Terms and Conditions

  1. The Marine Club membership fee is paid on an annual basis.
  2. Membership is valid for 1 year and expires on the anniversary of your membership start date.
  3. All members and nominated drivers must hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate (a copy of which must be provided for the office).
  4. All Marine Club members must complete a familiarisation session when they join the club. If you have completed your RYA Powerboat L2 course with RibRide or a local provider our instructor will be onboard with you for about an hour to ensure you are comfortable with the boat and navigating the Swellies. You will then have a couple of hours on your own to get used to the boat. This is charged at £270
  5. If you completed your RYA Powerboat course away from the Menai Strait, or more than 12 months prior to joining the club the instructor will spend the full 3 hours onboard with you. This is cahrged at the higher rate of £360.
  6. All memberships are inclusive of reasonable fuel usage (up to 50 litres for half day hire and 75 litres for a full day hire) and the use of watersports equipment including skis, wakeboard and towable inflatables.
  7. A killcord must be worn and attached to the driver at all times.
  8. All members must provide their own life jackets/buoyancy aids for themselves and everybody onboard, which must be worn at all times whilst afloat.
  9. Whilst on charter, the Marine Club member is responsible for all passengers and their safety.
  10. You must not exceed the maximum number of people allowed onboard. (See website for the maximum numbers specific to each boat.)
  11. Nominated drivers may drive the boat whilst on charter, under the authority of the primary Marine Club member.
  12. Under no circumstances should the boat be left unattended at any time.
  13. No smoking is allowed on board at any time.
  14. The alcohol and drug use rules for control of a boat are the same as those for a car. We suggest you approach your day responsibly and do not drink at all.
  15. Members are liable to pay for any damage caused to the boat whilst it is on charter and under their care, up to a maximum of £1000.
  16. All Marine Club boats are restricted to operating in MCA category D waters.
  17. You must know and abide by the local maritime bye-laws.
  18. If there is a breach of any of the bye-laws or T&Cs, members will receive a written warning.
  19. Membership may be cancelled without notice or refund where the boat is used for an activity deemed inappropriate; or actually or potentially dangerous.
  20. All boats must be returned on time and all personal belongings and debris removed at the end of the charter. Late returns are charged at £75 per hour.
  21. In the event of a cancellation by the member (PAYG members only);
    1. if the reservation is cancelled seven days or more in advance a full refund will be given
    2. if the reservation is cancelled between seven and one day in advance a refund will be given minus a £20 fee
    3. If the reservation is cancelled on the day, all monies will be lost
  22. In the event of the Marine Club having to cancel a charter, a full refund will be issued.