The Yallabina Motor Yacht charter experience is designed to give you and your guests an exciting and memorable experience in a safe and comfortable room environment. We want your day to be relaxing and enjoyable and, most importantly, to be fun!
For us to fully meet and hopefully exceed your expectations, we need to agree some basic Terms and Conditions that will avoid any confusion or misunderstanding on the day.
This section might seem tedious but please take a little time to read these Terms and Conditions, when you book your Yallabina charter experience you will be asked to agree and comply with these before the charter day can begin.
Yallabina Motor Yacht Charters are designed to meet your specific requirements and charter rates will vary depending on destinations, distances travelled, catering requirements, and coincidence with other major events.
The charter rate for the day will include all costs associated with the charter, including; fuel, skipper and crew, marina and mooring fees and on-board catering. A crew gratuity at the end of the charter is entirely at your discretion.
Additional costs such as lunch and drinks ashore, transport and taxis, entry in to areas of interest etc are all additional costs and will be at your expense.
Payment terms and cancellations
You will be asked to pay 20% of the agreed charter rate as a non-refundable deposit. This will secure your booking and enable us to start planning your charter. Full payment of the remaining balance will be required no later than 4 weeks before the charter date.
Your charter will not go ahead if the full charter fee has not been paid.
Cancellations made more than 4 weeks prior to the start date of your charter will result in a loss of deposit plus any other costs incurred on your behalf.
Cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the charter date will result in loss of 80% of the cost of your charter.
We will do our best to rebook your charter date with someone else and if we are successful your loss will be reduced to 20% of the charter rate plus any other costs incurred on your behalf.
If for some reason or circumstance that is beyond our control, we have to cancel your charter, we will offer you a full refund of your charter cost. We will also do our best to rearrange your charter experience for another time.
Yallabina is regularly maintained and serviced to high standards by professional marine engineers, mechanical breakdowns and failures are rare. In the event of a breakdown that we are unable to rectify safely we will refund the unexpired part of your charter day.
We recognise that there are occasional unforeseen circumstances that would require you to change the date of your charter. You can do this up to 7 days before the charter date and we will try to offer you an alternative date subject to availability within the same season.
Passengers and Crew
Yallabina is coded for commercial operations by the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for Category 2. A condition of the coding is the maximum passenger limit of 10 people including children. The coding also allows for 2 crew members.
Under no circumstances can we allow more than 10 passengers on board, please do not exceed this number
Legal responsibility of the Skipper
The skipper of Yallabina has a legal responsibility for the vessel, the passengers on board and the crew. This means it is the skipper’s responsibility to keep everyone safe and to manage the charter appropriately to avoid damage to Yallabina and other vessels. The skipper has a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and will be held to account if things go wrong.
The skipper is the ultimate authority on the boat and will need to make decisions or give instructions that ensure the safety of passengers, crew, other water users and the general public impacted by our charter operations.The skipper may need to make decisions on the day that change the charter itinerary, passage plan or ports-of-call; changes are rare but might be necessary because of weather or sea conditions.