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Booking Terms and Conditions - London Party Boats Ltd.

CAPTAIN’S CONTROL OF VESSEL

During hire, the vessel will remain under complete control of the captain and/ or crew.  If for weather, tidal or other reasons, the captain considers it necessary to vary the scheduled trip, his orders will be accepted by the hirer.  Should the hirer have any cause for complaint, he/she must notify the captain before termination of the hire. Complaints not notified will not be accepted after the function.

LIABILITY OF THE OWNERS

The owners will not be liable for any accident, injury, loss, damage or delay to person embarked, or their possession howsoever caused or during embarkation or disembarkation whether this be by negligence of their employees or otherwise.

DAMAGE AND LOSS

Hirers are liable for any loss and damage to the vessel’s equipment or fittings caused by them or persons in their party.  Before embarkation of party the organiser is invited to inspect the vessel.

THE COMPANY

Reserve the right to substitute another vessel and, if necessary, for reasons beyond their control, to cancel the said party, but will not be liable for any expenses incurred by the hirers caused by such substitution or cancellation.

SET UP

We will endeavour to allow 1 hours set up time at Festival pier before a function for organizers to set up and decorate, however this can not always be guaranteed.  Any clients requiring extra set up time are requested to book additional hours.

Any additional time booked will be charged at the normal hourly rate.

Passengers permitted on board during the set up time are restricted to people actually helping to set up.  Any other passengers may be asked to disembark until the vessel is ready for boarding.

London Party Boats Ltd. reserves the right to conduct viewings, take deliveries, clean and set up the vessel during this time.

Embarkment

The vessel will be ready for boarding 15 minutes before the requested embarkation time and passengers will not be permitted on board before this time, regardless of the weather conditions.  Organizers are requested to pass this information to their party to ensure they arrive at the correct time.

The vessel will leave the pier at the requested time and anyone not on board will be left behind.  London Party Boats Ltd. will not be responsible for late passengers missing the function.

RECEPTION DRINKS

Pre-ordered reception drinks will be poured and laid out on a table for passengers to help themselves to when boarding.

Some clients wish to save money by purchasing wine or champagne by the bottle.  In this case we provide the bottle and plastic glasses and the client is responsible for pouring and serving, as you would do if you bought a bottle from the bar.

BAR DRINKS

All drinks from the bar are served in plastic glasses regardless of type or quantity of drink purchased.  Soft drinks, spirits and mixers, half pints of lager and wine are served in plastic tumblers, pints of lager are served in plastic pint glasses and champagne is served in plastic flutes.

No beverages are permitted to be brought on board.

BAR / BAR STAFF

The hire of the vessel includes the cost of the bar staff

Up to 70 Guests, the main bar & 1 bar staff is included in the hire price.

Above 70 Guests, the main bar, dance floor bar & 2 bar staff is included in the hire price.

For parties below 70 guests the use of the dance floor bar and staff will be charged at £50+VAT.

It is illegal for us to serve alcohol whilst along side a pier and if you arrange for the boat to remain at a pier for any length of time during a function then the bars will be closed.  It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure that their guests understand this.

On functions where more than 10% of guests will not be drinking alcohol, the office should be notified in advance of the booking as a surcharge may apply.

If passenger numbers fall below the stated number on the signed booking form a surcharge may be applied, (i.e. if stated over 70 and number fall below you would be charged for the second bar and staff.)

CATERING

Clients using London Party Boats Ltd. caterers must order food for everyone on board.

Clients may use outside caterers of their choice for a surcharge.  This surcharge will apply to everyone on board regardless of whether or not they eat anything. This surcharge does not cover any beverages.  The own catering surcharge only covers the waste disposal and does not include use of any utensils, crockery, cutlery or linen.

Please also note all payments are non-refundable.

BIRTHDAY CAKE

A £50.00 deposit is payable on arrival and will be refunded after the function, (Subject to Conditions.)

TABLES AND CHAIRS

The tables on board are trestle tables which seat a maximum of 4 people, 2 per side. 

Tables and chairs are set up in the lower saloon with seating around the top deck.

Clients wishing to provide their own entertainment on board may do so for a surcharge.

Noise limiters are fitted on all of our vessels in order to comply with current noise regulations and these are under the Captain's control at all times.

No booking can be confirmed until a completed and signed copy of the booking form indicating acceptance of these terms and conditions has been received and accepted by the company.  All bookings, with agreed prices, will be confirmed to the organizer by the company in writing.

Any person named on the booking Form as organizer shall be considered the hirer and shall be bound by these terms and conditions and shall be liable for all charges made by the company. Where two or more persons are named they shall each be considered the hirer and shall be jointly and severally liable under these conditions.

HIRE FEE

A non-returnable deposit is payable on booking.  No cancellation will be accepted within 4 weeks of the date booked unless the company is able to re-let the date.

PAYMENT

All invoices are payable in full 14 working days before the function.

Any additional charges incurred during the function must be settled at the end of the function by card or cash.  Cheques are not accepted at this time.

In the event of any accounts not being settled by the end of the function London Party Boats Ltd. will invoice for the amount outstanding plus a 10% administration charge.

Any payments made on a credit card will incur a 2% surcharge, American Express 3%.  There is no charge for debit cards.

We regret the following are not permitted on board under any circumstances:

Party poppers, silly string, confetti or table confetti.

Dry ice, smoke or bubble machines.

Lit candles, sparklers, fireworks or similar.

The boat will arrive at the chosen disembarkation pier 15 minutes before the end of the function which is when the bars will close.  Passengers will then have 15 minutes to finish their drinks and disembark.  All passengers must be disembarked by the end of the function.

Passengers delaying the end of the function will incur additional hourly charges at the appropriate rate and these will be billed to the organizer.

25% DISCOUNT

25% discount is only valid during the months of January February, March and April.

The hire of our house D.J will be charged at £100 plus vat for four hours and any extra hours will be charged at £50 plus vat.

No other promotional discounts or offers can be used in conjunction with this offer.

PIRATE RADIO STATIONS

No event shall take place, which makes reference, either directly, or indirectly, to any pirate radio station in any form.  Advertising of any event shall not include either the name of any pirate radio station, or of any person connected with any pirate radio station.  No D.Js, M.Cs or other people working for any pirate radio station shall be allowed to perform at this venue.  During the event, no reference shall be made to any pirate radio station.  Any breach of this clause will render the Client liable to summary cancellation of the event, with no reimbursement of costs.

 

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