Terms of Service
The charter price includes:
a) Use of the yacht, inclusive of its accessories/ equipment, by the charterer and crew.
b) Natural wear and tear of the yacht,
c) Insurance premiums as stated under paragraph 3,
d) Support at the permanent mooring base of the yacht.
e) Duties, fees and taxes that are incurred at the permanent mooring base of the yacht (transitlog excluded)
1. Security deposit
The security deposit charge, is payable upon delivery of the yacht, by credit-card, debit cards cannot be used to cover a deposit, only credit cards. This deposit is refundable upon surrender of the yacht, without damage, at the base.
A deposit fee of € 2.500 applies for all boats up to 50ft.
A deposit fee of € 3.500 applies for all boats up to 57ft and catamarans.
For the Jeanneau 64 the deposit fee is € 6.500.
Participation in races and regattas is generally not permitted.
An additional deposit fee of € 1.000 applies for all gennaker. This additional deposit fee is held by GMM in case the damage to the gennaker is higher than the main security deposit fee.
Accepted credit cards: Eurocard/Mastercard, VISA
The charterer or the skipper nominated by him must have the necessary knowledge and experience to guide the yacht into open waters and to prove that he possesses the necessary sailing licenses. If necessary, this information will be checked by the insurance company. The named skipper confirms the information and documentation provided, with his signature.
If the charterers and / or skippers terminate their obligations as per this contract, before the charter expires, or leave the yacht before the charter expires, the charter is deemed to have ended and the yacht must be handed over immediately to the charter company. The charterer and / or the skipper are liable in full for all costs, losses and damages incurred to the charter company from this charter when they fail to return the yacht in these circumstances.
If the charter company determines at the handover that the nautical knowledge of the charterer / skipper is not sufficient to guide the yacht safely, or if the charter company have reasonable doubts regarding the charterer/skippers ability to navigate, then charter company has the right to resolve the situation as follows:
- Carry out a test run for several hours under the supervision of the charter company, at the expense of the charterer.
- Or request a change of skipper.
- Or deny the yacht permission to exit the marina. The yacht can then be used by the charterer only at their berth in the port of departure.
Handing over a yacht to intoxicated or otherwise incapacitated persons, is generally refused by the charter company.
The yacht is covered by fully comprehensive insurance with a deductible excess, which is the amount of the deposit, for each damage event, liability insurance for personal injury and property damage up to € 5,000,000.00. The insurance excess is to be borne by the charterer. The insurance does not cover personal injury caused by accidents on board, damage to objects in the charterer’s possession, intentional or damage caused by gross negligence.
4. Specific obligations of Charterer
The charterer must name all passengers (crew) no later than 4 weeks before the start of the charter, all crew members are considered responsible participants.
If crew members registered are not present at the start of the charter or other than the registered crew members arrive, the charter company has the right to refuse the yacht exit from the marina.
The charterer shall handle the yacht and equipment responsibly, in compliance with the rules of proper seamanship, in particular the charterer shall:
- observe the legal provisions of any country where the ship will stay or pass through (see port handbook), and clear in and out in accordance with the relevant regulations.
- keep the logbook properly and leave it on board.
- complete inspections and maintenance necessary, rotationally.
- sail during the night with particularly attention to safety and night sailing regulations.
It is prohibited:
- to carry out paid transport of persons or goods,
- leave the yacht to third parties.
- The transitlog should not be ammended without official declaration, persons on the transit log are set for the duration of the charter, or people who are not on the original transitlog should be officially registered on board.
- to take passengers on board in Greece or to take passengers to Greece.
- to carry undeclared dutiable goods or dangerous goods on board.
- more passengers than permitted maximum capacity on board.
- to participate in regattas or races (unless previously disclosed).
- to tow other vehicles, unless they are in distress and there are no other means of rescue.
In the case of any damage occurring during the charter period, the charterer shall arrange for such damage to be remedied promptly and properly up to an amount of € 200. Any parts replaced shall be kept. In case of any major damage, average, possible delay, loss, lack of manoeuvrability, seizure or obstruction of the ship, the chartering party shall promptly be informed by telephone or telegraphic message. The charterer is responsible for taking any necessary, expedient action to lower the level of damage and any consequential damages (e.g. deficiencies), and if applicable, the charterer shall commission, record, supervise and make an advance payment for repair after consultation with the chartering party.
