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FAQ (Foire aux questions)

Vous vous posez des questions sur l'excursion en bateau, sur la location bateau sans skipper ?
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  • Where do the boat trips depart?
    Departures are from Port Adhoc, Quai le Redon in ANGLET, there is only one pontoon, just call me once you arrive. Parking spaces available and free right in front of the port (reserved for boat owners and renters)
  • What do you need to know before boarding the boat?
    Ship With Skipper: We will sign the rental contract and equip ourselves with life jackets before boarding. Ship Without Skipper: We will carry out the inventory and take charge of the vessel as well as sign the rental contract.
  • Are the excursions suitable for children and from what age?
    The child(ren) are welcome on board, just communicate the approximate weights of the toddlers when booking so that I can provide life jackets adapted to their weight.
  • What is the maximum number of people allowed on board each ship?
    Ship With Skipper: The ship has a capacity of 8 people maximum with the skipper, so you can have a maximum of 7 people. PLEASE NOTE: children count as one person regardless of their weight. Ship Without Skipper: The ship has a capacity of 7 people maximum, so you can be 7 people maximum. PLEASE NOTE: children count as one person regardless of their weight.
  • What is included in the price?
    Ship With Skipper: In the advertised prices, the elements included are: the skipper, gasoline, reservation fees, liability insurance and one towed buoy OR wakeboard ride per person. ATTENTION: you must notify me at the latest the day before of the equipment chosen, namely: towed buoy OR wakeboard. Ship Without Skipper: In the advertised prices, the elements included are: the boat, reservation fees and ship insurance. PLEASE NOTE: gasoline is not included in the price, you leave with a full tank and you refuel on return.
  • Is it possible to eat on boats?
    Ship With Skipper: On day trips, we have lunch on the boat (your own picnic) Regarding half-day outings, unfortunately we do not have time to have lunch on the ship. Ship Without Skipper: It's your day or half day, so you can do as you wish :)
  • How long do sea trips and boat trips last?
    Ship With Skipper: The half-day lasts 3 hours, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., you must be present 10 minutes before departure. The day lasts 6 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunset lasts 2h30. Ship Without Skipper: The half-day lasts 3:30 hours, i.e. from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., you must be present 30 minutes before for the inventory and handling of the ship. The day lasts 7:00 a.m., from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • How much will I spend on gas during my sea getaway?
    Ship With Skipper: Everything is fine :) gas costs are included in the rental price, so you don't have to budget. Just for information, the 225CV engine is very greedy, the fuel costs per day are approximately €160 and €100 per half-day. Ship Without Skipper: It is very complicated to give you an estimate, I do not know your route, nor your engaged speed, nor the number of people on board, I also do not know the marine conditions on the day of the rental (swell/wind ), I also don't know if you will be towing a tube or a wakeboard and for how long. I can just tell you that the 150HP engine is of the latest generation and that it is one of the most energy-efficient engines on the market, however, boat engines consume a lot and the price at the pump has been very high for the last two years. . On average, customers spend around €80 per half-day and €120 per day, note that some customers spend €80 per day or even less. PLEASE NOTE, this is an average!!! Consumption 635 Order (for information): * 3500 rpm at 15 knots = 15 liters/hour * 4000 rpm at 20 knots = 20 liters/hour * 4500 rpm at 26 knots = 29 liters/hour * 5800 rpm at 32 knots = 55 liters/hour
  • what are the technical specifications of the boats?
    Ship With Skipper: Characteristics of the Quicksilver 755 Activ Open 225hp In addition to its unique style, Quicksilver uses space in an innovative way thanks to the best length-to-width ratio in its class, which further increases stability. The improvement in seakeeping by the deep V-shaped hull allows you to overcome the wave efficiently and in complete comfort. This result is the fruit of the work of a team that includes one of the most experienced naval architects in the nautical industry. Overall length: 7.55 meters Hull length: 6.95 meters External width: 2.55 meters Air draft: 1.75 meters Draught: 0.48 meter Weight of the boat empty: 1654Kg Fuel tank capacity: 280 Liters Approval (NUC) CE category: C Maximum number of passengers: 8 people (with the skipper) Motorization MERCURY F225 XL B DTS N° 3B046933 (225Cv V6 DTS electrical control box) Ship Without Skipper: Characteristics of the Quicksilver 635 Commander Open 150hp Largest model in the Quicksilver Commander range, the 635 Commander displays a very unique look which clearly sets it apart from its competitors, it is stable and has very good seaworthiness, the pilot will appreciate the moderate list of the hull when sustained turns. Overall length: 6.35 meters Hull length: 5.85 meters External width: 2.55 meters Air draft: 1.75 meters Draught: 0.40 meter Weight of the boat empty: 1216Kg Fuel tank capacity: 135 Liters Approval CE category: C Maximum number of passengers: 7 people Motorization MERCURY F150 EFI XL N° 3B019828 (150Cv Mechanical control box) Consumption: * 3500 rpm at 15 knots = 15 liters/hour * 4000 rpm at 20 knots = 20 liters/hour * 4500 rpm at 26 knots = 29 liters/hour * 5800 rpm at 32 knots = 55 liters/hour
  • Is it possible to rent a boat without a license?
    You have the opportunity to sail in complete peace of mind on the Atlantic Ocean accompanied by your Captain (professional skipper), he knows his environment perfectly and masters the marine weather for an excursion in complete safety, he will be able to show you the hidden treasures from the Basque or Landes coast, it is therefore the ship with a skipper that should be chosen, the captain knows how to be discreet as desired. For information: boats without a license have an engine of 06 HP maximum, we therefore do not rent boats without a license because the Atlantic Ocean is not without danger, our boats have engines of 150 HP and 225 HP necessary for safe navigation!!!
  • Is my online payment secure?
    When paying, check that the site you are paying on is secure. On some sites, the URL of the “http://” page becomes “https://”, with the addition of the “s” for “Secure”, a closed padlock may also appear in your browser window. At Ab's Boats Plaisance , you have two secure online payment methods: Stripe is a secure web payment infrastructure. Your bank details are collected by our payment provider STRIPE which uses an encryption algorithm (level 1 of PCI certification which offers the highest level of security). PayPal "Every transaction is secure thanks to our high-level encryption. If anything suspicious happens, our security specialists take care of it immediately to protect you from fraudulent transactions. Remember, we will never ask you for any confidential information via E-mail" How do you know if a website or online store is reliable or not? What are the clues that allow us to see that a site is fraudulent? Well, the France Verif sites (supported by the bpifrance state) and Scamdoc allow us to check all of this quickly. By copying the URL of the site you have doubts about, you can obtain a trust score based on several web factors. A reference to consult before making an online purchase!
  • What are the cancellation conditions?
    The only cancellations and postponements accepted will be for climatic reasons: * BMS, Risk of Severe Thunderstorm, Sustained Rain, Overly Rough Ocean. * There will be a systematic postponement if you live in the region (40 or 64) or if you are passing through and the duration of your leave allows it, otherwise it will be a cancellation with a partial refund, namely: Rental price less an Admin Package of €50 (invoice drafting; contract drafting; accounting expert indicators; credit drafting; etc.) * Concerning COVID19: Postponement or partial refund in the event of imposed confinement, namely: Rental price less an Admin Package of €50 (invoice drafting; contract drafting; accountant indicators; credit drafting; etc.)
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