RENTAL POLICIES AND WAIVER
Palmetto Watersports, LLC
SUP / Kayak Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver
Prices, equipment availability, and rental policies subject to change without notice.
Photo ID and/or Current Driver’s license is required at the time of pick-up.
You must be 18yrs old or older to rent.
Individuals named on the contract are required to submit credit card information and/or deposit at the time of reservation and/or rental.
Payment in full for all rentals is due at the time of reservation.
Palmetto Water Sports, LLC reserves the right to refuse to any individual(s).
Cancellations made five (5) days or more of pick-up date: customers will receive a 100% refund (minimum $1.00 may be retained by Palmetto Water Sports; all refunds based on subtotal).
Cancellations within four to one day(s) or less of pick-up date will receive a 50% refund or a 75% Palmetto Water Sports voucher (good for one year).
Cancellations within 24 hours or less of scheduled pick-up will not receive any refund.
There are no refunds for illness, weather, early returns or non-usage.
Individual named on the contract must be present at the time of pick-up or item(s) will not be released.
Before leaving Palmetto Water Sports, you are responsible for inspecting all
equipment carefully and to bring any missing or damaged equipment to a staff
member's attention. Make sure any discrepancies are noted on the rental
agreement. Failure to note any discrepancies may result in a fee for damaged or
missing equipment. If needed, please ask a staff member for assistance with
inspection and/or instructions on how to properly set-up the equipment.
Check-out time will be noted and begin when you leave the dock, along with
your expected return time.
Equipment must be returned within 30 of the time and date listed on your contract.
Returns later than 30 minutes of the listed time will result in additional hourly charge
and/or a late fee. A cleaning fee of $5.00 per boat will be collected if they are not returned
in the same condition they left. You will be charged for equipment that is dirty, damaged, or missing, up to and including the cost to replace such equipment at the current equipment costs, regardless of the age of the equipment.
Equipment left unattended (during Closed hours) at Palmetto Water Sports will be charged a $25.00 fee regardless of the reason unless arrangements are made before hand with a staff member. Should the equipment be lost or stolen while left unattended, the renter will be responsible for all replacement costs at full retail prices.
Equipment Damage: Rental Fees do not cover any portion of damages to equipment. Any damaged equipment interfering with the rental or reservation of another will be charged the entire cost of the other rental in addition to all equipment repair and/or replacement costs.
Late fees are assessed at 1.5 times the daily rate for each day the equipment is not returned- including holidays and closed dates. This is strictly enforced as it jeopardizes another person's trip. Any late equipment affecting another person's rental will be charged the entire cost of the other rental.
Rental Liability Waiver
I hereby agree that by renting this/these kayak(s), SUP (s), and/or Accessories from Palmetto Water Sports, LLC I accept liability for any damages or injury that may occur while using any of the equipment regardless of its condition rented from Palmetto Water Sports LLC. By signing this agreement, I understand that I am waiving my right to bring a court action to recover compensation or to obtain any other remedy for any injury to myself, my property, or my death, however caused, arising out of my use of any equipment or programs of Palmetto Water Sports, LLC. I understand that there are inherent risks associated with water sports and with pulling a trailer. I acknowledge that I have the necessary skills to use the above rented equipment properly. I also acknowledge that I will use the equipment in a safe manner that is not contrary to recommended use or manufacturers’ standards. I am aware of hazards associated with the use of outdoor equipment, including, but not limited to physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.
I understand that equipment and safety devices are provided for my use (such as flotation devices, whistles, etc.). I agree that I will be solely responsible for proper use of safety and other equipment and procedures. It is my responsibility to inspect all equipment prior to use. I, the undersigned user or guardian of user HEREBY RELEASE on behalf of myself, my heirs, representatives, successors, executors, and administrators Palmetto Water Sports, LLC its officers, agents, and employees from any cause of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever including, but not limited to, a claim of negligence. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in the activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I agree to hold harmless and/or indemnify and defend Palmetto Water Sports, LLC and their officers, agents, servants, and employees from all liability, costs, or expenses resulting from accidents or injury to -- or for the death of -- any person or property directly or indirectly arising from my use or my permission, express or implied, to use the rental equipment.
I also agree that if I damage, loose, or misplace any item I rent from Palmetto Water Sports, LLC that I will pay for these losses or damages according to prices listed below on this form. I agree that if Palmetto Water Sports, LLC incurs any costs associated with recovery of payment for damages or losses (such as court costs) that I will reimburse or pay Palmetto Water Sports, LLC for these costs as well as the cost of the damaged or lost items. Bent paddles, folded (wrapped) canoes, and damaged Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) or kayaks will be charged for replacement. If I do not return the product within 3 working days of the due date, I authorize Palmetto Water Sports, LLC. to charge the full retail purchase price of the products (see below) to my credit card, minus the deposit. I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for any damage to the product or loss during the time it is checked out to me and if damage or loss occurs, I authorize Palmetto Water Sports, LLC. to charge the cost of replacement or repair to my credit card, minus deposit.
It is solely the discretion of Palmetto Water Sports, LLC to determine if damaged equipment will be repaired or replaced at the renter’s expense.
I (renters) am responsible for connecting the trailer, lights, and chains properly and for securing all canoes, kayaks, paddles, SUPs, life jackets and other equipment before driving. I understand that loading a canoe, kayak, SUP, or other boat onto my vehicle has the potential to cause damage to person or property during loading, unloading or transport of the equipment. It is my choice to have the boat loaded/unloaded by the Palmetto Water Sports, LLC staff and I agree to assume responsibility for any damages. I will not hold Palmetto Water Sports, LLC or its staff liable for any damages to person or property that may occur due to loading, unloading or transport of this equipment.
I also understand that it is the renters’ responsibility to ensure that any required permission forms, trip permits, invasive species tags, boating permits, and trainings are completed and up to date prior to launching boats. I understand that the terms of this agreement are legally binding and I certify that I am signing this agreement, after having carefully read it, of my own free will.
Lost or abandoned equipment will be billed $50 per hour for recovery time.
All repair work (such as patching) will be billed $50 per hour plus materials.
Bent paddles, folded (wrapped) canoes, and badly damaged watercraft will be charged for
replacement. It is solely the discretion of Palmetto Water Sports to determine if damaged
equipment will be repaired or replaced at the renter’s expense. Prices are subject to change.
A cleaning fee will be charged at $5 per item if equipment is returned dirty.