Ship Repairers Standard Terms and Conditions for Aquaserv ltd
‘Agreement’ means this document.
‘Customer’ means the person, firm, body corporate, association or company who, or on whose behalf, requests the Repairer to perform the Works.
‘Repairer’ means (Aquaserv ltd) and any of its employees, agents or subcontractors.
‘Vessel’ means the boat or watercraft described on any quotation, invoice, job sheet or other document issued by the Repairer to the Customer and it includes the hull, motors, controls, equipment, accessories, dinghies, tenders and their motors.
‘Works’ means all works carried out by the Repairer at the request of the Customer, its employees or agents, including without limitation:
- all repairs, maintenance, improvements or shipwright work;
- the supply of all machinery, parts, materials, equipment, accessories, labour or specialised tools and/or the removal from the Vessel of any machinery, parts, materials, equipment or accessories;
- any operation, movement or storage of the Vessel.
2 Scope of Works and Authorisation
The Customer warrants that it is the owner of the Vessel or the Vessel owner’s agent and that it has the authority to request that the Repairer perform the Works. The Customer authorises the Repairer to move and store the Vessel by whatever means and in whatever circumstances the Repairer considers necessary and appropriate for the performance of the Works. The Customer acknowledges that quotes for Works are valid for the period stated in the quote.
The Customer agrees to pay the Repairer on the 20th of the month following the invoice issue date. If the Customer owes any amount on any invoice after the expiration of the 20th of the month following the date of the invoice, the Repairer will be entitled to claim interest at the rate of 3.5% per month or part month.
The Customer agrees that until all outstanding invoices together with any interest, charges or other costs payable have been paid in full, the title of any machinery, parts, materials, equipment or accessories supplied by the Repairer does not pass to the Customer and the Customer is not entitled to delivery of the Vessel.
The Customer must accept delivery of the Vessel within 2 days of the Repairer providing notification to the Customer that the Vessel is ready for delivery and if the Vessel is not accepted within such time, the Repairer will be entitled to claim storage costs at a rate of 2% of the invoiced price of Works for each day that the Vessel remains in the custody of the Repairer. The Customer agrees that by accepting delivery of the Vessel it has inspected the Works and satisfied itself that all Works have been performed and completed with due care and skill and to a proper and satisfactory standard.
The Repairer is entitled to a repairer’s lien over the Vessel and/or a general lien over any other property of the Customer that comes into the possession of the Repairer for any reason until all amounts owing by the Customer to the Repairer are paid in full.
5 Liability limitation and indemnity
To the extent the Consumer Guarantees Act 91 of 1993 or any similar national legislation apply to this Agreement, then certain conditions and warranties will be implied into this Agreement to the benefit of the Customer, and those conditions and warranties cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by any provision of this Agreement.
However, where the Customer carries on a “business” as defined in the Consumer Guarantees Act 91 of 1993, it agrees it is acquiring the services of the Repairer for the purposes of that business and nothing in that Act shall apply.
Except as provided for in this Agreement, the Repairer will not in any circumstances be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any kind arising out of or in any way connected with the performance of the Works howsoever caused, including by way of negligence, breach of contract, breach of duty of bailment or wilful act of the Repairer, its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
The Customer will indemnify the Repairer against all claims and demands whatsoever by whomsoever made in respect of any loss, damage or injury of any kind arising out of or in any way connected with the performance of the Works howsoever caused, including by way of negligence, breach of contract, breach of duty of bailment or wilful act of the Repairer, its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
6 Sub-contracting and indemnity
The Repairer is entitled to subcontract on any terms the whole or part of the Works.
7 Liability of employees, agents and subcontractors
It is expressly agreed that every exemption from liability, defence, immunity and right under this Agreement will extend to and protect every employee, agent and subcontractor defined as the Repairer in this Agreement and in this regard the Repairer who is a party to this Agreement will be deemed to be acting as agent or trustee on behalf of all Repairers.
8 Force Majeure
If the Repairer by reason of any matter beyond its control, including without limitation: any act of God; strike, lock-out or labour disturbance; war or warlike condition; act of terrorism; civil riot; sabotage; explosion; lightning; fire; earthquake, landslide or tidal wave; storm, flood, or other extraordinary weather conditions; quarantine; requirements of government authorities; unavailability or delay in supplies (including electricity, oil or gas), equipment or transport; refusal of or delay in obtaining governmental or quasi-governmental approvals, consents, permits, licences; or otherwise is unable to perform any part of its obligations under this Agreement, to the extent and for the period that it is not reasonably able to perform, the Repairer will not be liable to the Customer.
9 Time bar
The Repairer will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim for loss, damage or injury (including any economic or consequential loss) arising out of or in any way connected with the performance of the Works, whether involving negligence of the Repairer or otherwise, unless such claim is made in writing within six (6) months of the earliest of the following occurring :
- the Works being completed; or
- the Vessel leaving the care, custody or control of the Repairer.