Please Note: These policies apply to all bareboat charters we offer. These charters are offered on our 40′ vessel, the Seascape.
•Vessel is chartered, leased, and rented to an individual through a written agreement
•The owner does not provide the crew; the charterer selects and pays the crew
•A licensed Master is not required to operate the vessel
•The owner can recommend a list of Masters for the charterer to hire, but cannot stipulate that the owner make a selection solely from the list provided
•The owner can require the charterer to hire a crew with a preset level of qualifications (e.g. Coast Guard issued Merchant Mariner’s Credentials)
•All food, fuel, and stores are provided by the charterer
•All port charges and pilotage fees, if any, are paid by the charterer
•Insurance is obtained by the charterer, at least to the extent of covering liability not included in the owner’s insurance
•The charterer may discharge for cause, the Master or any crew member
•The vessel must be surveyed upon its delivery and return
•The charterer stands in the shoes of the owner of the vessel. The charterer has complete command, control, and possession of the vessel as it were his or her own.
•The charterer assumes responsibility for the vessel operations within the maritime laws and regulations for the duration of the charter
•Any provision that tends to show retention of control of the vessel such as the owner being aboard during the charter of the vessel contradicts the claim that a valid bareboat charter exists