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Terms & Conditions

Charterer wishes to obtain Skipper services and for this purpose hereby hires the Skipper for the charter period stated in the Charter Agreement and under the following terms & conditions. 

Unless otherwise specified in the Charter Agreement, embarkation is Saturday (1700 pm) and disembarkation next Saturday (0900 am), with the obligation to return the yacht to its base by 1730 pm of the previous day.

All Parties acknowledge to have read and understood these terms and conditions and shall make sure to comply with them and with all applicable Law. Delivery and redelivery of the yacht shall be performed by Skipper who is hereby duly authorized by Charterer to sign all documents and perform all procedures on his behalf.

Skipper Responsibilities

  1. The Skipper is responsible for the management and safety of the yacht and the crew and has the right to enact all measures provided for by International Maritime Law and local regulations for enforcing and maintaining law and order and security.

  2. Skipper is responsible for all damages caused while sailing, motoring, anchoring and maneuvering the yacht on condition that such are attributed to his own acts or omissions either willful or due to gross negligence. The Skipper is not responsible for any damages that were caused to the yacht from the Charterer or the crew.

  3. The Skipper should never leave the yacht unattended and should stay alert during day and night to ensure the safety of all crew and material.

  4. The Skipper attends to the general upkeep, order, hygiene, and cleanliness of the yacht. The Skipper maintains the deck in an orderly, clean and functional condition and attends that the crew maintains the yacht in a similar condition as well.

  5. The Skipper attends to the maintenance and operation of the yacht, its navigational and safety equipment, and takes any necessary actions to resolve any issue that might occur throughout the charter period.

  6. The Skipper provides an example of seamanship, professionalism and hospitality. The Skipper listens willingly and resolves any reasonable complaint that the Charterer brings to his/her attention.

    Prior to embarkation, the Skipper is responsible for inspecting the yacht, including its equipment and documents, familiarizing with the inventory and equipment, and fulfilling the check-in process.

    Prior to the commencement of the charter, the Skipper conducts a safety briefing to the Charterer and the crew.

    1. The Safety Briefing includes instructions and guidelines for safety, emergency and distress situations, hygiene, environmental protection, and life on-board. 

    2. The Skipper demonstrates the use of safety and emergency equipment to the Charterer, and provides instructions on the use of any equipment and appliance necessary for the crew’s safety and wellbeing. 

    3. The Skipper instructs the Charterer and the crew on any task that will allow them to assist the Skipper.

    4. The Skipper informs the Charterer of the weather conditions and of any safety concerns or regulations that might affect the charter.

    Skipper consults with Charterer for the desired Itinerary and always makes best effort to satisfy the Charterer’s leisure requirements, but does not warrant feasibility of requested itinerary.

    1. The Skipper is informed by the Charterer of any requests and suggests an itinerary taking these into account, as well as the experience, nautical skills, well-being and safety of the crew, the safety of the yacht, the prevailing and forecasted weather conditions, the local regulations and berthing availability. 

    2. The Skipper suggests an itinerary that meets the leisure requests of the Charterer, listening to any concerns or requests of the Charterer and adjusting the itinerary accordingly towards mutual agreement.

    3. The final decision as to the itinerary is that of the Skipper.

    4. The Skipper shall provide the Charterer with reasonable evidence and explanation of his/her decisions.

    5. The Skipper shall inform the Charterer of the estimated arrival time to each destination, taking into account the capabilities of the yacht under sail or engine, distance, weather conditions, and the instructions of local port and harbor authorities.

    6. The Skipper ought to navigate under sails whenever the weather conditions and itinerary allow it, unless the Charterer prefers not to. The Skipper shall enter and leave harbors solely by the use of the engine.

    7. The Skipper provides an alternative navigational plan in cases that the original is not feasible.

    8. The choice of overnighting on anchorages is determined by the leisure requirements of the Charterer, the agreed itinerary, the weather conditions, the berth availability in harbors, the sufficiency of yacht supplies, and the safety of the yacht and the crew.

  10. The Skipper is responsible for managing the refilling of water and fuel of the yacht and of the outboard engine, for processing port formalities, all on Charterer’s expense.

  11. The Skipper attends to the provision of medical aid to the crew, and documents any such incident.

  12. The Skipper attends to the observance of the rules of peace and quiet.

  13. The Skipper attends to the protection of the sea and coastline, according to environmental regulations.

    The Skipper shall attend to the Charterer and the crew from 0800 am until one hour prior to sunset, and not later than 2000 pm, unless otherwise agreed or necessitated. The Skipper is not required to perform more than 6 hours of navigation daily, plus not more than 2 hours for the rest of his/her duties. The Skipper is entitled to proper daily rest of at least 8 consecutive hours.

    The Skipper is responsible to assist the Charterer and the yacht owner throughout the check-out process. The Skipper is obliged to inform the yacht owner for any damages incurred to the yacht or its equipment during the charter period, and for any observed issue. The Skipper is not required to remain at the yacht after the completion of the check-out process, as long as the safety of the crew and the yacht have been accounted for.

  16. The Skipper is to assist the Charterer with useful information as to the places visited on the itinerary, but his/her role is not to be confused with that of a tour guide.

Charterer and Crew Responsibilities

  1. Charterer assumes full responsibility for all crew and materials, shall care for the yacht as his/her own and remain liable for damages that he/she or the rest of the crew may cause to the yacht, equipment or inventory. The Charterer is responsible for reporting any observed damages to the Skipper.

  2. The Charterer warrants that he/she or another member of the crew possess the required seamanship and competence and shall assist when necessary by following the instructions and guidance given by the Skipper. 

  3. As required by Maritime Law and the rules of good seamanship worldwide, the Charterer shall ensure that him/herself and all passengers will at all times comply with the safety and emergency instructions and local regulations as announced by the Skipper.

