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Bareboat Charter Agreement

Please fill out the agreement form below and submit.

Bareboat Sailing Charters, LLC
6 Maplewood Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel:(860)388-6463
Fax:(860) 388-6563
E-mail: Brian@bareboatsailing.com

  • Basic Info

  • 1. Witnesseth

  • In consideration of the covenants hereinafter contained, the said owner agrees to let, and the said charterer agrees to hire the said boat from 5pm Friday
  • to 11:00am Friday
  • for a
  • Day Charter for the total sum of $
  • dollars of which amount $
  • shall be paid by
  • as deposit, the balance thereof payments due (21) twenty-one days before boarding, as follows:
    Balance $
  • due by
  • plus
    ***a separate security deposit check of
  • is also due (21) days before boarding***.
  • 2. Delivery

    The owner agrees to deliver the boat at the port of boarding in full commission and in proper working order, with full equipment inclusive of that required by law, and fully furnished, including dinner ware, cooking facilities, all in good condition and ready for service; and agrees to allow demurrage pro rata to the charterer for any delay in delivery. Port of Boarding & Redelivery: Mooring in Brenton Cove, Newport RI. Should it be impossible for the owner to make delivery as stipulated through causes beyond his control, and should such delivery be not made within 24 hours thereafter, then this agreement may be cancelled by the charterer and any charter money paid in advance shall be returned to him by the owner.

    3. Crew

    N/A

    4. Insurance

    The owner agrees to keep the boat fully insured against fires, marine and collision risks for the term of the charter, the policy to be held by him as full protection for loss or damage that may occur to the yacht during the charter period, and the charterer shall thereby be relieved of any and all liability for such loss or damage and in the case of any accident or disaster, the charterer shall give the owner, or his agent prompt notice of the same. The charterer further agrees to indemnify and save the owner and / or agent any loss or action brought against the owner as a result of grounding of the vessel.

    5. Accidents

    The owner agrees that should the boat after delivery sustain breakdown of machinery, preventing the use of the vessel by the charterer for a period of not less than 24 hours consecutively, at any time, the same not being brought about by any act or default of the charterer, the owner shall make a pro-rata return of hire to the charterer for such period in excess of the said 24 hours that the yacht shall be disabled or unfit for use. If repairs cannot be made within 48 hours after the report of disablement, the charterer will be rebated pro-rata for the time the boat is unusable, and the charterer has the right to terminate the charter if so desired.

    6. Running Expenses

    The charterer agrees to accept the boat as hereinbefore provided and to pay all running expenses during the term of the charter.

    7. Navigation Limits

    The charterer agrees to restrict the cruising of the boat to the navigable waters up to 150 miles from the mooring in Brenton Cove, Newport, Rhode Island or as provided herein: Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound: Buzzards Bay; Vineyard Sound; Nantucket Sound; Boston, Long Island Sound, Shelter Island to New York.City. Navigation beyond these limits shall constitute default of this agreement in which event the owner or his agent may immediately board the described vessel and resume possession of her. All sums paid under this agreement, including damage deposits, shall be forfeited as damages. Without prejudice, however, to the rights of the owner to sue and collect for the costs of returning the boat to the port of release, together with any legal fees incurred in such suit.

    8. Replacements

    The charterer agrees to be responsible for, and to replace or make good any injury to the boat, her equipment or furnishings, caused personally by himself or any of his party, but not if caused by any of the owners crew. The charterer further agrees to leave all furnishings listed in the ship's inventory log, fair wear and tear accepted, upon expiration of the charter term or reimburse the owner for the cost thereof.

    9. Re-Delivery

    The charterer agrees to surrender the boat at the expiration of this charter at the port provided above, free and clear to indebtedness that may have been incurred for his account during the term of charter and in as good condition as when the delivery was taken, fair wear and tear from ordinary use and any loss of damage that he shall not be liable to make good excepted. The charterer, his agents, and employees have no right or power to permit or suffer the creation of any maritime liens against the boat, except for crews wages and salvage. The charterer agrees to indemnify the owner for any charges or losses in connection therewith, including reasonable attorney fees. Should the charterer not make re-delivery of the yacht as stipulated the owner may demand, and receive demurrage at 2-1/2 the stipulated charter rate for the time that such re-delivery is delayed.

    10. Restricted Use, Drug Use, ETC.

    The charterer agrees that the boat shall be employed exclusively as a pleasure vessel for the sole and proper use of himself, his family, guests during the term of this charter, and shall not transport merchandise or engage in trade or in any way violate the laws of the United States, or any other Government within the jurisdiction of which the yacht may be at any time, and shall comply with the law in all other respects. Night sailing is strictly prohibited. Entering Woods Hole or Hadley Harbor is also strictly prohibited. Your sailboat must be on its mooring in Newport, or within three sailing or motoring miles of it, no later than 7pm on your last night of charter (Thursday Night). Failure to comply will result in loss of charter deposit.

