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Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF COVID-19

(We will update this part of T&C according to the latest notice from the government)

  • No refund for all confirmed booking. If the service fails to provide due to the anti-epidemic policy by the government, reservation can only be rescheduled in 1 year and we don't accept any refund request. 

BOAT CHARTER TIME & ROUTE

  • The boat charter is 8 hours for day and 4 hours for evening.

  • The departure location default at Central Pier 9. Customer should inform us in advance to if the departure location needs to be changed. 

  • Booking will be automatically terminated if customer does not show up two hours later than the pick up time. No refund will be issued. 

  • The boat charter fee includes the fuel to Lamma Island, Hong Kong Island or Clearwater Bay. Extra fuel cost will be incurred for sailing to other location. (E.g. +$3000 for Sai Kung)

PAYMENT TERMS

  • The boat will only be confirmed when the 50% deposit is received. 

  • Once the booking is confirmed, it cannot be changed or canceled due to any reasons.

  • Final payment must be settled 1 weeks before the charter at the latest or the deposit will be forfeited.

  • ​No-shows and voluntary booking cancellations are non-refundable.

FOOD & DRINKS

  • Food and drinks order must be confirmed 7 days in advance. 

  • Our food and drinks are supplied by third party catering companies. Party Yacht Hong Kong Limited will not take any responsibility for any problem of food and drinks. 

  • Plates, cutlery and cups are only provided when the customer order F&B with us. 

  • 3 bags of ice (10lb/bag) are included in fee. Extra ice +$100/2 bags

WEATHER

  • We will arrange reschedule within 6 months if Typhoon Signal no.3 or Black Rain storm hosted 2 hours before the departure time. Rescheduling charter is only applied for the same boat that was originally booked. 

  • According to the Hong Kong Shipping Ordinances and for safety reason, when the Black rainstorm signal or Typhoon signal 3 or above is hoisted during the rental hours, vessel owners reserve the right to return at an earlier time than scheduled. No compensation and refund will be provided.

  • Food and drinks are supplied by the third party and it cannot be canceled due to the weather. We will arrange it deliver to customers address if the boat charter needs to be rescheduled. No refund to food and drinks will be offered. 

  • Customers have to pay extra cost for the ordered beverages and extra items charged due to the weather cancellation and reschedule.

MACHANICAL ISSUE  

  • We will reschedule charter if any mechanical issue is found before the boat charter day.

  • If mechanical problems occur during the trip, captains will send guests back with all efforts. If the usage time had reached more than half of the total rental time, rescheduling will not be offered. 

  • Boat charter can only be rescheduled once. 

EXTRA COST

  • Extra time: +$2000/hour

  • Bringing pets +$300/each - pet can only stay at outside area, otherwise extra cleaning fee will be charged (3rd party insurance does not cover pets)

  • Bringing DJ and speakers +$2000

  • Bringing extra inflatable toys size bigger than 1 metre +$500/piece

  • Speedboat package includes banana boating and wakeboarding +$4500/4hours(advance booking only)

  • The customer shall be responsible to pay the cost of repairing any damage caused to the yacht, furniture or amenities.

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BOAT RULES & CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY  

  • Hookah are not allowed to bring on the boat and if discovered the boat will return to the dock to drop off guests without refund. 

  • No drugs allowed on board and if discovered the boat will return to the dock and police will be informed.

  • Passengers must take responsibility themselves to ensure the safety of any property which they bring onto the boat. 

  • Guests should bring all belongings left the boat. All left items we will clean it as trashes. 

  • The customer should keep the boat clean, otherwise cleaning fee will be charged (e.g. vomiting)

  • Photos might be taken during the boat charter for promotion purpose. Please let us know in advance is you don't want us to take any photo.

  • The captain has the sole right for decisions made onboard the boat and may issue directions to staff & guests should a situation arise. 

  • Following reckless or dangerous behaviour, the Captain reserves the right to return to the pier.

  • The captain reserves the right to control the music volume on board.

  • Following dangerous weather the Captain reserves the right to return to the pier.

 

TICKETING EVENTS

  • All ticket purchases are subject to availability and will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless otherwise specified

  • If an event is canceled, ticket holders may be entitled to a refund as determined by the event organizer. 

Cap. 548D MERCHANT SHIPPING (LOCAL VESSELS) (CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING) REGULATION, 6. Restrictions on Class IV vessels

(1)A Class IV vessel shall not be used otherwise than—

(a)by the owner exclusively for pleasure purposes; or

(b)if it has been let to any person, by that person exclusively for pleasure purposes.

