Yacht Terms & Conditions for Skippered Charters

Alargo do not believe in hiding the "small print", often referred to as Terms and Conditions, so please familiarise yourselves with the below text to feel reassured about our services and liability. By using our website and the services ‘alargo’ provides, you agree to the terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must refrain from using the website and the services. Alargo AS is registered in Norway under the trading name of ‘alargo’, Company Registration Number: 912 060 349. www.alargo.com and www.alargo.no are operated by Alargo AS, also known as "alargo”, "Alargo”, “we”, “us” and “our". It is important that you read the information in our accompanying literature carefully (as reproduced on our website) and check the details confirmed back to you at the time of booking, as this form the basis of your contract. And remember when you tick the box ‘I have read and agreed the Terms & Conditions’, you agree to the following conditions. In other words, your contract with Alargo is bound by the ‘Terms & Conditions’ at the time of booking.

Our Payment Policy

Once you reserve a Yacht Trip or any other service online with us, a minimum deposit of 30% is due at the time of booking. The remainder of the balance must be paid in full no later than 60 days before the use of service. For “late bookings” the full amount will be requested at the time of booking. Late bookings are considered bookings made less than 60 days prior to use of service. For details, please refer to the table below:

Days before check in

% of total payment

>= 60 30%
< 60 100% (or the remainder 70%)

When reserving your trip, you will be given two options for paying the deposit and the remaining balance of your rental.
a. Online payment by credit card.
b. Bank transfer to our account.

As we provide confirmed online bookings and online requests, please note that Online bookings confirmations are always instant. Your deposit is charged from the credit card right away and the reservation is considered confirmed.

For online requests your credit card will only be charged after the Yacht owner has accepted the request. When payment is processed, the reservation is considered confirmed. Hence, the status of your payment is what makes a reservation confirmed. Alargo will only charge your credit card once a trip booking is confirmed. We will also email you with a booking confirmation, reference number and information regarding the trip for each confirmed booking made though Alargo.

Credit card charges

If you use a credit card to make payments, we will add a fee of 2% which will be added at the payment stage.

Our Cancellation Policy

We have the following cancellation policy and fees in place, always in accordance with our Payment Policy:
* If you cancel your reservation 120 days or over before the check in, a 10% fee from the total cost will occur.
* If you cancel your reservation 119 – 80 days before the check in, a 15% fee from the total cost will occur.
* If you cancel your reservation 79- 60 days before the check in, a 20% fee from the total cost will occur.
* If you cancel your reservation 59 – 45 days before the check in, a 50% fee from the total cost will occur.
* If you cancel your reservation 44 or less days before the check in, you will be charged the full amount and there will be no refund.

Please see the Cancelation Policy Table below:

Days before check in

% charge of the total amount

% refund of the total amount

> = 120

10

20

119 - 80

15

15

79 - 60

20

10

59 - 45

50

50

< = 44

100

0

Any third party charges upon refunding would be passed onto you (e.g. bank transfer charges). All refunds will be paid within 5 working days, counting from the next working day of the cancellation. Please also note that all cancellations must be made only in writing (email) or online through your profile at www.alargo.no / www.alargo.com, unless they occur due to no payments within the agreed time frames. Cancellations made prior to receiving a booking confirmation do not incur any fees.

Travel Insurance

Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all bookings for all sailing holidays and it is a condition of accepting your booking that you agree you will have obtained adequate and valid travel insurance for your sailing holidays by the date of departure.

Damage Deposits

Please make sure that there is no damage, breakage, missing items, no additional cleaning for the yachts left abnormally dirty and no other outstanding charges upon check out. You agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that your group or family adhere to the rules and regulations affecting your trip. Please note that Yachts have different rules and damage deposit may apply for which you will be informed during the booking procedure and your voucher.
Alargo will be providing all rules in writing to you along with our terms and conditions once accepting ‘I have read and agreed the alargo Terms & Conditions’ check box. If a Yacht owner / skipper reports to us damage, breakage, missing items, yachts left abnormally dirty, etc., Alargo reserves the right to provide the Yacht owner with your contact details in order to resolve the issue directly.

Trip Times

The trip times will be provided on your confirmation, as every trip is different.

