CHARTER ONE OF OUR BOATS
KDK Boats’ know-how and commitment to quality ensures that a world-class service is provided to sailors and teams chartering our ready-to-race boats. Our dedicated support team ensures a close working relationship with individual sailors, teams, race hosts and federations at all times.
Our charter service ensures that the wish to attend a major race is not affected by the logistics required to transport the boat to remote locations. Transportation times and costs may imply a high cost when considering racing away from your region. KDK Boats will take care of those aspects while you focus on your training and race preparation.
What can you expect if you charter one of our boats?
Your charter boat will be available at the race venue in a ready-to-race condition (ready-to-win!) before the racing starts on the date agreed upon.
The boat will be on a trolley, with a top cover, ready to go. Any requested additional gear will be placed under the top cover.
Sailors are asked to return the boat washed, with buoyancy bags slightly deflated and with the mainsheet i place.
Dolly, Top Cover and Hull complete with mainsheet, bowline, bailers, praddle and blocks are included. New Rule Racing Blades with foil bag and spars are available at an additional $50 each.
What To Expect Upon Arrival:
Your charter will be available on the day before racing begins unless other special arrangements are made.
Your boat will be waiting for you on a dolly ready to go. Top cover and dolly will be tagged with your skippers name. All the requested gear will be under the top cover. If we can help you in any other way, just say the word.
Please return the boat to us washed, top cover off, air bags slightly deflated, main sheet and bowline in place. Let us acknowledge that you have returned the boat, and then you’re ready to fly home. If you have damage to the boat, let us know about it as soon as possible. We may want to do the repair for you in the evening.
What’s Not Included:
Sailors must supply their own Sail, Sail Ties, Protest Flag, Mast Clamp, and Timer.
What Should You Bring?
Sailors should bring their own personal safety equipment and gear needed for a regatta. As always, it is best to change as little as possible for a major regatta, so bring as much of your own equipment as is practical. We always bring spare parts and tools for any repair, so don’t worry about that. We encourage sailors to bring their own sprit halyard, main sheet, wind indicator, bailers, blades and spars when possible.
Note: If you bring your own spars make sure your mast has a gray mast sleeve that matches our gray deck collar. We will install one for you free, and it is easy to remove when you go home. Please remind us of this. The mast will be too loose if this sleeve is not in place.
Do you have any questions about our charter service? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Normal wear and tear is expected, however, sailors are fully responsible for damage beyond normal wear including damage caused by a collision. Scratches on the bottom of the boat are not considered normal wear and tear, and will require an appropriate fee. Sailors are also responsible for lost or stolen equipment.
Writing on the boat with marking pens is not allowed. We suggest you write courses, starting sequence and compass headings on cardboard or paper and place it in a ZipLoc bag. A piece of duct tape on the midship frame also works well.
If you must cancel a charter reservation, we require 3 weeks advanced notice. If we have had to turn away other charters, or the trailer has left the factory, you will be charged in full.
Truck Boat Service:
Looking for convenience without sacrificing performance? Tired or maintaining a race hull at top condition? McLaughlin is proud to offer our “Truck Boat Service.” With this service, we will transport your boat purchased from McLaughlin to all the events we charter at. You can provide the spars and blades, or we can loan you a set. When you arrive at the race location, your gear is all ready to use. It’s that simple. Since we are the builder, we are also able to maintain and repair your hull in the condition you demand.