2007 Malibu IRide ski boat with tower and bimini.
Tons of gear to lend at no charge adds to the value of this rental!
Consider this. If the rental boat of your choice is damaged or breaks down just ahead of your rental period you may be without a boat. As a boat mechanic and owner of a boat repair shop, I can say it is unlikely you be without a boat if you book with me. I am also at the lake and available 24/7 if there is a problem while you have the boat.
This is an excellent direct drive boat for all water sports. With 350 HP this boat pulls like a tractor! It is a great all around boat that also tows tubes well. It has a nice sound system, tower, and bimini top. Can also be used for wake surfing. An assortment of US Coast Guard approved ski vests are included. The boat comes with a fire extinguisher, throwable cushion, bumpers, and dock lines. I offer a discount of 25.00 per day for 3 days or more. Half day is 4 hours. Full day is 8 hours.
I can deliver the boat anywhere on the lake. The water temp on the warm side is comfortable for water sports through October. As late as November or December with a wetsuit.
I also offer ski, wake board, surf, or hydrofoil lessons at 25.00 per hour. I can also teach water sports related boat driving skills and safety at the same rate. If you are concerned or nervous about driving the boat yourself, let me help.
I have water toys such as skis, tubes, surf boards, wakeboards, and kneeboards available that can be included with your rental. Damaged or lost equipment will be paid for from your damage deposit.
Lost or damaged Ski rope 100.00
Lost or damaged Tube, skis, wake board, or kneeboard 250.00
GAS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE. The boat will start with a full tank. You can re fuel the boat at a gas dock while on the water, or you can go with me to the gas station and re fuel the boat with your credit card when you turn the boat in. That way you only pay for the gas you use. My boat uses 3-4 gallons per hour while continuously towing for water sports.
WARNING! Do not rent an inboard/outboard stern drive boat such as Bayliner, Chaparrel, Maxum, or Sea Ray, etc, for water sports or swimming around the boat. The prop on this kind of boat sticks out past the back of the boat and can be very dangerous. The prop is tucked 3-4 ft under a true inboard ski boat. If you are going to have friends and family in the water around the boat, choose an inboard boat such as this Malibu.
John was great. He met us early and spent some time helping us get familiar with the boat. We were able to hold onto it for a little extra time in the evening as well once the water calmed down and was good for skiing. He's very responsive and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend him. The boat was excellent as well. Plenty of power and easy to operate.
John is the man! We rented the boat for a day on the private side of the lake for wakeboarding and tubing... lets just say this boat didn't disappoint!! John was extremely helpful and walked us through every little detail of the boat and how it handles, even showed us some tips on how to easily dock it. We had an excellent day on the water and would recommend John to anyone whos looking to rent a boat on Lake Anna.
We really enjoyed our experience on John's boat. There were 7 of us, and we took out a tube, water skis, a wakeboard, and a kneeboard. We were nervous because we had very little experience driving a boat, but John showed us everything we needed. It was very easy to drive his boat, and the kids had a great time. John was very helpful, and even quickly came to retrieve us when a storm was coming in. I would highly recommend his boat. We will most likely return for another visit.
John was very accommodating with our rental - we had a couple early issues that delayed the rental start, and he was flexible with extending the rental time accordingly. Additionally, when we were ready to bring it back, something popped up with which we needed assistance, and John went out of his way to make sure it was taken care of. The boat itself is really powerful and excellent for towing various water sports.
John is the best! He took our reservation at the last minute as a surprise for Father’s Day and even threw in all the fun gear at no additional cost. Our family laughed and smiled the whole day! We will definitely rent from him in the future! Top notch service and fantastic boat! Thanks John!
Cannot believe that I forgot to post a review last year about John and his boat....
What an awesome experience from begin ing to end. John went out of his way to make sure we knew everything about his boat and that we had every water toy imaginable.
The boat was exactly as described and performed well above our expectations.
Will definitely be using John again!
John provided yet again. his boats worked very well and provided lots of fun for me and the rest of my extended family. son and daughter Nieces and nephews, even a few aunts and uncles got out there on the tubes and wakeboard. we even got the wake surf going on the Malibu.
John's Malibu I-Ride was the perfect boat rental for our weekend trip to Lake Anna. John was very accommodating, knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive. He dropped the boat off at our private slip that came with our rental house. He took time to go over the boat, but wasn't overbearing about it. He has a relaxed demeanor and just wants to make sure you enjoy yourself. He checked with me the day before to see what water toys we wanted to use (no additional charge). The boat has a few years, but ran flawlessly with plenty of power. I will absolutely rent this boat from John again and I'd recommend him to others. Happy boating!
