Club Equipment Hire Policy
NBKC has 4 single sea kayaks available for hire by senior (18+), fully paid up members. Each kayak has a spray deck, paddle and buoyancy aid.
Contact email@example.com to register interest. We will enter your name in the booking sheet, and arrange access to the store.
You can check availability by following the link to the booking sheet
The charge for hire is £6 for a part day e.g. evening paddle, and £12 for a full day. Presently, hire is only possible for single days. The hire charge is intended to raise enough funds for us to replace the boats after a number of years, including maintenance and cost of the store.
Payments should be made directly into the NB kayak club account number 00152528, sort code 80-17-95.
Responsibility for NBKC equipment
All equipment is the responsibility of the person using it. NBKC expects all members to pay due care and attention to the equipment they are responsible for. Members must return the equipment in the same state they received it, and must ensure that equipment is returned clean. A fresh water hose is available in NB harbour.
Please use the checklist for the equipment at the start of your hire. Any damaged or malfunctioning equipment must be reported immediately. If you notice any damage prior to your trip, please notify the steward. In the case that any damage or loss has resulted from your hire, please bring that to the steward’s attention when you return the boat. Members will not be held responsible for reasonable wear and tear on equipment, but members who are responsible for loss or damage through carelessness will be charged for repair or replacement of the item. Where equipment is lost or damaged the Club Committee will have the final decision over any charges incurred and will always aim to be fair and reasonable.
Like all adventure activities, kayaking is a sport which carries a degree of risk. Equipment is hired entirely at your own risk. NBKC cannot advise on weather conditions, tides, the suitability of your plans or your paddling ability.
In rare cases, bookings could be superseded by club activities.
The club retains the right to refuse hire.
Please be aware of the Insurance Position:
Club Membership gives you the ability to hire a club boat, and take it away for daytrips. However, the third party accident insurance in respect of officially designated club activities does not apply to independent paddling and hire of boats. If you wish to take out 3rd party liability insurance, please speak to us, we will be happy to advise. Individuals who are interested in obtaining insurance cover for their paddling activities outside of official club sessions/trips can achieve this by joining the Scottish Canoe Association as individual members. You might also wish to consider to take out your own boat insurance.
6 June 2017
Last updated 22/08/2017