YACHT CHARTER AGREEMENT AND CONTRACT

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  • Menu and Beverages: Charter Party may bring own food and/or alcohol. Food will be ready on board if one of our preferred catering vendors are used. NBC will provide complementary local craft beer, regional wine, water, ice, plates, cups, and silverware.

      General Rules:
    • Children under the age of 12 shall wear Coast Guard certified personal floatation device (PFD) at all times during the charter.
    • Pets need to be pre-approved for any charter. No pets or children under the age of four on public charters
    • Passengers are to stay in the cockpit or cabin unless specifically given permission to go on the deck or go swimming. Passengers much return to cockpit immediately when requested.
    • Place tampons and sanitary pads in bins provided in the bathrooms. Do not flush them or any other objects down the toilet.
    • If anyone in the Charter Party is a poor swimmer or a non‐swimmer, the captain must be notified immediately upon boarding and those passengers will be required to wear a PFD at all times throughout the trip.
    Rain date policy: Al Vento is capable of sailing rain or shine, and offers sheltered cabin space for all guests. In the event of extreme or other adverse forecasted weather conditions, the Charter Party and NBC can agree to reschedule no later than 5:00PM the day before the charter. In such a case, NBC will find another day to reschedule the charter, or offer a full refund minus a $100 fee.

    The captain reserves the right to cancel any charter if he/she feels weather conditions represent a danger to the safety of the passengers.

    Cancellation Policy: If a charter is cancelled more than two weeks before the Charter Party’s scheduled sailing date, the Charter Party will receive a full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. If the Charter Party cancels their sail less than two weeks in advance of their date, all monies paid by the charter are forfeited unless Nyack Boat Charter books another charter on that date. If another charter party takes that date and time period, for an equal or greater amount of money, the original Charter Party will receive a full refund minus the $100 cancellation fee.

    Charter Party agrees that the Yacht shall be employed exclusively as a pleasure vessel for the sole and proper use of the respective parties during the Charter Term. Charter Party shall not transport merchandise, carry or allow any person to bring or keep on board any weapon or narcotic or controlled dangerous substance (commonly referred to as “Drugs”), engage in any trade or violate any of the laws of the United States or any other government within the jurisdiction of which the Yacht may be at any time. Charter Party shall comply with the law in all respects.

    Damage: If any member of the Charter Party causes any damage to any of the boats, Nyack Boat Charter will assess the damage and estimate the cost of repair. NBC will consult with the Charter Party before applying any fees to the credit card.

    Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks

    Charter Party agrees to all terms and conditions contained in the separate Boating/Sailing Liability Release which is considered a material part of this Agreement and Contract.