Outer Banks Fishing Boat Rental

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  Requirement's, Operation Limits & What's  Prohibited 

 

Operator's   Must   Have  Recent   Experience!

      To  Operate  Our  24  Sea  Pro "Walk-Around"  in  the  Atlantic  Ocean,

 Your  Operator(s)  Must  Have  A  USCG  Captain's  or  Guide's  License or they

    Own  and  Operate  A  Vessel  At-Least  24  Feet  in  Length  Capable  of 

                         Ocean  Use ....PROOF IS REQUIRED!

                                                                                                

When we rent a boat to you especially for multiple-day rental's,

we do not supervise you and your party while you rent our boat. 

  It's now your boat and you're responsible ..... What you do while under-way, docking, anchoring

 and in the possible case of an emergency,  you should know exactly what to do!

         In North Carolina, any person born on or after January 1, 1988
              must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course
                              before operating any vessel propelled by a

                                           motor of 10 HP or greater.                                                  

           Agreement   Signer's   Must   Be   At   Least   25   Years   Old!

         Operator's  Under  The  Age  Of  21  MUST  BE  SUPERVISED

                   BY  AN  OPERATOR   OVER  25  YEARS  OLD.  

             

         North  Carolina  Requires  All   Children  Under  13  Years    

    Of  Age  Must  Wear  A  U.S. Coast  Guard  Approved  Life-Vest.  

 

 FREE  ONLINE  BOATING  SAFETY  COURSE  

Click  the  link,  create  your  User  Name(s) &  Password(s)  and  begin  the  FREE  course:

               http://www.boatus.org/onlinecourse/northcarolina.asp

        This FREE course is NASBLA approved by all U.S States and the U.S. Coast Guard.

     After you have completed each course chapter,  you can save your progress to continue

                           at a later time (or date), or if you wish, continue on to the final exam.

          All of the FREE safety course chapter tests and final exam questions are multiple choice.

        Pass the final exam, print a copy of the "Certificate of Completion" for your records,  then

        email  a  copy  to  us  or  give  us  a  copy  of   your  Completion  Certificate(s)  at  delivery.

                  You  must  have  a  copy  with  you  while  operating  the  vessel.             

        Failure to present proof of a completed Boating Safety Course to any Law Enforcement

  Official or not informing  "BigWave Boat Rentals"  of all possible operators is a breach of your 

                       rental  agreement  and  punishable  by  North  Carolina  State  Laws! 

    Lessee's  Are  Held  Fully  Responsible  for  any  Damage,  Loss  or  Liability

  to person's or property after "Big Wave Boat Rental's" staff release the rental.

                    The primary reason we prefer your operator's have experience   

       is this activity can be Inherently Dangerous, possibly leading to Bodily Injury or

                                                            even Death!                   

           When we deliver the boat, a member of our staff will perform a "Test-Ride" with

                            your operator's to evaluate how well they operate and handle the boat.  

                           Additional instruction for your operator(s) will be provided if required.                   

          BigWave  Boat  Rentals  Reserves  The  Right  To  Cancel

                                              A  Reservation!                                 

         OPERATION   LIMIT'S   AND   DISTANCE

                  All rental craft are to be operated  from    Sunrise  to  Sunset

               and  limited  to  use  in  our  "Sounds"  and  Inland  Waterways .....  A  25  Nautical  Mile

                   (28 Statute Miles)  "One-Way"  distance  is  permitted  from  your  dock's  location. 

                 Customer's  authorized  to  operate  the  24  Sea  Pro  "Walk-Around"  in  the  Ocean

                                                        do  not  have  distance  limit's!   

 

DUE  TO  THE  UNPREDICTABLE  CONDITION'S  OF  OUR  INLETS  AND  THE  OCEAN;

        Inlet  and  Ocean  use  of  our  24 Sea  Pro "Walk-Around"  is  limited  to  operator's  with

             documented  proof  that  you  have  experience  as  a   boat  owner  and/or  operator 

                of  a  boat  at - least  24  feet  long  capable  of  being  used  in  the  Ocean. 

             You   MUST  provide  us  a  copy  of  a   VALID   Registration   for  a  boat  that's  at 

                        least  24  feet  or  A  USCG  GUIDE'S   OR   CAPTAIN'S   LICENSE!

                 We  also  accept  a   National   Marine   Fisheries  Highly   Migratory   Species 

                                            permit  that  is  issued  to  YOUR  VESSEL.     

                  NO  PROOF .............  NO  OCEAN  OR  INLET  USE  IS  PERMITTED!                                                  

                     Prohibited   Activities

     Alcoholic  Beverages,  Liquor  and  Narcotics  are  Prohibited  "on-board"  ANY  boat!

      Water- Sports such as Water Skiing, Wake Boarding or Tubing is Prohibited!

