Terms and conditions of Boat hire
Definitions: hour the Hirer shall be at liberty to treat the Hire Agreement as
‘Company’: The Boathouse trading name of Zego Marine (UK) Ltd terminated and the Company shall thereupon return all sums paid. In this
‘Hirer’: The person identified on the Hire Agreement as the Hirer event the Company shall not be liable to pay to the Hirer any other
‘Hire Period’: The period of hire as identified in the Hire Agreement; compensation for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature resulting
‘Hire Fee’: The Fee identified in the Hire Agreement; from the curtailment or cancellation of this Hire Agreement.
‘Vessel’: The craft identified in the Hire Agreement. 9. Delays in re-delivery: If the Hirer fails to re-deliver the vessel at the
1. Agreement to Hire: A contract of hire comes into being only after a time and place agreed he shall be liable to pay a sum equal to twice the
Hire Agreement has been completed and the requested deposit paid by Hourly hire fee for every hour or part thereof by which re-delivery is
the Hirer. The Hirer shall pay the Hire Fee and a security deposit of £50 in delayed. The Hirers obligations under this agreement shall continue until
advance of the Hire Period. Proof of identity in the form of a Passport, eventual re-delivery.
Driving Licence or some other photo ID is required along with proof of 10. Cancellation & Failure to arrive for the hire: If the Hirer cancels this
address. The Company does not hire boats to anyone under the age of agreement on or at any time before commencement of the Hire Period,
18. The Company shall be entitled to treat this agreement as having been
2. Delivery: The Company shall ensure the vessel is in full working Repudiated by the Hirer and to retain the full amount of payment made
order, in good condition throughout with full equipment To the Company. If however, the Company is able to re-let the vessel to
3. Re-delivery: The Hirer shall re-deliver the vessel to the Company at another Hirer for the Hire Period, then the Company shall refund to the
Cardiff Marine Village in as good a condition as delivery was taken, Hirer such net balance as shall remain from the re-letting fee minus a £20
except for fair wear and tear arising from ordinary use. Any work administration charge. If the cancellation is by the Company for reasons
required to return the Vessel to the state it was delivered in will result in beyond their control such as breakdown or damage to the boat, severe
the Company retaining the security deposit. The Hirer is responsible for weather, or flooding all hire money paid will be refunded but no liability
the disposal of any rubbish accumulated during the Hire Period. will be accepted for any other expenses or consequential damage or loss,
4. Cruising area: The Hirer shall restrict the cruising of the vessel to howsoever incurred by the Hirer. The Company reserves the right to
within the River Ely from Leckwith to Cardiff Marina terminate any booking at any time where a serious accident or damage
5. Maximum Number of Persons, responsibility for children, health of has occurred or in the Company’s opinion is likely to occur because of the
the hirers party: unsuitability or misbehaviour of the Hirer. In such cases the Company
a) The Hirer shall not at any time during the Hire Period permit more shall not be liable to make a refund.
than the maximum number of 6 persons on board the Vessel 11. Breakdown or disablement: If after delivery the vessel at any time is
b) If children are taken on board, the Hirer shall be fully responsible for disabled by breakdown of machinery preventing reasonable use of the
their safety conduct and entertainment. The Company shall not be held vessel by the Hirer and the disablement has not been brought about by
responsible for their safety. any act or default of the Hirer, the Company shall make a pro-rata return
c) The nature of a power boating may render it unsuitable for a person of the Hire Fee from the time when the vessel became unfit for use. For
with a physical disability or condition, or undergoing medical treatment. the avoidance of doubt the grounding of the vessel by the Hirer is
By signature of this agreement the Hirer warrants the medical fitness of considered “an act or default of the Hirer”. The Hirer must have a
all members of the Hirer’s party. charged, working mobile phone onboard which can be used to contact
6. Crew: The Hirer confirms that as the hirer of this craft he/she is the Company is case of emergency.
assuming the position of Skipper and therefore is responsible for the 12. Insurance: The Company shall insure the vessel against all customary
craft, equipment and all the passengers onboard. It is the Hirer’s risks for a vessel of her size and type. The Hirer shall be responsible for
responsibility to ensure that all safety equipment is worn correctly at all carrying insurance for all personal effects whilst on board or ashore and
times by all persons aboard. The Hirer shall ensure that no member of for medical or accident expenses incurred. No liability whatsoever shall
the crew shall carry or use any alcohol or illegal drugs on board the be taken by the Company for any personal effects, property or
Vessel. The Hirer shall ensure that he/she complies with the byelaws of equipment. Cancellation and curtailment insurance is not included in this
Cardiff Harbour Authority during the Hire Period. The Hirer is responsible agreement. The Company will not be responsible for any death or
for the behaviour of those in their charge in relation to other river users personal injury unless it results from proven negligence by them. No
and wildlife and making sure all behave in a safe and responsible manner liability is accepted for any Hirer whist on our property including
at all times. pontoons and steps.
7. Use of Vessel: The Company specifically forbids the use of water 13. Hirer’s Liability: Under normal circumstances the Hirer shall only be
sports equipment and diving. The Vessel will not be raced, speed tested, liable for such costs or losses as may be incurred repairing damage
beached, or used as a ferry. The Hirer shall ensure that no pets or other caused by the Hirer or his guests (intentionally or otherwise) to the vessel
animals are brought on board the vessel without consent from the or any third party. In such case the security deposit will not be refunded.
Company. The vessel must not be left unattended. The vessel shall not The Hirer is responsible for the boat during the Hire Period and must
exceed speeds of 5 knots. The Vessel may only be disembarked at report to the Company full details of any accident, injury or damage as
designated landing sites. It is forbidden to enter bank side vegetation, soon as possible after its occurrence and to assist the Company in
feed the wildlife or drop litter overboard. completing the necessary report to the Harbour Authority. Under no
8. Delay in delivery: The Company will always try to deliver the vessel to circumstances should the Hirer attempt to undertake any repairs to the
the Hirers at Cardiff Marine at the scheduled time. If a delay exceeds 1 Vessel.
I agree I have read and accept The Boathouse Cardiff’s terms and conditions of boat hire.