FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ORKNEY LONGLINER – 5 people (Max combined weight 375kg)
WHALY 435 – 6 People (Max combined weight 450kg)
WHALY 500 – 8 people – (Max combined weight 600kg)
DRASCOMBE LUGGER – 5 People – (Max combined weight 375kg) – before you ask, children are people too. PLEASE NOTE : HIRE OF THE DRASCOMBE LUGGER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CLIENTS WITH SAILING EXPERIENCE
1] Damage is caused to the propellor or underwater gear. Any such damage is your responsibility and you are liable under our standard Terms and Conditions of Hire. If you run aground you MUST turn off the engine immediately and call us. Failure to do so, resulting in damage to the propellor or underwater gear will incur a MINIMUM £75 charge and the credit card detailed on the Hire Agreement will be charged accordingly. Please ask to see the condition of the propellor before you depart. )
2] Speeding – The maximum speed limit on the River Dart is 6 knots. If you are apprehended, logged or reported, you will be liable for any resulting fine. For any signs you see for Dead Slow you must reduce speed so there is no wake.
3] You go beyond Dartmouth castle. The boats are coded only for use from Dartmouth castle to Brutus Bridge Totnes and are equipped with trackers and will notify us if you go beyond these areas. You will be charged £500 per incident if we receive notification that the “limits of navigation” have been crossed.
4] You are late in returning. If you are more than 5 minutes late resulting in a delay to the next Hirer’s departure time you will be charged double the hourly rate at the rate of £40 per hour, or part thereof, ( unless agreed with a representative of Dittisham Boat Hire prior to your designated return time.
5] You set-off a lifejacket without just cause. You will be charged £25 to cover the cost of getting the lifejacket re-gassed
6] If the Vessel is returned in a condition that the Company considers unreasonably dirty. The Hirer is liable to a cleaning charge of £50.