      Dare and Currituck Counties prohibits the use of a leased water-craft for any type of

     water- sports ...... However, you are permitted to hire one of our licensed Captain's to

                          operate the boat while you engage in this type of  activity!

      Please Note:   BigWave  Boat  Rentals  does  not   provide  this  type  of   equipment.

                Towing  another  Vessel  or  Craft  of  any  kind  is  Prohibited!

                 Entering  an  Inlet  or  the  Ocean  is  Prohibited  TO  ALL  Water-craft  except 

                          an  authorized  24  foot  Sea  Pro  "Walk-Around"  rental  customer!

 

  Tampering With Staff Placed Dock-lines Or  Fenders  Is  Not  Permitted.

 

            "Night-Time"  USE  IS  PROHIBITED!!!

                   Our  Rentals  Have "Real - Time"  GPS  Tracker's  Installed

 

                  Trailer  Use  Restricted  To  Our  Staff  Only! 

                       

           We urge you to fully read our website and understand all terms and conditions,

         ANY breach of your Rental Agreement contract will result in Immediate Loss of the Leased

                                       Vessel  and  Total  Loss  of  your  Security  Deposit.         

   24  foot  Sea  Pro  Renter's  Without  Ocean  Experience

          24  foot  Sea  Pro  "multiple-day"  renter's  without  Ocean  experience  can  hire  our

          Staff  or  our  Licensed  Captain  &  Mate  for  a  Gulf - Stream  Offshore  trip,  Near - shore

                                                Ocean  or  Wreck  and  Bottom  fishing  trip.

       Reasonable  charges  apply  for  our  Captain  &  Mate  or  Staff  on  a  fishing  trip.     

                                                                 PLEASE   NOTE:

           This  type  of  trip  is  NOT  A  "CHARTER",  you  have  "LEASED"  the  boat

       and  will  be  responsible  to  pay  our  Staff,  the  gasoline  used,  ice  for  the  fish-box   

                 and  the  food  cooler  as  well  as  cleaning - up   the  boat  after  the  trip!  

              The  cost  for  a  "Full-Day"  Offshore  Charter  averages  anywhere  from  $1600.00

         to  $3000.00 (cash or check) depending on the marina, the marina's location and the boat. 

             That  $1600.00  to  $3000.00  doesn't  include  any  Credit  Card  fees  ($50 and up)           

                                                          or  a  15%  tip  for  the  mate! 

          We  offer  our  24  foot  Sea  Pro  "Walk-Around"  rental  customers  an  Offshore 

                  "Big-Game"  Fishing  Trip  at   1/4  the  cost  of  a  Charter  Boat  Trip!

                     If  your  interested,  feel  free  to  contact  us  for  more  information. 

 

          How  well  do  you  know  4  basic  power  boating  rules?

          "Rules of the Road"  and  "The Right of Way"  applies  to  all  N.C.  Waters!

 

   1)  Who has the "Right of Way" - your  boat  or  a  boat  that's  towing  another  boat?

 

          2) A  power  boat   will  be  crossing  your  boat  off  the  "Starboard  Bow"

                          Do  You   or   Do  They   have   " The  Right  of  Way"?

                                                                                        

                                     

             3) You are approaching an anchored boat displaying one or both of these 

                    "Diver Down" flags shown above - what does International and Inland

                                                       rules require you to do?

                                                                  

      Navigating  Channels  with  "Day" Markers  and  "Buoys"  is  Required  Here!

   4)  You are underway in a marked channel ............ Ahead on the Left is a  Green

          "Can"  Buoy or "Day Marker" and ahead  on the Right is a  Red "Nun" Buoy or

                                                             "Day  Marker"........... 

                     Are  you  "Returning"   or    "Departing"  from  your  dock? 

                                                                  
 

                                            ANSWERS   TO   THE   BOATING   QUESTIONS

                     1)   By Law, ANY Vessel with Limited Maneuverability such as a "wind-only" 

                                             powered sailboat, a vessel towing another vessel, a commercial trawler or dredge

                                                                                           has "The Right Of Way!"

                

   2)   Both International and Inland Rules state that when two power-driven vessels 

 are crossing so as to involve a risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on the

        Starboard side  (the "give-way" vessel)   must keep out of the way.

    (Don't know what the Starboard side of a boat is?  You'd better take a safety course!)

 

                                      3)  Slow down to no wake, Keep  At  Least  100  feet from a boat with divers in the water!

          

  4)   RED -  RIGHT - RETURNING !

Using "Aids to Navigation" properly will prevent customers from being responsible

      to pay for very expensive "UN-Grounding" charges ($1000 and up), including 

  repairing or replacing a damaged propeller ($100 - $250), the engine's lower unit

     ($1000 and up), the depth finder's transducer ($150 - $250) and damage to the

     fiberglass hull  or  to  repair  a  pontoon  boat's aluminum logs ($1000 and up).