(1A) A Class IV vessel must not be let for hire or reward unless there is an endorsement on the vessel’s operating licence showing that approval for the vessel to be let for hire or reward has been given by the Director. (L.N. 68 of 2020)

(1B) If an owner of a Class IV vessel intends to let the vessel for hire or reward for an intended service that involves the carriage of passengers, the owner must, when applying for or renewing an operating licence in respect of the vessel—

(a)indicate that it is the owner’s intention to let the vessel for hire or reward;

(b)submit to the Director copies of the certificate of inspection or certificate of survey referred to in subsection (3)(a) and the policy of insurance referred to in subsection (3)(b); and

(c)seek the Director’s approval for the vessel to be let for hire or reward. (L.N. 68 of 2020)

(1C) If the Director approves a Class IV vessel to be let for hire or reward, the Director must make an endorsement to that effect on the vessel’s operating licence. (L.N. 68 of 2020)

(1D) If subsection (1A) is contravened in respect of a vessel, the owner of the vessel, the owner’s agent and the coxswain of the vessel each commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3. (L.N. 68 of 2020)

(1E) During the transitional period, a contravention of subsection (1A) does not constitute an offence under subsection (1D). (L.N. 68 of 2020)

(1F) For subsection (1E), transitional period means the 12-month period beginning on 1 August 2020. (L.N. 68 of 2020)

(2) A Class IV vessel shall not be let for hire or reward unless—

(a)it is let under the terms of a written charter agreement or written hire-purchase agreement;

(b)the agreement contains a warning that states clearly—

(i)that the person to whom the vessel is let commits an offence if he does not comply with section 6(5)(b) of the Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Certification and Licensing) Regulation (Cap. 548 sub. leg. D);

(ii)that the person to whom the vessel is let should read carefully section 6 (except subsections (1), (2) and (4)) of the Regulation; and

(iii)where in the agreement the full text of those provisions may be found;

(c)the agreement contains, either in its body or as its attachment, the full text of this section (except subsections (1), (2) and (4));

(d)the warning and text referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) are in the same language as that of the remaining parts of the agreement and are presented prominently in the agreement; and

(e)the agreement is signed by the owner and the person to whom the vessel is let.

(3) A Class IV vessel shall not be let for hire or reward for an intended service that involves the carriage of passengers unless there is in force in respect of the vessel—

(a)such certificate of inspection or certificate of survey certifying that the vessel is fit for the intended service as is required under the Survey Regulation for a Class IV vessel of the type for which the vessel is certificated; and

(b)such policy of insurance in respect of third party risks as is required under Part VA of the Ordinance for a Class IV vessel of the type for which the vessel is certificated, having regard to the intended service. (24 of 2005 s. 23)

(4) If, without reasonable excuse, subsection (1), (2) or (3) is contravened the owner of the vessel, his agent and the coxswain each commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.

(5) Where a Class IV vessel is let for hire or reward—

(a)the owner, his agent and the coxswain shall ensure that there is kept on board the vessel—

(i)the relevant written charter agreement or written hire-purchase agreement; and

(ii)if any passenger is carried in the vessel, the certificate of inspection or certificate of survey and the policy of insurance referred to in subsection (3), or certified copies of them; (24 of 2005 s. 23)

(b)the person to whom the vessel is let shall ensure that throughout the period when the person is in possession of the vessel—

(i)the vessel is not used otherwise than by him exclusively for pleasure purposes; and

(ii)the documents referred to in paragraph (a) are kept on board the vessel; and

(c)the coxswain shall, on request by an authorized officer, produce for inspection the documents referred to in paragraph (a).

(6) A person who without reasonable excuse contravenes subsection (5), commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 2.

(7) A person to whom a Class IV vessel is let does not have a reasonable excuse for contravening subsection (5)(b)(ii) merely because the person’s contravention is attributable to the contravention by the owner, his agent and the coxswain of subsection (5)(a).

(8) For the purpose of this section, a Class IV vessel is to be regarded as being used by a person exclusively for pleasure purposes if—

(a)in the case of the person being an individual, the vessel is used to carry the individual, his family members, relatives, friends and employees, and family members, relatives and friends of his employees, for their pleasure purposes; or

(b)in the case of the person being a club, company, partnership or association of persons, the vessel is used to carry its members and employees, and family members, relatives and friends of those members and employees, for their pleasure purposes.

(9) If a person to whom a Class IV vessel is let under a hire-purchase agreement is named in the certificate of ownership as owner by virtue of section 9(b), then subsections (3) and (5) apply neither to the hire-purchase agreement nor to the vessel as far as that agreement is concerned.

By purchasing our services, the attendee acknowledges that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these terms and conditions.

Should there be any disputes arise, Party Yacht Hong Kong Limited reserves the right of final decision.

Latest edition: 20-04-2022

Charter Agreement
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