About Austin Boat Rentals
Austin Boat Rentals is located at:
Austin Boat Rentals
16107 FM 2769
Austin Boat Rentals is located at:
Austin Boat Rentals
16107 FM 2769
All Austin Boat Rentals' houseboats and cruisers include a combination of the following amenities:
* Air Conditioning
* Cable/Satellite TV - (on shore)
* DVD / CD Player / VCR
* Video Library: Current DVDs!
* Stereo System
Fully Appointed Kitchen / Galley:
* Cooking Utensils Provided
* Concierge grocery service available - 25% surcharge
* Event Catering available
* Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
* Upper Deck / Patio
* Full "house" sound systems
> Volente Beach Water Park
> The Blu Parrot Restaurant / Bar
> Carlos & Charlie's Restaurant / Bar
> Johnny Fin's Restaurant / Bar
> Hippie Hollow Park
> Pace Bend State Park
> Austin's Famous "6th Street"
> Numerous local Golf Courses (Balcones Country Club, etc.)
Terms and Conditions
In these terms and conditions the "The Company" means Austin Boat Rentals, LLC; also d.b.a Austintatious. "The Renter" means the person or persons named in the booking confirmations. Where there is more than one Renter they shall all be individually responsible and liable under the agreement. The Conditions means the conditions set out in this document, the booking form (online or otherwise) and/or the standalone contract (if provided by the Company). The price means the price for the booking set out in the booking confirmation. "The start date" means the date when the booking starts as set out in the booking confirmation. "The end date" means the date when the booking ends as set out in the booking confirmation.
2. Booking Agreement
A booking agreement (Agreement) is a legal agreement. Submission of a completed booking form (online or otherwise) is an offer by the Renter to rent and the booking agreement is made only if and when the Company confirms the booking by written booking confirmation. Telephone bookings do not create legal agreements and any offer by the Company to hold a reservation is not legally binding. The agreement includes these conditions which the client accepts having read and agreed to them. The transaction between the company and the Renter is governed by these Terms and Conditions, the booking form (online or otherwise) and/or the Company provided, standalone contract and no representations, terms, warranty or condition expressed or implied shall be deemed to be or have been made or agreed or imported by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. The Renter acknowledges that no statement or representation which may have been made by or on behalf of the Company induced the Renter to enter into the contract and that any such statements or representations do not form part of the contract. Any liability of the Company and any remedy of the Renter in respect of any such statement or representation is excluded save in so far as liability in respect of any particular statement or representation may not be excluded by law.
Deposits: When booking 90 days or more from the set arrival date, the Company requires a booking deposit of 50% of the total rental cost. This is NON REFUNDABLE in the event of cancellation. The balance of 50% is due no later than 7 days prior to departure. If booking within 30 days of the arrival date, 75% is due at booking, with the balance of 25% due no later than 7 days prior to departure. The booking deposit is due immediately if paying by credit card or must be received within 5 days if paying by company/personal check. This booking deposit is applied to rental cost. Full payment is due 7 days prior to arrival/departure.
3. Group Bookings, Age limits and Unsuitable Renters
Persons under the age of 21 may not rent the boat(s). The Company may at its discretion cancel the booking and refuse to hand over the boat(s) to any person or group who in its opinion is not suitable to take charge on the grounds of age, ill health, disability, inexperience, suspected influence of alcohol or drugs or any other reason. In this event the Company will refund any monies paid and the contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party. The Company may repossess the boat(s) at any time if in the opinion of the Company the Renter is unsuitable for the reasons given above or if the Renter is not behaving responsibly or if the boat(s) or any persons are at risk. In this event the Renter shall remain liable to pay the rent price and no refund shall be due.
4. Cancellations and Changes
The agreement (including payment terms) is a legally binding contract and may not be canceled or amended except as provided in the Conditions. A Renter who wants to cancel or change a booking must notify the Company immediately by telephone and at the same time confirm in writing. In the event of a cancellation the deposit will be forfeited and the renter will pay the balance on the due date. The Company may waive the balance price (or part of it) at its discretion if the boat(s) is re-rented. It is a condition that the Renter protects himself against cancellation liability In the event of any claim being disallowed for whatever reason the Renter remains liable for the full rent charges. It is therefore recommended that the renter take out his own cancellation insurance.
