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  1. Insurance and Regulations: It’s our policy to not offer advice about insurance or compliance with regulations and requirements as these vary by location. When owners sign up, they agree that they are compliant and take complete responsibility for compliance and regulations as well as maintaining proper insurance as part of our terms of use.
    1. Insurance: It is important to know that Social Floats does not offer any insurance for bookings. However, please be aware that most personal or recreational boat insurance policies may not cover commercial, bareboat or charter use. There are companies that may offer charter and bareboat rental policies. Please consult your insurance professional to ensure proper coverage, or contact to receive referral contact information for providers.
  2. Regulations and Compliance: Although we do not advise on regulations and compliance, here is some information we are making available. It is the responsibility of each boat owner to ensure complete compliance to any and all local, state and federal regulations which may apply. Please be aware that the state of MN and Lake Minnetonka may have the following requirements for boat rentals and charters, which may be in addition to others.
    1. https://www.hennepinsheriff.org/permits-services/permits-public-services/water-permits (no cost) required for all boat rentals inspection form
  3. For boat driven charters of 6+ passengers (Failure to obtain any or all of the following may result in significant fines by law enforcement)
    1. http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/get-licenses-and-permits/requirements-operating-boats-hire
    2. http://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/annual_boat_operating_permit.pdf  
    3. http://www.dli.mn.gov/business/get-licenses-and-permits/boat-master-license  
    4. https://lmcd.org/wp-cms/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Master-WATERCRAFT-FOR-HIRE-APPLICATION1.pdf
  4. Liability waiver: Please ensure that you have ALL passengers sign this liability waiver prior to departure to provide you as well as Social Floats with additional liability protection on rentals this year. Here is a sample form you can use.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oH73wWrgWCwVSbyKfCrxksLYNJRb3HvffDT5E3uxamE/edit
    1. Please print a copy for each rental and send a scan or picture of the signed liability waiver to . Payment will not be issued until the signed liability waiver is received by us.