Observance of Customs and Diving Laws

The charterer agrees not to allow any person on board (including the charterer) to commit any act contrary to the custom laws of Greece or of any country or contrary to the laws pertaining to fishing or under water fishing nor to seek and/or take possession of objects of archaeological nature or value and that in case any such act is committed this Agreement shall thereupon terminate, but without prejudice to any rights of the Owner and that the Charterer shall carry alone any resulting responsibilities and he shall answer alone to the appropriate Authorities.

Restrictions in Leaving Port

The Yacht Owner / Skipper will not leave a port or anchorage if the wind force is or is predicted to be over six (6) of the Beaufort Scale or if the harbor Authorities have imposed a prohibition of sailing or while the Yacht has unprepared damage or any of her vital parts such as engine, sails, rig, bilge pump, anchoring gear, navigation lights, compass, safety equipment, etc. are not in good working condition or without sufficient reserves of fuel or in general, when weather conditions or the state of the Yacht or its crew or a combination of them concerning the safety of the Yacht and her crew is doubtful.

Liability

Alargo AS acts as an agent for the Yacht Owners and does not assume any liability for personal or property loss and damage or injury during the trips. Guests are responsible for their accommodation during occupancy, must lock windows and doors securely at all times when not on the premises, and must exercise due care in securing all personal property. All villas and hotels are privately owned. The Yacht Owner and Alargo reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at their discretion.

Pets

Pets of any kind are not allowed on the Yachts provided by Alargo, unless stated otherwise.

Cleaning

All Yachts are cleaned thoroughly prior to your trip.

Complaints & Maintenance

In case of maintenance problems during your trip, the owner / skipper will strive to repair the problem as soon as possible. No refund or rate adjustment will be made for unforeseen mechanical failures.

Special functions

Alargo wishes to maintain an atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of the trips. We accept trip reservations to family groups and responsible adults and couples only! Special functions on board such as Private Chef, anniversaries, weddings etc. are allowed, but only with written permission from the yacht owners.

Cancellation or Alteration by us

In the highly unlikely event accommodation cannot be made available, be out of order or deemed substandard prior to your arrival, Alargo reserves the right to provide you with substitute comparable or better accommodation without liability. If a comparable alternative cannot be made available, guests may wish to receive a complete refund of the rental cost only for the accommodation. Alargo will only be liable for accommodation and services booked through www.alargo.no / www.alargo.com and cannot bear responsibility for other arrangements or services booked separately in connection to your stay.

Number of people on board

Please respect the maximum number of guests allowed in each trip. If the number of people wishing to sail exceeds the indicated number clearly stated on the voucher, the yacht owners reserve the right to cancel the trip without refund.

Disclaimer

Alargo is not responsible for inadvertent errors on our website. All rates and trip details are subject to change without prior notice.

Your use of the Alargo website

You should only use alargo.no / alargo.com if you can form a legally binding contract that is enforceable against you and must be at least 18 years of age. You also agree to provide us with complete, accurate and current information when reserving or booking trips through us. We will only use and store your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right at our discretion to end, or decline to provide you with any or all of the services we offer at any time, without entering further discussions with you. Any such refusal or termination shall not affect any right or remedy to which Alargo may be entitled. You acknowledge that Alargo will send you emails and (if agreed by you) SMS relating to your transactions and other activities on the website. You may also agree to regular Alargo newsletters to be sent electronically, and you can opt out of receiving them at any time.

So, our services…

We put Yacht Owners in touch with holiday makers. Our ‘Online Booking Service’ is not for the use of those looking for long term Yacht rentals. We provide long – term rentals only by case and only on demand. Please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help.

Force Majeure

Alargo has no liability for any lack of performance, unavailability or failure of any services or the alargo website, or for any failure of Alargo to comply with these terms and conditions where the same arises from any cause reasonably beyond the control of Alargo.

No Waiver

If we do not exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions, it does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Partial Invalidity

If any provision of these terms and conditions becomes or is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, and in any respect, that provision shall be severed from the remaining terms and conditions, which shall continue in full force and effect.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Norway, where our company is based.

Alargo Property Rights

Alargo AS owns all rights in relation to the Alargo.no website (such as; text, graphics, logos, icons) and the booking software and other material underlying and forming part of the services and the website. You may not without our prior written permission, in any form or by any means: adapt, reproduce, copy, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website; or commercialize, copy, or on-sell any information, or items obtained from any part of this website.