1.1 Boataffair AG (Boataffair) is a yacht broker company based in Switzerland. Via our website we make available yachts, or other assets, defined as a boat, a motorboat, superyacht, motor yacht, catamaran, sailing yacht, house boat or other accommodation (hereinafter referred to as "Boats", each a "Listing") for charter. The Boats shown on our website are managed by professional yacht charter operators for or on behalf of yacht owners and by yacht charter companies, (hereinafter referred to as “Operators"). This is hereinafter referred to as "Services". Boataffair AG is not an insurance company.
1.2 The Site, Application and Services can be used to facilitate the listing and booking of Boats. Such Boats are included in Listings on the Site, Application and Services by Operators. Visitors may view Listings as an unregistered Visitor to the Site, Application and Services. However, if the Visitor wishes to charter a Boat, they must first register to create a Boataffair Account or contact Boataffair via email.
1.3 Boataffair is not an owner or operator of Boats.
1.4 The time during which the asset is rented out shall be called the rental period (hereinafter referred to as "Rental Period").
1.5 Renters (hereinafter referred to as "Renters") pay a Rental Fee (referred to as the "Rental Fee") for a yacht charter (Services).
1.6 Boataffair AG, with a registered office in Bellikon, Switzerland, provides services via its websites boataffair.com and boat-affair.com (hereinafter referred to as "the Platform" and "the Site") and as applications for mobile, tablet and other smart devices and application program interfaces (hereinafter referred to as the "Application" ).
1.8 All legal relations between Boataffair and the Users of the Boataffair website, regarding the Services of Boataffair are governed by these Terms and the respective charter contract. These Terms govern Users’ access to and use of the Boataffair website, its subdomains, its mobile application(s), and all of the websites and Internet properties owned or operated by Boataffair, including without limitation, any information, text, graphics, photos, blog entries, reviews, or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing on the Platform (collectively referred to as "Content").
3.1 Boataffair reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site, Application or Services or to modify these Terms, including the Rental Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If Boataffair modifies these Terms, Boataffair will post the modification on the Platform.
3.2 Changes to the Term of Use will become effective and will apply to the information collected starting on the date Boataffair posts the revised Term of Use on the Site. Users’ continued use of the Site after any change has become effective will constitute Users’ acceptance of any change.
Accordingly, Boataffair urges Users to frequently review the Term of Use posted on the Site. If the modified Terms are not acceptable for the User, their only recourse is to cease using the Site, Application and Services. If the User does not close his/her Boataffair Account or does not contact firstname.lastname@example.org to tell Boataffair that the User wishes to cease using the Site (hereinafter referred to as "Account"), they will be deemed to have accepted the changes.
3.3 Boataffair may terminate the agreement with Users at any time, without notice to Users, if Boataffair believes, in its sole discretion that Users have breached or may breach any term or condition of the Terms, or Boataffair may terminate this agreement for Boataffair’s convenience. Users may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials received from Boataffair’s Site and ceasing to use the Site. Boataffair reserves the right, without notice and for any reason, to remove any Content on the Site and to deny access of any User(s) to all or any part of the Site. Boataffair reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Users agree that Boataffair will not be liable to Users or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.
The Site, Application and Services are intended solely for persons who are 18 years of age or older. Any access to or use of the Site, Application or Services by anyone under 18 years of age is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Site, Application or Services the User represents and warrants that he/she is 18 or older.
5.1 The Renter makes payment to Boataffair AG for the yacht charter (or in other words: the boat rental), the Rental Fee.
5.2 The payment of the Rental Fee (or installment thereof) by the Renter to Boataffair AG is needed by Boataffair AG to confirm a booking and to reserve a boat in the Renter's name. No booking is confirmed without having received payment by the Renter. The first installment of the Rental Fee is non-refundable, unless otherwise stated in the respective contract.
5.3 The Rental Contract between the Operator and the Renter becomes effective in the instant that the Renter signes the charter contract. Depending on the type of yacht, the country in which the yacht is chartered and the local jurisdiction, a contract recognised by the international yacht charter industry may be applied.
5.5 Boataffair reserves the right to refuse to process or confirm a booking, or a cancellation in the event of problems with payment processing of Operator or Renter payment information.
5.6 All Rental Fees for the Boats for the respective Rental Period are displayed in the Listings and will vary depending on season and availability. Boataffair communicates the Rental Fees in our offers (quotation) to the Renters prior to entering into a Rental Contract.
6.1 If a cancellation is made by the Renter after signing the charter contract and submitting payment to Boataffair AG, the respective Cancellation Policy of the charter contract is applicable and will be put into effect. Every Operator is responsible for their own Cancellation Policy. If applicable (see 5.3 above), the terms and conditions of a contract recognised by the international yacht charter industry will be brought into effect.
6.2 For a Cancellation made by the Renter less than 30 days before a boat rental: No refund of the full payment shall be made, unless the Operator’s Cancellation Policy states something different.
6.3 Boataffair is not responsible for local country rules, laws or legislations which may cause damage to the Renter or that may prevent the Renter to enter a country for a boat rental. It is the responsibility of the Renter to gather sufficient information about respective local rules, laws and legislations before travelling and Boataffair shall not be made responsible or be held accountable for any damage caused to the Boat Renter by local country rules, laws and legislations.
6.4 Boataffair is not responsible for weather conditions and/or unexpected technical issues before or during a boat rental.
