Yacht rental terms

All Yachts are rented from their owners  as a bare-boat pleasure craft without fuel. Rental periods, except for the evening, are 4 hours each as follows: Morning 9:30am-13:30pm, afternoon 14:00pm-18:00pm and evening 18:30.to 21:30. A full day Rental is 9:00am to 18:00pm. An overnight rental is any part of two days from 9:00am the first day to 18:00pm the following day. A 24hr phone call notice and payment in full is required for any rental.  Persons, by renting the boat, bind themselves to the terms and conditions stated herein as an integral part of their rental agreement. The Person renting the boat must have a pleasure craft operator card. The card can be obtained online from BoaterExam.com or similar sites. On boats rented without a Captain, experience driving a similar boat, a demo of driving and docking capability as well as usage of a VHF Radio is required. The Captain at his sole discretion will refuse renting the boat to any person who’s boat handling experience he judges inadequate. In case of rent refusal, the rent, less deposit, will be refunded to the renter or applied towards boat handling instruction if preferred.  Captain assisted boat handling instruction can be purchased week day evenings as  needed. Hiring the services of a Captain and crew is mandatory on yachts over 30 feet and may not be available on yachts under 30 feet.  A cash security deposit of $ 500, as well as signing an inventory receipt for  all the movable items on the vessel, is required on boats rented without the services of a captain.  All boats are subject to a 12% service fee. All prices are tax included. Renter is responsible to go through the vessel safety check list and ensure that all persons on board the yacht are aware of, and accept, the liability waiver condition specified below.  Children under 12 years old and Pets of any kind are not allowed.  Cooking odors and Smoking inside the cabin is prohibited and restricted in the cockpit.  Moderate alcohol consumption is permitted if not driving. While underway alcohol consumption is subject to the same rules as drinking and driving on land. Renters can bring their own food, alcohol, soft drinks and disposable utensils. All vessels must be left clean and returned to the same condition as when rented. This includes emptying the toilet holding tank on vessels rented without a Captain.

Payment terms

All payments are made by Canadian bank Interac eTransfer.  Yachts must be reserved online from Canada with a 20% deposit in Canadian dollars. If a cancellation will be required then the reservation must be made at least 2 weeks in advance, otherwise a yacht can be reserved by phone confirmation and paid in full within 24hrs. Payment of the deposit guarantees the booking and confirms agreement to all terms and conditions on this page. Failing to pay a deposit means no reservation is made regardless of preceding verbal communication, emails, on line booking request or verbal promises. Balance for the rental fee must be made at least one week before the rental date.  Failing to pay the balance of the rental fee on time does not grantee the yacht availability and forfeits the deposit. Yachts rented without a Captain require a cash payment of a $500 security deposit prior to boarding. The security deposit is returned only after the boat is hauled out and inspected for any damage to the hull, the bottom and the propeller.  The cost of damage repair or loss of equipment will be deducted from the security deposit. Where the security deposit does not cover the damage, the renter shall be billed for the additional repair and/or replacement cost. Within the current season, moneys paid may be carried forward to an alternate reservation date in case of yacht repair or maintenance, early booking cancellation, or severe weather conditions. There are no refunds. An early booking cancellation is at least 10 days before the rental date.  Cancellations received less than 10 days before the scheduled rental date forfeit the deposit.  Severe weather conditions are defined as excessive precipitation with wind gusts.

Fuel charge conditions.

All yacht rental fees are exclusive of fuel cost.  For yachts under 30 feet: They are rented at full tank  and are to be returned at full tank. The fuel tank capacity is published for each yacht. The boat is delivered with a prepaid full tank of premium fuel at start of rental. Short fuel is replenished by the Renter in the presence of the Captain at the fuel station at the time of boat return.  The renter pays for the full tank replenishment with premium fuel at the station. The cost of  fuel replenishment can not be deducted from the  security deposit.   For yachts over 30 feet: Fuel is charged by rental period. The fuel rate is published for each yacht and must be paid online at time of booking. Fuel cost is included in the boat rental fee for an evening boating course.

Transport and launch conditions

Yachts above 30′ are delivered in the water and are therefore not subject to any transport and launch fees. Yachts under 30′ are delivered to the renter on their trailer. They are delivered by 9:00am on the rental date. They are launched once the renter completes going through the yacht inventory list, the safety check procedures, the bottom inspection for any pre-existing damage and the signing of the rental documents. The vessel is then launched if there are no encumbrances at the ramp. The launch and haul out fee applies to all areas. The launch time and  destination must be specified at the time of booking and 20% of the transportation and launch fees must be paid. Launch destinations are the Ottawa River at the Park Jacques Cartier ramp or the RYC at the Civil Aviation Museum ramp. For the Rideau Canal Ottawa area, delivery is at Dows Lake, Mooney’s Bay or Manotick. For the Rideau Lakes area, delivery is at Rideau Ferry, Portland or Newboro. The 1000 Islands delivery is at Brockville, Gananoque or Kingston. In Montreal delivery is to St. Anne de Bellevue. In case where the renter choses a different haul out location than the launch location,  the launch fee will apply to the farthest location and the renter would be returned to the launch location by the boat trailer tow truck. Renter must return the boat no later than 6:00pm to allow for daylight haul out and transport. Boats returned after 6:00 pm will be subject to an extra day charge.

Liability waiver condition.

All persons by boarding a rented vessel accept this  declaration “By accepting to board the vessel and cruise independently, or with the captain and crew, and disembark at the destinations I visit, I understand and accept that I am doing so completely and  unconditionally at my own risk and peril. Additionally, I accept to waive all my rights of  receiving proper conduct and cruising safety instructions from the Captain and Crew before boarding, while on board and at any destination visited. I further accept that the Captain and Crew and the vessel Insurance Company have no general liability towards me whatsoever and no specific liability relating to my personal Safety, my Health and my Possessions or the provision of a safe and secure vessel or for  any resulting losses or injury due any reason related to this rental. Furthermore I hold the Captain and Private Yacht Rental harmless from all claims resulting from their inability to deliver my rented vessel due to maintenance and repair issues or bad weather or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. I have read and understood this waiver and asked the Captain for all and any clarifications that I needed prior to my commitment to rent.”

Passenger limitation condition.

A person by renting  a vessel accepts this declaration “I understand that each yacht can support only a limited number of passengers as specified on each yacht description. I understand that the limitation on the number of passengers is designed for both the safety and the comfort of the passengers. I therefore promise not to exceed the number of passengers advertised. If I exceed the number of passengers allowed, the Captain will have the right to turn some of my guests away or otherwise repossess the yacht without any liability for my rental fees. I also understand that passengers on the yacht are under my care and supervision and that children under 12 years of age and pets of any kind are not allowed on any yacht. I further understand that I shall not engage in any towing assistance to any other boat nor take on passengers of any other boat except in the case of a threat to life condition. I shall however provide assistance to boats in distress by calling 911 and VHF ch 16.”

 
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