What you need to know before Renting a Boat or a Yacht…
There is a wide variety of Boats and locations to choose from in the Rental world.
If you have never manned the helm before Buckys suggests trying a Boat Rental first to see how you feel captaining a Boat. Renting a Boat is great way to find the right Type of Boat for you based on your Boating needs. This also gives you a better feel for the difference between a outboard-powered motor versus a stern-drive powered engine.
Daily Rentals… is the most popular Boat Rental program that you can find in just about every Marina location in the world. These rental locations have a wide variety of Boats to choose from such as the Pontoon, Deck Boat, Center Console, Cabin Cruiser, Ski Boat and others. The average length of the vessels range from 17′ to 26′ feet (26′ feet or longer is considered a Yacht). These size Boats are easy to handle and before you push off the dock, the Dock Attendant will provide brief Boating instructions and safety.
Houseboat Rentals… have gain extreme popularity over the past decade, especially on large lakes like – Lake Havasu, Lake Tahoe and Lake Powell for example. These rentals are ideal for taking up to 20 people plus you have all the same amenities as being home; it’s just with a Houseboat you have a larger pool and way more fun! This takes a ‘house party’ to a whole new level. Some Houseboats also have hot tubs, Water slides, barbeque grills and air-conditioning. With all this why go home! Bring the entire family and your friends. Houseboat Rentals is a popular with to re-connect with those you love!
Sailboat Rental… takes skill and in order to rent a Sailboat and go it alone you must first prove to the Rental Staff you are competent Skipper which would demonstrate Boater safety. This is one of the most exhilarating and tranquil rides on the Water then you could possibly get from a power Boat plus save the environment, go sailing, go Green with Unlimited Wind Power!
Other Rental types… are Yacht Rentals. These vessels (26′ feet in length and greater) are the ultimate Watercraft on the Water. Yacht Rentals are becoming more popular for Weddings, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties and Family gatherings and when the Yacht Rental location is in a Hotel – Resort Marina setting why settle for the same old function or meeting room when you could really make memories with family, friends and co-workers out on the Water! And besides for the same money it would cost to rent a banquet or meeting room, you could get everyone on a Yacht including the food and drinks! Who would be the hit of the party then! Huh? You of course.
Yacht Brokers also have a list of Yachts at their disposal waiting to be sold, however the owners have agreed to rent their Yacht until sold to reduce some of their expenses while they are not using it. Yacht Brokers are a good source to tap into since they have a wide range of vessels to choose from that would meet the need of your special event.
Fractional Boat or Yacht Rentals is a another alternative. This program allows you really go big at (of course) the fraction of the cost of owning. Fractional Boats and Yachts are worth looking into.
Both Yacht and Fractional Rental programs are typically crewed with a captain and a team of mates to let you just relax and enjoy. But you can also request a ‘Bareboat’ Rental where you are the captain of the vessel and your crew are the people you bring along. How great would that be to shout orders at your boss while at the helm! Or to tell your spouse what to do with that rope! Have fun with it!
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