Hi, can anyone throw any light on the following;
We have a holiday cottage in Scotland and we want to buy a small boat to fit 4 to offer to our guests for fishing / pleasure trips. No problem there! But what about our liability if, God forbid, anyone got hurt or worse. Would the hirers be responsible for their own safety and welfare- as in bareboat charter? I'm not talking about personal boat insurance liability here, I'm purly interested in, is it legal to charge someone for the use of a small boat yet have no liabilty otherwise - provided the boat was seaworthy of course with life jackets etc on board.
Any feed back would be appreciated so we can consider adding it to our T&Cs.
I've got a nasty feeling (based on no knowledge or evidence) that your boat would need to be treated as a charter boat and coded.
I'm not sure the MCA would have got away with a prosecution in this case but there may be a lesson here:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2639377 ... lunch.html
Someone who really knows will be along shortly.