Boat hiring requirements:

The vessel must be controlled at all times by the holder of a current, valid boat license or as the listed driver for vessels that do not require a licence. All other state marine licensing rules apply. The hire will NOT allow any other person to control the vessel unless listed on the booking form & is responsible for all occupants and their actions.

Operating hours and safety requirements:

Operating the vessel is only permitted in day light hours from sunrise to sunset, should the said vessel be used at, the hirer’s bond will not be refunded. Vessel to operate and comply with the requirements of the vessel operation and/or survey certificate including – types of waters smooth waters / partially smooth waters or offshore waters, this may include distances of operation. Suitable PFD, (lifejackets) for all passengers i.e. adult, juvenile, child can be provided. (Compulsory for children under 12 years, please check applicable state/territory regulations).

Operating conditions:

The vessel is not to operate in non-smooth waters (at sea) if the swell exceeds 2 meters and if winds exceed 20 knots. The hirer must not operate the vessel in poor weather or sea/river conditions or where such conditions are imminent, if these conditions are present before the hire proceeds a transfer of reservation will be granted, however we do not grant such a transfer for rain alone. If a transfer of reservation is required and should the hirer wish to move their reservation to another day this needs to be agreed to by Owner and a transfer fee of $30 will be applicable. Please refer to our website for bond and cancellation policies. By signing this agreement you acknowledge and agree to these policies.

Weather forecast monitoring is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure safety of persons on board the vessel.

Return conditions:

Should the said vessel not be returned within the agreed time stipulated and the hirer is unable to be made contact with, it will be deemed the hirer to have lost/stolen the vessel and the owner will take steps to regain possession, including police action. An additional cost will be charged for a late return of $50 per hour if not prearranged. The hirer must pay penalty notices if issued by any Authority, occurring during the hire period. The hirer must pay for any damage or losses caused to the vessel/equipment/trailer during the hire period. The hirer is responsible for checking and ensuring that the tow vehicle meets the legal towing requirements of the vessel.

Hirer declaration

The Hirer acknowledges and accepts that the use and operation of this vessel, including for the purposes of water skiing, swimming, towing a tube, and other such like activities, is subject to inherent risks and dangers. The Hirer accepts those risks and agrees to indemnify the Owner of the Vessel for any losses suffered by the Hirer, any passengers or any third parties as a result of the materialization of those risks and dangers. The Hirer also undertakes to advise all passengers of the risks and dangers associated with the use and operation of the vessel prior to boarding. The hirer acknowledges & understands all safety material and briefings that have been presented.

The hirer acknowledges that they have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this rental agreement and have made themselves familiar with both the location and content of the safety management plan and understand this. The hirer is responsible for all occupants complying with all conditions. If they have presented their credit card for payment, all amounts payable under the agreement and for any road or water violations may be billed to the credit card voucher.
Confirmation and sighting of the hirer’s identification will be required.

Cancellation Policy

You have now received your booking confirmation and your boat hire has been allocated, should you wish to make any changes to your booking the following conditions apply:

Bad weather policy

Day Hires only
If the owner deems the conditions to be unsafe and/or unsuitable for use a full refund will be given. (This does not include rain or cloud cover)

**Refunds may be offered in extenuating situations upon owner approval**


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