The yachts are operated by Masouras Bros Shipping Co Ltd the Charter Agreement is made between MBS and the individual booking the charter (“the Charterer”).

Deposits and Payments

The lead person on the booking will be responsible for the full cost of the charter, including any amendment or cancellation charges. We will require a deposit equivalent to 20% of the value of the charter, unless otherwise advised, before we can confirm your booking. Payment of the deposit means you have accepted our quotation and you guarantee that you have the authority to accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will then send you a confirmation with the costs and details of your charter and it is at this point that a contract comes into existence between us. It is your responsibility to check the details on the confirmation and to inform us of any discrepancies immediately.

The balance of your charter must be paid at least 3 days before your wedding day. Masouras Bros Shipping Co Ltd reserves the right to re-allocate dates to another charterer in the event that payments are not made in accordance with  his agreement.

Price

We reserve the right to amend our prices at any time prior to booking. However, once you have accepted our written confirmation the price of the charter will not alter unless we are required by law to charge a government tax or levy introduced after your booking is made.

Alteration or cancellation by you If you wish to make any alterations to your charter we will make every effort to accommodate these. Requests for amendments must be made in writing by the charterer on the booking. You may cancel your arrangements at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the lead person on the booking and is communicated to us in writing. The cancellation charges as shown below will apply from the date the written cancellation request is received by us:

€500 will be kept for administration costs More than 7 days Deposit Less than 7 days 100%

The charter contract is based on a charge per yacht and not per person.

Therefore, when one or more in a group sharing the yacht cancel and the remainder of the group decide to continue with the charter, then the remaining members of the party will be obliged to take on the share of the yacht costs borne by those cancelling.

Special Requests

If you have a special request (e.g. dietary) please confirm your request in writing to avoid any confusion.

Alteration or Cancellation by us In the event of severe weather preventing sailing, damage to the yacht or non- availability of the yacht for any other reason whatsoever, Masouras Bros Shipping Co Ltd reserves the right to cancel the charter at any time up to and including the date of the charter. Alternative dates or another yacht will be offered to the Charterer. If none is available suitable to both parties, the charter fee will be refunded in full as the exclusive remedy to the Charterer who shall have no further claim for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the cancellation of the Charter Agreement. In the event of your yacht not being available when you arrive for reasons beyond our control (e.g. damage on a previous charter, illness of crew) we reserve the right to substitute a similar yacht, or if such a yacht is not available, to provide accommodation until such a yacht becomes available. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your booking after it has been confirmed. However, occasionally some changes have to be made. If there is a minor change before you depart we will endeavour to inform you before you leave. No compensation is payable for minor changes.

Yacht Insurance

The yacht and yacht inventory are insured under a marine insurance policy against loss, damage and third party indemnity. You are expected to take reasonable care but your liability in the event of loss or damage to the yacht is limited to the security deposit unless such damage was caused by your negligence or willful damage.

However, charterers are advised that Masouras Bros Shipping Co Ltd does not carry insurance for personal injury, illness, loss or damage to personal belongings or for cancellation for any reason. Charterers must arrange their own insurance for these risks and ensure that their existing policies on which they wish to rely will cover this activity.

Our Responsibility

We accept responsibility for the proven acts or omissions of our staff and suppliers whilst acting within the scope of their duties, except where attributable to any member of the charter group, an unconnected third party, or an event which we could not, with due care, have reasonably foreseen. Except in the case of death or personal injury any compensation shall be limited to the amount of payment received by us. It is a condition precedent of such acceptance of liability that you follow the procedures for the notification of complaints set out in the clause below.

Complaints

If you have a problem during your charter, please inform the yacht skipper immediately so that he can endeavor to put things right. If the problem cannot be resolved, you must contact our office immediately by telephone or by email so that we are given an opportunity to help. If you fail to take any of these steps this will hinder our ability to put the problem right and/or investigate it fully and any right you have to receive compensation will be reduced or completely extinguished.

Authority

The skipper on board during the charter has absolute authority and his/her instructions should be adhered to at all times. The skipper will comply with all reasonable requests of the Charterer but the skipper will be the sole judge of all matters concerning seamanship and the safety of the yacht.

If the Charterer fails to comply with the reasonable instructions of the skipper concerning seamanship and the safety of the yacht, the skipper may return the yacht to the nearest port whereupon the charter will be terminated and the Charterer will not be entitled to repayment of any part of the charter fee or any other remedy.

Ways to Pay

€500 deposit and the balance will be paid 30 days prior to your Charter date.

How to pay:  Into our Bank  of Cyprus  account in EUROS (Depending on which yacht)

Alternatively you can pay via JCC Smart which is our online payment.

You would receive an automated email from JCC Smart with a link to make your payment using your credit/debit card. Please note that we advise you to check with your bank for any international payment charges.