To rent a sailing boat, 50% of the total amount must be given as a deposit up to 3 days after the reservation has been made, either directly into a bank account or by credit card (PayPal service). The outstanding amount must then be provided 30 days prior to check-in.
Transfer to and from the docking site can be arranged on agreement at an additional cost.
In the event of a cancellation, the deposit is not returned. Changes in dates may be catered for 45 days prior to the original check-in date, and only if there are sailing boats available for the requested time period.
Usually, in the case of week-long sailing trips, departures are realised on Saturday afternoon. You will be expected to arrive at the port two hours prior to the scheduled departure time so that the Captain of the boat can carry out a mandatory check before the required documentation from the Harbour Police be obtained.
Week-long trips end on Saturday morning so that the sailing boat can be thoroughly checked for any potential damage or losses and to allow sufficient time for cleaning in preparation for the next trip.
A guarantee is requested when the sailing boat is rented without a skipper (and in certain cases on request by the sailboat owner even if a skipper is to present). It is returned on check-out once the sailboat is returned in the same condition.
All the sailing boats which cater for such professional use are fully-insured both for material damage and for the travellers themselves.