Vrakotas Big Blue Charters Terms and Conditions
Upon receiving our confirmation of booking a deposit payment should be made within 15 days to secure the charter. The balance should be paid at least 30 days before the charter.
Your booking will automatically lapse if payment is not received.
All payments should be made by Bank transfer into our Account. Details of the bank account and due date will be on the confirmation invoice.
Bank Account 1: Vrakotas Big Blue Charters Ltd
Bank: Eurobank. Alexandras Ave. Corfu
IBAN : GR4902602950000290200879295
BIC : ERBKGRAA
Bank Account 2: Big Blue Charters UK
Bank: Lloyds Bank, Dunstable, United Kingdom
Cancellations over 90 days prior to the charter : 25% of the total charter fee.
Cancellations between 90 days and 30 days prior to the charter: 50% of the total charter fee.
Cancellations under 30 days prior to the charter: Total payment will be retailed.
3. Refundable security deposit.
To cover loss or damage to the yacht and/or her equipment a refundable security deposit is required. This is normally payable on embarkation either by Credit card or cash and will be refunded in full (providing no damage) on the return of the yacht. This item is shown separately on your confirmation invoice. Some times we offer insurance in place of a refundable deposit which is also mentioned on the confirmation invoice. Please ask for details at the time of booking.
4. Skipper’s Competence Certificate
For bareboat yacht charter at least one member of the party must produce evidence as to their competence to skipper the yacht. IMPORTANT: You must bring along your original skipper’s sailing certificate.
The Co-skipper if he does not possess a certificate he can complete and sign an Affidavit that he has some sailing experience and can help in case of emergency. Affidavit form will be supplied by us.
Should this not be forthcoming or should the base feel the safety of the yacht is in question the company reserves the right to allocate a skipper to the yacht and charge as per the current price list.
Clients are responsible for making their own way to the base. Details are provided.
If required we can arrange a taxi transfer from the airport to the marina. Cost of transfer to be advised.
6. Charter times.
Normally the boats are available for boarding (Check In) at 17.00. In some cases if the boat is ready boarding can be done early. Always call the base immediately you arrive to find the time of boarding.
Disembarkation at 09.00 . You are required to arrive at the base at 17.00 or 18.00 the day before in order to have time to fill the boat with diesel and do the check out.
7. Charter Party Contract.
A charter Party Contract has to be completed and signed by you prior to the charter. If you require a copy it can be sent to you.
8. Yacht availability.
We reserve the right that should the yacht booked become unavoidably unobtainable it can be replaced with a similar sized yacht or alternatively a full refund of all monies paid for the original yacht.