Waiver, Indemnity and Lease Agreement
Beanie's Marina, LLC.
Waiver, Indemnity and Lease Agreement
Waiver, Indemnity and Lease Agreement
Beanie's Marina, LLC.
16777 7th St. N, Lakeland, MN 55043
This agreement made today between Beanie's Marina LLC, including it's owner(s) and agents (hereafter referred to as Lessor) and the undersigned (hereafter referred to as Lessee). Lessor leases to Lessee a watercraft and auxiliary equipment, upon the following conditions.
1. Lessee(s) and operator(s) are at least 18 years of age.
2. Lessee(s) agrees to return the craft at or before the time specified above. Lessees further agree that a late fee of $100/hour will be charged for each hour, or any portion thereof that the watercraft is not returned. Late fees are charged in 15 minute increments, commencing with the first 15 minutes the boat is late.
3. At the end of this lease, the lessee(s) will return the watercraft clean and in as good condition as when leased. The customer is responsible for ALL damages incurred during the rental period. There are no exceptions. The lessee(s) have deposited $250 as a security deposit ($750 for a houseboat). Said deposit may be used to reimburse lessor for any damage or loss to any part of the watercraft, including but not limited to motors, gear drive, water pump, generator, or any inventory that is lost, damaged or destroyed. Said deposit may also be used to cover all or part of late return fees as stated in #2 above. Said deposit will be used to clean an excessively dirty boat (beyond normal usage) or remove garbage and refuse. Cleaning charge is $100. If the cost of damages exceeds the security deposit, the undersigned will be charged the actual cost of repairs or replacement of the damaged equipment, plus 20% service charge. The damages will be charged to the credit card number used for the reservation of the watercraft. If actual cost of damages cannot be determined immediately following the rental period, the full deposit will be retained by lessor until such time as the total cost of damages can be determined. If funds cannot be obtained from the credit card on file, then the lessee will be required, within 2 business days, to pay the required fees, as indicated above.
4. Lessee(s) agree to reimburse Lessor for pulling and launching costs and any expenses incurred as a result of the damage, including but not limited to hotel costs for the incoming group and any refunds to customers due to lost cruising time.
5. Lessee(s) agrees to release the lessor from any liability of any type arising from the use of the watercraft and agrees not to pursue any claim or cause of action against the lessor, which may arise from the operation of the watercraft. The lessee(s) indemnifies and holds harmless the lessor, from and against any and all claims for loss or damages to property or injury (including death) to persons resulting through the use, operations or possession of said watercraft. Lessee(s) agrees to indemnify and save the lessor from all attorney fees incurred in the representation of the lessee(s) in defending any type of claim against them. Lessee(s) shall hold the lessor harmless should loss or damage occur to any of the lessee(s) in defending any type of claim against them. Lessee(s) shall hold the lessor harmless should loss or damage occur to any of the lessee(s) personal property while carried in or on the watercraft or any other cause whatsoever.
Lessee agrees to waive any and all liability and claims against Lessor for loss or injury (including death) resulting from use of leased property, and to indemnify Lessor against any and all claims, liability, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) asserted by anyone for personal injury (including death) or property damage (whether in tort or otherwise) arising out of or related to the use of, or misuse of, the watercraft by the undersigned or his/her invitees; and to assume full responsibility and pay lessor for any damages and/or repairs, at a reasonable rate to be determined by lessor.
6. Lessee(s) agree to operate the watercraft only in the navigation channel of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers, except when approaching a beach or marina. Lessee(s) agree that operation of the craft outside the main channel except when approaching a beach or marina is considered negligence. Approach to beaches and marinas must be at a right angle to the channel so as to avoid traveling over low water areas, wing dams and other obstructions. The navigation channel is defined as the area between the red and green buoys. Permitted range of operation is between the St. Croix Island Recreation Area in Stillwater and the Prescott bridge. Houseboats only, are permitted to travel further south to the Red Wing, MN bridge. Travel further south than the Red Wing, MN bridge, will require explicit written permission from Lessor. Lessee(s) understand that operation beyond these boundary points is not permitted, and assistance from lessor (repair, tow, gas, or any other support or assistance) will not be provided outside
of these geographical boundaries.
7. Lessee(s) agrees to operate the watercraft only during daylight hours and in compliance with all Coast Guard, State and Local Regulations.
8. Lessee(s) agree/s not to operate the watercraft after mechanical damage has occurred. If damage, including shaking, vibrations, broken prop, etc. occurs, lessee(s) agree to immediately and safely park the watercraft and call for help.
9. Lessee(s) agrees to pay $250 per damaged prop if damage is repairable and $500 per prop if damage is beyond repair. Any additional damage will be charged accordingly.
10. Lessee(s) agree/s to turn off the engine when watercraft passengers enter or exit the water from the watercraft. Engines must be visually confirmed off before passengers can enter or exit the watercraft. For watercraft equipped with a waterslide, the use of the waterslide is strictly at his/her/their own risk. The watercraft engine must be turned off, and then visually confirmed off. Lessee(s) agree/s that all persons using the waterslide will have an observer in attendance at all times. Lessee(s) agree that all persons using the waterslide will wear a life jacket.
