The contract for hire is between you as the hirer and Kris Cruisers hereinafter referred to as ‘the company’ and made under English law subject to the conditions referred to on the web site.
The Company reserves the right to accept or decline a booking and/or refuse to hire a boat to any person or group where in the sole opinion of the Company, the boat is not suitable for the person or for any member of the group. In particular the Company will not accept a booking from or hire a boat to persons less than 18 years of age and proof of age may be required.
The Company reserves the right to repossess the boat and terminate the hire at any time where an accident or damage has occurred or in the sole opinion of the Company is likely to occur. In such cases the Company will not be liable to make a refund of the hire charges paid or any portion thereof and there shall be no other liability on the Company whatsoever.
The seating capacity for each boat is shown on the web site, in our brochure, on the boat handover form and displayed on your day boat is the maximum number of persons permitted aboard the said boat and this must not be exceeded under any circumstances.
If the Company is prevented by circumstances beyond its control from making available a boat which has been booked and cannot provide a suitable alternative the Company will refund any hire charges paid but no further liability will be accepted.
During the period of hire, you as the hirer are deemed to be ‘the captain' in charge of the boat unless another member of the party (who must not be less than 18 years of age) is appointed to this role by you and notified to the Company before commencement of the hire or subsequently in the event of an emergency. The captain is responsible for the care and use of the boat and its equipment, for their own safety and conduct and for the safety and conduct of all members of the party being either crew or passengers. However, if another member of the party is appointed by you as captain, you as the hirer nevertheless remain ultimately responsible under your contract for hire and you must ensure that the appointed captain and the other members of the party have all the information they need in this context.
The Company will not be liable for any deaths, illness or personal injuries or for the loss or damage of any property (including any vehicles left at Kris Cruisers and/or the contents of such vehicles) unless caused by a negligent act and/or omission of the Company (or its employees whilst they are acting within the scope of or in the course of their employment) in the context of your contract for hire. Any claims against the Company for hire must be notified to the Company immediately or as soon as is practicable and in any event no later than 30 days after the date of hire. Such notification must be given in writing but if it is initially given verbally it must then be confirmed in writing to the Company no later than 30 days after the date of hire.
The use of the boats are restricted to the main channel of the non-tidal navigable parts of the River Thames within limits which will vary according to the period of the hire, and advice on this will be provided by the company, but it is your responsibility to organize use of the boat in such a manner that will enable it to be returned to Kris Cruisers on time at the end of your period of hire (see condition 10).
The boat must be navigated safely and in accordance with the Thames Navigation General and Licensing Bye Laws 1993 and any subsequent amendments thereto (copies are posted on public notice boards at all locks on the River Thames). The Bye Laws include a speed limit which must be observed and you are totally responsible for any fines or penalties arising from any breach of this condition during your period of hire. You must comply with any instructions given to you by the Company.
The boat and all its equipment must be returned to the Company at Kris Cruisers on time at the end of your period of hire in a clean and tidy condition. If the boat is not returned on time, the hire period will be extended accordingly and you will be liable for extra charges which will be assessed by the Company. The assessment will normally be based on Double the prevailing hourly rate for the boat with part hours being counted as whole hours. The Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to impose higher charges in the event of unreasonably late returns. The Company may also make a charge if the boat and its equipment are not returned in a clean and tidy condition.
You will be required to pay a security deposit of £150 in cash or debit/credit card for mixed groups and £300 in CASH for single sex groups prior to your period of hire, which will be held by the Company as security against damage, losses or breakages to the boat, its equipment and/or to third parties. If none has occurred, the security deposit will be repaid to you but the Company reserves the right to first deduct any charges arising under condition 9.
If the company believe large amounts of alcohol are being taken on-board, you will be required to pay a £300 CASH Security Deposit. This will be repaid to you on return of the boat in accordance with conditions 9, 10, & 11.
The descriptions of the boats contained within the web site and brochure are for guidance only and the Company reserves the right to make changes in the light of operating requirements. Illustrations are only examples of the type of boat available and although the boat hired will be of the same class it will not necessarily be identical.
If you would like to receive any information, or cannot find what you are looking for, please call 01753 543930 (or from outside the UK, +44 1753 543930) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org