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Charter Conditions

Bareboat and skippered bareboat yacht charter Croatia

Charter fee and payment

Charter fee includes: yacht dues for its usage in the period of time stated in the contract. Charter fee does not include: petrol expenses, tourist taxes and a mooring place out of domicile marina.The yacht shall be given at charterer’s disposal clean, in working order and with full fuel and water reservoirs, and in the same conditions should be returned. The chartered yacht with complete equipment can be used only after the payment was regularly settled to charteree’s account:

  • 50% of the charter fee latest 5 (five) days upon signing the contract
  • 50% of the charter fee latest 4 (four) weeks before commencement of the charter.


The security deposit has to be deposited in starting marina by the Charterer when taking over the yacht in cash or credit card. The security deposit shall be refunded in its full amount unless the existence of damage or a defect on the yacht or the equipment is found during the returning of the yacht.

In case of loss or damage on the equipment, particular parts of the yacht or the yacht itself, Charteree shall retain the amount (a part or the whole deposit), which corresponds to the value of repair, acquisition and / or purchasing the equipment or particular part of the yacht.

In case the caused damage has the consequence that the yacht cannot be further chartered, Charteree has the right to retain the amount corresponding to the loss of profit.

Charteree obligation

The Charteree is obligated to deliver to the Charterer a completly clean and dry yacht in a seaworthy conditions with full fuel and water tanks in the agreed time and place.

If there is any reason that Charteree didnot fulfill above mentioned conditions, the Charterer has the right to ask for a money refund, for the days he has not been using the yacht. Also if the Charteree cannot place the yacht at disposal at the agreed place 24 hours after the expiry of the time period for the takeover, or provide another yacht, at least similar or with better characteristics, the Charterer has the right to give up the contract and demand the total amount of the charter fee for as many days as he did not have the yacht at his disposal.

The Charterer could demand only the amount of the charter fee; any other rights to indemnification are excluded.
In case of damage or defect on the yacht or its equipment caused by the normal natural yacht consumption the Charterer is obligated to inform the Charteree immediately. The Charteree is obligated to remove the damage upon notification.

If the Charteree removes the damage within 24 (twenty-four) hours, the Charterer has no right to require any reimbursement.

Take over and hand over of the yacht

The Charterer will take over the yacht in agreed time and place. When taking over the yacht, the Charterer is obliged to check the condition of the yacht and its equipment according to the inventory list.

Any possible objections have to be made until the start of navigation. The possible covered defects on the yacht or its equipment, which couldn t be known to the Charterer at the moment of takeover, as well as defects which could arise after the takeover, do not give right to the Charterer to reduce the charter fee. The Charteree reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if the Charterer is not competent for any reason to operate the yacht or to allocate a skipper to the yacht and charge for it.

If the Charterer fails to takeover the yacht within 48 hours, the Charteree is authorized to give up the contract.

On hand-over inventory quoted on the inventory list should be checked again to see if the yacht and the equipment are in working order. The charterer is obliged to return the yacht cleaned and tidied without the crew and their personal luggage at agreed marina at least until the time specified by the Charter contract, including the physical take-over lasting for an hour. Therefore, it is recommended to return the yacht in the marina the night before the Charter contract termination date. If the returning of the yacht is later that stated in the Charter contract, the charterer has the following fees:

  • for the delay up to three hours one day charter fee
  • for the delay of more than three hours triple daily charter fee plus all other expenses.
  • Delay cannot be justified by bad weather conditions.

Charterers obligation

After taking possession of the yacht, the Charterer shall bear on his own account all costs of the daily berth in the port, or in the marina, costs of fuel, oil, water, cleaning and all other necessities, as well as eliminating all damages and defects, which can appear while the yacht is under charterer’s responsibility and which are not a result of normal natural yacht consumption.

The Charterer is obliged to sail within the Croatian territorial waters.The Charterer undertakes to respect customs and other regulations and rules, to take care of the yacht and its equipment and navigate it carefully and according to the rules of a good navigator and sail only during safe weather conditions and good visibility.

The Charterer, or skipper, declares undoubtedly that he disposes of all necessary navigational skills and that he possesses a valid license necessary for the navigation at the open sea and the radiophone certificate, which have to be presented to the Charteree.

The Charterer undertakes and states that he shall not sub charter the yacht or rented it to the third person, that he shall not participate in regattas nor yacht races, that he shall not use the yacht in commercial purposes, professional or night fishing, and he shall not sail at night and by unsafe weather.

Number of persons aboard is to correspond to the crew list. The Charterer assumes the responsibility for the consequences of non-observance to his obligations.

In case of accident or damage the yacht or its equipment during the trip, the Charterer is obliged to inform the Charteree without delay. The Charterer is obliged to notify the Charteree and the authorities in case the yacht or equipment is missing, if the further navigation is not possible or in case yacht was dispossessed of , or if further navigation was prohibited by state authorities or third parties. The keeping of pets (dogs, cats, birds and similar) on the yacht is not allowed, unless a previous agreement was reached in that regard.

The Charterer is obliged to keep a log book, check daily oil level in the engine and take care of the sails.

Charterers liability

For the damage caused by actions and failure of the Charterer for which Charteree is liable to the third party the Charterer is obligated to settle the damages to Charteree in their entirety, whether it is the case of material and / or legal expenses that resulted from such actions and failures.

The Charterer is explicitly liable for the yacht in case any official body confiscates it, due to inappropriate and illegal actions undertaken during the usage of the yacht.

Charterer is obliged to pay all charges for failures made by himself, for which the Charteree might have criminal or financial responsibility. In case of damage or accident Charterer is obliged to write down a suitable report and to inform authorised bodies (harbour headquarters, police, doctors) and the Charteree in case of disappearance of the yacht, impossibility of operating the yacht, as well in case of state organs or third persons seizing or confiscating the yacht or imposing measures of sailing prohibition.


The insurance is determined by the conditions stipulated by the insurance company with which the yacht is insured.The yacht is insured against damages from third parties.Damages covered by the insurance which are not immediately reported to either Charteree or Insurance company,will not be acknowledged as per insurance policy.In that case the charterer is personally responsible for total damages as a result of not reporting of damages. Insurance covers all the damages by franchise caused by weather or from the other natural disasters, but not the damages made on purpose. Charges for purpose made damages are not limited by deposit; Charterer must pay all expenses caused by damage made on purpose.

The damages on the sails and on the engine caused by the oil deficiency in the motor are not covered by insurance. Charterer bears the charges for these damages.

Charter termination

If the charterer for any reason cannot start the charter the charterer can find other charterer by himself (with previous acceptance of charteree). If the charterer is not able to find another charterer, charteree shall retain:

  • 30% of charter fee for termination up to 2 (two) months before the charter starting date
  • 50% of charter fee for termination up to 1 (one) month before the charter starting date
  • 100% of charter fee for termination less than one month.

If the termination is due to objective reasons (death of a family member, heavy injury, war or other) the accepted deposit shall not be paid back, but the charteree shall give the yacht to the charterer at his disposal for another free period of time or within another season.


The complaints are being accepted only in written form upon the yacht return and only if signed by person in charge on behalf of Charteree.


In case of dispute which cannot be resolved in friendly manner, shall be under court’s jurisdiction in the charteree’s residence.