SailMed Skippered Yacht Charter - Affordable Cruising in the Mediteranean - Terms1
SailMed Skippered Yacht charter Terms and Conditions
General Note regarding these terms
As with all activities based on the water there is always the chance of inclement weather and therefore changes of itinerary and actual time spent in port. We will make every effort to provide both the planned itinerary and activities discussed but will not be responsible for changes caused by weather conditions, and refunds will not be applicable. If weather causes a complete cancellation of the charter, a replacement will be offered either prior to departure (if the situations is known about), or subsequently. The value of the charter will always dictate the replacement offered i.e. on a like for like basis
These booking conditions will form part of your
contract for all the arrangements you book with us.
Payments, Deposits and
The lead person on the booking will be responsible
for the full cost of the charter, including any amendment or cancellation
We will require a deposit equivalent to 50% of the
value of the charter, unless otherwise advised, before we can confirm your
Payment of the deposit means you have accepted our
quotation and you guarantee that you have the authority to accept on behalf of
your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will send you a
confirmation invoice with the costs and details of your charter and it is at
this point that a contract comes into existence between us. It is your
responsibility to check the details on the confirmation invoice and to inform us
of any discrepancies immediately.
The balance of your charter must be paid at least
60 days before your departure date. If the balance is not paid on time we may
cancel your charter and apply the cancellation charges set out in the paragraph
headed “Alteration or Cancellation by you” below. Deposits are non-refundable
unless we are unable to confirm your original booking request.
We reserve the right to amend our prices at any
time prior to booking. However, once you have accepted our written confirmation
the price of the charter will not alter unless we are required by law to charge
a government tax or levy introduced after your booking is made. This does not
apply to invoice errors or omissions.
Alteration or Cancellation by You
If you wish to make any alterations to your
charter we will make every effort to accommodate these but they may incur a £80 fee to cover our administrative costs. Requests for amendments must
be made in writing by the lead person on the booking.
You may cancel your arrangements at any time
provided that the cancellation is made by the lead person on the booking and is
communicated to us in writing. The cancellation charges as shown below will
apply from the date the written cancellation request is received by us:
More than 60 days from the start of your charter –
Full deposit Less than 60 days from the start of your charter - 100% of the
cost of your holiday
If the reason for cancellation is covered under
the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges from them.
The charter contract is based on a charge per
yacht and not per person. Therefore, when one or more in a group sharing the
yacht cancel and the remainder of the group decide to continue with the charter,
then the remaining members of the party will be obliged to take on the share of
the yacht costs borne by those cancelling.
Transfer of Bookings
You may change your booking up to 60 days before departure by
transferring it to another person if you are unavoidably prevented from
travelling. The right to transfer may be subject to payment of an administration
fee of £30 per person.
We will endeavour to meet any special requests
(e.g. dietary). Please confirm your request in writing to avoid any confusion.
We will provide a full and well balanced diet for breakfast and
lunch, comprising breads, cheese, spreads and seafood. Other items may be purchased if required but a charge may be made for this.
All information on the website has been checked
with a view to ensuring its accuracy. We reserve the right to change any of the
details featured, although we will tell you of any relevant changes before we
accept your booking.
Alteration or Cancellation by us
It is unlikely that we will have to make any
changes to your booking after it has been confirmed. However, occasionally some
changes have to be made.
If there is a minor change before you depart we
will endeavour to inform you before you leave. No compensation is payable for
minor changes. An example of a minor change is a change to port of embarkation
or disembarkation, or the unavailability of water sports equipment.
If there is a major change before you depart we
will notify you as soon as practicable and offer you the opportunity to cancel
and receive a full refund. In all cases our liability is limited to the amount
of payment received by us. We cannot accept responsibility, or pay compensation,
where we have to cancel a charter due to Force Majeure (war, threat of war,
riot, civil disobedience or strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity,
national or industrial disaster, fire, technical or maintenance problems with
the yacht, adverse weather, or any unforeseen or unavoidable event beyond our
control). In the event of your yacht not being available when you arrive for
reasons beyond our control (e.g. damage on a previous charter, illness of crew)
we reserve the right to substitute a similar yacht, or if such a yacht is not
available, to provide accommodation until such a yacht becomes available.
The yacht and yacht inventory are insured under a
marine insurance policy against loss, damage and third party indemnity. You are
expected to take reasonable care but your liability in the event of loss or
damage to the yacht is limited to the amount specified in the charter contract
unless such damage was caused by your negligence or wilful damage. The yacht
insurance does not include personal travel insurance which should be taken out
by all members of the charter group.
We accept responsibility for the proven acts or
omissions of our staff whilst acting within the scope of their
duties on board, except where attributable to any member of the charter group, an
unconnected third party, or an event which we could not, with due care, have
reasonably foreseen. Except in the case of death or personal injury, caused by us, any
compensation shall be limited to the amount of payment received by us.
It is a condition precedent of such acceptance of
liability that you follow the procedures for the notification of complaints set
out in the clause below.
If you have a problem during your charter, please
inform the yacht skipper immediately so that he can endeavour to put things
right. If the problem cannot be resolved, you must contact our office
immediately by telephone or by email so that we are given an opportunity to
help. In the unlikely event that the complaint cannot be resolved at the time,
you should write to us within 14 days of returning home, giving all relevant
information. If you fail to take any of these steps this will hinder our ability
to put the problem right and/or investigate it fully and any right you have to
receive compensation will be reduced or completely extinguished.
Use of the Vessel
The yacht may only be used for pleasure purposes.
This specifically excludes commercial or professional fishing, racing, regattas
or transportation of any cargoes, dangerous of otherwise for which the yacht is
The use of any water sports equipment carried by
the yacht is entirely at your own risk. Unless specified to the
contrary, no teaching or expert assistance will be provided.
For your safety, the skipper will remain in charge
of the chartered yacht and yacht tender at all times and has ultimate discretion
over your itinerary. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to
terminate your charter if your behaviour is likely, in our opinion or that of
our employees, to cause distress, damage, annoyance or danger to our employees
or to any third party, or their property. If you are prevented from travelling
for this reason, we have no further responsibility for your charter, including
any arrangements for your return home. We will impose full cancellation charges
and will not give any refunds. Furthermore, we will be under no obligation
whatsoever to pay you compensation or cover any costs you may incur as a result
of having to make alternative arrangements.
Data Protection Policy
In order to process your booking and to ensure
that your charter runs smoothly and meets your requirements, we need to use the
information that you provide us with. We may use your information to send you
details of our offers and brochures in the future. If you do not wish to receive
such approaches, you must advise us in writing or by e-mail
Your Charter Contract
These booking conditions form part of your
contract with us. The contract and any matters arising from it are governed by
English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and