The sailing boat accommodation contract shall become valid upon paying the total amount of sailing boat accommodation fee to Ban Tours.
The amount of the sailing boat accommodation fee includes the usage of the vessel, outboard engine, linen, towels set. All extra payments, if any, shall be done in the base. The Charterer undertakes to pay the sailing boat accommodation fee to the benefit of the gyro-account of Ban Tours as follows:
The payment shall be made on the basis of the issued invoice, which Ban Tours directs to the Charterer without deferral upon the receipt of the booking inquiry. In order that the booking becomes final, the Charterer is to pay the down payment to the gyro-account of Ban Tours or with the credit card, within the time period of 7 days since the day of the invoice, as well as to send the evidence of the down payment. The Charterer also undertakes to send the evidence of the rest payment of the total sailing boat accommodation fee. The fuel is not included in the sailing boat accommodation fee. The Charterer shall return the vessel seaworthy with full fuel tank and water container. The vessel is to be clear, neat and dry, and its motor should be in working order.
The security deposit has to be made by the Charterer when taking possession of the vessel and the Charterer must sign a Deposit / Premium insurance form. If the Charterer fails to do so, it is considered that the Charterer is unable to take the possession of the vessel due to his fault with all the consequences of such cancellation. The deposit shall be refunded in its entirety upon the return of the vessel, unless the existence of a damage or a defect on the vessel or the equipment is found during the takeover of the vessel, and unless there are no claims filed or announced regarding the Charterer by the third persons, that are connected to the usage of the vessel. In case of loss of or damage on the equipment, particular parts of the vessel or the vessel itself, faulty return (i.e. delay, empty fuel or water tank) or non-compliance with sailing terms, Ban Tours 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 vessel.
After taking the possession of the vessel, the Charterer shall bear all the costs of the daily berth in the port of putting in or in marina, costs of fuel, oil, water, cleansing and all other necessities, as well as eliminating all damages and defects, which can appear while the vessel is under Charterer's responsibility and which are not results of normal natural vessel consumption, provided the Charterer has previously reached an agreement with Ban Tours on technical justifiability of the repairs that are to be made. In case of damage or defect caused by the normal natural vessel consumption, the Charterer shall beforehand acquire the consent of Ban Tours for the repair of the vessel, regarding the price and the technical justifiability of the repairs that are to be made. The Charterer shall also acquire the corresponding invoice on the basis of which he shall settle his claim from Ban Tours after the expiry of the period for which the vessel had been chartered.
If the Charterer, for every reason whatsoever, is unable to take the possession of the vessel, he can find another suitable person who shall instead of him undertake all rights and obligations deriving from this contract. If a substitution for the Charterer cannot be found, Ban Tours shall retain:
Charterer is responsible for all damages occurred on the boat that are not the result of normal natural vessel consumption. In case the caused damage has the consequence that the vessel cannot be further chartered, Ban Tours has the right to retain the amount corresponding to the loss of profit. Ban tours is not obliged to find a replacement for the guest if the rental period has not yet expired. If however Ban tours is able to find a replacement, the client is obliged to pay the rental price given by Ban tours for the replacement boat. The Charterer is responsible for returning the vessel at the time and place determined by this contract. For each calendar day of being overdue in returning the vessel, the Charterer agrees to pay Ban Tours a subsequent cost, equal to the triple daily sailing boat accommodation fee, by which the damage caused to Ban Tours by the impossibility of disposal of the vessel is compensated. If the overdue in returning of the vessel occurred due to particularly bad weather conditions, Ban Tours shall charge the Charterer the regular sailing boat accommodation fee increased by 50%.
For the damage caused by actions and failures of the Charterer for which Ban Tours is liable to the third party, the Charterer is obliged to settle the damages to Ban Tours 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 vessel in case any official body confiscates it, due to inappropriate and illegal actions undertaken during the usage of the vessel within the period for which it was stipulated.
The takeover of the vessel takes place on Saturdays from 17 o’clock and the return on Saturdays by 8 o’clock. The vessel must be returned in order and with full tanks to the home port not later than the evening prior to the check-out day (till 17 o’clock). Before taking the possession of the vessel, the Charterer is obliged to submit the evidence of payment of the whole amount of the sailing boat accommodation fee and sign the Sailing Boat Accommodation Contract. If the Charterer fails or refuses to provide the evidence of payment or signs the Sailing Boat Accommodation Agreement, it is presumed that the Charterer is unable to take the possession of the vessel due to his fault with all the consequences of such cancellation. Ban Tours undertakes to deliver the vessel in working order and seaworthy. If Ban Tours for whatever reason does not place the vessel at Charterer's disposal at the agreed place and agreed time, the Charterer can demand the refund of the sailing boat accommodation fee for as many days as he could not have disposed of the vessel. The stipulated time of sailing boat accommodation duration can be extended by the Charterer for as much time as the takeover of the vessel was overdue on the part of Ban Tours, provided he has achieved previous agreement with Ban Tours in that regard. If Ban Tours cannot place the vessel at disposal at the agreed place 24 hours after the expiry of the time period for the takeover or if Ban Tours cannot place at disposal a vessel of similar or better characteristics, the Charterer has the right to desist from the contract and demand the total amount of the sailing boat accommodation fee or demand the amount of sailing boat accommodation fee for as many days as he could have not disposed of the vessel. All other rights to indemnification are excluded.
The Charterer is obliged to check on the state of the vessel and equipment according to the inventory list. All possible objections have to be made before the beginning of the voyage. The defects and failures on the vessel and/or equipment that were not observed during the takeover do not authorize the Charterer to demand the reduction of the sailing boat accommodation fee.
