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Booking Terms

Booking terms

The below is a summary of our payment and cancellation terms, please contact us if you would like to receive our complete yacht charter contract. 

Payment terms

In order to reserve the boat a 50% deposit is required. The reservation is not guaranteed until the funds are received. The remaining balance will be due within 45 days of arrival. Payment may be done by credit card or by mailing a check or making a wire transfer to our bank in the United States.

Cancellation Policy: In the event that the Charterer must cancel more than 30 days before charter begins, Charterer shall have up to 12 months to rebook for no additional fee. If Charterer notifies owner less than 30 days before start date, Charterer shall still have 12 months to rebook, but a rebooking fee of $1,500.00 USD shall be charged. If the Charterer does not reschedule the charter 60 days away from the end of the 12 month rescheduling period, this addendum shall be deemed null and void and the Owner shall have no further liability whatsoever to the Charterer. Charter Fees will be applied as credit toward another charter to take place on mutually agreed dates within 12 months of the original charter period, outlined in this agreement. Major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year’s and Easter shall be excluded unless the original charter period falls over the same holiday or is mutually agreed between the Charterer and Owner. In the event that the Charterer cannot complete the charter within 12 months of the original charter dates, a $1,500 extension re-booking fee can be applied to safeguard the charter fees for a further 12 months under these outlined terms. If the Owner must cancel, the Owner shall refund all monies received directly to the Charterer, less any Charter Broker or Travel Agent commission associated with this booking.

Force Majeure: Force Majeure is defined as any cause attributed to acts of GOD, accidents, natural disaster, weather or other occurrences beyond the reasonable control of the Owner, and not caused by the Owner’s negligence. No warranty is made as to the suitability of weather with respect to this charter. If a named storm or hurricane threatens or is forecast to threaten the expected location of the charter yacht, as determined by the Captain and his/her sole discretion, the Captain shall have the option of terminating or canceling the charter any time that he/she deems necessary for the safety of the passengers and safety of the vessel. No refund is provided for cancellation due to such outlined events. Charter Fees will be applied as credit toward another charter to take place on mutually agreed dates within 12 months of the original charter period, outlined in this agreement. Major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year’s and Easter shall be excluded unless the original charter period falls over the same holiday or is mutually agreed between the Charterer and Owner. In the event that the Charterer cannot complete the charter within 12 months of the original charter dates, a $1,500 extension re-booking fee can be applied to safeguard the charter fees for a further 12 months under these outlined terms. Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended to protect Charterers in the event of cancellation due to Force Majeure.