms and conditions carefully to ensure that you agree with everything contained within them as they do contain important information about your booking.

Our responsibilities are limited to making the booking in accordance with your instructions. Island Sailing shall have no responsibility or liability to the Charterer other than for the performance of these services. We accept no responsibility for any information about the arrangements that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to the total yacht charter price received by us as per your booking statement. We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence, as agent or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

Our Terms & Conditions are governed by English Law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. All charter arrangements which we provide or which are sold through us are not an offer by us to sell any charter arrangements, but an invitation to you to make an offer to the principal(s) or other supplier(s) of the arrangements. We are free to accept that offer on behalf of those suppliers or to reject it.

BOOKING DETAILS

To make a booking you must complete the booking form. Please provide accurate and full information for all members of the party. The person who completes the booking form is ‘the Charterer' and should be over 18. By completing the booking form you, the Charterer, guarantee that you have the authority to do so and that you shall comply and ensure that your party comply with these terms and conditions, the terms and conditions of the principal(s) or supplier(s) and the laws and regulations of waters the vessel is within during your charter. You also warrant that you and all members of your party are able and competent to undertake the chosen charter. All members of the party under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Adults will at all times be responsible for minors in their charge.

It is your responsibility to check the details of the booking you wish to make carefully as soon as it is sent to you and make sure that all the details are correct. If this is not the case, it is important that you inform us within 24 hours of it being sent to you. Failure to do so may result in service charges being applied for booking amendments.

Completion and submission by you of the booking form will be treated by us as confirmation that you have read, understood and accepted these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of the principal(s) or supplier(s).  You are responsible for the full cost of the charter including any amendment or cancellation charges. Once we have received your completed booking form and we are satisfied with the information you have supplied together with your cleared payment due we will proceed to confirm the booking with the principal(s) or supplier(s) and will send your charter confirmation.

The booking information that you provide to us will be passed on only to the relevant suppliers of your yacht charter arrangements or other persons necessary for the provision of your yacht charter arrangements. The information may therefore be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary and religious requirements. If you charter outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. Full details of our data protection policy are available on our website.

PAYMENT AND PRICE

When booking you will be required to pay a deposit or make full payment for your charter and our Consulting / Booking Administration Fee will become due. Payments must be made by bank transfer, debit card or credit card. Payments made by Direct Debit are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. A 2.75% handling charge will apply to business debit and credit card payments. We reserve the right to change the required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

We may ask for a lower-than-normal deposit. Where this is the case, you will be notified at the time of booking of when the remainder of the deposit payment is due. You must pay the full balance by the balance due date notified to you (which is never less than 12 weeks before travel). Please check the dates your payments are due on your booking confirmation/ statement. If payments are not received on time, we will notify the principal(s) or supplier(s) who may cancel your booking and charge the cancellation fees set out in their Terms and Conditions and your deposit may be retained. We will also apply our service fee for cancellation. Please note that these charges may be greater than the sums collected (particularly when a lower-than-normal deposit is charged) in which case we will seek to recover from you any monies due.

Once you receive your booking confirmation the price of your charter will not be increased unless that there is a requirement by law to charge a Government tax or levy introduced or changed after your booking is made. This does not apply to errors or omissions. However, we reserve the right to amend prices at any time prior to booking.

Whilst we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the pricing information provided, regrettably errors may occasionally occur. When we become aware of any such error, we will endeavour to notify you at the time of booking (if we are then aware of the mistake) or as soon as reasonably possible. If a booking is already in place, you will have the choice to continue with the chosen charter at the corrected price or amend to a different charter, subject to availability. We reserve the right to cancel the booking with the principal(s) or supplier(s) if you do not wish to accept the price that applies to your charter or any quoted alternatives.

TOURIST TAX

Some destinations charge a tourist tax which applies to all tourists and we will try to inform you of this wherever possible and to the best of our knowledge. However, these charges depend entirely on the local authorities in that country and therefore may be introduced without our prior knowledge and are subject to changes beyond our control. The tourist tax will be in addition to the charter price.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

By completing the booking form you confirm you will provide the relevant security deposit to the principal(s) or other supplier(s). The amount of the security deposit is shown separately on your booking confirmation statement.