5. Rent Period, Collection and Return of Boat(s)
The Renter must notify the Company of the time they require collection of the boat(s). In busy periods, or when the is another rental returning on the same day, this will be no earlier than 11:00 a.m., on the start date. The Expected Time of Arrival (ETA) provided to the Company must be adhered to and delays beyond 1 hour of the ETA provided by the Renter will be subject to a charge of $25.00 per hour to compensate the Company. The boat(s) will be returned by 11:00 a.m. on the end date, or as otherwise shown in the booking confirmation unless otherwise agreed. Before the Renter takes the boat(s) over the Company will give the Renter such instructions, that it sees fit; with particular attention to safety and safe handling of the boat(s). In the event that the boat(s) is not available because of circumstances beyond the Company's control (for example damage, mechanical breakdown, late return) the Company shall refund any payments made but shall not otherwise be liable and the contract shall be discharged, The boat(s) must be returned by the Renter by 11:00a.m on the end date and the Renter is responsible to allow enough time to ensure prompt return, In the event of delay the Renter shall be liable to pay the sum of $25.00 per hour or part hour of the delay in returning the boat(s) or giving possession and to indemnify the Company in respect of all other expenses and losses it may sustain by reason of such delay. This condition is strictly enforced in the interests of subsequent renters of the boat(s) because the Company may not have time to fit out and deliver the boat(s) to subsequent renters. The Renter is responsible to return the boat(s) to the marina of origin. If the Renter fails to do so except for unavoidable cause the Renter will be liable to pay to the Company the cost of recovering the boat(s).
6. Prices and Payment
Prices are in US dollars. The Renter shall reimburse the Company on demand for any expenses incurred. Payment will not be considered made until cash or cleared funds have been received by the Company. The booking deposit must be sent with the booking application. The booking deposit is 50% of the total. The final installment of 50% is due not less than 7 days before rent start date. Time of payment shall be of the essence of the contract. For bookings made within 4 weeks before rent start date require a 75% booking deposit and the remaining 25% balance is due not less than 7 days before rent start date.
7. Insurance and Security and Cleaning Deposit
The Company insures the boat(s) and equipment and against public liability risks. The policy does not cover personal accident or the Renter's personal belongings or cancellation and the Renter is advised to make his own insurance arrangements. The Company's policy excludes damage caused by Renter, arising from speeding, still damage, rudder or stern gear, TV. aerials, chimneys, malicious or intentional damage, other vessels and their equipment, the waterway, late return of boat(s) and return of boat(s) in unclean condition. The Renter will indemnify the Company from and against all costs, damage, expenses, liability and claims however arising from the negligence, neglect or default of the Renter to the extent that they are not covered by the Company's policy.
The Renter shall pay to the Company a refundable Security Deposit of $1500 at the commencement of the rental period to pay for incidental damage to the boat(s) or any items supplied within. The Company reserves the right to make deductions from the Security Deposit to pay for repairing or replacing items damaged or lost during the duration of rent.
The Renter shall pay to the Company a refundable Cleaning Deposit of $250 at the commencement of the rental period to pay for cleaning the boat(s) in those cases where the Renter does not complete the cleaning at the end of the rental period. The Company reserves the right to make deductions from the Cleaning Deposit to pay for all cleaning that is required after the end of the rental period.
8. Safety and Other Rules
The Renter agrees to comply with the following rules at all times for the health and safety of the persons on the boat(s) and other persons and for safeguarding the boat(s) and other property: Do not towing other craft or allowing the boat(s) to be towed excepting only professional assistance in the event of breakdown or emergency. Do not cruise after sunset or before sunrise. The boat(s) is equipped only for daytime use. Observe all speed limits, not to race and not to cruise at a speed which disturbs or inconveniences other waterway users. Not to take or have on the boat(s) any dinghies, canoes, inflatables, portable heaters, bicycles, vehicles, lighting equipment, TV. sets, electrical appliances (other than electric razors), flammable liquids or substances, gas cylinders, car batteries, firearms or any other items which might create dangers or hazards without the Company's prior written permission. Do not exceed the listed maximum number of persons (per coast guard rating) on the boat at any time. Observe all byelaws, navigational limits or instructions and advice of LCRA, Texas Parks & Wildlife and other navigational authorities and the Company and their respective officers and employees. The Company reserves the right at its discretion without liability to restrict cruising areas or routes in the light of prevailing conditions.
