Charter boats are boats hired for a short period of time by a person or a group of individuals. Charter boats are one of the best ways to go out on an excursion in nearby waters or to explore water areas.
Private charter boats can be in the form Yachts, Sailing Boats or Fishing Boats. Each charter boat is designed differently. Some look very elegant, while others are built on a more traditional style.
Charter Boats were also built according to the purpose for which they are hired and will hold utilities to support their reason for hire such as a water exploration or fishing and so on.
Charters are very often confused with rental boats. The term 'Boat Rentals' applies to boats such as speedboats, day sailors, kayaks and jet skies. These do not come under the category of Charter Boats.
Charter Boats can be of two types - Bare Boat Charters and Skipper Charters. In a Bare Boat Charter you are in total control of the boat, which means you have to ensure safety of the boat, yourself and your passengers. In a Skippered Charter, this responsibility is handed over to the boat captain who steers a route across the areas you want to explore, ensuring at the same time that your boat is within the limits of the sea charts, time limits, and is operating safely.
If you want to hire a charter boat there are many things you need to look into before you do a booking. Here some tips on this:
A charter boat operator faces the responsibility of looking into all damages faced by their charter boat.
So, if there is any problem in the working of the charter boat, they have to fix it themselves. They may be subject to litigation as well. All these reasons make it important for a charter boat owner to have a charter boat insurance policy. A charter boat insurance policy will offer protection for property and any liability that may arise. Reimbursement for damages to your charter boat helps to cover for costs.
Here are a couple of tips on what charter boat owners should look out for in their insurance policy:
Before taking up a charter boat insurance policy, a charter boat owner should read up on all the information that it provides and grey areas where coverage may be excluded so that they are in a better position to know when they can make a claim.