Boat rentals are better than ever: for the novice boater, experienced boater and even boat owners.

Boatsetter Team
Written by Boatsetter Team
December 22, 2017

Boat Rentals are easier (and better) than ever for boaters at all levels of experience. The sharing economy has brought on a new scope of product offerings across nearly all industries and boat rentals are no exception. In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How boat sharing makes boat rentals better for everyone &
  • Find everything you need to line up the best boating experience for you and your family!

Choose from boat rentals priced as low as $50 per person in boating locations worldwide – Head out on the water today.

Boat sharing makes boat rentals better:

  • It’s a private affair for you and your group only. No strangers to share your space with.
  • Choose from a wide range of sizes in worldwide locations to suit any boating adventure and budget.
  • Renting a boat from a private boat owner is like having your own boat for the day or the duration of boat rentals; which can be booked for as little 4 hours, a full day or extended time periods.
  • You won’t be at the mercy of the charter guide’s itinerary, it’s your day and your agenda.

Boat Owners Love Boat Rentals – It seems like a strange combination, why would a boat owner even consider renting a boat when they have a boat of their own? There are quite a few good reasons…

They try it before they buy it. For boat owners or those considering boat ownership, the advantages of “testing the waters” are huge! It’s a great way to test out a new make, model or size boat with the key decision-makers (like your spouse and kids) right next to you to help you make your decision.

They get to spend time boating even when they are not near their boats. Boat owners obviously love boating and often love traveling, but it’s not always practical to bring your boat with you when you travel. Boat rentals are the perfect way to spend time out on the water while you are vacationing away from where ever your own boat is docked.

They find an alternative to ownership. Owning a boat is an expensive endeavor and even if finances are not an obstacle, there is a lot of commitment that comes with owning a boat. Although ownership is many a boater’s dream, it may not be for everyone. Getting out on the water becomes accessible with boat rentals and allows former boat owners as well as experienced boaters a way to experience the water like an owner without the responsibility of boat ownership.

Never been boating? Boat rentals are perfect for you! – Renting a boat with a licensed captain is the absolute best way for a novice boater to experience the boating lifestyle. The licensed captain handles all the logistics, addresses all safety requirements and navigates the waterways so all that’s required of the boater is: relaxation and fun.

Including a licensed captain on your boat rental is also a great way to learn more about boating. Captains are usually very happy to give you the low down on the boat, the local waterways or the best fishing spots  as well as some insider tips on boating safety.

Here are five frequently asked questions to assist boaters renting a boat for the first time:

What size, type of boat rentals should I select? This varies depending on where you are boating, how many people you’re bringing with, what you’ll be doing while out on the boat rental and your budget. If your boat rental centers around fishing, a center console is a good choice. A bowrider or deck boat would be perfect for cruising. If you have a large group, a pontoon boat or even a yacht will be in order.

Should I include a captain on my boat rentals? Include a captain on your boat rentals if you have no boating experience, don’t know the waterways, the rented boat is larger than what you’re used to or you just want to relax and leave the wheel to the captain.

How do I choose a the best company for boat rentalsThere are many companies out there, but not all of them are equal in quality. Boatsetter, the leader in the boat sharing category, is noted for following all boating safety rules and regulations, pre-screening the boats offered for rent and connecting boaters with US Coast Guard licensed Captains if that option is needed.

What should I expect on the day of my boat rental? Most rentals begin at waterfront private residence or at a marina. It is a good idea to map out the directions, parking instructions prior to the rental. Usually, you will bring your own provisions which may include snacks, drinks and coolers. A “check-out” form is used to sign off the boat’s pre-rental condition and off you’ll sail. It’s that easy!

If boating has always been a dream of yours, boat rentals with or without a captain, are the perfect way to make it happen even if you don’t own a boat. And, even if you do!

Create your personalized boat rental experience today. Choose your boat, set the dates and head out.

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