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Terms and Conditions



The following Terms and conditions are entered into between you as the customer and Yacht Charter s.r.o., Tomášikova 50C, 831 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
These terms and conditions provide the basis of the booking relationship between you and Yacht Charter s.r.o. By making a booking, you accept these booking terms and conditions.


To make a booking, you must complete the online form at www.croatiayachts.com or www.chorvatskojachty.com. The form must be checked and submitted in order to receive confirmation of booking. It is the customer’s obligation to check the dates of payment and ensure that their payments have been submitted in accordance with the payment plan. Any delays on the payments may result in cancellation of the booking and payments will not be refunded. Delayed payments may be accepted only if the customer requests an extension to the payment date and receives an approval in writing. Once you have paid the first payment, the booking will be confirmed and fixed. If you do not make the first payment within 24 (twenty-four) hour, the booking will be cancelled and open for bookings by other customers.


A boat (or a place on the boat) has been booked only when the Booking Form and the agreed deposit have reached  yacht charter s.r.o. or one of its affiliates and when an Invoice stating the terms  of the balance payment has been dispatched. Payment of balance of the charter amount will become due 30 days before the charter start date, without reminder on the part of the charter  operator. For all bookings made less than 30 days before the start date the charter fee must be paid in full on booking. All bank charges will be payable by the Charterer. Bookings made through Travel Agents are subject to agreed travel agency procedures regarding bookings and cancellations and to all the following Charter Conditions.


A. Cancellation by the Charterer
Should the hire be unable to take-over the boat (or a place on the boat) he must notify the Company immediately, when every effort will be made to re-let the boat (or a place on the boat). If successful, the Company will refund the deposit less a re-booking charge of 100 €.
If the company is unable to re-let, the following cancellation policy applies:
– Cancellation more than 60 days before the start of charter: 30% of the charter fee is retained by the company
– Cancellation between 31 and 59 days before the start of charter: 50% of the rental charge is retained by the company
– Cancellation within 30 days of the start of charter: the full amount has to be paid.
B. Cancellation by the Company
Every precaution will be taken to ensure that the booked boat is available in a fully seaworthy condition. If owing to conditions and circumstances  beyond the reasonable control of the Company this is not possible, then every effort will be made to supply a similar or suitable boat. Should this not be possible the Charter Fee paid by the Hirer will be returned in full but the Charterer will have no claim on any account against the Company.


The time of taking possession will normally be Saturday between 17.00 hrs and 21.00 hrs.
The Charterer will take charge of the boat after completion of certain formalities (inventory check), receipt of administrative documents and instructions in operation of the boat.
The Charterer will be required to sign the Check List. Signing implies that:
– The boat was handed over in a clean and tidy state
– The instruction was adequate
– The boat is in a satisfactory mechanical state with full fuel and water tanks
– The inventory has been checked and found satisfactory.
The Company reserves the right to decline a booking or to refuse to hand-over a boat to any person who, in their opinion, is not suitable to take charge on the grounds of ill-health, age, disability, inexperience or any other reason which, in their opinion, would lead to a serious risk of accident or damage. In such cases, yacht charter s.r.o. will provide a competent skipper at Charterer’s expense. If the Charterer does not accept a skipper, the Charter Fee will be refunded in full and the Contract terminated without further liability on either party.


The following insurance will be in full force during the term of the charter:
a) Hull Insurance is provided for total loss or damage to the cruiser and its equipment. The Charterer, however, is responsible for any loss or damage or any other liabilities arising out of deliberate acts or negligent conduct by charterer, his or her family, guests and agents, in which event the sole responsibility for the entire amount of the loss or damage would fall on the charterer.
Damages on the sails  are not covered by insurance.
b) Third Party Liability  Insurance
c) Personal  Accident Insurance –  this  insurance does not cover loss, damage or theft of personal luggage or belongings, including any motor vehicles parked at the marina.
The charterer is advised to take out personal travel insurance before departing.


In the event of any accident or mishap the Charterer must immediately provide the Base Manager with full details together with the names and addresses of witnesses and the name of owners or charterers if another vessel is involved. The Base Manager will indicate the next steps to be taken. The Charterer is required to complete the accident report form and to have it completed and countersigned by the third party. In particular, lost dinghies and outboard engines must be reported immediately. Failure to notify the Base Manager of any loss, mishap or accident may invalidate the insurance.
The Base Manager must be notified immediately if any repairs or service are required and they may not be placed in the hands of other  repair shops without the Base Manager’s specific approval.
If you have a breakdown of the equipment which is considered essential to the operation of the yacht  and which occurs inside the 30 mile radius of the Company base, we will complete repairs within 24 hour of receiving your call. If we fail to correct the problem within  24 hours, you will be refunded on a rate pro-rata to the lost charter time  or you will receive a sailing credit toward your next charter.
All other breakdowns will be serviced, but compensation will not be provided if repairs take more than 24 hours.


The Charterer shall pay any additional running expenses not included in the charter price: fuel expenses, tourist taxes and a mooring place outside the marina.
The Charterer shall use the boat for pleasure only. Charterer shall not assign this agreement or sub-charter without prior written consent of The Company. The boat shall not transport merchandise or carry passengers. Passengers, other than those notified on the crew list, must not be carried on the boat.

The Charterer is explicitly liable for the boat in case any official authority confiscates it, due to inappropriate and illegal actions undertaken during the usage of the boat.
All passengers with the exception of any skipper or cook provided by the Company are considered guests from the Charterer. Charterer is responsible for the safety and well-being of chartrer and all guests.
Charterer shall avoid sailing area designated hazardous and should refrain from night sailing.
Charterer shall comply with all laws and regulations of the Croatia or of any other government within the jurisdiction in which the boat may be at the time.
By signing the agreement, the Charterer certifies that he/she is competent to handle the boat and that the Charterer has sufficient practical knowledge of seamanship, unless a Company approved skipper has been employed to captain the boat for the entire charter period.
In accordance with the laws of the Republic of Croatia, the Charterer has to possess a valid license necessary for the navigation (Boat Leaders Certificate) and a radiophone certificate.


The Charaterer is required to notify the Base Manager of any alleged shortcomings or problems with the boat immediately as they occur. No claim can be considered in respect of such alleged shortcomings if not notified as aforesaid.
Furthermore the Company will not investigate nor deal with complaints received later than one week after the termination of the Charter.
In the event of dispute, The Tribunal of Commerce of the port of embarkation is the only competent authority.

Yacht Charter s.r.o. Bratislava, 831 04 Slovakia