If this question looks familiar it is probably because you’ve considered whether you should purchase your car or lease it. The same argument applies to boats: should you rent boats when you want to go out on the water, or should you purchase your own vessel?
There is no right or wrong answer to these questions. The decision to buy a boat is going to be unique to each captain and family. Flexibility, ownership, cost and upkeep are factors that will be critical to some and not a concern to others.
It’s important to consider your boating goals before purchasing a vessel. Ask yourself these questions:
If you’re unsure of the answers to the questions above, keep reading. Testing the waters (pun fully intended) with a boat rental is the first place to start. If you’re thinking about purchasing check out these tips for first-time buyers.
If you are faced with this dilemma there is a first step that should be taken: trying a boat rental. Especially if you are a newbie, a boat rental can help you gain experience on the water and help determine if this is a hobby is a long term commitment for you and your family. Additionally, boat rentals can be useful when determining what type of boat is best suited for your recreational needs.
When you purchase a boat you experience the following benefits:
When you rent a boat you experience the following benefits:
Boatsetter has a database with boats of all varieties ready to be rented. From the Florida Keys up the coast to Long Island, through Chicago, down to Austin and San Francisco, Boatsetter can connect you with a boat rental in your neighborhood in a matter of minutes.
Rentals with Boatsetter can be made online and cancelled up to 24 hours in advance. You can choose from a variety of different boat types and have the option of searching for only boats with a captain if you’re looking for a hands-off boat ride.