6.5 Due to the possibility of unforeseen events outside of Boataffair's control (i.e. COVID-19 or other Force Majeure events), the Renters are solely responsible for taking out a cancellation insurance.
6.6 The Operator is fully liable towards the Renter and Boataffair for damages caused by any actions and/or omissions which have an impact on the Rental itself or to the Rental Period. Such damages include also frustrated costs (e.g. travelling, accommodation, etc).
6.7 Boataffair is not and cannot be responsible for gross misconduct by the User during a boat rental. It is at the Operator's discretion to end a boat rental in case of misconduct by the User and no refunds shall be made to the User in the case that the Operator ends a charter on this basis.
7.1 The Site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights and laws of Switzerland and other applicable countries. Users agree to honor and abide by all applicable intellectual property and other rights and laws, as well as any trademark or copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Terms. The trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, trade dress and other identifiers (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Boataffair or its advertisers, Visitors, Operators, Renters, or other licensors, unless as otherwise disclosed. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, displaying, distributing, transmitting, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works from, or using any portions of the Site or its Content for commercial or public purposes without express authorization from Boataffair.
7.2 Subject to Users’ compliance with the Terms, Boataffair grants Users a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access, use, display, and navigate the Site solely for Users’ personal use. Boataffair may display advertisements or other content from third parties on the Site, such as banner advertisements, pop-up windows, and links to third party Platforms. Boataffair is not responsible for the Content of such advertisements and Content, or for any products, services or other materials relating to such advertisements or Content.
The Operator understands and agrees that he/she is solely responsible for determining (i) applicable Tax reporting requirements, and (ii) the Taxes that should be included, and for including Taxes to be collected or obligations relating to applicable Taxes in Listings, such as Valued Added Taxes (VAT) in Europe. The Operators are also solely responsible for remitting to the relevant authority any Taxes included or received. Boataffair cannot and does not offer Tax-related advice to any Users.
9.1 The Renter is responsible for leaving the Boat (including any personal or other property located on the Boat) in the condition it was handed over at Check-in. Renters and Operators acknowledge and agree that, they are responsible for their own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals whom they invite to, or otherwise provide access to the Boat.
9.2 If required, Operators may request a Security Deposit for renting their Listing(s) (hereinafter referred to as the "Security Deposits"). Operators are responsible for establishing any terms and conditions of such Security Deposits (e.g. in Cash or deposit by Credit Card). Security Deposits, if required by the Operator, may be used to pay any Fees due from a Renter overstaying at a Listing without the Operators consent or damage to the Boat caused by the Renter.
In case the Renter wishes to prolong the agreed Rental Period of the Boat, the Renter has to inform the Operator 5 (five) days prior to the end of the Rental Period. The Operator of the Boat can decide on case-by- case basis if he wants to agree on the prolongation of the Rental Period or not and this is subject to availability of the Boat. If the Operator agrees on the prolongation of the Rental Period, the Operator has to inform Boataffair immediately by sending an email to email@example.com after the Operator and the Renter have agreed about the prolongation of the Rental Period. The Rental Fee payable to Boataffair will increase accordingly pursuant to the Payment Policy in paragraph 5.
11.2 Users acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by the law, the entire risk arising out of their access to and use of the Site remains with the User. Users acknowledge that information transmitted through the internet is never completely secure. Neither Boataffair, nor any of its owners, directors, officers, managers, employees, affiliates, agents, designees or representatives (collectively “Boataffair Associates”) shall be liable to Users or any third party for any damages or attorney fees, or for any lost data or lost profit, arising out of User’s use of the Site or inability to gain access to or use the Site.
11.3 It is the sole responsibility of the Operator and the Renter to ensure that all legally required insurance cover is properly arranged prior to and for the duration of the Rental Period.
11.4 It is the sole responsibility of the Operator to ensure that all legally required insurance, for example social insurance in connection with labour law provisions, is covered properly for any employees, associates, affiliates, representatives (such as the skipper or captain of a yacht, the yacht crew, the cabin staff, service staff, etc.) of the Operator prior to and for the duration of the Rental Period and that any insurance cover over legal requirements which is considered necessary by the Operator is arranged directly by the Operator.
12.1 The use of the service is at the sole risk and responsibility of the Users. The use of the Site by the Users takes place on an "AS IS", ("AS IS",) and "IF AVAILABLE", ("AS AVAILABLE") basis. The service of Boataffair is provided without guarantees of any kind, explicit or implicit, including, but not limited to, implied warranties, non-violation or performance of the service.
12.2 Boataffair, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and licensors do not guarantee that
Users agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Boataffair and its Boataffair Associates harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) the access to or use of the Site, Application or Services or the violation of these Terms; (b) the Users Content; (c) the (i) interaction with any User, (ii) conclusion of a Rental Contract, or (iii) creation of a Listing; (d) the use, condition or conclusion of a Rental Contract by the User, including but not limited to any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of a Booking or use of a Boat.
These Terms and the use of the Site, Applications and Services by Users will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without regard to its conflict-of-law provisions, namely the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Disputes, differences of opinion or claims arising out of or in connection with the site, application or service of Boataffair, including its validity, invalidity, breach or dissolution, shall be decided exclusively by the ordinary courts at the court of the registered office of Boataffair, in Canton Aargau.
If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
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