General terms and conditions Boat Rental Skipperfox® - Gelderse Boat Rental: Nordkapp, SeaRay Outboard, SeaRay Inboard.
a. Lessor: Skipperfox® - Sportboot-Vermietung in Bocholt (Germany).
b. Partner / agent Skipperfox®: Gelderse Boat Rental in Lathum.
c. Tenant: the person with whom the landlord has concluded the lease (minimum age 25 years).
d. Rental agreement: agreement between the lessor and the lessee for the rental of a vessel. By signing the lease or booking a vessel online, the hirer declares to agree with the general terms and conditions.
2. Reservation, deposit and payment
The reservation / booking takes place via the website www.geldersebootverhuur.nl of Gelderse Bootverhuur. If you make a reservation, you must pay the rental price and the deposit of € 1000.00 electronically immediately.
The deposit is € 1000.00, this amount is the maximum deductible in case of damage. If you return the boat damage-free, this amount will be refunded to you within 24 hours.
Boating license is required, as is a valid ID: the details of the booker / skipper of the boat must match the details on the boating license.
A copy of the boating license and a valid ID must be sent by e-mail immediately after booking to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your data will be forwarded directly to Skipperfox® for verification and will be treated in strict confidence.
When the boat is issued, the booker / skipper must hand over the (valid) sailing certificate and a valid ID for inspection to an employee of Gelderse Bootverhuur.
In case of early return of the rental object, no compensation will be refunded.
a. The lessor will cancel a booking made free of charge if the sailing area has more than wind force 5, the temperature is lower than 12 degrees, thunderstorms or a weather alarm has been issued (code orange or higher).
b. In all other situations you can go sailing with the vessel and the booking will therefore continue. Bad weather during the rental period is not covered by the cancellation conditions and will not result in a refund.
c. If the landlord cancels himself, he / she owes the full rent.
d. In case of a no-show (failure to fulfill the reservation) the total rent will be charged.
5. Suitability, takeover and management of the boat
The skipper must be at least 25 years old and be responsible for his crew and the equipment entrusted to him.
Skipperfox® represented by the person handing over reserves the right to refuse to hand over the boat if the person issuing the boat is of the opinion that the skipper cannot bear this responsibility. In such case, the rent will be refunded at 50% to the exclusion of other compensation.
The skipper will take over the boat upon completion of the necessary formalities (inventory inspection, functional check and detailed sailing instructions). The transfer form must be signed for approval by both parties. During the rental, the hirer is responsible for the correct use of the vessel and for regularly checking and, if necessary, securing the vessel, engine and inventory.
The designated skipper must hold a boating license valid for the area and is fully responsible for complying with all regulations.
The skipper of the vessel must be sober at the time of driving the vessel. If it is found that this is not the case, the lessor will immediately proceed to retrieve the vessel without any form of refund of rent and deposit. Costs directly related to the use of the vessel, such as fines, are at the expense of the hirer.
It is not allowed to take place in the vessel with more than the maximum number of persons indicated. If this is established, the full deposit will be withheld.
6. Accidents and damage
If an accident or damage is caused by carelessness or non-compliance with the instructions, no claims can be made against Skipperfox®. The tenant undertakes to immediately report any damage to Skipperfox®.
Repairs may only be carried out with the express permission of Skipperfox®. Skipperfox® is not liable for damage claims or costs arising from accidents. No matter how much damage has been done, Skipperfox® has the right to keep the deposit in full until the damage has been repaired by a Skipperfox® workshop.
Pets are not allowed on board our boats. If it is established that pets were on board without the consent of the lessor, Skipperfox®, represented by the assignee, has the right to withhold the deposit in its entirety.
8. Boat equipment, loss of personal belongings
The hirer undertakes to report any loss, theft or damage to the boat, or facts and circumstances that could reasonably lead to damage, to the lessor as soon as possible and can be held liable to compensate the entire damage. Skipperfox® is not liable for the loss of or damage to personal belongings of the hirer and other persons on board.
9. In case of accidents / breakdown of the boat
In case of accidents / failure of the boat / engine, the renter can inform Skipperfox® at any time. Skipperfox® will make every effort to organize assistance and support as soon as possible if necessary.
In the event of a sailing time interruption of less than 24 hours, the lessor is not liable and no claims are possible against the lessor. If the renter is responsible for failure of the boat or engine, claims for damages against the lessor are excluded. The lessor reserves the right to withhold the security deposit to cover damage to the boat.
In the event of a sailing time interruption of more than 24 hours, a refund of the lost rental period will be made proportionally. Lost vacation joys that occur during the rental period as a result of an accident / breakdown of the boat do not entitle you to any compensation, regardless of the cause.
The rental price includes liability towards third parties and the insurance of the boat. The deposit covers the deductible of the insured amount in the event of a claim. All boats are fully insured and internationally liable up to a cover amount of € 6 million. The tenants themselves and their personal belongings are not insured.
11. Force majeure / unforeseen circumstances
If Skipperfox® cannot deliver the boat you have rented due to unforeseen circumstances, Skipperfox® will make every effort to provide you with a boat of equivalent comfort and capacity. If this is not possible, the rental price will be refunded to you, to the exclusion of other claims. For delays of up to one hour from Skipperfox® caused by the fault of the previous tenants, no compensation will be made.
12. Interruption, travel restriction and force majeure
Skipperfox® is not liable for interruptions or travel restrictions due to force majeure (work, floods, drought, strike). Should these events occur during your trip and cause a cancellation of several days, an amount will be refunded on a pro rata basis, with a standard period of up to 24 hours in favor of the lessor. In case of force majeure, Skipperfox® reserves the right to take over or deliver the boat to another place of delivery.
13. Return / return of the boat
The renter is obliged to return the boat at the agreed place of return at the agreed time. The skipper must allow for a reasonable amount of time to meet the timely return.
For every hour of delay, an amount of € 100.00 will be charged to cover the additional costs incurred by the landlord. For a delay of a whole day, the entire deposit will be canceled.
Upon return, the boat must be returned by the renter in the same capacity as the boat was given at the time of issue. If this obligation is not fulfilled, cleaning costs will be charged with a minimum amount of € 60.
You will receive the fuel tank half full and must be returned half full. If this appointment is not met, additional costs will be charged.
The lessee must fill up with suitable fuel for the vessel. Damage caused by the use of the wrong fuel will be borne by the tenant.
The lessor can unilaterally terminate the rental agreement at any time during the rental period, without having to refund all or part of the rental sum if the tenant does not comply with the rental conditions or if the tenant causes nuisance. The hirer is also not allowed to use the vessel for competitions based on speed or agility.
15. Jurisdiction is Rhede
If the individual provisions of the agreement are null and void, the validity of the agreement will not be affected. Any form of ancillary agreements must be in writing to be valid. An amicable settlement is sought in disputed cases.
16. Place of jurisdiction
All legal disputes arising from the legal relationship between the German company SKIPPERFOX® and the customer are subject to the judgment of the competent court Bocholt.
17. Gelderse Bootverhuur cannot be held liable in any way, since they only issue and collect the boat for Skipperfox® as a partner / agent.
18. German law applies
German law applies exclusively to all legal relationships between SKIPPERFOX® Speedboot Verhuur and the tenant.