    11. Non-Assignment

    The charterer agrees not to assign this agreement or sub-charter the boat without the consent of the owner in writing.

    12. Defaults

    It is mutually agreed that should any installment of the charter money not be paid on the date designated, the owner shall have the right to resume possession of the boat and terminate this charter, without prejudice to his rights in respect of any arrears of charter money, including necessary legal fees to collect any such arrears or damages.
  • 13. Security Deposit

  • The charterer agrees to post a security deposit of
  • with the owner per terms of this agreement. Said deposit shall be forfeited in the event of default by the charterer or any part of this agreement. Without prejudice, however, to any other rights of the owner stipulated herein, said security deposit shall be refunded within five days at the port of release, provided no such default shall have occurred.
  • 14. Indemnification

    The charterer will at all times indemnify and keep indemnified that the owner and his agent and save themselves harmless from and against any and all actions or causes of action claims, demands, liabilities, loss damage or expense of whatsoever kind including counsel or attorneys fees which they shall or may sustain or incur by reason or in consequence of any act or omission of the charterer, his agents or others during the term of hire of said boat.

    15. Arbitration

    Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, said arbitration to be held in the City and State of the OWNER'S residence, unless another place is mutually agreed upon. Judgement upon any award reached by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any Court of said State having jurisdiction thereof. To the true and faithful performances of the foregoing Agreement, the said parties hereto bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, each to the other.

    16. Other Conditions

    Owner to provide a 10' dinghy with a Suzuki outboard engine. Vessel to be returned with all fuel and water tanks full. Holding tank empty, Vessel in clean condition. No smoking on boat. Additional charges, Holding tank pumpout $150.00,Diesel fuel tanks are not topped off $150.00 + fuel cost, Water tank(s) not topped off $150.00, bimini cover not re-installed $100.00, and $500.00 for excessive cleaning.

    17. Sailing Resume

    Please upload your sailing resume below. To view a sample sailing resume, please click the following link: SAMPLE SAILING RESUME
  • 18. Bareboat Charters

    It is agreed that if this charter is "bareboat", that the charterer may take a qualification sail with the owner or his agent to determine the skill level of the designated captain, and to familiarize the captain and crew of the boat and equipment on board. Should it be necessary, the charterer may request that a hired captain be assigned to said boat to carry out the charter. Further, signing this agreement certifies that the designated Captain
  • is experienced and competent in handling and operating a
  • vessel of the type being hired by this agreement, and possesses sufficient practical knowledge of seamanship, piloting and rules of the road to qualify for operation of the vessel during the charter term. To the true and faithful performance of the foregoing agreement, the said parties hereto bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, each to the other. IN WITNESS THEROF, the parties hereunto set their hands the day and year written below.
  • ____________________________________-_________________
    Agent's Signature: Brian P. Blank - Date
  • 19. Important Reminder

    Price includes 8 pillows, 8 pillow cases, 8 bath towels, 8 bottom linens & 2 dish towels. You can purchase food, drinks, ice, paper products & top blankets or sleeping bags at our local Wal-Mart with a super 'Stop & Shop' food store next to it in Newport. Also, please return to the mooring in Newport or within 3 motoring miles of the mooring by 7 pm Thursday so you have enough time Friday morning to top off diesel, dinghy gas, water tanks, waste pump out and remove all food & gear by 11:00 am Friday.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Bareboat Charter Agreement

Please fill out the agreement form below and submit.

Bareboat Sailing Charters, LLC
6 Maplewood Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel:(860)388-6463
Fax:(860) 388-6563
E-mail: Brian@bareboatsailing.com

  • Basic Info

  • 1. Witnesseth

  • In consideration of the covenants hereinafter contained, the said owner agrees to let, and the said charterer agrees to hire the said boat from 5pm Friday
  • to 11:00am Friday
  • for a
  • Day Charter for the total sum of $
  • dollars of which amount $
  • shall be paid by
  • as deposit, the balance thereof payments due (21) twenty-one days before boarding, as follows:
    Balance $
  • due by
  • plus
    ***a separate security deposit check of
  • is also due (21) days before boarding***.
  • 2. Delivery

    The owner agrees to deliver the boat at the port of boarding in full commission and in proper working order, with full equipment inclusive of that required by law, and fully furnished, including dinner ware, cooking facilities, all in good condition and ready for service; and agrees to allow demurrage pro rata to the charterer for any delay in delivery. Port of Boarding & Redelivery: Mooring in Brenton Cove, Newport RI. Should it be impossible for the owner to make delivery as stipulated through causes beyond his control, and should such delivery be not made within 24 hours thereafter, then this agreement may be cancelled by the charterer and any charter money paid in advance shall be returned to him by the owner.