The Renter is in charge of the boat(s) and is responsible for its safe navigation; unless a Company pilot/captain has been hired. In the event of any accident or damage to the boat(s), other craft or the waterway the Renter must: Obtain and record the name of any other boat(s) and names and addresses of all parties involved including the other boat(s) owners and other renters. Notify the Company by telephone immediately with full details of the accident including damage incurred. NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ADMIT OR ALLOW ANY OTHER PERSONS ON THE BOAT(S) TO ADMIT LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSON. Not carry out or have carried out any repairs without the consent of the Company. Proceed in accordance with and follow the Company's instructions. In the event of accident the Company may repossess the boat(s) and the hiring contract shall then terminate without liability on the Company. In the event that the Company's insurance cover is prejudiced or invalidated by any failure on the part of the Renter to comply with the provisions of this condition the Renter shall indemnify the Company in respect of all liability claims, loss, damage or expenses incurred. The Renter is liable for and shall indemnify the Company against any claim or charge made by any navigational authority for damage or loss to waterway property.
10. Maintenance, Repairs, Damage and Breakdown
The Renter is responsible for and will keep and maintain the boat(s) and its equipment and contents and shall return the same at the end of the rent term in accordance with the Company's instructions and in good clean and tidy order and condition. The Renter shall notify the Company immediately by telephone in the event of breakdown, damage, theft or loss and shall provide full details and comply with the Company's instructions. The Renter must not undertake or have undertaken any repairs, adjustment or service without the Company's prior approval. Any repairs or replacements by the Renter without the Company's approval will not be accepted. While the boat(s) and the contents are insured the Renter shall be primarily liable to indemnify the Company in respect of any damage or loss arising from any failure of the Renter to comply with his/her obligations under the conditions or from carelessness or negligence. In the case(s) where a Company pilot/captain has not been hired, the Renter shall be responsible for getting the boat(s) off mud banks or other grounding and for removal of weeds, rope or other matter from propellers. The Renter shall notify the Company if any of these operations cannot be carried out without risk of accident or damage and shall comply with the Company's instructions. Otherwise the Renter shall be liable for any loss or damage incurred.
11. Renters Property
The Company will be under no liability for any loss of or damage to vehicles or contents of the Renter's or other persons property on the boat(s) or elsewhere, or however caused, except by the Company's negligence. Renters are advised not to leave any valuable items in their car. The Company may return Renters property left behind on the boat(s) if claimed.
12. Fuel & Water
The boat(s) will be supplied to the Renter at the commencement of the rent period with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with the same. The Renter must also refill the water tank and empty the holding tank prior to returning boat(s). It is recommended that Renter fill boat with fuel and water and empty holding tanks at the originating marina. Or, when in the case that a pilot/captain has been hired, make request of pilot/captain to complete these tasks.
Should the boat(s) NOT be returned with full fuel tank, water tank and empty holding tank, the Company reserves the right to deduct $100 plus cost of fuel from the Security Deposit.
No pets allowed unless otherwise agreed upon by Company and/or Companys agent.
The renter must check the boat(s) and its contents and equipment fully on arrival and notify the Company of any alleged deficiencies or shortcomings before the boat(s) leaves. The Renter will be responsible for any items which are subsequently found to be missing or damaged. Any shortcomings subsequently discovered must be notified to the Company by telephone immediately in order to give the Company the opportunity to take any necessary remedial action. The Company shall not be liable in respect of any matter which is not so notified immediately and in any event shall not be liable in respect of any matter which is notified after the end of the rent period. The boat(s) may then have been taken over by another renter and may not be available for inspection
The Company shall not be liable for any matters arising from any cause beyond the Company's reasonable control or not due to the Company's negligence or willful default including (without limitation) death or personal injury of Renters their crew and passengers, loss of or damage to property, non-fulfillment or interruption of the booking or delays, breakdowns, mechanical problems, defects, damage, restrictions on cruising, obstructions, repairs or damage to waterways, non availability of routes, navigational works, storms, floods, droughts, ice, shortage of water or other weather conditions, rationing, shortage or non availability of fuel or in respect of any consequential loss, damage, expense, injury, or claim. Renters are recommended to take out personal insurance for extended coverage.
Any dispute difference or question which may at any time arise out of the booking contract may be referred at the Company's sole discretion to a single arbitrator to be agreed between the parties. The decision of such arbitrator (acting as an expert and not as an arbitrator) including any direction as to payment of fees and costs in the arbitration shall be binding on both parties.
The contract between the Company and the Renter shall be deemed to have been made in Texas, USA and shall be governed in all respects by US law. The Renter shall submit to the jurisdiction of the Texas courts provided that the Company at its option may bring any legal proceedings against the Renter from the courts in any other state.
No indulgence forbearance or delay by the Company or delay permitted by the Company shall constitute any bar to its enforcement of its rights at any time and no waiver in respect of any breach shall operate as a waiver in respect of any other subsequent breach.