The insurance is determined by the terms defined by the insurer with which Ban Tours insured the vessel. The terms under which the vessel is insured form an integral part of this Instructions and terms of sailing boat accommodation and shall be delivered to the Charterer when taking over the vessel. The damage covered by the insurance and in accordance with the insurance policy, which has not been reported to Ban Tours without deferral, shall not be acknowledged.
In the case stated in the previous paragraph, the Charterer is personally liable for all the damages as the result of no reporting or late damage reporting. The vessel crew is insured, as well as their personal luggage. All yachts are properly covered with liability insurance and comprehensive coverage for Charter Business.
The Charterer states that he possesses valid permits for vessel operating, that is, that a member of the crew who has relevant sailing permits shall operate the vessel (permits needs to be shown upon check-in at the base). If the Charterer or the person operating the vessel, fails to provide valid permits for vessel operating, it is considered that the Charterer is unable to take the possession of the vessel due to his fault with all the consequences of such cancellation.
The Charterer undertakes and states that he shall sail within the limits of the territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia (every exception requires special written approval by Ban Tours), that he shall not sub charter the vessel nor lend it to third person, that he shall not participate in regattas nor vessel races, that he shall not use the vessel in commercial purposes, nor for professional fishing, sailing school and similar, that he shall not operate the vessel under influence of alcohol or narcotics, that on the vessel shall not be more persons than registered on the crew list, that he shall sail only during safe weather conditions and good visibility. The Charterer undertakes to respect customs and other regulations and rules. He also undertakes that he shall not convey persons and goods for a fee that he shall not sail in zones forbidden for sailing, that he shall carefully operate the vessel, its inventory and equipment and that he shall not be involved in towing of another vessel.
In case of distress or accident, the Charterer shall register the course of events, as well as ask for the attestation by the harbormaster, physician or authorized body. Ban Tours shall be informed of the distress without deferral. The damages of the underwater part of the vessel have as a consequence the vessel inspection, the costs of which shall be met by the Charterer. The Charterer undertakes to immediately inform the authorized bodies and Ban Tours in case of disappearance of the vessel, in case of impossibility of operating the vessel, as well in case of state organs or third persons seizing or confiscating the vessel or imposing measures of sailing prohibition.
In case of non-compliance with the obligations stated in this chapter, the Charterer is personally responsible to Ban Tours and he assumes liability for all the consequences. The keeping of pets (dogs, cats, birds and similar) on the vessel is not allowed, unless a previous agreement was reached in that regard. Taking into consideration the weather conditions, the Charterer is obliged to reef the sails in due time and not to allow that the vessel sails under strain on the set of sails bigger than the one enabling pleasant sailing without excessive strain on ropes and canvas. The Charterer undertakes he shall not sail in the areas insufficiently known, considering the nautical charts which he has at disposal or if he does not carefully study nautical charts of a particular area in advance or other relevant materials at his disposal, that he shall not sail by night without using all navigational lights and without adequate observation from the board. When taking the possession of the vessel, the Charterer is obliged to inform Ban Tours on the approximate sailing direction (itinerary). The Charterer shall not leave the port or the anchorage if the wind force is or is expected to be more than 30 knots, or if the port authorities have forbidden the sailing. The Charterer shall not leave the port or the anchorage until the damage is eliminated from any vital part of the vessel, such as motor, set of sails, ropes, bilge pump, anchor winch, navigational lights, mariner’s compass, safety equipment and similar or if any of the mentioned devices is not in working order. The Charterer shall not leave the port or the anchorage without sufficient fuel supply and when weather conditions or conditions of the vessel or his crew are unsafe or uncertain in general.
Ban Tours (or its representative) can demand from the Charterer and his crew to prove their ability of operating the vessel and to demonstrate that ability at sea, with Ban Tours (or its representative) being present on the vessel during the test. If according to the opinion of Ban Tours, the Charterer’s knowledge is not satisfactory, Ban Tours can either terminate the contract without the obligation of refunding any amount or compensation of damages, or determine the sailor who will operate the vessel and who will be acceptable both to the Charterer and Ban Tours. The costs of the situation described in the previous paragraph shall be met by the Charterer, for as many days as it was necessary for the safety of the vessel or its passengers, the number of which days shall be determined by Ban Tours. Tests of Charterer’s ability to operate the vessel are an integral part of the time period for which the vessel was stipulated.
In case of misunderstanding or dispute, the parties shall tend to settle it peacefully and consensually. If the misunderstanding or dispute is not solved in the afore-mentioned manner, the dispute passes into the jurisdiction of a court in Zagreb and is regulated by the legal provisions of the Republic of Croatia.
The Charterer provides personal data voluntarily. The Charterer’s personal data are necessary in the realization process of the requested service. The same data will be used for further communication with the Charterer. Ban Tours obliges not to transfer the Charterer’s personal data out of the country nor forward it to the third person except for purposes of the realization of the wanted service. In case the Charterer’s signs the insurance policy her or his personal data will be forwarded to the insurance company for purposes of arranging Trip Cancellation Insurance, Medical Emergency Insurance, Lost and Damaged Baggage Insurance as well as Travel Medical Insurance. The Charterer’s personal data will be stored in the database, according to the decision of the Management concerning the collection, processing and storage of the personal data. The Charterer gives his or her consent that their personal data can be used for Ban Tours’ marketing purposes.
Zagreb, June 2023.