Boat Park Policy

Spaces in the Boat Park are allocated on an annual basis. All members requiring berths should speak to a team member in the Galley or add the berth to their next membership renewal.

In the case of an abandoned or unauthorised boat and/or trailer (as defined below) the BLYM Leadership Team may:-

(a) move the boat and/or trailer to any part of the club premises without being liable for any loss or damage to the boat and/or trailer howsoever caused;

(b) upon giving 1 months’ notice require the member or former member to collect the boat and/or trailer;

(c) upon giving three months’ notice in writing by registered post to the member or former member at his/her last known address shown in the register of members sell the boat and/or trailer and deduct any monies due to the Club (whether arrears of subscription or facility fees or Boat Park fees or otherwise);

(d) if the boat and/or trailer is unsaleable (in the reasonable opinion of the BLYM Leadership Team), after giving notice in writing as aforesaid, dispose of the boat and/or trailer in any manner the BLYM Leadership Team may think fit and deem the cost of doing and any arrears as aforesaid to be a debt owing to the club by the member or former member.

(e) The club reserves the right to charge storage for the boat and/or trailer until such time as the owner collects the boat and/or trailer or until notice has been served under clause (b) and (c) above. PROVIDED THAT in each case that proper evidence is available to show that all reasonable steps have been taken by the BLYM Leadership Team to trace a member or former member and that when and if the boat and/or trailer is sold the proceeds of sale (where these exceed the amount of any indebtedness by the member or former member to the club) shall be placed in a bank deposit account and retained against the eventuality of a claim by the owner (whether he be the said member or former member) for a period of six years.

The BLYM Leadership Team shall be entitled to treat any of the following as an abandoned or unauthorised boat and/or trailer:

(a)    a boat and/or trailer located in the Boat Park and not displaying a current Boat Park sticker;

(b)    a boat and/or trailer located otherwise than in its properly allocated space;

(c)    a boat and/or trailer that remains in the Boat Park for more than one month after any date advised by the BLYM Leadership Team by which boats and/or trailers must be removed to allow for maintenance works of the Boat Park or the end of the season date (where applicable);

(d)    a boat and/or trailer which is the property of a member or former member which remains on club premises after any fees payable to the club by any member or former member (whether by way of arrears of subscription or facilities fees, Boat Park fees or otherwise) are more than one year in arrears.

In addition to the powers set out above to move, sell or dispose of boats and/or trailers, the club shall have a lien over members' or former members' boats and/or trailers parked on the club's premises in respect of all monies due to the club, whether in respect of arrears of facilities fees or subscriptions or otherwise and shall be entitled to retain possession of the boat and/or trailer until such time as all monies due to the club have been paid in full.