The Client who assumes the function of skipper must have the competence and skills required to navigate the vessel safely, as well as a license for open sea sailing and a Radio Operator's (VHF) License. If the Client does not possess the required competence, skills, and licenses for navigating the vessel, he warrants that the vessel is operated by the member of his crew who has such qualifications.
AC reserves the right to ask the Client or the appointed skipper of the vessel to demonstrate his/her competence and skills at sea in the presence of the AC representative. The time required for the demonstration is part of the agreed charter period. If during demonstration the AC representative determines that the Client or the skipper appointed by the Client does not have sufficient competence, experience and/or a valid license for navigation, AC will provide the crew with an official skipper at extra charge.
If the Client refuses to accept the appointed skipper, AC reserves the right to prohibit departure of the vessel, terminate the contract and to retain the full paid amount. In these circumstances, any amounts paid will not be refunded. If the Client knows in advance that a skippered vessel will be needed, he must inform AC at the time of booking. The security deposit is required when chartering a vessel with a skipper provided by the AC.