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Hi all,
It would appear that Richardson’s standard 1 week fuel deposit is £150 and a damage waver of between £46 and £56.  On Richardson’s web site under “optional extras” there is Richardson’s Fuel & Security Deposit Scheme at £300 does anyone know how this works?

Also in “optional extras” there is an Admin Fee of £20.00. Does anyone know what this is about?


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I would have thought that, in any contractual financial transaction, if there are any questions about it, the best way of getting accurate answers is to ask the other party. In this case, Richardson's phone number is 01692 668981.

Getting forum members opinions on such matters won't count for much if you later have any problems through not understanding the terms.

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Paladine,
Thanks for your response.  I was interested to see if anyone had taken out the Fuel/Security deposit option and if in their case found it worth while or not.  If I book with Richardson's at anytime in the future I will indeed call them and seek confirmation.
Thanks again.

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http://www.richardsonsboatingholidays.co.uk/media/resources/conditions_of_hire.pdf



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It is simply what was (in my mind) 'the old scheme' where you pay a damage waiver which is refundable if no damage is done to the boat.

So in all over the cost of the boat, for a week you would need to pay a deposit of £450.00 - of which if nothing had happened to the boat, you would be refunded £300.00 and then any of your unused fuel deposit.

Le Boat offer the same.  However they require you to pay the base over a thousand pounds. Here is what they say if you do not subscribe to the non-refundable damage waiver scheme:

"If you don't subscribe to this option, you will have to pay a refundable damage deposit of £1,010 - £1,730 instead.  

This is payable on arrival at the base and will only be retained if the boat or any of its equipment or inventory is returned damaged or lost, or in the case of any accidental damage to third parties."


As far as I am aware, these are the only two boatyards who still offer a refundable deposit scheme (which lets face it is a bit hidden away in the T&C's).  If you have the extra money available it would work out cheaper, and especially if you have more than one holiday a year on the broads - but there is always the nagging thought 'what if I damage the boat' and loosing the money.


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Thanks Siddy and London Rascal,

I know Robin that you regularly use Richardsons so thought you would probrably know.  The link that Siddy provided to terms and conditions explained all.  I initially wondered if it was a fixed fuel fee but realised it would make it rather expensive so could not be.

I wonder if you took out the refundable option that the boat and it's contents would be checked over more thoroughly on it's return than should you pay the non refundable fee.  This could lead to possible disputes should the boat or boat contents be damaged from a prior hirer but not noticed at the time.

This would certainly make me think twice about taking the refundable option.

Anyway.  Thanks again all.

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Thing is the 'non-refundbale' damage waiver does not cover you for all things.

So, let us say you hit the bank and ripped of two fenders - you would upon return have to pay for that damage, equally if you lost the mop or tv aerial each item is listed with the cost in the Skipper's Handbook.

What it would cover you for is you come into moor, the wind caught the bow and it scraps along another boat.  It damages your hull and that of the other boat - because it was not negligent, you walk away without worry - if it was the 'refundable deposit' route such would be lost in part or whole because the boat was damaged full stop regardless of if you were being negligent or it happened accidentally beyond your control.

What I do think needs to be done upon take over though is reminding hirers the value of the boat, and the cost of repairing damage done to try and bring a degree of respect for how one handles the boat.  I am sure there is a feeling among many that you have paid your £46-£56 and that is that no worries whatever happens so a bang here, scrap there 'oh well' 'we are covered' attitude.





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I believe the security waver does cover you for all things as long as any damage is accidental.   Boaters can easily be caught out for example mooring up and leaving moorings in strong currents. Especially 1st timers.

I know in the past could lose your refundable deposit at the discretion of the boatyard for loss of a TV aerial mop or fender for example but the non refundable damage waver should cover any such loss as long as you take reasonable care. This is reflected in Richardson’s terms and conditions.

I personally treat a hire boat as I would if it were my own.  If possible I moor the boat as close to where I am so that I can keep a watchful eye on it. This is not always possible so as you know the boat could get damaged or something taken in your absence.  Thankfully this has never happened to me.

Good luck Robin with your boat purchase.  I am turning a dark shade of green.

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