    3. Crew

    N/A

    4. Insurance

    The owner agrees to keep the boat fully insured against fires, marine and collision risks for the term of the charter, the policy to be held by him as full protection for loss or damage that may occur to the yacht during the charter period, and the charterer shall thereby be relieved of any and all liability for such loss or damage and in the case of any accident or disaster, the charterer shall give the owner, or his agent prompt notice of the same. The charterer further agrees to indemnify and save the owner and / or agent any loss or action brought against the owner as a result of grounding of the vessel.

    5. Accidents

    The owner agrees that should the boat after delivery sustain breakdown of machinery, preventing the use of the vessel by the charterer for a period of not less than 24 hours consecutively, at any time, the same not being brought about by any act or default of the charterer, the owner shall make a pro-rata return of hire to the charterer for such period in excess of the said 24 hours that the yacht shall be disabled or unfit for use. If repairs cannot be made within 48 hours after the report of disablement, the charterer will be rebated pro-rata for the time the boat is unusable, and the charterer has the right to terminate the charter if so desired.

    6. Running Expenses

    The charterer agrees to accept the boat as hereinbefore provided and to pay all running expenses during the term of the charter.

    7. Navigation Limits

    The charterer agrees to restrict the cruising of the boat to the navigable waters up to 150 miles from the mooring in Brenton Cove, Newport, Rhode Island or as provided herein: Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound: Buzzards Bay; Vineyard Sound; Nantucket Sound; Boston, Long Island Sound, Shelter Island to New York.City. Navigation beyond these limits shall constitute default of this agreement in which event the owner or his agent may immediately board the described vessel and resume possession of her. All sums paid under this agreement, including damage deposits, shall be forfeited as damages. Without prejudice, however, to the rights of the owner to sue and collect for the costs of returning the boat to the port of release, together with any legal fees incurred in such suit.

    8. Replacements

    The charterer agrees to be responsible for, and to replace or make good any injury to the boat, her equipment or furnishings, caused personally by himself or any of his party, but not if caused by any of the owners crew. The charterer further agrees to leave all furnishings listed in the ship's inventory log, fair wear and tear accepted, upon expiration of the charter term or reimburse the owner for the cost thereof.

    9. Re-Delivery

    The charterer agrees to surrender the boat at the expiration of this charter at the port provided above, free and clear to indebtedness that may have been incurred for his account during the term of charter and in as good condition as when the delivery was taken, fair wear and tear from ordinary use and any loss of damage that he shall not be liable to make good excepted. The charterer, his agents, and employees have no right or power to permit or suffer the creation of any maritime liens against the boat, except for crews wages and salvage. The charterer agrees to indemnify the owner for any charges or losses in connection therewith, including reasonable attorney fees. Should the charterer not make re-delivery of the yacht as stipulated the owner may demand, and receive demurrage at 2-1/2 the stipulated charter rate for the time that such re-delivery is delayed.

    10. Restricted Use, Drug Use, ETC.

    The charterer agrees that the boat shall be employed exclusively as a pleasure vessel for the sole and proper use of himself, his family, guests during the term of this charter, and shall not transport merchandise or engage in trade or in any way violate the laws of the United States, or any other Government within the jurisdiction of which the yacht may be at any time, and shall comply with the law in all other respects. Night sailing is strictly prohibited. Entering Woods Hole or Hadley Harbor is also strictly prohibited. Your sailboat must be on its mooring in Newport, or within three sailing or motoring miles of it, no later than 7pm on your last night of charter (Thursday Night). Failure to comply will result in loss of charter deposit.

    11. Non-Assignment

    The charterer agrees not to assign this agreement or sub-charter the boat without the consent of the owner in writing.

    12. Defaults

    It is mutually agreed that should any installment of the charter money not be paid on the date designated, the owner shall have the right to resume possession of the boat and terminate this charter, without prejudice to his rights in respect of any arrears of charter money, including necessary legal fees to collect any such arrears or damages.
  • 13. Security Deposit

  • The charterer agrees to post a security deposit of
  • with the owner per terms of this agreement. Said deposit shall be forfeited in the event of default by the charterer or any part of this agreement. Without prejudice, however, to any other rights of the owner stipulated herein, said security deposit shall be refunded within five days at the port of release, provided no such default shall have occurred.
  • 14. Indemnification

    The charterer will at all times indemnify and keep indemnified that the owner and his agent and save themselves harmless from and against any and all actions or causes of action claims, demands, liabilities, loss damage or expense of whatsoever kind including counsel or attorneys fees which they shall or may sustain or incur by reason or in consequence of any act or omission of the charterer, his agents or others during the term of hire of said boat.

