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Useful information for boat charter
This section is dedicated to the main useful information for boat charter: how to book, what qualifications the tenant must possess to take responsibility for the use of the boat, insurance coverage and some useful tips to get equipped at the time of boarding.
One of the first information for boat charter that you must receive to make your cruise is the booking procedure. Through the Online availability check the availability of the yacht you are interested. Once verified the availability please contact us via e-mail through our contact form, by phone or fax. As soon as we receive your request we will provide you all the information you requested. If you are not sure to book the boat but think that others can book it, in your communication please, request also an option on the yacht. Usually the yacht will be held for you for a week. If after this period we will have no news, the option will be automatically deleted. Should you wish to confirm the charter we will send you the model of the bare boat contract for its formalization. On your part it is required a deposit which is equal to 50% of the contract amount. For our part, as soon as we receive the funds for the payment we will send a copy of the contract signed by us, while we remain waiting to receive a copy signed by you. Upon receipt of the copy signed by the parties, we consider formalized the reservation. The balance of the lease must be paid one month before boarding. Our account number will be communicated at the time the contract form.
Please note that our yachts are chartered bareboat, under the condition that at least one crew member has a sailing certificate. But it is recommended that at least one other member has got experience of sailing. For browsing the flotilla are required minor qualifications. Obviously for hire with skipper or crew, the only thing required is a love for the sea and sailing.
With the exception of crewed charters, on bareboat and skippered charters we request you to pay a refundable security deposit, (which varies according to the size of the yachts) at the time of embark. This can be paid by travellers? cheques, cash or certified bank cheques. The security deposit is to cover in the unforeseen event any possibility of any minor damages which are not covered by the insurance of the yacht. Upon the safe return of the yacht it will be returned in full to you. Alternatively we offer you the option to pay a non-refundable security deposit.
All our yachts are fully insured against damage to hull, gear and equipments as well as for third party liability. Please give your attention that yacht?s insurance does not cover your personal belongings and injuries.
In our base, provisioning is not a problem, since there are supermarkets nearby the port of Agropoli, in the town. If you want to order in advance, fill in our provisioning form and everything will be delivered to you upon your arrival on the yacht. Ask for our provisions list and do not forget to return your order to us at least ten days before your arrival.
What to bring with you
Thanks to our complete inventory and specifications, the only things you have to bring with you are clothes and personal items. Do not forget cotton trousers, t-shirts, swimming apparel, deck shoes, shorts, casual evening wear, large sea towels, your music CD, a sun-hat and sunscreen are recommended. At the beginning and at the end of the season light waterproof weather gear may also be necessary. Since storage space in the yachts is rather limited, it is better to carry your clothes in soft-sided bags and not in suitcases.
We of Vela Dream
For optimum organization, it would be appreciated if we could be informed of your arrival time at least 7 days before your departure. Our company has no limitations as to the time of the client?s arrival, and our staff will be available for you to embark on your yacht at any time that is convenient. Checking, control, and briefing about the yacht?s equipment can only be done properly during daylight hours, in case you arrive after sunset, we will take care of the inventory checking the following morning.