CANCELLATION

Any instruction to cancel must be sent to us in writing either by email to [email protected] or by post to Cancellations, Island Sailing, Customer Service, Blackbox, Beech Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5ER. If you cancel your booking the principal(s) or supplier(s) will charge the cancellation charge shown in their Terms and Conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the charter arrangements) and you must pay us the cancellation fee of £100 per charter. The cancellation of your yacht charter may not take effect until we have received your written instruction and any monies due as a result of your intended cancellation.

Please bear in mind that it could take us up to two clear working days to communicate any intention to cancel to the principal(s) or supplier(s) therefore please take this into account when calculating your cancellation costs. Administration fees and service charges are non- refundable.

AMENDMENTS

We are happy to assist with any amendment to your yacht charter that you may wish to make and where changes are permitted by the principal(s) or supplier(s). However, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met. We may ask for your instruction and agreement in writing. We will charge an amendment fee of £100 per amendment. This will be charged in addition to any changes in charter price, costs or fees applicable that are applied by the principal(s) or supplier(s).

It is not possible to refund individuals within your party or where the amendment or cancellation is because the number of persons within their party is less than that required for the charter booking. If you wish to make an amendment to the number of people within your party after the initial booking, so long as the total party remains within the per person minimum/maximum requirement for the yacht chartered we can make such requests to the principal(s) or other supplier(s). An amendment fee may apply. It may not be possible to change all the names on your booking and in most cases the Charterer on the original booking must remain.

We cannot pay any compensation, reimburse expenses, damages, costs or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept responsibility if, as a result of circumstances beyond our control which necessitates a change or cancellation of your charter after booking, or we, the owner/operators or suppliers, have informed you that they cannot supply your charter. No compensation will be payable if your charter is cancelled as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of the principal(s) or supplier(s) (such as paying on time), or because of unavoidable and/or extraordinary circumstances beyond our control (listed below).

CHANGES OR CANCELLATION BY THE SUPPLIER

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the principal(s) or other supplier(s) needs to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements or to cancel them. We will also inform you in relation to any alternative arrangements offered by them (if any), you will need to let us know your choice within the time frame we stipulate but we accept no liability for any changes or cancellations made to your arrangements by the principal(s) or other supplier(s) under your contract with them.

UNAVOUDABLE AND EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions, we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations, as agent is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense as a result of unavoidable and/or extraordinary circumstances which will include, but are not limited to war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, unavoidable technical problems with transport, closure or congestion of airports, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, epidemic, pandemic, government action, health risks, illness, terrorist activity, civil unrest, change to Foreign Office advice to advise against travel to destination, adverse weather conditions (actual or threatened) or similar events beyond our control.

INSURANCE

Many principal(s) or supplier(s) require you to take out travel insurance as a condition of booking with them. In any event, insurance is a vital part of any yacht charter booking so please ensure you take out adequate insurance at the time of booking. It is a condition of booking with us that you obtain travel insurance which includes cover against any COVID-19 issues or incidents which may affect or curtail your booking.

We strongly advise that you take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation and medical costs) in the event of accident, emergency or illness; as well as compensating you for permanent injury, death, delays, cancellation, curtailment, missed departure, personal liability, loss of baggage, money, personal possessions and other expenses, as well as ensuring you have cover for end supplier failure, force majeure events and any activities you have booked, including additional cover for sailing/yacht charter.

If you choose not to take adequate insurance cover, including in relation to COVID-19 and end supplier failure we will not be responsible to you for possible liabilities which may arise or for any costs you incur if you do not do this.

You are responsible for your independent travel arrangements to take up your charter and we accept no liability for any damages, expenses or cover losses of any description you may incur in regard to these. We will not be responsible for any curtailment of your yacht charter, missed transport arrangements, additional accommodation required, or other associated costs incurred by you. You must ensure you have travel insurance which covers these costs.

Please check your policy when you receive it and carry proof of insurance with you as you may be asked to produce this if reasonably requested including by us, or the principal(s) or supplier(s).

PASSPORTS, VISAS AND HEALTH

Your specific passport and visa requirements and other immigration and travel requirements and advice are your responsibility, and you should acquaint yourself and confirm these with the relevant government bodies, Embassies and/or Consulates. We cannot accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration or entry requirements. Please note that these requirements may change between booking and your charter. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep up to date with the latest foreign travel advice as issued by the government. You may also be required to quarantine or self-isolate. Advice is updated on a regular basis and often at very short notice.

