Terms and Conditions

Broadside Boat Charter will make available Atlantic Blue or Lady Gail II, licensed and insured and carrying regulation safety equipment, together with skipper and crew (as deemed necessary by Broadside Boat Charter) for each charter. Each vessel is licensed and insured for 12 persons on board to 60 miles offshore. Please note that Broadside Boat Charter act solely as a booking agent for Atlantic Blue, owned and operated by David Hooker and Lady Gail II, owned and operated by Fenton Duke. They must be conacted regarding any other issues relating to their vessels.

Vessels generally depart from Dale during April to September otherwise from Milford Marina. Start times and trip durations are to be agreed on booking. Alterations are at the discretion of the skipper and any significant changes must be agreed in advance.  The hirer will be responsible for any extra fees that may be incurred and any delays will form part of the day’s charter.

Vessels are fully insured for bodily injury or accident to passengers to a maximum of £3,000,000 (three million pounds sterling). This insurance does not cover passengers who are away from the vessel while engaged in diving or other water sports or activities. Broadside Boat Charter does not accept any liability for any injuries, loss or damages.

All fishing gear, diving gear, photographic equipment, items of personal clothing etc and any personal items belonging to passengers on board the vessel are the individual’s responsibility whilst on board. Broadside Boat Chater and operators  accept no responsibility for loss or damage to personal equipment when stored on vessels overnight.

Rods, reels and tackle are available at no extra cost but will be charged for if lost or damaged at cost plus approximately 20%.

On booking a vessel a deposit may be requested by Broadside Boat Charter. If the deposit is not paid within the agreed time frame and no other communication regarding the booking is received, Broadside Boat Charter may offer the dates to other customers. Any price quoted may be subject to change if there are significant changes to VAT regulations or fuel costs. Any alteration will be agreed in advance.

Fees and any balance if a deposit has been paid will be due on the day of the trip or on the last day if consecutive days have been booked.  For multiple charters the full amount is payable at the end of each trip and any deposit will deducted from the last payment. The agreed fee for the boat is the cost of hiring the boat for a specified period and is payable regardless of the number of passengers on board.

The hirer will forfeit any deposit if they cancel a trip and the entire fee will be payable unless Broadside Boat Charter secures an alternative charter for the same date.

If Broadside Boat Charter cancels the charter due to adverse weather conditions, problems with the boat, illness or indisposition on the skipper’s part, if possible, you will be notified in advance and either an alternative date will be offered or any deposit paid will be returned.  Broadside Boat Charter does not accept any responsibility for travelling or any other costs incurred by individuals if the trip cannot take place on the day booked.

All hirers are requested to telephone Andy on 07768 935681 the day before the trip to check for favourable weather conditions. If in the opinion of the skippers conditions are not favourable for the following day the trip may be cancelled. If possible an alternative date will be offered or any deposit returned.  Broadside Boat Charter does not accept any responsibility for any expenses incurred by individuals if trips have to be cancelled due to weather conditions.

If deteriorating weather conditions cause an early return to port, only that proportion of the trip to the nearest hour spent from port will be payable.  Any decision to return early to port is the skipper’s. An insistence of return by the hirer qualifies as a complete trip and the full fee is payable.

If, in the opinion of the skipper, any member(s) of the hirers’ party are deemed to be intoxicated they will be refused permission to board or returned to port if already at sea. Any time lost will form part of the charter period. The hirer will be liable to pay for the full charter period regardless of time spent at sea or number of persons on board. Any persons judged to be behaving in a reckless manner, endangering themselves, others or the vessel will be dealt with in the same manner, as will any person persistently disposing of litter overboard.

Trips to Smalls/Hats & Barrels/Shark/Wreck will be subject to conditions on the day and we reserve the right to change the destination if necessary and will reduce the fees accordingly.

The items above set out the terms and conditions under which vessels may be chartered.  The document forms an agreement between BROADSIDE BOAT CHARTER and the club or individuals chartering the vessel. Please keep for your information

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