A booking deposit of 20% of the agreed total price is required to confirm your booking. On receipt of that deposit - which is non-refundable - we will reserve the yacht in your name for the agreed charter period.
The 80% balance of the agreed total charter price must be received by us no later than 14 days before the agreed start date of the charter.
A minimum security deposit of Rs. 10,000/- must also be received by us no later than 14 days before the agreed start date of the charter.
Kindly note that the security deposit will be refunded in full, less any charges for fuel, repairs, damage or other losses, within 14 days of the completion of your charter.
The Security Deposit will not normally be cashed during the charter and will be returned to the Charterer provided the Yacht is re-delivered in a satisfactory condition to our base at the end of the charter. The deposit, or part of it, will be retained to cover:
In the event that the Charterer fails to re-deliver the Yacht at the time, date and place agreed without good reason, he or she shall be liable to pay to Champions Yacht Club a fee equal to twice the daily charter rate, pro rata, for each day or part thereof, until the Yacht is re-delivered. The Charterer's obligations under the Agreement shall continue in force until the eventual re-delivery of the Yacht.
Redelivery of the yacht takes place not later than the booking slot. Any delayed redelivery of the yacht due to weather conditions shall not be acknowledged, for it is necessary to keep the yacht during the last 24 hours of the accommodation service period at an adequate distance from the charter base. Any delay longer than 1 hour shall be charged at the double rate of the daily accommodation service as well as any costs resulting from the inability to deliver the vessel on time.
At the time of returning the yacht, the items on the inventory list will be checked and charges will be applicable for any damage or misplacement of items. Otherwise the total security deposit shall be returned to the client.
If the Client wishes to extend the stay on board must notify the Champions Crew thereof in order to check out the further availability of the vessel for accommodation and to obtain the necessary documentation.
Any change in dates, destination or yacht type is a cancellation. All changes to booking after confirmation are subject to Rs 2,000/- administration fee. If any scheduled payment by the client has not been received by the payment due date, The Champions Yacht Club reserves the right to cancel a charter and retain all deposits and fees paid to date.
In the event of the Client's cancellation of the booked accommodation on board due to any reason whatsoever, he/she shall be obliged to notify The Champions Yacht Club thereof in writing, and in respect, he shall be charged for amend as follows:
The date of the receipt of the cancellation notice in writing shall be the basis for the settlement of the stated cancellation charges.
As with other activity based holidays, water sports activities contain an element of risk. It should be understood that participation in these activities is your decision and at your own risk. The Champions Yacht Club shall provide a competent skipper/guide for the client, if so requested in advance. The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and craft at all times. Although the client shall exercise control over the Yacht, the client shall depend upon the skipper/guide for the safe navigation of the Yacht and shall abide by the judgments of the skipper/guide as to sailing, weather, anchorages and pertinent matters. The client shall not have the authority to discharge the skipper/guide without prior consent from the Champions Yacht Club.
Night sailing is not permitted without written approval from Champions Yacht Club. In the interests of safety, Champions Yacht Club’s staff may order a change to your itinerary; decide whether or not conditions are safe to use a craft or make a passage and whether this should be under power or sail.
Champions Yacht Club reserves the right to instruct the Client not to take the yacht out if the weather conditions to be too dangerous. The client must return the yacht to the home port on the date and by the time specified on the booking form but agree not to take the yacht out in bad weather even if this may lead to the yacht not being returned by the agreed date.
If it becomes apparent that the client is unable to return the yacht on the specified date then they should advise Champions Yacht Club accordingly but will still be subject to an additional charter fee for each day or part of day that the yacht is overdue. Upon return of the yacht the client shall hand the yacht over to an authorised member of Champions Yacht Club staff but Champions Yacht Club cannot accept that the vessel is free from defects that may not be immediately apparent. Any damage, incident or defect must be reported to Champions Yacht Club’s authorised staff and the charges will be applicable in case of any damage.
Accidental Damage, Death & Injury: Champions Yacht Club strictly prohibits the use or consumption of illegal drugs on its Yachts or at its facilities. The consumption of alcohol or drugs may increase the risk of injury around water and boats and the client and their passengers. Champions Yacht Club shall be held harmless from any and all claims or liability for property damage, personal injury or death arising from or related to, directly or indirectly, the use or consumption of alcohol or drugs, even if the property damage, personal injury or death is caused in whole or in part by the negligence of Champions Yacht Club. This shall in no way limit or diminish Champions Yacht Club accountability for its negligence where the property damage, personal injury or death does not arise from or relate to, directly or indirectly, the use or consumption of alcohol or drugs.
Skin Diving & Swimming: Champions Yacht Club, the Yacht owner shall not be held liable for accidents, injuries or death due to swimming, windsurfing, kayaking or the use of snorkels, masks or allied equipment such as scuba equipment and sailboards.
It is understood that Champions Yacht Club is acting for and on behalf of the owner of the Yacht. Neither Champions Yacht Club nor the owner will be liable to any person for any loss, damage, injury, or death that results from the Client’s use of the Yacht. Champions Yacht Club makes no representations other than those contained in this Contract, the current Champions Yacht Club and any written materials provided as part of the booking procedures. Champions Yacht Club will not be responsible for any fees, expenses, airline tickets, hotel rooms, food, phone calls, or other expenses incurred by the Client for any reason whatsoever.
The Client will indemnify and hold Champions Yacht Club and the owner of the Yacht harmless from and against any and all claims for loss or damage to property or injury to persons (including loss of life) resulting from use, operation, or possession of the Yacht and related equipment or other Inventory by the Client or any crew, and from any claims whatsoever from loss or damage to personal property of the Client or any crew carried on the Yacht.
The yacht charter arranged for the client must only be used by those people named on the Confirmation Invoice (or on any Amendment Invoice issued). The Client is not allowed to share the yacht or let anyone else stay on board.