Dry Storage Agreement
It is agreed that the Marina will provide the Owner with dry storage space and boat stands or supports sufficient enough to dry store the Owner’s boat for a period beginning on ___________________ or at the start of the Winter Storage Package. In consideration, thereof the Owner agrees to pay the current storage fees, payable in advance. The owner acknowledges that failure to pay storage fees within ten days of the due date will result in late fees. In any event, all amounts owed the Marina will be paid before the vessel is launched.
- The owners agrees that neither the Marina nor its agents, servants, or employees shall be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury to the person or property of the Owner, including the boat, its inventory, and equipment whether such loss, damage, or injury be occasioned by fire, theft, act of God, or any other cause or condition. The Owner hereby agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Marina from or against any claim arising from the storage, maintenance, use of operation of Owner’s boat by the Owner, his agents, employees or contractor, saving and expecting negligence on the part of the Marina, its employees or agents.
- Boats in storage are not insured by the Marina. The Marina agrees to use every precaution to prevent loss or damage to boats stored, but the Marina is not responsible for such loss or damage as may arise from fire, theft, flood, windstorm, or any other condition beyond its control. Consequently, the Owner is required to maintain adequate insurance coverage on the boat at all times while it is on Marina property.
Furthermore, if the Owner instructs an outside contractor to work on the Owner’s boat in the Marina, that contractor must comply with the Marina’s minimum requirements for insurance and indemnity. A copy of these requirements is available at the Marina’s office.
- Prior to hauling, the Owner must notify the Marina if he/she plans to work on the boat while it is stored out of water and the nature of the work to be done. Due to insurance and safety considerations, some types of work that an Owner may intend doing may not be permitted. All boatyard rules apply. Copies are available at the Marina office.
Owners are prohibited from sandblasting, spray-painting, bottom sanding, or any other work that may cause damage to yard property or any other boats. Bottom painting and the preparation thereof may only be performed by the Marina or the Owner or the Owners immediate family.
The Marina may stop anyone from performing any work that, in its sole judgment, may be considered unsafe and or a hazard to people or property.
- HAULING AND LAUNCHING SCHEDULES WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE MARINA. ONCE THE OWNER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THESE SCHEDULES, IT IS THE OBLIGATION OF THE OWNER TO HAVE THE BOAT READY AND AVAILABLE. RESCHEDULING OF HAULING OR LAUNCHING TIMES BECAUSE THE BOAT IS NOT READY WHEN SCHEDULED WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO OWNER.
- BOATS HAULED FOR WINTER STORAGE OR IN LONG TERM STORAGE WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE FOR LAUNCHING OR MOVING UNTIL SPRING.
- If necessary, the Marina reserves the right to move any boat to another location.
- All boats will be stored in level attitude. If the Owner desires the boat in any other attitude, the Owner must give specific instructions to that effect. Further, the Marina cannot be held responsible for removing accumulated rain and melted snow from the boats cockpit and/or bilges. Consequently, the Owner is hereby advised to ensure that neither rain nor melted snow accumulates. The Marina will only remove visible, externally accessible, transom mounted drain plugs upon haul out. All other plugs will only be removed upon request.
- Owners with their boats in storage are not permitted to use the Marina facilities, other than the restrooms unless they are Slipholders at the Marina.
- Staying on the boat or climbing aboard after dark while in dry storage is not encouraged due to the dangerous nature of the boatyard. If an owner chooses to, they do so at their own risk and staying aboard will incur an additional daily charge.
- It is understood that the boat’s Owner, the Owner’s employees, representatives, agents, etc. have at all times access to the boat, and accordingly the Marina does not have exclusive care, custody, and control of the boat and/or its contents. It is further understood and agreed that the delivery of the boat does not constitute a bailment because the Marina does not have the exclusive care, custody, and control of the boat and its contents, as Owner, his agents, employees, crew, and servants have access to the boat at all times.
- For the purpose of this Agreement, the term Owner shall include the actual registered owner of the boat, members of his/her family, guests, agents, assign, or other persons using the boat.