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CHARTER POLICIES


Bareboat Qualifications

C & C Charters requires that the charterer acting as captain be experienced and competent to operate a vessel equivalent to the charter yacht. The individual must certify in the yacht charter agreement that he/she can navigate utilizing nautical charts, and has a practical knowledge of seamanship, boat handling and “Rules of the Road”. A charterer not meeting these qualifications will be required to have a USCG Licensed Captain as instructor on board ($300-$350/day) until such time as the instructor feels the charterer is capable of handling the yacht. Many charterers request a captain for instruction the first day, as they are moving to a larger vessel, from a sail to power vessel, from single to twin screw, or from a flush deck to flybridge helm. We want your charter to be safe, stress-free and enjoyable!


Reservations

Please call our toll free number 1-800-733-SAIL for availability of the yacht of your choice. We will hold a tentative reservation for 10 days pending the receipt of your deposit. Deposit required to book a charter is one/half the charter fee, and may be paid by personal check, Visa or MasterCard. Upon receipt of your deposit we will forward your Yacht Charter Agreement, resume form, orientation sheet, driving and air travel directions and resort brochure.


Arrival

A C & C Charters' staff member will greet you upon your arrival for charter and final payments will be collected. The on board orientation and check-out will be conducted. Please note that prompt 4:00PM arrival for a night before boarding will permit the on board orientation; the sea trial portion of the check-out will be completed the following morning.

Check-out

We want you to be comfortable and knowledgeable aboard your Chesapeake Bay charter yacht. Your orientation and sea trial will be conducted by a C & C Charters' staff member. All vessel systems, operations and equipment will be reviewed. The charterer serving as captain will take the vessel from its slip into the north channel, then return and dock at the fuel dock to demonstrate competency in boat handling and navigation. Our check-out captain will answer last minute questions, then you may depart from the fuel dock to enjoy your charter.


C & C Charters receives telephone calls from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Cell phone numbers are provided for after-hours assistance.

Security Deposit

A refundable security deposit is collected to insure against losses or damages incurred during your charter. The amount is equal to the insurance deductible for the vessel. We will return your security deposit within 10 days of your charter less any charges for loss or damage.


C & C Charters takes pride in the clean, well maintained condition of its yachts. It is expected that the charterer will treat the yacht as his own and return it in the same condition. Any damaged or lost items should be reported to C & C Charters immediately upon return.

 

Final Payments

The charter balance and security deposit must be paid by cash, certified check, cashier's check, money order or traveler's checks upon arrival for charter. Visa or MasterCard may be used for the charter balance, but not the security deposit. Captain's fee, if required, is payable directly to the captain.

 

Special Requests

C & C Charters will gladly assist you with arrangements for instruction, itinerary planning, linen service, airport pick-up, provisioning, catering, or any other services you may want or require. This is your vacation, and we will strive to accommodate you on your Chesapeake Bay charter!



Cancellations

We realize situations may force you to cancel your charter. If we receive written notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to your charter date, we will refund your booking deposit, less a $50 cancellation fee. For notice given less than 30 days, your booking deposit is forfeited if we cannot re-book your charter dates. If we can re-book your dates, we will refund your deposit, less the $50 cancellation fee. A change of dates is considered a cancellation. There is a $25 fee for returned checks.