Rates, Terms and Conditions

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)

Rate Card 2017-19

 
VESSEL Year          Cabins Berths *  Heads   Bond  

Low Season

May to Sept

Shoulder Season

Oct, Nov & April 

High Season

Dec to Mar

Bavaria 30 2005 2 2+2+1s+1s 1 $2500 455 545 630
Bavaria 32 2010 2 2+2+1s+1s 1 $2500 525 620 720
Bavaria 33 2007 2 2+2+1s+1s 1 $2500 510 610 700
Bavaria 36 2002 3 2+2+2+1s+1s 1 $3000 605 715 820
Bavaria 37 2007 3 2+2+2+1s+1s 1 $3000 620 740 860
Bavaria 38 2004 2 2+2+2s 1 $3000 595 705 835
Bavaria 46 2006 4 2+2+2+2B 2 $3000 1060 1060 1205
Jeanneau 50 DS 2015 3 2+2+2+2s 2 $5000 1280 1380 1410
Beneteau 57 ** 2006 3 2+2+2+2B+2s 2 $2500 1700 1750 2000

Berths Code: "2" indicates a Double Cabin. "1s" and "2s" are single and double berths in the saloon. "2B" is a bunk-cabin

Rates are per 24-hour day, in $NZD and include Goods and Services Tax. 

Prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed until a booking deposit is made

  • All rates above include a $30 per day Consumables fee which covers consumable stores and incidentals, including LPG and Outboard fuel, but excludes diesel fuel. 
  • For charters of 5 days or more, Linen/ Towels are complimentary. For shorter charters, they are available for $20 per set
  • Diesel Fuel and Cleaning are the Charterer’s responsibility, and normally Charterers clean and tidy the boat to a basic standard and fuel her when they return. If you prefer that we do these things, it can be charged to the bond.  

** 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 The bond is $2500. Clients pay for diesel fuel and a $65 per person combined cleaning and linen fee.

Table revised Feb 2018

Booking Procedure

  1. Phone +64 9 445 7114, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or fill in an online booking form here. 
  2. We’ll talk with you to establish your vessel preference and availability dates.
  3. CharterLink will send you an invoice and payment schedule, charter agreement, bond form, skipper resume and crew list for your completion.
  4. 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.

Security and Damage Bond

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.

Minimum Charter Duration

  • 16 December to 20 January: 5 days       
  • 21 January to 28 Feb : 4 days    
  • Public Holiday weekends :3 days    
  • Rest of the year: 2 days. (Bavaria 46 has a 3 day minimum all year). 

Advance Notice

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 2018 season! 

Discounts and Surcharges

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

Briefings

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.

Charter Pickup times

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

Cancellations by You:  Cancellations made prior to 60 days before the commencement of charter will result in a refund of deposit less a NZ$150 administration fee. Cancellations made less than 60 days from the commencement of charter will result in a refund, (less the admin fee,) ONLY if a substitute charter can be booked.

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.

Skipper Experience Requirement

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 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.

Other Services

  • 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

One Way Hires to the Bay of Islands and visiting Northland

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

You're welcome to cruise the Northland coast and visit the beautiful ports and anchorages from Whangarei northwards, However, if you're going north of Whangarei, please advise us when  you make the booking so that we can arrange the necessary vessel clearances.

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.  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.