booking conditions frieslang boating yachtcharter

General terms and conditions for renting recreational craft Hiswa



To be able to rent a pleasure craft, you will have to meet a number of requirements. This could have to do with age, sailing license, user rights and specific agreements concerning, for example, the Sneekweek. By agreeing upon certain matters in advance, we prevent potential discussions about what is and is not tolerable later on.

Below, we specify the additional rental conditions of Friesland Boating Yacht Charter. Our vessels are rented out under the “Hiswa general terms and conditions for renting (out) pleasure crafts.” Furthermore, we refer you to a few downloads of the Hiswa and the acquisition contract of FrieslandBoating Yachtcharter.


Telephone reservation is considered to be a legal will agreement. The written confirmation of the rental agreement is an administrative confirmation. Reservation is final after receipt of the down payment of 50% of the rent. This must be paid within seven days after receipt of the rental agreement and the remainder four weeks before departure.

rental contract/lease agreement

Prior to sailing, renter is required to sign a rental contract drafted by the lessor in his/her name, and to identify himself/herself by means of a passport, driver’s license or ID card. Vessels are delivered only after singing this rental contract and payment of the deposit. You check the inventory list in advance. If things are lost after your check, you are liable. In case you are renting the vessel for the first time, you will be offered a trial. In case of disagreements, the signed rental (acquisition) contract shall apply first.

security deposit and insurance

The tenant has a deductible of € 300.00 (for the fribo 1500 € 500.00) per claim in case of hull and WA damage and in case of loss. . . The excess must be deposited with the landlord as a deposit prior to departure. Friesland Boating has insured his ships all-risk with an excess of your deposit. Unreported damage and / or loss are outside the excess and will be charged for 100% to the tenant. If damage has been caused to the ship or to the inventory, this damage will be deducted from the deposit amount. In the case of damage caused by gross negligence, willful misconduct and after the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs, you will be liable for the entire damage, be it direct, indirect or consequential. You must follow the instructions of personnel at all times. Friesland Boating...harbourmaster, police and competent waterway authorities. All tenants are instructed in the handling of the vessel, engine and accessories.

payment options

Our preference is for online payments. This can be done via the Ideal link that you will receive at the time of booking. Please note that with a PayPal payment the costs of € 0.35 + 3.4% will be charged to the customer. We prefer to receive the deposit in cash, because in case of a damage free return it will also be returned in cash and we do not want you to pay bank charges for this. Upon arrival at the reception you can pay by PIN or contactless.


No ships will be issued to minors, even if parental consent has been obtained. The hirer and therefore the person in charge of the pleasure craft is at least 18 years old (in some cases we will use the age of 21, which depends on the type of pleasure craft). It is not allowed to occupy the boat or boats with more than the number of persons indicated and to use them in any other way than intended by the lessor.


Upon departure, we will provide you with a full tank of diesel. The usage is charged to the renter. If the pleasure craft cannot be refueled, we charge the renter based on motor hours, for an average use per motor hour.

departure and return

Your time of departure is indicated in the contract; make sure you are on time. If you wish to pick up the vessel after 4 pm, you are required to notify us in advance. We will try to find a solution for this. The return time is also indicated in the contract. In the event of a late return, the lessor is allowed to charge a minimum of €50 for every hour the vessel is overdue. If the vessel’s return is delayed to such an extent that the next renter is disadvantaged, the lessor has the right to take the entire deposit and charge any additional consequential damages to the renter or his/her insurance.

fixed costs per booking

Per booking, you will pay a fixed amount for the final cleaning, linen package, one full gas cylinder, instructions, insurance and tourist taxes.
The vessel will be handed over to you in clean condition and we would like to receive it back from you in a reasonably clean condition. Since the next renter also likes to stay in a clean vessel, we always do the final cleaning and check ourselves. You will receive one full gas cylinder from us; you will have to pay for any excess usage. We will take care of the sheets for the mattresses and pillowcases, so duvets and sleeping bags are not included onboard.

