Great bowrider for crusing around, water skiiing, tubing and wakeboarding. Roomy, well maintained 23 feet bow rider with deep V hull. A deep V-hull provides a smooth ride through choppy waters and provides a nice wake in the back. This separates if from a regular ski boat, which can't handle waves over 2 feet.
Additionally, It has a large v8 engine for watersports and strong performance. Nice stereo system with aux jackand subwoofer. Wake board can be provided. Air chair (hydrofoil) is shown but requires training. I have two different style tubes, one is for putting kids on, which has 2 separate compartments and then a 3 person lay on top tube. Can fit up to 10 people total (totally packed -no watersports-), but 4-6 people is optimum if to wakeboarding and tubing.
Bimini in middle provides good sun and rain protection. Also have noodles and a variety of floaties. A table can be put up in the front bow section too for having lunch or dinner on the water. There is a swim ladder on back for ease of entering and exiting the boat. There is a small head (potty) on the boat.
I don't always get messages on this platform at work, so see my contact info if you want to get a hold of me quicker and multiple questions.
What is 1/2 day?
What is full day?
What and how much is service charge?
Boatbound gets the service charge for providing this
rental platform. I think it is 10-12% of the booking total price.
Do I need a certificate or something to drive around?
Yes, there is a free boating certificate you can get online, just search "boat US safety certificate"
How much is Captain?
-Price with captain listed plus an gratuity you want to give (usually 10%-20% of the gross).-
What can we do?
-Each lunch/dinner at exclusive locations
-Anchor out and swim at exclusive loations
-Utilize the variety of swim toys that are included on boat
-visit waterside bars and diners
-visit Georgetown, Alexandria, Navy Yard, Fish Market, National Harbor
How much is gas?
-Gas costs usually around $30-$60
-gas can be around $50-100 if going over 10 miles and doing watersports (tube towing, ect)
Who pays for gas?
You the Renter
Where do we get gas?
Local gas is at James Creek Marina and Columbia Island Marina
It is a weight issue more than guests. Shooting for nor more than 1600 pounds. Which can be 8 large males or 4 average adults and 6 children. The weight of the ice, food and beverages you bring factor in too.
Driving Experience needed?
Some is necessary, we can drive around to see your skill set
Do you teach driving?
How far can I go?
Staying the DC area (Georgetown/ Key Bridge to National Harbor/Alexandria) is preferred because the Army Corps of Engineers and DC Gov clean the river of logs and debris. Farther down to Mt Vernon can be a bit more treacherous with sunken logs. The gas down river can be an issue too (the gas stations sometimes pump their tanks dry which pulls off the top 4 inches of bad gas in the tank). The best views are in the DC area from my experience. If there is a problem I can quickly get you in DC, a tow from Mt. Vernon is around 4+ hours back.
Where does boat leave from?
Boat can be picked up from any public area such as Georgetown, Gravelly point, National harbor and public fuel docks. This boat is usually on a trailer so pickup at Gravelly point is usually best.
We had an excellent day on Tom's boat this past Saturday! The process was easy and transparent from start to finish. There was a small problem with the oil on that boat that day which meant we could not go at top speeds, and therefore could not tube or sport, but Tom was upfront and very communicative about the issue. He immediately offered to still let us go out for the day at a discount, or refund us fully. We chose to still go out and were able to tour all around the area and (at Tom's recommendation) stop and swim at a few great spots. While we were initially disappointed, Tom went out of his way to ensure we still at a great time. We would absolutely boat with Tom again, thanks Tom!
We needed a boat at the last minute as the one we had originally reserved fell through due to the boat owner being unprepared. Tom approved us and we were on the boat in 2 hours. We got a very nice, clean boat and dealt with a professional owner. I would definitely recommend this boat.