As with other activity-based activities, sailing and watersports activities contain an element of risk and participation in these activities is your decision.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain proper and detailed medical advice prior to your charter and to check for the latest health requirements and recommendations for the relevant country/countries and any costs. Where you do not do so and either are not allowed to enter any country, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your charter arrangements. For those with existing medical problems, pregnant women and anyone who has recently visited other countries should check requirements with their doctor.

COMPLAINTS

As the contract(s) for your yacht charter is between you and the principal(s) or supplier(s), any queries or concerns relating to the yacht charter arrangements should be addressed to them. If you have a problem whilst on charter, this must be reported to the principal(s) or supplier(s) immediately. If you fail to follow this procedure, there will be less opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced or you may not receive any at all depending upon the circumstances. If you wish to complain when you return home, please write to the principal(s) or supplier(s). If you require further details or information in order to contact the principal(s) or supplier(s) from us, please contact us. Island Sailing, Customer Service, Blackbox, Beech Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5ER. Email: [email protected]

PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

Island Sailing understands and respects the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information we may collect from you, how we will look after that information, and how we may use your data. The Policy tells you about your privacy rights, and how the law protects you. The website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. Some of these cookies are essential to make this site work properly, to allow you to make your yacht charter booking and to enable Island Sailing Limited to fulfil your purchase requests. Other types of cookie help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site, allow us to improve our site or the way we provide our service to customers. Our full Privacy and Cookies Policy can be found on our website here http://www.island-sailing.com/privacy-and-cookies-policy

SERVICE CHARGES

We will apply a non-refundable service charge for the services we provide as booking agent.

Cancellation fee: Principal's charge + £100 per charter

Amendments after booking has been confirmed: Principal's + £100 per amendment

Late Payment fee: Where late payments are permitted, 2% of the amount due.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Where we agree to provide additional booking services, for example transfer services to or from any such third party product or destination, our doing so offers no endorsement of the product or service we cannot accept responsibility for any of these services.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The principal’s(s’) or supplier’s(s’) You, “The Charterer” will be entering into a contract with the principal(s) or other supplier(s) of the yacht charter(s) and their Terms and Conditions will apply to your booking and we advise you to read these carefully as they will contain important information about your booking, including any policies in regard to COVID-19, including payment and cancellation.

You acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected travel throughout the world. You acknowledge that laws, regulations and the principal(s)/suppliers(s) providing your yacht charter may require you to comply with various measures which have been introduced to manage the risk of COVID-19. These may include (without limitation) a requirement to undergo temperature checks, provide health information or certificates, wear personal protective equipment such as face-coverings and gloves and abide by social distancing requirements.

You acknowledge that certain principal(s)/suppliers(s), ports, airports, airlines, border control, government body, local authority or other third parties may require you to undertake certain health formalities, testing, assessment, provide documentation or satisfy other requirements aimed at managing the COVID-19 risk as a condition to you travelling, departing, entering or residing in a particular place. You also acknowledge that certain countries may impose quarantine or self-isolation measures upon travellers, whether in the place of destination or upon your return.

It is your responsibility to obtain details of these requirements ahead of your travel departure date and comply with and satisfy these requirements. We strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the advice from your national authority for overseas travel before departing.

If you fail to meet these requirements, or refuse to complete them, you may be denied boarding, exit, entry or access to some other facility or service including in relation to your yacht charter. We shall have no liability to you for any curtailment of your yacht charter, missed transport arrangements, additional accommodation required, refunds, compensation, expenses, damages or other associated costs incurred by you in relation to such matters or if you are unable to travel or make use of all or part of your booking because of these matters. You must ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance which cover the costs of such matters. The terms of this clause shall also apply to any other strains of Coronavirus and any other viruses, illnesses or health risks which may affect your booking.


TERMS OF THE PRINCIPAL
1. Validity

The signature of this Agreement by the Owner, Dream Yacht Charter "DYC" and/or his Agents becomes valid and binds the Owner to his obligations hereinafter mentioned only on condition that the owner will actually receive the sums of the payments as indicated in the booking statement.

2. The owner agrees:
 
 
 
Delivery.

a. To fit out the Yacht and to hand her to the Charterer, without crew, clean, ready for sea, with all the gear and the agreed equipment and in proper running and seaworthy condition at the agreed on the first page place.