In case of damage to the yacht or any personal injury, the charterer shall execute a record and obtain supporting confirmation (by a port captain, medical doctor, average commissioner, etc.). If the damage cannot be repaired under way and a return is justifiable according to the circumstances given, the charterer is obligated to return prematurely after consultation with the chartering party, to allow for the repair to be accomplished at the base before the subsequent charter begins. In instances that the charterer is not liable himself/herself for damages incurred, any expenditure made will be reimbursed by the chartering party, providing submission of a valid receipt, and any period of deficiency during which the yacht cannot be used any more (not even in part) by the charterer will be compensated for.
5. Impairment of Performance
If the CHARTERER should be unable to start the charter, he/she shall promptly inform the chartering party. The cancellation fees are as follows:
- From signing the charter agreement until 8 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 50%
- less than 8 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 60 %
- less than 6 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 80 %
- less than 4 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 100 %
If the chartering party is unable to have the yacht, or a substitute yacht of equal quality, available in due time or at all, the CHARTERER shall be free to claim a reduction of the charter fees for that period of deficiency, or to completely withdraw from the contract.
In the case of damage or loss to any parts of the equipment, incurred during the previous charter, and the replacement of these parts could not be obtained in due time, the charterer is not permitted to withdraw from the contract. Only if the seaworthiness of the ship is impaired, thereby making it hazardous to deliver it to the following charterer.
All and any further claim for damages the chartering party is not liable for shall be excluded with respect to the indemnification of the charterer for consequential damages pursuant to paragraph 9 hereof.
6. Delivery of the yacht
The yacht will be surrendered filled up with fuel to the charterer. The condition of the yacht, the completeness of equipment and the inventory will have been checked carefully by the charterer upon takeover, in accordance with an equipment schedule and confirmed by the signature of the charterer.
7. Return of the yacht
At the end of the charter, the charterer shall return the yacht, refuelled and in a reasonably clean condition (inside and outside) to the chartering party, permitting them to check the yacht’s condition and the completeness of equipment. Any equipment items lost, damaged or not functioning should be reported immediately upon return, by the charterer.
If the ship has not been refuelled (water, Diesel etc.) upon return, the charterer shall reimburse the chartering party for the expenditure incurred in order to complete these services. These costs will be payable in total in resort.
Any concealed damage shall be compensated for by the charterer even after repayment of the security deposit.
Security deposits paid will be reimbursed without deduction, if no damage has been incurred. In the case of loss or damage, the security deposit will be retained, in total or in part, as required by the extent of such loss or damage, until the final accounting of the costs incurred has been determined, unless immediate accounting is possible.
8. Extension, Delay and Return
Checkout of the yacht must be completed at the port of return, at the scheduled time. The charter period cannot be extended without the consent of the chartering party. Difficulties due to weather conditions will not affect the obligation to return the yacht punctually. Therefore the charterer is obliged to keep the yacht at a sufficiently close distance from the port of return, during the last 24 hours prior to the end of the charter.
In the case of any delay, the charter fee for an overrun of time will be doubled, as a contractual penalty breach.
If the charter company is not promptly notified about a delay in the return, then within 16 hours of the yacht’s contractual return date and time, they will automatically lodge an official report with the appropriate authorities.
In case the tour has to be ended at a different location from the stipulated port, the chartering party shall promptly be notified. The charterer undertakes to leave an adequately qualified crew with the yacht for surveillance thereof, until the chartering party is able to retake possession of the yacht. The contractual obligations of the charter will not end before such takeover.
9. Liability of Charterer and Chartering Party
Both parties entering a charter contract shall be liable for their own faults. Further, the charterer shall only be liable for the retention of the insurance cover amount as covered in paragraph 5, thus not for consequential damages or the like, unless he/she has acted wilfully or with gross negligence, or the insurer refuses to provide coverage for reasons they will present, stating that the charterer is liable.
Claims for damages by the charterer are limited to the amount of the agreed charter fee if the charter company is not responsible for gross negligence or bad intent. The charter company is not liable for damage to life, body, health or personal belongings. The charterer, the skipper and the crew members are solely responsible for these risks themselves, as these are the accepted and associated dangers and risks of a deep-sea cruise.
10. Jurisdiction – Miscellaneous
All charter contracts shall be governed by the law of the Republic of Turkey. The place of jurisdiction shall be Marmaris, as far as legally permissible.
In case of any provision hereof being void or ineffective, the validity of the remaining parts hereof will not be affected.