    15. Arbitration

    Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, said arbitration to be held in the City and State of the OWNER'S residence, unless another place is mutually agreed upon. Judgement upon any award reached by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any Court of said State having jurisdiction thereof. To the true and faithful performances of the foregoing Agreement, the said parties hereto bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, each to the other.

    16. Other Conditions

    Owner to provide a 10' dinghy with a Suzuki outboard engine. Vessel to be returned with all fuel and water tanks full. Holding tank empty, Vessel in clean condition. No smoking on boat. Additional charges, Holding tank pumpout $150.00,Diesel fuel tanks are not topped off $150.00 + fuel cost, Water tank(s) not topped off $150.00, bimini cover not re-installed $100.00, and $500.00 for excessive cleaning.

    17. Sailing Resume

    Please upload your sailing resume below. To view a sample sailing resume, please click the following link: SAMPLE SAILING RESUME
  • 18. Bareboat Charters

    It is agreed that if this charter is "bareboat", that the charterer may take a qualification sail with the owner or his agent to determine the skill level of the designated captain, and to familiarize the captain and crew of the boat and equipment on board. Should it be necessary, the charterer may request that a hired captain be assigned to said boat to carry out the charter. Further, signing this agreement certifies that the designated Captain
  • is experienced and competent in handling and operating a
  • vessel of the type being hired by this agreement, and possesses sufficient practical knowledge of seamanship, piloting and rules of the road to qualify for operation of the vessel during the charter term. To the true and faithful performance of the foregoing agreement, the said parties hereto bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, each to the other. IN WITNESS THEROF, the parties hereunto set their hands the day and year written below.
  • ____________________________________-_________________
    Agent's Signature: Brian P. Blank - Date
  • 19. Important Reminder

    Price includes 8 pillows, 8 pillow cases, 8 bath towels, 8 bottom linens & 2 dish towels. You can purchase food, drinks, ice, paper products & top blankets or sleeping bags at our local Wal-Mart with a super 'Stop & Shop' food store next to it in Newport. Also, please return to the mooring in Newport or within 3 motoring miles of the mooring by 7 pm Thursday so you have enough time Friday morning to top off diesel, dinghy gas, water tanks, waste pump out and remove all food & gear by 11:00 am Friday.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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    Daniel
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    Chip
  • “What a fantastic vacation”. We just returned from a wonderful vacation aboard the Beneteau 45 we chartered. There were two families onboard, but with 4 cabins there was plenty of room for everyone. The boat was equipped with all the electronics we could need and the chart plotter was especially useful during our week. The best part of the boat, according to my kids, was the hydraulic transom that lowered to create a great swim platform. Will charter again and again.

    Wendy
  • We rented July a Jeanneau 439 for 3 weeks to sail from Newport to New York and back. This long dream became really true. And thanks to Brian we were excellent prepared by several books, maps and most important by a super maintained ship equipped with everything we needed. I charted already boats all over the world, but here both the check-in and check-out was the easiest and fastest ever. Thanks for this great time!

    Karl
  • “Living the Dream!” My friends and I just booked our first charter with from Bareboat Sailing Charters to Nantucket last week. The boat was well maintained and all systems were functioning. The boat was well equipped with many options that included (2) color GPS chart plotters and a 10’ dinghy. The 20 minute virtual tour video of the boat was great. After watching it, you feel like you already know the boat & electronic when you board. Chalk up another great sailing vacation!!!

    John
  • This is my 5th time chartering through Bareboat Sailing. The boats are the best maintained of any I have chartered and I have been doing this for about 12 years. The checkouts and support from Brian and his crew are second to none. The boats are very well equipped, including chart plotters and radar. They also come with a dinghy and outboard. Like the boats they are always in good order…not necessarily a given in the charter industry. Simply put, Bareboat is one of the most professional organizations I have dealt with and I look I forward to many more trips with them in the future.

    Al
  • This outfit and the people behind are absolutely fantastic. I have chartered from them every year for the last 10-years and each time my expectations are far exceeded. The boats are always in excellent condition (with a noticeable and very well received emphasis on safety), the service and help we get along the way from Brian and his staff always goes above and beyond, and the area / region is not to be beat. You are virtually guaranteed to have a terrific experience if you choose Bareboat Sailing Charters.

    Ross