Insurance

b. To insure the Yacht and her equipment as per the Greek law and against fire, marine and collision risks and third party damage and against any and all loss or damage and the Charterer shall therefore be relieved of any and all liability which is covered by the said Policy, provided that such loss or damage is not caused or contributed to by any act of gross negligence or willful default on his part. The owner shall not be under any liability for the loss or damage to the personal property of or for any injury to the Charterer or any person on board with his permission.

Delayed Delivery

c. To employ every reasonable effort to ensure delivery of the Yacht on the agreed date and place mentioned in front page, but if for any cause whatsoever the yacht shall not be available, the Charterer shall have the right of choice of one of following possibilities:
I. Provided that the following charter commitment of the Yacht allows it and that the Owner agrees, to prolong the period of charter by the same length of time by which the delivery has been delayed.
II. To leave the date of termination unchanged and to be refunded by the Owner with an amount proportional to the time by which delivery was delayed at the rate corresponding to the agreed total charter fees.
III. If the delay of delivery exceeds one fourth (1/4) of the total charter time, to cancel this Agreement and be refunded by the Owner with the total amount paid for this charter. In any of the events mentioned in this Clause, neither party shall be liable to pay to the other any other compensation for any loss or damage resulting from the curtailment or the cancellation of this Agreement IV. To accept a similar yacht suggested by the owner.

3. The Charterer agrees:
 
 
Redelivery (Return of the Yacht and Delays)
 

a. To redeliver the Yacht to the Owner at the agreed date, time and place, together with all her equipment, in the same good condition as she was at take-over. If he shall for any reason, weather conditions included, fail to deliver the Yacht at the aforesaid date and time, to pay to the Owner demurrage at the rate of the charter price per day of this Agreement increased by fifty percent (50%), for every day of fractional part of a day thereafter until delivery has been effected. If he leaves the Yacht at any place other than the place designated in this Clause, to pay to the Owner all expenses involved in transferring the yacht to the place of redelivery and pro-data demurrage as above for the number of days required for this transfer, as well as for any loss or damage which may occur on or to the Yacht until she has been taken over again by the Owner.

Security Deposits Refundable Security Deposit
 
 

b. To choose one of the two following Security deposits.

I. Refundable Security Deposit.
To leave on deposit and as guaranty with the Owner on taking over the Yacht the amount indicated in the published price list, to meet in whole or in part any claim by the Owner in respect of any loss or damage to the Yacht and/or her equipment and for any claim by the Owner in respect of the provisions of Clause 3 (a) above.
The aforesaid deposit shall be refunded to the Charterer, subject to the provisions above, after inspection of the Yacht, her gear and her inventory by the Owner.

Damage/Loss Waiver

II. Damage / Loss Waiver.
To pay a) Damage/Loss Waiver as per the published pricelist and b) at the same time to leave a reduced Refundable Security Deposit as per the published price list. With the Damage/Loss Waiver the charterers liability for loss or damage to the yacht is restricted to the amount of the paid security deposit, with the following exceptions:

- Any loss or damage caused by gross negligence by the charterer and/or his party or willful default on his part
- Any loss or damage caused to the boat or her equipment by the charterer or any member of his/her party while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics Alike to the normal refundable deposit, the reduced Refundable Security deposit is also to meet in whole the cost of returning the boat to her prearranged harbor if the charterer fails to do so by the scheduled date and time and the cost of refuelling if the boat is returned without refilled tanks.

The payment of either the Refundable Security Deposit (I), or the Damage / Loss Waiver (II), is designed to cover only one incident of a substantial nature at any one time, viz: in case of loss or damage to equipment of significant value such as outboard engine or dinghy, the charterer will have the right to an immediate replacement whilst on charter, provided that the charterer pays a new Refundable Security Deposit immediately upon receipt of replacement or repair.

Restrictions in the use of the Yacht Composition of Charterers Party and Cruise Limits

c. Not to use the Yacht for racing unless different is agreed and described on the front page Charter Conditions and a Racing Risk insurance is paid, or the towing other craft, except in emergency or generally for any purpose other than that of private pleasure of the Charterer and his party which should include not less than one (1) qualified skipper and one (1) experienced crew member, but not more than the mentioned in the Charter conditions in front page number, in all at sea, or to accommodate aboard any person other than those shown on the crew/passenger manifest nor to take the Yacht or permit her to be taken outside the area of the Greek seas nor to sublet the Yacht without the written consent of the owner. d. Not to allow any person on board to commit any act contrary to the customs laws of Greece or of any country or contrary to the laws pertaining to fishing or under water fishing nor to seek and/or take possession of objects or archaeological nature or value and that in case any such act is committed this Agreement shall thereupon terminate, but without prejudice to any rights of the Owner and that the Charterer shall carry alone any resulting responsibilities and he shall answer alone to the appropriate Authorities.

