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Kangaroo Island Boat Hire


Kangaroo Island Boat Hire


Terms and Conditions of Boat Hire

Effective 7th June 2022



Kangaroo Island Boat Hire is committed to servicing the boating needs of the leisure Vessel operator, by providing a quality service and value for money. 
In particular:
⦁ We provide late model Vessels and equipment
⦁ Service and maintain our Vessels in accordance with manufacturers recommendations
We value your feedback, so if you feel our service isn’t satisfactory or that we could make an improvement then please contact us by phone or email (we don’t mind hearing about the things we get right either).
All Your rights set out in this agreement are in addition to your rights as a consumer (Your consumer rights) under applicable consumer products legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law.
Your consumer Rights are not excluded, restricted or modified by this Rental Agreement. To find out more about Your Consumer Rights from organizations such as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
1. You agree and acknowledge that:
(a) Only you or an Authorised boat operator will operate the Vessel; and
(b) You and any Authorised boat operator hold a current or restricted license or marine qualification to do so. 
(c) You must not exceed 20knts whilst operating Vessel. 
(d) Cancelation Policy:- A Deposit of Bond ($300 or $400 depending on vessel booked) is required at the time of booking to reserve you spot. We have a 7 day cancellation policy if not notified the Deposit is non-refundable. Weather is taken into consideration when hiring our vessels
(e) You must not allow a person under the age of 12 years to operate the Vessel. 
(f) Depending on the vessel chosen a bond of $300 or $400 will be needed in excess of the hire amount, this is required to be given on the day to the representative of Kangaroo Island Boat Hire for insurance and to cover any excess fuel or breakages. This will be given back at the completion of the hire providing no damage is noticed during the inspection of vessel, equipment or excess fuel was needed on the day of hire.
2. You and any Authorized operator must only operate the Vessel:
(a) In partially smooth waters this is defined as:
 The waters of Nepean Bay but not seaward of a line from Marsden Point to latitude 35°43.1′ South and longitude 137°58′ East. The waters of Emu Bay but not seaward of a line from Cape D'estrainge to latitude 35°34′ South and longitude 130°34.3′ East.  
 (b) The Vessel is not to be operated when damaged or unsafe to do so;
(c) Not use the Vessel after an accident or hitting an object until You have obtained approval from Kangaroo Island Boat Hire or its Authorised representatives to do so;
(d) The Vessel must not be used to carry any dangerous or flammable goods with a flash point lower than 22.8 degrees Celsius.
(e) Not to use the Vessel in contravention of any law.
(f) Smoking is not permitted in the Vessel at any time.
(g) You must not operate the Vessel in adverse conditions where the wave height exceeds 1.5 metres; or
(h) The wind speed exceeds 20 knots per hour.
(i) The vessel can only be operated in daylight hours.
2.1 You must pay for any unauthorised repairs to the Vessel and for all infringements and fines in respect of the Vessel during the period of hire.
3. You must return the Vessel to place agreed on , on the date and by the time shown on the Rental agreement.
(a) If you are unable to return the Vessel to the place of hire you must notify Kangaroo Island Boat Hire immediately.
(b) You must pay Kangaroo Island Boat Hire the rental charges due including additional rental charges and compensate Kangaroo Island Boat Hire in accordance with clause 4 for any loss Kangaroo Island Boat Hire suffers up to the time that the Vessel is recovered.
(c) All equipment will be inspected upon return to the Boat Ramp.
4.1 Subject to this clause 4, you are liable:
(a) For the loss of, and all damage to, the Vessel; and
(b) For all damage to the property of any person:
(1) Which is caused or contributed to by You or any person you allow to operate the Vessel;
(2) Which arises from the use of the Vessel by You or any person you allow to drive the Vessel.
This clause 4 does not apply to any damage or loss for which Kangaroo Island Boat Hire is liable to You under this Rental Agreement.
4.2 Subject to clauses 4.3 and 4.4, Kangaroo Island Boat Hire waives Your liability under clause 4.1 for damage to, or loss of, the Vessel and will ensure that You and any Authorised Operator are entitled to be indemnified under the Vessel Insurance Policy, if:
 (a) You pay the Excess Amount for each separate event involving;
(1) Damage to, or loss of, the Vessel; or
(2) Damage to the property of any third party which is caused by the use of the Vessel by You or an Authorised Operator.
4.3 (a) For the purposes of this clause 4.3, ‘Recovery Costs’ means, in relation to the loss of, or damage to, the Vessel;
(1) Any appraisal fees;
(2) Any towing, storage and recovery costs; and
(3) An administrative fee reflecting the cost of making arrangements for repairs and towing and other administrative activities.
(b) If clause 4.1, 4.2 applies, you must pay to Kangaroo Island Boat Hire the Excess Amount at the time of loss of, or damage to, the Vessel pending Kangaroo Island Boat Hire’s assessment of the loss and damage and, if applicable, the repair of the Vessel
4.4 (a) Where You are required to pay Kangaroo Island Boat Hire under this clause 4, the amount You must pay for any loss, damage, repair, cost or fee:
(1) May be reasonably determined by Kangaroo Island Boat Hire; and
(2) In relation to damage to the Vessel, is the lesser of the cost of repairs to the Vessel or the market value of the Vessel at the time of the damage
(b) If the amount determined by Kangaroo Island Boat Hire and paid by You under this clause 4.4 exceeds the final cost of the loss, damage or repair, Kangaroo Island Boat Hire will refund the difference to You.
(c) Kangaroo Island Boat Hire will provide details to You of the final cost of the loss, damage or repair on request by You.
For the purpose of this agreement, and unless stated otherwise, 
(a) “The Company” shall mean Kangaroo Island boat Hire, any related corporations of it providing goods or services to the Hirer and any person acting with due authority of the Company. 
(b) “You” shall mean the person or persons named in the documentation for this agreement as the Hirer and any person signing or initialling this agreement (other than on behalf of the Company). 
(c) “Price” shall mean the cost of the rental as agreed between the Company and the Hirer subject to the other terms of this agreement. 
(d) “Services” shall mean all Services supplied by the Company to the Hirer. 
(e) A reference to a Boat includes: - 
(1) the Vessel;
 (2) a reference to multiple Vessels and other similar or related equipment; 
(3) a reference to a proposed Vessel which has been booked or provided (even in the absence of a signed agreement); 
(f) No rule of construction applies to the disadvantage of the party preparing the document on the basis that it put forward this document or any part of it. 
(g) Time is of the essence except where specific provision is made or the contrary intention appears.
 (h) A reference to a person includes the person’s heirs, executors, administrators, successors, substitutes and assigns and this document is intended to be binding upon such persons. 
(i) The singular includes the plural and vice versa and words importing a gender includes other genders. 
(j) Other grammatical forms of defined words and expressions have corresponding meanings.
 (k) An agreement, covenant, representation, warranty or indemnity in favour of two or more persons is for the benefit of them jointly and severally. 
(l) An agreement, covenant, representation, warranty or indemnity made by two or more persons is made by them jointly and severally.
 (m) Headings are for ease of reference only and do not affect the construction of this agreement.
 (n) The terms appearing on the company’s document entitled “Boat Hire Agreement and Release” apply and supersede the terms herein to the extent of any inconsistency. 
(o) Where the context admits, the provisions of this document extend beyond any termination.

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