1. In these Terms and Conditions Heritage Boat Charters Ltd means
operator of the Vessel being hired. The Client shall mean the
person in whose name the booking is made and accepted.
2. Bookings made less than 14 days before the date of Hire of
the vessel must be accompanied by the full fee including VAT at
the appropriate rates: in this case booking shall be termed a
Short Notice booking. Bookings other than a Short Notice booking
must be accompanied by 50% of the charter fee plus VAT at 0% on
the total fee. The remainder must be paid no later than 14 days
prior departure. The vessel will not depart under any circumstances
until any outstanding amount has been paid in full.
3. Heritage Boat Charters Ltd reserves the right to modify or
cancel any Tour at its absolute discretion and it shall not be
liable for any loss, damage, delay or inconvenience resulting
there from. Repayment will not be made if cancellation or change
by Heritage Boat Charters Ltd is brought about by threat of war,
riots, civil commotion, strikes, disaster, terrorist activities,
technical problems with transportation, closure of airports, or
cancellation of scheduled services or any other events outside
the businesses control save that should any Tour be cancelled
by reason of unfavourable weather conditions, Heritage Boat Charters
Ltd will refund any payment made for such Tour at its absolute
4. Cancellations by the Client if notified more than 14 days before
the commencement of the Hire will result in loss of deposit only,
unless the Tour can be resold in which case an administration
charge of £175 will be made. Cancellation by the Client
if received within 14 days of the commencement of the Hire will
not entitle the Client to any repayment, and any balance unpaid
at the time of cancellation are monies due to Heritage Boat Charters
5. The conditions for handling a boat when underway or at sea
can be unpredictable. Heritage Boat Charters Ltd does not accept
responsibility in any circumstances whatsoever for loss of life,
personal injury, illness or loss occurring by reason or
any delay of the Client or any member of the Client’s party. Heritage
Boat Charters Ltd recommends clients to take out appropriate personal
insurances. Any member of the Client’s party who may be susceptible
to motion sickness should take preventative medication prior to
boarding the Vessel for tidal/coastal water Tours.
6. The Client is responsible to Heritage Boat Charters Ltd for
any loss of or damage to its property caused by the Client or
a member of the Client’s party (other than normal wear and tear).
7. For the safety of everyone on a Tour Heritage Boat Charters
Ltd must be informed in advance of any physical or mental handicaps.
Heritage Boat Charters Ltd reserves the right to refuse to accept
a Client or member of the Client’s party. Further, where any person
or persons jeopardize either their own safety and/or the vessel’s
safety, Heritage Boat Charters Ltd shall have the right to order
that person/those persons to leave the said vessel forthwith,
subject to arrangements being made to safely allow for their disembarkation.
This conduct and resulting disembarkation shall be deemed a voluntary
termination of the Tour so far as that person or those persons
is/are concerned with no consequential liability attaching to
Heritage Boat Charters Ltd whatsoever.
8. The Client and members of the Client’s party are requested
to carry out the instructions of Heritage Boat Charters Ltd and/or
its duly authorised representatives at all times while aboard
9. Smoking on the Vessel is strictly forbidden below decks.
10. Animals are not permitted on the Vessel.
11. Where the Client is a company Heritage Boat Charters Ltd shall
be entitled to deem the person or persons making the booking as
the duly authorised representative(s) of that company and the
company will be the Client.
12. In all matters arising out of these Terms and Conditions,
the decision of Heritage Boat Charters Ltd or its duly authorised
representative(s) shall be final.
I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions
above and agree to abide by them on my own behalf and on behalf
of all members of my party and confirm that I and all those in
my party are in good health and physically fit.
for and on behalf of ………………….................................................................