We had a beautiful day wake boarding on Lake Anna in John's Ski boat. John was extremely helpful getting us out on the water without fuss and with all the gear we needed. His boat well maintained and ran like a dream. Will be back for more next time we're in the area.
John delivered the boat to the dock at our rental property and took some time to give us some recommendations on staying safe and having fun for a bunch of newbies. All the kids had a great time and we even got a few up on wakeboard. Great time on the lake!
Rented Johns I-Ride Malibu boats again this past weekend. Everything on the boat worked very well and the boat really runs good. We had an incident with the pull toy rope which got caught in the prop and John and his sons came out to our location to remove the rope and get us back up and running again. I cant say enough about John and his very pleasant demeanor and the quality of his boats. We will certainly go out again this year before the summer is out on another one of his rides. Always a great time on the water. Thanks John
John's boat ran as advertised, was in good shape, and we had no issues. Since we were familiar with the lake in another area, John delivered the boat to the ramp of our choosing. Very positive experience and we plan on renting from John next summer.
Great experience! John was more than accommodating during drop off, pickup, and throughout entire process. He provided everything we needed for a great weekend on the lake. Will definitely be using his services again when we return.
Awesome job, John.
I had the pleasure of meeting up with John last weekend and rented his Malibu I Ride wakeboard boat.
I have to say John is a very accommodating individual. He provided the boat fully fueled along with boards, ropes and anything else we needed for a fun filled day on the water. I requested the North Anna side due to the lower air temps this time of year and John was very happy to oblige. Water on warm side was 99 degrees new the plant and 95 degrees at the opposite end so skiing and boarding was perfect.
The boat ran perfectly, never missed a beat, started every time and we had zero issue with anything John had provided. Launching and taking out was a breeze and John did everything he could to ensure the family had a great time on the water. I cant say enough about the whole experience.
We will CERTAINLY use John and his fleet of boats again in the near future. Thanks again John for a perfect weekend.
I messaged John requesting to book his Malibu I-ride for a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend (his birthday was 2 days after Labor Day). It was a really short notice, which was less than 2 weeks, but John still approved my request. As the day was coming closer, I kept monitoring the ever-changing weather forecast predicting thunderstorm on the day of the boat rental. Worried as I was on the night prior to the rental day, I sent a message to John asking if there is another option I can take in case the thunderstorm comes. Honestly, I was not expecting him to respond or give me options because of the less than 24-hour of request. John was prompt to respond to my message, even in the beginning, and very considerate to give me an option to cancel the rental and move it to another day. He even told me to wait until the next morning to check the weather and let him know if I decide to continue renting his boat that day. I was very glad that I waited until the next morning because it turned out to be the most wonderful day to be out in the Lake using John’s boat. My boyfriend was delighted and very much enjoyed his surprise birthday gift after 6 years of not being able to go on a boat and do watersports. There was nobody else in the lake aside from 3 jet skis that passed by. It was a perfect day to wake board and cruise around without worrying other boats or people in the water. Additionally, John provided us watersports equipment we needed with no charge: tubes, skis, and wakeboards. He even helped us dock the boat. The Malibu I-ride is obviously not brand-new but it was clean, well-taken care of, and runs really well. It was my first time renting a boat from a stranger but I was very satisfied to the boat and the service that was provided by John. Considerably, he is a good man and very considerate to one’s needs and worries. My boyfriend and I assured him that we will be returning customers. I most definitely recommend to everyone who would like to spend a romantic day, a sporty day, a birthday, or even just a regular day in Lake Anna to rent a boat/boats from John. He will do the best he can to make your time worthwhile.
this rental was a great experience. the boat was excellent. perfect for the 5 days of water sports.
john made it very easy for us with the drop off and pick up. if we had any questions or issues with the boat he was very accessible and ready to assist. i couldn't recommend renting from John any more... lf you are going to lake Anna, definitely get a boat from him.
What a great day.! John was a pleasure to deal with and the boat was super. He even installed the Bimini top to help keep the son off my wife who had just had precancerous cells removed. The listing says max of 6 pax , but the boat is rated for more. Our 7 (all 18+) were very comfortable. John has all the water toys you'd ever need and offered to give pointers to anyone who needed them. This was our first time at Lake Anna and I can't wait to go back. The "warm side" made getting in and out of the water no issue at all.