Observance of Customs and Diving Laws

e. To take every possible preventive measure and precaution to avoid to bring the Yacht in any condition in which the Yacht will need to be towed to any point by another vessel, but Towing the Yacht should such a necessity arise, in spite of the Charterers efforts, to notify immediately the owner and if such a contact is impossible to negotiate and agree with the captain of the other vessel on the price to be paid, before allowing the yacht to be towed.

Agreement for Towing the Yacht

f. Not to leave a port or anchorage if the harbor Authorities have imposed a prohibition of sailing or while the yacht has unrepaired damage or without sufficient reserves of fuel or in general, when weather conditions or the state of the Yacht or its crew or a combination of them concerning the safety of the Yacht and her crew is doubtful.

Restrictions In Leaving Port In the Use of Canvas In Navigation Yacht Log

g. Not to sail the Yacht in any area not sufficiently covered by the charts at his disposal or without having previously studied the charts of the area and other printed aids on board thoroughly, not to sail the Yacht at night without all navigation lights functioning.
h. Not to cruise out of Saronic & Argolic Gulf and the Ionian Sea (For the Motor Yachts Only)

Itinerary

i. To keep the Yachts Log Book up to date, noting each day the port of call, the state of the Yacht and its equipment, any change in the composition of the crew when at sea, regularity, the times position, weather conditions, sail plan and hours of engine operation.
j. To plan and to carry out the yachts itinerary in such a manner as to reach the port of call farthest away from the point at which the Yacht must be returned to the Owner (Turn-Around Point) within the first one third (1/3) of the charter period and that two days prior to .the termination of the charter the yachts port of call shall lie at a distance not greater than forty (40) N.M. from the point at which the Yacht is to be returned to the Owner.

Reports of yachts Position and State Information

k. To report by telephone or cable to the Owner at reasonable intervals the position and state of the yacht and of her passengers, as well as in the event of any damage to the Yacht.

IT IS HEREBY FURTHER AGREED by and between the parties hereto:

Charterer Sailing Qualifications

4. This agreement is entered into on the basis of the sailing competence of the Charterer or his skipper, verified by official certification. In the event of misinterpretation, the Owner shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement forthwith and retain the Charter fees.
Test of Sailing Competence of Charterer and his Crew

5. The Owner (or his representatives) may require the Charterer and his crew to demonstrate their competence in handling and navigating the yacht safely by actually operating the yacht at sea with the Owner (or his representative) aboard and should the Charterer and/or his crew fail to satisfy the Owner in this respect, the Owner may terminate this Agreement as stated in Clause (4) above or place aboard the yacht a skipper, if one acceptable by both the Owner and the Charterer is available, at the expense of the Charterer, for as many days as the Owner will consider necessary for the safety of the yacht and her passengers and any time required for this test of the Charterer competence and seamanship will be part of the agreed Charter period.

Take-Over of the Yacht & Time required for it

6. The delivery of the Yacht to the Charterer will be made at the commencement of the charter period as agreed. The time required to demonstrate the yacht to the Charterer and to familiarize him with her should be part of the agreed charter time. The free use of the Yacht will be granted to the Charterer after he has signed the Take-Over form.

7. Before signing the aforesaid form, the Charterer shall have the right to inspect the yacht, her gear and her inventory thoroughly to ascertain that all are available and in good working condition, except as may be noted thereon, but the signature of the Take-Over form by the Charterer shall be deemed to imply acceptance of the yacht which thereafter will be in the Charterer full responsibility and the Charterer shall have no right to claim for any loss of time or expense occasioned by any accident or breakdown or failure of any part of the Yacht.

Acceptance of the Yacht Charterer Responsibility during Charter Time 8. After take-over, expenditures for port-dues, water, fuels, oils and any other stores required, as well as the repair of any damage or failure that may occur while the yacht is in the Charterers responsibility and which are not the result of normal and natural wear shall be made by the Charterer at his expense, provided that he previously obtained the consent of the Owner for the technical suitability of the repair to be made. In the case of repairs of damages or failures resulting clearly from normal and natural wear, the Charterer shall previously obtain the Owner's consent with regard to the cost and technical suitability of these repairs and the Charterer shall collect the pertinent receipts against which he shall be refunded by the Owner at the end of the charter.