Boat instruction

After explanation of the water chart and the boat manual you can go on board and check the inventory. An instructor will visit you a.s.a.p. to discuss the technical and operating instructions. A boat instruction is not a sailing instruction!

sailing instruction

We assume that you have some experience of sailing a boat, if not then you can book a sailing instruction via the additional order form. Depending on your own understanding and acting speed, 1-2 hours is often sufficient. Costs € 50,- per hour. Sailing instruction is given up to a maximum of 5 Bft. Should this be the case, the sailing instruction will be planned at another time in consultation with you.

other charges

Docking fees and toll bridge fees are for one’s own account, as well as the costs for tap water and fuel.


Our vessels are fully equipped. A complete inventory list is always onboard. You only have to bring your own duvets, towels and tea towels. It is possible to book duvets as well as towel and tea towel packages in advance. You can also book other extras of course, such as lifejackets, water maps, folding bicycles etc. You are required to check the inventory. Friesland Boating checks your boat upon return; you will be charged for any lost goods.


On some boats it is allowed to bring a pet. Per boat this is indicated by means of an icon, which can be found on the page of the selected boat. Bringing pets is only allowed with permission of the landlord. You pay € 50 extra per pet.

return the pleasure craft

Before returning the boats at the end of the rental period, the boats are to be cleaned reasonably in their entirety, on the inside and outside, including the hull up to the waterline. Inventory has to be put back in the same orderly manner as it was upon arrival. Furthermore, you are required to remove the sheets and pillowcases and to take these to the reception together with the logbooks and keys. The same applies to any additional rented accessories.


For cancellation see art. 14 Hiswa General Terms and Conditions.
RENT If the consumer wishes to cancel the hire agreement, he must inform the proprietor of this in writing or electronically as soon as possible.
In the event of cancellation, the consumer owes the proprietor fixed compensation amounting to

- 15% of the agreed hire charges in the event of cancellation up to three months before the commencement of the hire period;
- 50% of the agreed hire charges in the event of cancellation up to two months before the commencement of the hire period;
- 75% of the agreed hire charges in the event of cancellation up to one month before the commencement of the hire period;
- 100% of the agreed hire charges in the event of cancellation within one month before the commencement of the hire period
or on the commencement date
of the hire period, all the above indemnification amounts with a minimum of € 68.

foul weather

You are not allowed to set sail with wind force 6 or more. Bad weather is at the risk of the renter and is not a cause for reduction or restitution of the rental fee or for cancellation of the rental contract.

sailing area

All Dutch inland waterways are allowed. For our houseboats with a height of circa 1.65 cm, a prohibition is in order for the Prinses Margrietkanaal, which may only be crossed. Absolutely forbidden are the IJsselmeer, Waddenzee and the big rivers. If you have enough experience and sailing licenses, we may be able to make an exception in certain cases. You will have to ask for permission in advance. Upon approval, you will need to take care of the necessary navigation and lifesaving equipment on board.

dissolution of the agreement

Lessor can terminate the rental contract unilaterally at any time during the rental period, without having to restitute the entire or partial rental fee if: a. the weather conditions require so, b. the renter does not comply with the rental conditions, c. the renter causes disturbance in or around the Frisian water sports sites, yacht harbors and marinas. All this is at the discretion of the lessor.

breakdown on the way

In the event of breakdowns or damage, the tenant must follow the instructions in the manual provided promptly. The lessor accepts no liability or obligation to compensate the hirer for expenses incurred as a result of a malfunction of the vessel. If compensation is justified, it shall consist at most of a refund of the time lost as a result of the malfunction that made it impossible to use the vessel. However, faults that lasted less than 3 hours after the report was received will not be reimbursed. Malfunctions to radio/cd player, TV, 2nd toilet, refrigerator, microwave or other devices, navigation instruments, lighting, hinges and locks, windscreen wipers, bow and stern thrusters shall not be deemed to result in inability to use the vessel and shall not give rise to a right to compensation.
If it is abundantly clear that, despite our telephone instructions or instructions, you let the mechanic come for 'nothing', then the costs will be at your expense. We charge € 45 per hour from Monday to Friday, € 75 per hour from Friday 18.00 to Saturday 21.00 and € 100 per hour on Sundays and public holidays. For car costs we charge € 0.45 per kilometer.