What do I need to charter a boat?
For foreign charter guests, the skipper’s licence arrangements for the respective country are generally valid.
British, Danish, Netherlands and US citizens, and those of many other countries, do not require a skipper’s licence for our boats.
How do I book?
Send us an e-mail or call us up. We will tell you straight away if the dates you want are still free. If they are free, they will be provisionally booked for you immediately (and marked in yellow on the booking calendar). You will receive the charter contract by post.
Please sign the contract and send it back to us as soon as possible. You will also need to transfer a deposit of 30 % of the charter fee.
As soon as we receive the signed contract and the deposit has reached our bank account then the booking is binding for both sides (and marked in red in the booking calendar).
Am I liable for damages?
The boat is fully covered in terms of insurance. For any damage you cause yourself, your maximum liability is the excess amount (exceptions to this are if the damage caused is malicious or the result of gross negligence).
A deposit equal to the excess amount is to be paid in cash at the start of the charter.
We will of course return your deposit to you (provided there have been no events) at the end of the charter.
Was do I need to bring?
Only your personal effects. Our boats are fully equipped. We even provide you with bedding, handtowels and dishcloths. If you want us to obtain a supply of drinks for you and leave them for you ready to be stowed away, you only have to ask.
What is the situation with pets?
We advise against bringing pets. It is up to you to decide if you are doing your dog a favour by bringing him or her on board. There is practically nowhere for a dog to run about. If you do decide to bring a pet on board, however, a supplementary 50-euro cleaning fee will be charged. Please ask us if you require further information. Goldfish travel for free!
When can I go on board the boat?
We give you the time it takes to prepare you for your trip. Each of the boats has its own handover day so you can become familiar with the boat, calmly and at your own pace:
|The Anna Karenina
||Saturday 2 pm
||Saturday 10 am
|The Anna Blume
||Sunday 2 pm
||Sunday 10 am
|The Don Giovanni
||Friday 2 pm
||Friday 10 am
You will be given a full briefing.
The fact that each boat has its own handover day affords enough time for a test outing so that you can get used to the leisurely pace of boating straight away.
If something is unclear later, detailed descriptions (with illustrations) of the operational controls and equipment are available on board.
The boat must be returned empty and swept at the end of the charter period. We need to use the remaining time for cleaning and carrying out a technical check.
What happens if something goes wrong en route?
If something isn't working, pick up the telephone and call our hotline
(you will find the number in the operating manual) We will provide assistance as soon as possible, either ourselves or with the help of one of our technicians.