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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE of vehicles (cars and/or boat)

  1. All and any work undertaken by Business Car Hire or Boat Charters of Hampton (combined equally as The Company) shall be transacted only under the terms and conditions herein set out.
  2. Each condition shall be deemed to be incorporated in, and shall be a condition of any agreement between The Company and a client.
  3. The Company’s acceptance of any client’s order is conditional upon the client agreeing to contract subject to these terms and conditions of sale to the exclusion of all others.
  4. By placing a booking with The Company for services, the client is presumed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of sale.
  5. The unenforceability or invalidity of any one or more of the terms and conditions contained herein, or part thereof shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any other term or condition or remainder thereof.
  6. All charges specified in the various tariffs published by The Company are subject to V.A.T. at the prevailing rate and are payable in advance by cleared by electronic transfer or by credit or debit card.
  7. The Company expressly prohibits any person other than their own drivers or skippers from driving the cars or boat.
  8. The Company accepts no responsibility for delays howsoever caused.
  9. The Company accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to any luggage or property carried by The Company howsoever loss or damage is caused.
  10. A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be paid at the time of booking as stipulated in clause 6. The balance will be paid 1 week prior to the booking.
  11. Hires cancelled will be charged in full when less than 7 days’ notice is given. Deposits will not be refunded. The balance will only be refunded if the cars or boat cannot fulfil the obligations of the booking. Hires not cancelled but not required will always be charged in full.
  12. Clients are responsible for any loss or damage caused to any vehicle or vessel supplied by The Company and caused by the passenger.
  13. Every effort will be made to carry out all bookings as specified by client’s instructions. The performance of any hire may be subject to cancellation by us or carried out to such variation that may be necessary or the result of inability to secure drivers or vehicles or any outside force uncontrollable by The Company.
  14. In the unlikely event of a specific vehicle or vessel having been booked becoming rendered unavailable, the Company reserves the right to make such suitable substitutions it deems necessary for the efficient completion of any hire.
  15. Supplementary charges are made under certain conditions and will appear on any invoice.
  16. For bookings including use of the Boat Charters of Hampton services, acceptance of these terms includes acceptance of the Safety Briefing which will be given at the appropriate time and is available on the Boat Charters of Hampton website.
  17. All charges are for the hire of staff and crew for the duration of the trip, cleaning services, catering services and commodities and a contribution to the running costs of the vessel “Knot Arf”. There is no charge for the “hire” of the boat.


  1. The instructions of the skipper or crew will be followed immediately and without question.
  2. All on board will be offered life jackets. They will be tried on and adjusted for size and MAY then be removed if it is deemed safe so to do.
  3. Only the alcohol agreed in advance may be consumed during any boat trip.
  4. In the event of a guest falling overboard, the call “MAN OVERBOARD” will be made to the skipper and, unless and until otherwise instructed, everyone will remain still and silent and pointing to the casualty in the water.
  5. If as the casualty you are unhurt and able to swim make your way to the nearest bankside.
  6. First aid kits can only be used by qualified first aiders. If you have such qualification you will make them known to the skipper in advance. The skipper has such a qualification from the Royal Yachting Association. First aid kits are in the galley, in the saloon and at the helm.
  7. Should they be needed, fire extinguishers are in the galley, either end of the saloon and at the helm.
  8. There is a fire blanket in the galley.
  9. Anyone found to be conducting themselves in a disorderly manner will be disembarked at the earliest opportunity and that includes being affected by the consumption of alcohol.
  10. You will make any medical requirements such as diabetes or angina known to the skipper and the whereabouts of any medication that could be necessary or inform the skipper of the relevant person in your party with that knowledge.
  11. Moving around the decks for adults in not restricted unless going through a lock or mooring up. A clockwise route is recommended to prevent any confusion. Any persons under the age of 14 will be accompanied by an adult at all times. Movement around the decks will always be with one hand on the handrail at all times.
  12. In the event of an evacuation being necessary there are escape hatches, unlocked at all times, in the fore cabin and aft cabin. Exit from the saloon is from the main entrance through the wheelhouse or through the sliding windows either side of the saloon. Exit from the heads or the galley can be obtained in emergency situations via the saloon or either of the cabins.
  13. This is a pleasure cruise so adherences to the terms and conditions and to this safety briefing are important so that you can really enjoy the experience.