1. Acceptance of rental conditions
(referred to hereafter as the “Charterer “) and the lessor (referred to hereafter as the
“charter company” or Blue Nautica). Blue Nautica is referred to hereafter as “BN” and
reservation of a boat through the Blue Nautica web page is referred to hereafter as “web
page”. The Charterer accepts all rental conditions in his/her name on behalf of his/her crew.
2. Rental price and payment
3. Obligations of the Charter Company
If, for any reason, the Charter Company does not fulfil the above-mentioned conditions, the Charterer has a right to reimbursement for all days when he was unable to use the boat. Also, if it is impractical for the Charter Company to place the reserved boat at the Charterer’s disposal at the agreed time and in the agreed place, the Charter Company is obliged to ensure that a substitute boat is available with the same or better specification than the one reserved. If the Charter company is unable to provide a substitute boat, the Charterer has right to cancel the contract and request reimbursement of the whole rental amount or part of the amount for those days when he/she was unable to use the boat.
The Charterer has a right to reimbursement only of the paid rental amount. All other rights are excluded. If the boat or its equipment is damaged due to unforeseen, natural causes, the Charterer is obliged to contact the Charter Company immediately. The Charter Company is obliged to rectify any damage to the boat within 24 hours. In this instance, the Charterer has no right to any reimbursement.
If the Charterer reports damage or the Charter company discovers during inspection that the boat or equipment is damaged or a piece of equipment is missing, the Charter Company will retain part or all of the deposit, equal to the cost of repairs or replacement of missing equipment.
Should the boat not be returned in a clean and tidy condition, cleaning fees will be deducted from the deposit. Should the fuel tanks not be full, the amount required to fill the fuel tanks will be deducted from the deposit.
5. Navigation/skipper licence and VHF licence
crew member with valid permits or licences will navigate the vessel.
6. Sailing/driving test
7. Obligations of the Charterer
Croatian territorial waters. In order to leave Croatian territorial waters, he/she must obtain special written approval. The Charterer is required to observe all rules and regulations relating to keeping a boat log, treating the boat and its equipment with utmost care and sailing in accordance with good navigational practice, i.e. only when the weather conditions are favourable and there is good visibility.
The Charterer or his/her skipper should have navigational skills and hold all licences
necessary for navigation in the open sea and usage of a VHF radio station.
If the boat is involved in an accident on the sea and the boat or any of its equipment is damaged during sailing, the Charterer is required to inform the Charter Company immediately. The relevant telephone numbers of the Charter Company can be found in boat documentation.
8. Responsibilities of the Charterer
If the boat is lost, confiscated or an authorised party has forbidden its sailing, the Charterer is obliged to inform the Charter company and any other relevant authorised persons.
The Charterer is required to check the oil level in the motor on a daily basis. The Charterer is obliged to cover all costs relating to damages and losses resulting from a lack of oil in the engine. All damages to the underwater section caused by the Charterer’s negligence will be repaired at the Charterer’s expense.
9. Boat Inspection
The boat, its equipment and crew are insured for all types of damage and loss, the value of which surpasses the franchise/deposit amount for the aforementioned boat. The boat’s guide holds liability insurance for third party damages. In the case of more serious accidents and where other boats are involved, the Charterer is obliged to report such cases to authorized persons at the nearest Port Authority Office and obtain all documentation that the insurance company deems necessary. The documentation shall contain all relevant information regarding the causes of the accident and conditions prevailing at the time of the accident. The Charterer is obliged to inform the Charter Company immediately of any such events. If the Charterer fails to take the aforementioned steps, he/she will be held liable for all damage arising from the non-reporting or late reporting of the incident.
The insurance policy covers all damage arising from inclement weather and other natural disasters but does not cover damage arising from intentional or negligent boat manoeuvring. The Charterer is not permitted to use his/her deposit to pay for this type of damage. The Charterer should cover all costs caused by misdeed or negligence. The insurance policy does not cover damage to the motor that are caused by lack of motor oil.
11. Rental cancellation
BN reserves the right to substitute a boat when the reserved boat is damaged due to unforeseen circumstances, e.g. natural disasters causing water damage, etc. In this instance, BN will provide a boat with an equal or better specification than the boat reserved.
This clause ceases to apply in the case of war, terrorist activities, natural and nuclear
disasters or other unforeseen circumstances that could be defined as an Act of God. In this instance, BN is not obliged to pay compensation to the Charterer.
problems. Only objections and complaints presented in written form during the boat
inspection will be taken into consideration.