  4. The Charterer has the responsibility to attend to the yacht during the charter period, maintain it in a clean, orderly, and functioning condition. 

  5. The Charterer has the responsibility of informing the Skipper of any health or medical issues or special conditions of the members of the crew.

  6. The Charterer is responsible for providing accommodation to the Skipper, as detailed in this Agreement.

  7. The Charterer is responsible for providing to the Skipper his/her meals, either prepared on board or by means of compensation at a fair price of 25 EUR per meal.

  8. The Charterer is responsible to cover the running expenses of the yacht for berthing and supply of water and electricity, as established by the local authorities.

  9. The Charterer is responsible for the attendance of underage children onboard at all times.

Payment Policy

  1. The Skipper is hired by the Charterer for the duration of the Charter Period.

  2. The Charterer is required to submit a downpayment of 1/3 the value of the Skipper’s fee within one week of chartering the yacht, at which instance the Skipper reserves his/her availability for the charter period. 

  3. The Charterer is required to submit the full payment of the Skipper prior to the commencement of the charter.

  4. In the case that the charter is canceled by the Charterer up to one week prior to its commencement, the Skipper withholds the down payment amount. 

  5. In the case that the charter is canceled by the Charterer one week or less prior to its commencement, the Charterer shall compensate the Skipper to the full amount.

  6. The Skipper acknowledges they he’she is at all times responsible for the collection, withholding, remittance and payment of the applicable taxes due on the total amount of the service price to the relevant tax authorities.

  7. In the case that the Skipper acts as agent between the yacht owner and the Charterer for purposes of chartering a yacht for the charter period, the Skipper will direct the Charterer to the yacht owner or his/her representative and under the terms and conditions outlined by the yacht owner for the charter of the yacht.

  8. Gratuity (tips) of 15% of the charter fee is customary and is given at the Charterer's discretion.

  9. Not included in the charter price:

    1. Fuel, water: The yacht is delivered with full tanks of fuels and water. Upon return, the fuels are re-filled and the cost is paid by the charterer.

    2. Running expenses, toiletries, provisions (food and drink supplies)

    3. Mooring fees, water / electricity refueling during the charter

Skipper Accommodation

  1. The sleeping berth of the Skipper shall be of sufficient dimensions, with privacy, sufficient ventilation (side hatch, fan, A/C) and lighting, electricity supply (socket and USB port), shading, and storage area.

  2. The Skipper is provided with a private bathroom area, with a toilet and shower, sink and mirror.

  3. Explicitly, bathroom areas within the guests’ cabins are not considered private. The bathroom has to have access from the common areas of the yacht.

  4. The Skipper’s accommodation area has to be delivered clean, along with the needed bedding and supplies.

Skipper Replacement

  1. In case that the Charterer requests a replacement for the Skipper without reasons that are in violation of this agreement on behalf of the Skipper, the Skipper withholds the full amount of the agreed payment.

  2. In case that the Skipper is not able to fulfill his/her services in violation of his/her duties or of this agreement and is subsequently replaced, then the Charterer is compensated at an amount equally proportional to the number of days that the Skipper was replaced.

  3. The party liable for canceling the terms of this agreement is responsible for finding a replacement Skipper, and for the costs of replacement.

  4. The Skipper is responsible for delivering the yacht safely to the replacement skipper.

  5. In the case that the Skipper has acted with gross negligence, then the Skipper is responsible for the travel costs of his/her own replacement.

  6. In the event of any dispute arising between the parties, it will be resolved by the Court in the region of the Charter

Regulations Regarding Safety and Order

  1. The Skipper agrees not to leave a port or anchorage if the wind force is or is predicted to be over six (6) of the Beaufort Scale or if the harbor Authorities have imposed a prohibition of sailing or while the yacht has unprepared damage or any of her vital parts such as engine, sails, rig, bilge pump, anchoring gear, navigation lights, compass, safety equipment, etc. are not in good working condition 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.

    1. The Skipper can accept no liability in case that any of the Charter Conditions, e.g. embarkation / disembarkation hours, permission to sail, etc, are affected by State / Port Authority regulations, due to Force Majeure, or other, unforeseen cause.

  2. The use of the auxiliary boat by the Charterer and the crew is allowed only after the agreement of the Skipper and the yacht owner, with sole responsibility of the Charterer, only with the use of oars and with adult crew.

    1. In cases that a transfer with the auxiliary boat to the shore has been agreed, the latest hour that the crew will be transferred to the yacht is 23:30 pm. 

    2. The use of the auxiliary boat has to adhere to all the safety protocols.

  3. Water sports are prohibited without the proper license. Water sports equipment is prohibited on the yacht.

  4. Smoking is prohibited in the common areas of the yacht. 

  5. The use and possession of drugs is prohibited. 

  6. The use of alcohol is prohibited during navigation and within the framework of Greek legislation.

Privacy Policy

  1. The processing (i.e. collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting, altering, retrieving, consulting, transmitting, disseminating or any other type of processing) of the Charterer's personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract between the Charterer and the Skipper, and is therefore based on the legal basis of performance of a contract, in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR). The Charterer's personal data will be processed for the purpose of declaring the intention of the Charterer to hire a Skipper, charter a yacht, to sign a charter party and to execute this charter. The Charterer's personal data will also be used for the transfer to the owner of the yacht or to other professionals, for the purpose of transferring the yacht, its service, etc. The Charterer may provide additional consent for the usage of their personal data for marketing purposes. The Charterer's personal data will be kept in the Skipper's archive for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they were collected. The Charterer has the right to access their own data, obtain information, ask for rectification or restriction, exercise their right to erasure (right to be forgotten), exercise their right to data portability, and their right to object.

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