11. (Houseboat Only) Lessee(s) agree/s not to navigate from the flybridge when locking through a lock, approaching a dock or levy, or when approaching a beach. Navigation in these situations must be from inside the cabin.
12. Because the experience and knowledge of each lessee varies significantly, the lessee is fully and wholly responsible for requesting additional training on the operation of the watercraft or requesting a copy of the Minnesota Boat Laws and Regulations, to review. Note that the additional training, may encroach on the renter’s rental period. If for any reason the training instructor determines that the operator(s) of the watercraft fail to demonstrate competency in operation of the watercraft or its equipment which is deemed to constitute a risk to life or property, the craft will not be relinquished to that operator. If this should occur, other arrangements will be made to insure the safety of persons and property.
13. Lessee(s) agree that they understand that the electrical generators on the boat are not intended to support medically required life support systems, and that the life of no person on the boat requires a reliable source of power. Lessee(s) further agree/s to hold harmless Lessor, its owners or agents, from injury or damages due to the loss of electrical power or faulty equipment.
14. Lessee(s) agree/s not to operate the watercraft while under the influence of alcohol. Lessee(s) further agrees there will be no illegal substance on or around the watercraft while the watercraft is in their possession.
15. If mechanical problems occur, fees will be charged from, “Time Out” until Lessor is notified. If the problem can be corrected, the rental will continue without interruption and all rental fees will be charged.
16. The undersigned is familiar with the Minnesota Boat Laws and Safety Regulations for Boating prior to operation of the boat or equipment. A copy of Minnesota Boat Laws and Regulations, will be provided to the undersigned, for review, upon request only.
17. Lessor understands that all watercraft rentals will include a minimum of a half tank of gas, which is included in the rental price. Boats must be returned with enough gas to fully dock the boat. Any additional gas needed during the course of the rental period, is the responsibility of the renter. Additional fuel must be 89 octane or higher, and must not be ethanol, as ethanol damages marine engines. The undersigned assumes responsibility for damage incurred by the use of ethanol, low octane fuel, or other substances in the fuel tank. If the renter runs out of gas and marina staff bring gas to the stranded renter, the damage deposit will be forfeited, in full.
18. Rental prices quoted do not include 7.125% sales tax.
19. Due to very limited on-site parking, Beanie's Marina restricts parking to one vehicle per rental. This may require car pooling. Please inquire with marina staff about off-site parking options. Violations to the parking policy, will result in forfeiture of $100 of the deposit.
20. For all watercraft except the houseboats, if the weather is inclement for a period of greater than 1 (one) hour of the rental period, AND the rental is in the first half of the scheduled rental period, the reservation can be rescheduled with no penalty for the period of time that the rental period was reduced by the inclement weather. After the halfway point of the scheduled rental period, the rental is considered fulfilled and no rescheduling of lost rental time will be provided for. Weekday reschedules will be for another weekday. Weekend reschedules may be for either weekday or weekend. Refunds or partial refunds will not be processed due to inclement weather, unless the renter holds a state issued ID from a state other than Minnesota or an ID from an
adjacent state to Minnesota (South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa). Lessee's with a state issued ID from Minnesota or an adjacent state to Minnesota, are not eligible for a refund, but will have the option of rescheduling the rental, if the weather meets the definition of enduring inclement weather. Inclement weather is defined as enduring (longer than 1 hour) heavy rain with lightning, hail, winds at 25 mph or greater. Inclement weather lasting one hour or less, does not qualify for a reschedule or refund. Low temperatures does not qualify as inclement weather. Light to moderate rainfall does not qualify as inclement weather. Due to inaccuracies, weather forecasts of inclement weather are not used.
21. High water and river-wide no-wake orders. When the St. Croix river crests above 83', the DNR issues a river-wide no-wake order. This means that boats must travel at speed of no greater than 5 miles per hour. Because boating is permissible, albeit at reduced speeds, during high water and river-wide no-wake orders, no refunds or reschedules will be permitted. Rentals will continue unimpeded during high water and no-wake periods.
22. Lessee(s) agree that if they violate any covenant of this agreement he/she/they may be removed from the watercraft and will forfeit any security deposit or rental time remaining as liquidated damages. By signing below, lessee agrees to the above terms. The person's whose name appears below, is accepting full and complete responsibility and liability for the rented watercraft and accompanying equipment, and all occurrences and incidents during the full rental period. There are no exclusions or limits to what constitutes an occurrence or incident. The rental period is defined as the time that the lessee begins operation of the watercraft, until it is safely returned and the lessee exits the watercraft. If it is discovered at any point after the rental period, and the lessee does not know or does not disclose an occurrence or incident, lessor will seek complete restitution for any loss incurred by said occurrence or incident, including but not limited to, legal fees and loss of income.
Signature indicating understanding and agreement with the above terms: