A contract exists as soon as Sail in Turkey has received the completed booking form, duly signed by the Charterer, and the full deposit whereupon a booking confirmation form will be issued. Notification of discrepancies should be made immediately.
The Charterer must be over the age of 18 years and confirm that he/she and/or the crew members are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the cruising area of the yacht
The balance of the price of your holiday must be paid 6 weeks prior to your departure date. If the balance is not received by the due date Sail in Turkey reserves the right to cancel the holiday, retain the deposit and to levy any cancellation charges. Bookings made within the 6 week period must be paid in full at the time of booking.
The Charterer is responsible for additional running expenses occurring during the charter such as food, pilotage, mooring and docking fees, port charges, cruising taxes and customs, these charges are not part of the charter package. Any monies paid for the charter booking (including any deposit) will be held by Sail in Turkey in a separate account bonded against the risk of financial failure of Sail in Turkey until the start date or earlier cancellation of the charter whereupon the monies will be released against the booking in accordance with this contract.
a) Full payment of the charter
b) Submission of Crew list and arrival details (no later than 2 weeks prior to charter)
c) Submission of Sailing Certificate and Experience Report – at the time of booking
d) Refundable or non-refundable Yacht Security Deposit is received at the Base.
Sail in Turkey will issue the boat papers specifying the navigation area, period authorised and area/boat covered by insurance.
Should the specified Yacht not be available, Sail in Turkey reserves the right to substitute with a similar Yacht. In the event of the yacht being cheaper/smaller, Sail in Turkey will refund the price difference or alternatively you may elect to cancel the charter with a full refund.
The Charterer shall be entitled to a pro-rata portion of the charter fees covering periods of delay in delivery of the Yacht. Alternative accommodation will be arranged and paid for by Sail in Turkey whilst the yacht is delayed.
The Charterer acknowledges that Sail in Turkey does not independently investigate the competency of any Charterer to sail, but relies solely on the information provided (Sailing Certificate or Experience Report). The Charterer agrees not to sail the Yacht single-handed and to ensure at all times a competent skipper (over 18 years of age) and leading crew member are aboard except while safely moored.
Sail in Turkey reserves the right to terminate the arrangement without liability if the Charterer’s behaviour (in Sail in Turkey’s reasonable opinion) is causing distress, damage, danger or annoyance to the crew, other customers, staff, any third party and property Sail in Turkey shall not be liable for any costs incurred.
Acceptance by the Charterer certifies that Sail in Turkey has fulfilled its obligations. Sail in Turkey strictly prohibits the use or consumption of illegal drugs on board. Sail in Turkey shall not be held liable for claims resulting in property damage arising from or related to consumption of alcohol or drugs.
The vessel shall not transport merchandise, engage in trade, nor in any way violate the laws of any other government within the jurisdiction. Rafting to another vessel at anchor is strictly prohibited. Night sailing (between 30 min before sunset and 30 min after sunrise) is not permitted. The Charterer agrees to restrict the use of the Yacht to the ‘cruising area’.
It is the responsibility of the charterer to observe the laws of any country the Charterer visits and to report the arrival and departure of the yacht to the harbour master. Animals are not allowed on any of our yachts.
a) Charge a pro rata fee for the time the delivery is delayed plus 25% for any loss that Sail in Turkey or the Yacht Owner may sustain due to the delayed delivery.
b) Charge for all expenses involved in returning the yacht to the originally agreed port (should the yacht be left at any other location).
The policy provides full cover for the yacht and 3,000,000 euro third party cover for the skipper and crew. The Charterer and crew remain responsible for loss or damage from negligent or wilful misuse of the Yacht or failing to adhere to the Sail in Turkey briefing or onboard instructions.
A supplementary insurance for cancellation is recommended. In addition, the Charterer is encouraged to review his current health and liability insurance to ensure proper coverage during the period of his charter.
Option 1: Refundable Yacht Security deposit £1800 (GBP) will be taken at the base or held by the booking agent and the charter party will be responsible for the costs of any damages to the yacht and fittings and ancillary items up to the value of the yacht security deposit.
Option 2: Non-refundable Yacht Security Deposit of £180 (GBP) per charter will be taken at the base, the Charterer is relieved of all liability for loss or damage to the yacht.
Please note option 2 does not include loss or damage to outboard engine and dinghy or parts thereof, and in these instances, the yacht security deposit is not the maximum liability of the Charterer and full repair/replacement value will be due by the Charterer.
Please note the yacht security deposit does not cover any acts of gross negligence, sailing under the influence of alcohol or drugs or taking the yacht single-handed and in these instances, the yacht security deposit is not the maximum liability of the Charterer.
The incident must be reported immediately to Sail in Turkey
The charterer must promptly report the incident to the local Authorities of any damage or loss to people or other property. In the case of an emergency (i.e. a situation that is likely to cause injury or damage the yacht) then the Charterer should contact the Sail in Turkey base and agree on the price to be paid for a tow. Failure to comply with these terms may void the insurance coverage and the yacht security deposit.
The Charterer must immediately notify the Sail in Turkey base of any shortcomings, problems or deficiencies during the charter so that remedial action can be taken. If the complaint cannot be resolved locally, the complaint should be given in writing within 14 days following the end of the holiday.
Sail in Turkey will reply within 28 days. Under no circumstances will the level of compensation exceed the charter fee paid to Sail in Turkey. Any dispute arising from this complaint that cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of both parties will then be referred to arbitration.
There will be no compensation paid in case of Force Majeure.
Should the Charterer need to make a change to the booking after confirmation has been sent, e.g., yacht dates, crew changes, after the 6 week final payment period Sail in Turkey reserve the right to make an administration charge of 50 GBP. If you request any major alterations during the 6 week final payment period it will be treated as a cancellation and re-booking. Any alterations should be made in writing.
Any bank charges incurred will be deducted prior to refund payments.
One of your berths must be allocated to your skipper. Food and refreshment for the skipper (and/or Hostess) is the responsibility of the Charterer during the charter period.
This document is to be returned signed to signify that I personally agree to the above conditions and on behalf of the crew I personally agree to the above conditions for myself and on behalf of all crew members