In any case, our Dutch general terms and conditions apply. The following non-binding translation is for your information only.
These general terms and conditions apply to any agreement concluded by the lessor and hirer for the rental / rental of a motor yacht.
The rental agreement contains a complete and accurate description of the motor yacht to be rented and states in any case:
Additional wishes are recorded in writing. In writing is understood to mean both email and letter. The rental agreement is only final if a down payment of half the rental amount has been paid within 14 days and the rental agreement is returned unchanged and signed at the same time. The landlord supplies a copy of the general terms and conditions with each lease.
The landlord and tenant agree in advance what rent and any additional costs the tenant must pay. The landlord can always pass on changes in taxes, excise duties and other similar government levies to the tenant.
The tenant must pay half the rent within 14 days after receipt and approval of the rental agreement (see ARTICLE 3). The remainder of the rent must be received by the lessor 3 weeks before departure. If the tenant does not fulfill his payment obligation within the specified payment term, the rental agreement will lapse.
The hirer is obliged to pay the owed rent and deposit and respective cancellation costs, even if he does not use the vessel or just for a shorter period.
If the tenant does not fulfill his payment obligation within the specified payment term, the rental agreement will lapse, even without reminder.
In a so-called force majeure situation, the landlord will offer a free rebooking. High or low water, drought, ice, storm or other weather reasons do not give the right to cancel the lease.
If the tenant wishes to cancel the lease, the tenant must notify the landlord in writing as soon as possible. In case of cancellation, the tenant owes the landlord fixed compensation in the amount of:
The tenant can choose to take out cancellation insurance when booking. The costs of the cancellation insurance are 7.5% of the rent. Separate conditions apply to cancellation insurance.
The lessor has taken out liability and hull insurance for the vessel on behalf of the renter and his travel group, including fire, theft and salvage costs. This insurance only applies to use of the vessel in the sailing area that the lessor and the hirer have agreed. The insurance does not cover damage in the event of deliberate destruction, drunkenness and gross negligence on the part of the tenant.
A deductible of € 500.00 (five hundred euros) applies to the insurance. This amount is requested from the tenant as a deposit.
Before departure, the deposit must be paid in cash by the tenant. When the tenant delivers the ship clean, damage-free and with complete inventory, the tenant will receive the full deposit back. In case of damage, the costs can be charged and deducted from the deposit to be refunded. If the damage cannot be determined immediately, the deposit will only be returned after the costs have been determined. In case of improper use, the lessor has the right to retrieve the motor yacht, with deduction of the total deposit.
The tenant must have sufficient sailing skills and must be at least 18 years of age or older. The tenant uses the vessel with due diligence and good skipper. In addition, the tenant undertakes:
The tenant must report damage of any kind to the landlord as soon as possible. The refund of the rent and deposit will lapse, unless the damage is minor. Jamming and / or other events that influence or have influenced the sailing characteristics, must always be reported (for example: Stuck and in case of propeller damage).
Immediate reporting, also applies to facts and / or circumstances, that could reasonably lead to damage.
If the tenant wants to have repairs carried out, he needs permission from the landlord. When replacing parts by the hirer during the voyage, the invoices and the replacement parts must be kept at all times. The landlord will reimburse the repair costs to the tenant, if he returns the specified invoice.
The hirer is liable for damage, loss and / or seizure of the yacht during the period that he hired the vessel. With any form of damage, the tenant will consult with the landlord. The hirer is not liable if he can demonstrate, that the damage and / or loss was not caused by him or by one of his co-crewmembers, or is not attributable to him and / or his own or if they are covered by the current insurance of the hunt. Damage also includes consequential damage.
The tenant is always liable for (consequential) damage he causes, if:
The lessor is not liable for damage to property or for any physical injury or accident. He is only liable for this, if that damage and / or injury / accident is the direct result of a defect in the rented motor yacht.
The lessor ensures that the yacht is in good condition, that it can serve the purpose for which it is intended. The lessor ensures that the yacht is offered on board complete with inventory and accessories, filled water and fuel tank and, if necessary, sufficient gas.
The lessor gives sufficient instructions, in advance, about the use of the vessel, about the operation, the batteries, the checking of the fluid level, oil level and other lubrication.
The costs of normal maintenance and repair of defects are borne by the lessor. The necessary costs of repair, towing assistance and salvage with regard to mechanical defects are for the account of the lessor. The tenant must contact the tenant in advance to request permission for these services, unless this is impossible due to circumstances. The landlord reimburses the costs incurred to the tenant on presentation of specified invoices.
The rental period starts on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and ends on the following Friday morning at 10 a.m.
Before sailing, the hirer and lessor record the condition of the vessel in a condition list, which is signed by both parties. The landlord gives an inventory list to the tenant. The hirer is obliged to check whether the inventory on this list is present in the vessel. If the inventory does not correspond with the inventory on the inventory list, the hirer must notify the lessor
prior to departure. If inventory is missing upon delivery, this is at the expense of the tenant.
The lessor ensures that necessary (emergency) telephone numbers are available in the vessel.
The hirer will hand over the motor yacht, at the end of the rental period, unless otherwise agreed, on Friday morning, no later than 10.00 am at the agreed time and place and in the same condition as in which he received the vessel.
In the event of a late return, € 100 per hour will be charged. A fine of € 100.00 will be charged from 10.01 am to 10.59 am. From 11 a.m. to 11.59 a.m. € 200.00, etc.
The hirer transfers the yacht in the following state;
If the hirer has not met these conditions, the costs that the lessor must incur to get the yacht in this condition will be charged to the hirer.
If the hirer chooses to take care of the cleaning of the yacht, it is expected that the yacht will be returned in the same clean condition as it was on departure. If the hirer does not deliver the yacht in good condition, the cleaning costs and any additional costs to get the yacht in the same condition will be charged to the hirer.
In case of loss, damage or malfunctioning instruments, the tenant is obliged to report this immediately upon return.
Akkrum, 31 december 2020