Running Expenses Ascertainment of Damages 9. If any accident or damage is caused by the Yacht, the Charterer shall request from the nearest Port Authority to ascertain the damage or accident and the circumstances in which it has been caused and to make a written record and statement about it and he shall notify the Owner at the same time.

Cancellation or Premature Termination

10. In the event of cancellation of the charter by the Charterer, for any reason, except as mentioned in Clause 2 (c) (III), after signing this Agreement, the following cancellation policy will apply depending on the time-interval between the booking confirmation and the cancellation date:
a.     If Charterer cancels more than 60 days before original charter start, Charterer will lose its 30% deposit.  If Charterer has already paid for add-on options, DYC will reimburse Charterer for these expenses.
b.    If Charterer cancels 59 days or less before the original charter start, Charterer will lose the entire charter fee paid to date.  If Charterer has already paid for add-on options, DYC will reimburse Charterer for these expenses, unless cancellation occurs within seven days of departure.  If within seven days, payment for add-on options will not be refunded.   

Force Majeure

In case that the yacht under cancellation is re-chartered to another Charterer for the same period and under the same conditions only the dossier expenses will be charged. In the event that the Charterer should elect to terminate the charter and deliver the yacht prior to the date designated in this Agreement, the Owner shall not be liable to the return of any proportional part of the hire money.

11. a.     DYC shall not be liable for any loss, damages or delay or failure in performance hereunder resulting from any force majeure event, including but not limited to acts of God, fire, action of the elements, epidemics, war (declared or undeclared), warlike actions, insurrection, revolution or civil strife, piracy, civil war or hostile action, strikes or differences with workmen, acts of the public enemy, federal or state laws, rules and regulations of any governmental authorities having or asserting jurisdiction in the premises or of any other group, organization or informal association (whether or not formally recognized as a government), and any other cause beyond the reasonable control of DYC which makes continuance of operations impossible.

b.     In the event of a delay or failure of performance based upon an event described above:
I.     All payments made towards the charter shall be used as a credit for a future charter.  No refunds will be provided. II.     DYC will work with Charterer to book a new charter on a different Vessel agreeable to Charterer, at a new location, or on new dates, or both, based upon availability and the Charterer’s preference. If the parties cannot book a new charter at that time, Charterer’s deposit will remain as a credit with DYC and will never expire.
III.    DYC will not be responsible for additional costs incurred by Charterer as a result of changes to their charter due to a force majeure event.

Total Loss of Yacht

12. Should the Yacht become an actual or constructive total loss before the Charter period, this Agreement shall be deemed to be at an end and the Charterer shall recover from the Owner all charter monies paid in advance to the Owner.

Special Provisions Brokers

13. The special provisions if any, set out in the Schedule hereto are fully accepted and form part of this Agreement.
14. The Brokers act in good faith on behalf of both Owner and Charterer but contract as Brokers only and in no way incur any liability for any acts, matters or things done, committed, omitted or suffered by either party, except for the responsibilities provided by the pertinent legislation of Greece.

Arbitration of Disputes

15. In the event of any dispute arising between the parties hereto with respect to this Agreement or anything herein contained the same shall be referred to two Arbitrators in Greece one to be appointed by each party, whose decision shall be final or to an Umpire to be appointed by such Arbitrators, if and when they shall disagree, the decision in such event of the Umpire to be final.

Covid-19

If you are unable to get to your departure destination due to COVID-19 disruption, you can:

  • Reschedule without a fee for alternative dates in 2021 and any payment already made will be transferred to your new booking
  • Receive a credit note for any payments already made which you can use towards a future charter within 12 months of your original departure date.

Rescheduled charters are subject to current pricing. You will have to pay the difference if the booking is more expensive and there will not be a refund if the booking is less expensive.

Our policy qualifies COVID-19 disruption as border closures, a government advisory against travelling to your destination or restrictions preventing us from operating your charter at the departure destination.

The following does not qualify as disruption:

  • Failure to provide a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country you are visiting
  • A requirement to quarantine to enter the country you are visiting or to return home.

In these cases, our usual cancellation terms apply but we recommend you purchase COVID-19 cancellation insurance when booking.