Here's a summary of our T's and C's... (Please note that the full text is contained in our charter contract document which will be sent to you as part of the booking pack)
Rates are per 24-hour day, in $NZD and include Goods and Services Tax.
Low Season Rate
May to Sept
Shoulder Season Rate
Oct, Nov & April
High Season Rate
Dec to Mar
|Beneteau 57 **||2006||3||2+2+2+2B+2s||2||$5000||1850||1950||2000|
* Berths Code: "2" indicates a Double Cabin."1s" and "2s" are single and double berths in the saloon. "2B" is a bunk-cabin
Prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed until a booking deposit is made
** Please note that all vessels are operated directly by Charterlink under our Operators Certificate except Beneteau 57, for which Charterlink is booking agent only, and that vessel is operated by another party, DMG Projects Ltd. (For Beneteau 57, Clients pay a $65 per person combined cleaning and linen fee and DMG Projects handles bond returns)
Table revised JUN 2019
- We’ll talk with you to establish your vessel preference and availability dates.
- CharterLink will send you an invoice and payment schedule, charter agreement, bond form, skipper resume and crew list for your completion.
- A deposit of 25% of the total charter fee is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your charter. Payment in full is required 60 days prior to charter commencement date.
A security and damage bond is required by our insurers for all charters. Bonds vary from $2500 to $5000 depending on the boat’s insurance excess. (In most situations, the vessel has insurance to cover loss or damage in excess of the bond value, but there are some circumstances under which the Charterer may be liable beyond the value of the Bond, as listed in the Charter Agreement.) The bond is fully refundable after your charter, less deductions for any loss or damage, when boat checks have been completed. We normally reserve this as an authorized amount against a credit card prior to sailing. Please complete and return the bond payment form included with your booking forms.
Our minimum charter period is normally 2 days
- All vessels have a minimum of
- 5 days from 16 December to the end of January,
- 4 days in February,
- 3 days on public holiday weekends
- 2 days the rest of the time
- Bavaria 46 "Bella Rosa" has a minimum charter of 3 days
- Jeanneau 50 "Origin To" has a minimum charter of 5 days
All of these rules can be broken depending on operations so it's worth an ask!
We normally book vessels a minimum of two weeks in advance... but do please ask if you want a short-notice charter, we will try to accomodate you! In order to get your preferred dates and vessels, though, we advise getting in a lot earlier ... demand is already strong for the 2019-20 season!
We contract with our vessels in May each year for the following summer. For this reason we don't confirm bookings prior to the end of May each year for the following season, (in case the fleet mix changes.) However, we we do record booking requests further in advance so people can get their names down and have first refusal once the vessels are set.
We'll happily provide a discount for
- Long Charters (over 7 days)
- Repeat Business (within 2 years)
- Multiple Vessel Charters
- Coastguard Members & NZDF
For a modest surcharge we will happily provide services outside our normal range such as
- Short Notice Charters
- Charters of less than the minimum duration
- Live-aboard in the marina charters
An extensive briefing will be given on your vessel, including navigation, anchoring, safety and practical boat handling tips. The brief will also include information on anchorages and points of interest within your preferred cruising ground. Briefings can be held in advance of your charter commencement by mutual agreement.
Charters can commence or end at any time between 0900 and 1600 hours, Monday – Sunday; we’re flexible as long as you prearrange things with us.
Cancellations by You: Cancellations advised prior to 60 days before the commencement of charter will result in a refund of deposit less a NZ$250 administration fee. If you cancel within 60 days of your departure date, we will try to book a replacement charter on the vessel, and only if we are able to do so we will refund your charter fee deposit less the $250 admin fee.
Cancellations by Us: The Charter contract details our policies in the event that we are forced to cancel charters, for reasons such as dangerous weather conditions or vessel damage. We recommend that you consider insuring against such events.
On a bareboat charter, you are the skipper, and your guests are the crew! Command of a vessel is a task which carries significant responsibility for safety, both in law and in practice. We have one over-riding criteria, and that is the safety of you, your ships' company, and our vessels.
In summary, whilst no particular formal qualifications are necessary, a prospective Skipper must have significant experience in charge of a vessel of a similar size and configuration to that being chartered.
We do conduct a substantial briefing on the procedures and equipment in each vessel, and local navigation, but this is designed to mitigate the risks of unfamiliarity with the craft and the area, not to teach the basics; we do not present Bareboat Chartering as an opportunity for Skippers to learn to sail, The Skipper should already be competent in vessel handling, seamanship, navigation, piloting and the ColRegs, and we'll ask all skippers for a declaration to that effect, and an outline of the experience that you've had in our "Skippers Resume". Your insurance coverage of the vessel depends on this being accurate.
There should also be onboard a person designated as First Mate, or Second-in-command. That person should be adult, and capable of basic vessel operations in the event of the incapacitation of the skipper. There must also be at least one person aboard who speaks english fluently.
We'll send you a Skippers Resume form as part of the booking process, and we can use this to establish whether we feel your charter would be a safe proposition, based on your knowledge and experience.
- For charters of 5 days or more, Linen/ Towels are complimentary. For shorter charters, they are available for $20 per set
- Charterlink can provide a qualified skipper for $575 per day plus meals (given sufficient notice).
- We can hire you fishing gear or snorkeling gear
Our vessels are based at Bayswater, Auckland, in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf. The Gulf abounds with beautiful islands, snug anchorages, great open water sails, marine life and great scenery! Normally charters start and finish at Bayswater
If you're a bit more adventurous, vessels over 36 feet are able to cruise the Northland coast and visit the beautiful ports and anchorages from Whangarei northwards on longer cruises. (detailed charter limits are here) Please note that Vessels proceeding from Auckland to Whangarei or further north also require a preparatory wash, which is a regulatory requirement to reduce the migration of marine fauna. This carries an additional cost of $750 per vessel …. Please tell us when you book if you intend to go that far, so we can arrange this.
If you want to cruise the 110 miles of coast from Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf to the Bay of Islands, as long as the total duration of your charter is ten days or more we can arrange a one-way charter for you on vessels over 36 feet. Charters to the Bay of Islands finish at Opua Marina, which is about 10 minutes by car from the tourist town of Paihia.. A drop off in Opua incurs a repositioning fee equivalent to two days’ charter, and includes a one-night marina berth in Opua.