Chartering a Boat for Your Marathon Swim

Posted by Scott Zornig, 3 August 2016

Aside from training, hiring a boat and captain is one of the most important aspects of a marathon swim. In the 20 years I have been involved in marathon swimming, I have seen at least a half dozen swims derailed, called or canceled due to a poorly written charter agreement that protected only the charter and was subject to interpretation. A well drafted agreement will protect both parties and leave nothing to chance. In my opinion, such an agreement should include:

A charter agreement should never get in the way of a successful swim. The swimmer, charter company and boat captain can eliminate all misunderstandings and have a document to reference should the need arise with a properly executed contract.

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