BAREBOAT CHARTER GENERAL CONDITIONS <>
Validity: This contract will be valid and effective if all payments related to the charter have been effected according to the terms and conditions stipulated. Client must deliver proof of experience and official sailing license sufficient for the boat reserved. If Latitud Cero considers that the client can not skipperthe boat or the submitted licence is not sufficient or valid, Latitud Cero reserves its right to cancel the charter without any obligation thereafter. As an alternative, Latitud Cero will offer a professional skipper, the cost of which shall be borne by the client.
Obligations of the owner: The boat shall be ready for boarding before 17:00 hours on the first day charter, clean, revised and with full inventory and in perfect sailing conditions. If by any unforeseen circumstances, the boat intended for the client would not be ready or available, Latitud Cero S.L will deliver a similar or superior boat at the same agreed price. If only an inferior boat is available, Latitud Cero will offer free Hotel accommodation for the crew while the original boat is repaired and this for a maximum period of 48 hours. Past this period the client has the right to cancel the contract recovering the amounts paid for the charter till that moment.
Obligations of the client: It is the client obligation to submit a copy of a valid and true sailing licence and also be true about his real sailing experience. Crew members will never be superior to the established maximum for each type of boat. The boat shall only be used for pleasure navigation and under no circumstances for commercial purposes, or any kind of illegal traffic. Regattas can only be held the written permission of Latitud Cero and with a special insurance to be issued prior to the regatta and paid by the client as an extra.Upon embarkation, the client will receive a full standard inventory, checking list against the items in the boat. A deposit will be request in that moment to cover eventual losses, breakdowns etc. This deposit will be reimbursed upon returning to port if no losses, breakdowns etc are found. In this moment it shall considered the boat as “ delivered “ and the client has 2 hours to announce any discrepancies to Latitud Cero. Past this period, the boat shall be considered as fully delivered and accepted in all its terms and the weather forecast always within the Balearic Islands and with maximum sailing distance to the coastline 25 nautical miles. The boat shall be returned to our home Port ( unless otherwise agreed in writing ) on the date and hour agreed in the charter contract. It is the skipper responsibility to plan his sailing trip accordingly, taking into consideration all possible circumstances in order to return to port safely on the day and hour previously agree.
Navigation at night is restricted and only acceptable in case of need, distress, changing ports or anchorage due to weather circumstances or navigation in areas in which no safe anchorage or berth is found.
The client shall comply at all times and in all respects with the local and National laws with special attention to the navigation restrictions, non – anchorage areas, protected zones, fishing, anchoring etc. Extreme care is requested in order not to pollute in any aspect the sea or shores and not to destroy the sea bottom and its life. The skipper shall have boat papers and documents regarding his crew ready for inspection should it be requested by the Authorities. The national flag shall be always raised and visible.
The skipper shall gather information permanently regarding the weather forecast in its sailing area and not to leave port or a safe anchorage or navigate if:
Wind prediction exceeds 27 knots or Force 6
In case there is a special warning or a navigation restricted / prohibited announcement.
If the vessel has any kind of serious breakdown which make navigation an hazard. In this case the client shall advise Latitud Cero of its situation and position in order to send help as soon as possible.
The client shall study carefully all information that will be supplied to him by Latitud Cero regarding its boat, navigation area, dangers, general navigation conditions etc and shall use all material on board, boat equipment and boat itself with great care in order to prevent all risk and breakdowns. Special care shall be taken to prevent fire and / or explosion due to the misuse of the Propane gas used for the kitchen and oven.
The non-fulfilment of any above safety restrictions, will result in the cancellation of the charter agreement without any compensation to the client. Latitud cero shall retain all quantities paid, included but not limited to, the deposit.
The vessel shall return to port as agreed on the contract. In case of delay, the client shall pay Latitud Cero as follows:
If delay is less than 6 hours : 1 day extra charter
If delay is more than 6 but less than 24 hours: 2,5 extra charter days
If delay is more than 24 but less than 48 hours: 5 extra charter days
The value of the charter day shall be found by dividing the price agreed for this contract by charter days of same contract. In order to avoid this inconvenience and the ones which should become unavoidable with the next client, we beg you to be back in port on the agreed date / time and always on the evening before the expiry of the charter agreement.
The costs for a cancellation is 60% of the full amount, if it's done 60 days or longer before embarking date. The costs are 80% if cancellation is done within 30 to 60 days and 100% if you cancel less than 30 days before embarkation date.
In acceptance of above terms and general conditions, both parties sign this document in Palma dates in physical at the date of boarding.
Until then, the received PDF terms and conditions as above are valid