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TERMS AND CONDITIONS


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 discretion.

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 Ltd.

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 the Vessel.

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.


Signed ………………………………...................................................................… Date…………………….....

for and on behalf of ………………….................................................................

Heritage Boat Charters Ltd
Canberra, Guildford Road
Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0NZ
Tel No   01932 873 130
Mobile No  0797 0950 711
Email:  enquiries@heritageboatcharters.com
NOTE:  Our Terms and Conditions form part of the contract between the parties.