How To Use

This Charter agreement can be modified to work for charters of all kinds, such as buses, boats, and field trips.

This review list is provided to inform you about this document in question and assist you in its preparation.

  • Make multiple copies. Give each party an original.

Charter Agreement

This charter agreement made this date, ____________________, made between ____________________________, Owner and ____________________________, Charterer. Owner charters the vessel named ____________________, with registration number, __________________, subject to the following terms and agreements:


The vessel is ____ years old and is valued at $____________ (_______________________________________________________ & _____/100 dollars), of length overall of ____ feet, beam of ____ feet, mean draft of ____ feet, with accommodations for ____ people. The vessel is equipped with all safety equipment required by the United States Coast Guard for such vessel; the vessel was overhauled and inspected by ______________________ on _____________, and at that time was found or made to be found seaworthy, and otherwise in good condition. Acceptance or use of the vessel by the charterer will be deemed to be an acknowledgment that the vessel is seaworthy, in good condition, and fit for charterer’s purposes.