Captain James Lowe
USCG 200 Ton Master #2874024
PO. Box 5427
Hudson, Fl. 34674
Vessel Delivery Contract
James Lowe Boat Captain Pasco county FL # 098426This agreement is made and entered into in the city of Hudson, Florida on this day
Of________/_________, 20__ between:
(Owner name and address)_________________________________________________________
(Vessel Name & Brief Description)_________________________________________________________
(Document or Registration number)
Hereinafter called Owner,
James Lowe Boat Captain
USCG. Ref #2874024
PO. Box 5427
Hudson Fl. 34674
Hereinafter called Captain James Lowe. The Owner agrees to employ and hereby authorizes Captain James Lowe, who accepts employment to deliver the aforesaid
vessel from (Departure point) _________________________________________ to (Destination point)
_________________________________________ for a contract rate of $ ____________ per day plus
expenses of Captain James Lowe, crew and vessel as defined in Article 1 of this contract. Owner understands and agrees that billing of the daily rate begins at the time of Captain James Lowe and Crew's departure from their home base and continues until their return to that base. Owner agrees to pay for breakdown and weather delay time as described in Article 2.Article 1 - Definitions:
DELIVERY- Assuming command of the vessel for the sole purpose of moving her on her own hull from one port to another as designated by the owner, excepting locations off limits to U.S. citizens.
EXPENSES - Expenses of Captain James Lowe and Crew are defined as all costs of travel from Hudson, Florida to the location of the vessel, to include airfare, auto rental, fuel, meals, tolls, and Ground transportation including taxis, shuttles, and buses, return transportation from the destination point to Hudson, Florida, return trip to Hudson, Florida including airfare, auto rental, fuel, meals, tolls, and ground transportation including taxis, shuttles, and buses.
Expenses of Captain James Lowe and Crew include provisions to be billed at a daily rate set forth in this contract. Expenses of the Vessel are defined as fuel, lubricants, dockage, customs and port fees, repairs or maintenance necessary to the completion of the delivery, and purchase by Captain James Lowe of any equipment required to comply with prevailing U.S. Coast Guard or local regulations.
Article 2 – Terms:
The Owner shall pay Captain James Lowe the agreed daily rate of $ _________________________ from the time of departure from Hudson, Florida until his return to that base. Fractional days will be rounded to the nearest Half day. Travel expenses, as described in Article 1 of this contract, will be paid by the Owner. Food and Provision costs will be paid by the Owner at the rate of $ ___________ per day per person for the entire term of the delivery. In the event of a mechanical or gear failure requiring a layover for repair of more that six hours, layover time will be billed at two-thirds of the agreed daily rate. In the event of a layover of more than six hours due to severe weather, delay time will be billed at two-thirds of the agreed daily rate. The owner will be responsible for the cost of any repair or maintenance required to complete the voyage. The owner will be contacted and consulted on any item of repair expected to cost more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). An itemized statement of travel expenses, vessel expenses, and other delivery costs will be presented at the completion of the delivery. All fees and expenses are due upon presentation of the statement.
A). A deposit in cash or certified funds amounting to ________ % of the total delivery cost estimate will be paid prior to Captain James Lowe's departure to the vessel Any remaining fee will be paid upon presentation of the itemized statement of delivery expenses at the completion of delivery. All payments will be in U.S. dollars by certified funds or cash or credit card. If the completion of the delivery requires more time than the original estimate, overtime days will be paid at the agreed daily rate established above along with the agreed daily food and provision rate. If the delivery requires fewer days than the original estimate, the final statement will be adjusted accordingly and any overpayment by the Owner will be promptly returned by Captain James Lowe.
B.) Crew members required in addition to Captain James Lowe will be retained by Captain James Lowe. Captain James Lowe will have the responsibility of recruiting adequate Mate and Crew members. Captain James Lowe will be responsible for the wages of the Crew members.Article 3 - Inspection of the Vessel:
Equipment Failure Safety of the Vessel and of the Crew are the primary concerns of Captain James Lowe. Upon arrival at the vessel, Captain James Lowe will make an inspection of the Vessel, her gear, equipment, and compliance with U.S. Coast Guard and other applicable regulations. If any condition is discovered which, in the opinion of Captain James Lowe, renders the Vessel unsafe for the intended route of the delivery, the Owner will be notified and the departure will be delayed until all such matters are resolved. If the owner chooses not to correct the unsafe condition or to authorize his agent to correct the unsafe condition, the delivery will be terminated and Captain James Lowe and Crew will return to their home base. In the event of a delivery aborted due to an owners unwillingness to correct an unsafe condition, time from the home base to the Vessel, time spent inspecting the Vessel, and time spent on the return trip to home base will be billed at twice the agreed daily rate plus travel expenses. Remaining funds on deposit will promptly be returned to the Owner by Captain James Lowe. If, during the course of the delivery, failure or damage to the yacht or failure or damage to equipment or systems which would hinder the Vessel's ability to continue or make a safe voyage occur, the Owner must correct or authorize the correction of such circumstances at Owner's expense. The voyage may be terminated by Captain James Lowe if, in Captain James Lowe's judgment, the vessel is unsafe for the intended route. Captain James Lowe will secure a berth for the Vessel at the Owner's expense. Captain James Lowe will be paid the agreed daily fee and travel expenses through return to his home base. Any funds remaining from the initial delivery deposit which are in excess of the amount due Captain James Lowe will be promptly returned to the Owner by Captain James Lowe.Article 4 - Marine Insurance:
The Owner will provide a copy of a marine insurance policy with documentation designating Captain James Lowe and Crew as additionally insured parties to cover possible liabilities including, but not limited to, damages to the vessel, expenses related to injuries to Captain James Lowe or Crew, public liability and property damage.Article 5 - Loss or Damage:
Captain James Lowe is not responsible for normal wear of the Vessel, her gear or equipment, nor for any failure of the Vessel or equipment while under prudent operation in a manner consistent with established practices, nor is Captain James Lowe responsible for losses or damage due to piracy, war, government actions, acts of God including storms, lightning, or other natural phenomena. Captain James Lowe is not responsible for damages or injury to the Vessel or Crew, or for termination of the voyage due to the causes designated in this Article.Article 6 – Disputes:
Any dispute or claim arising from this contract shall be decided by a Court of competent jurisdiction in Pasco County, Florida. The cost of any legal action, including reasonable attorney fees, necessary to collect monies due Captain James Lowe from the Owner under this contract shall be borne by the Owner.Article 7 – Illegal Activitties:
It is understood that no illegal drugs or contraband of any kind be neither allowed onboard nor will there be consumption of alcoholic beverages while the vessel is underway making way. Article 8 – Smoking:
Captain James Lowe is a non-smoker. No smoking will be allowing inside the vessel by either the crew or by any service personnel smoking will only take place in designated areas on outside deck areas of the vesselDELIVERY COMPLETION STATEMENT:
ACCEPTANCE OF DELIVERY & RELEASE FROM OBLIGATION AND/OR RESPONSIBILITY
Vessel has been delivered, inspected and found to be in acceptable seaworthy condition. All expenses have been duly verified and owner has paid all charges for services rendered and expenses encountered the delivery trip. Captain James Lowe and Mate(s) are hereby released from any further obligation or liability.
Captain James Lowe: ___________________________The described vessel has been safely delivered to its intended destination. Captain James Lowe has been paid in full and holds no claim to this vessel.
Captain James Lowe:_____________________________ Date____________