The vessel was nice except for very heavy steering, making docking maneuvers tricky. It will wear you out maneuvering a tube and was a contributing factor in the tow line fouling the engine cowl while underway, resulting in some minor damage, for which we were (and should be) responsible. However, we were not happy with Scott's claim and believe we wound up paying for preexisting damage, unrelated to the cowl. Make sure you photograph every inch of this vessel before you take possession. If you can not refute a claim with visual evidence, you're on the hook.
We had a wonderful two day rental. Scott was more than accommodating to support our rental needs. The boat was in excellent condition and ran like a top!! With a full tank were we able to make it from Pensacola Beach to have lunch at Destin navigating the beautiful intracoastal waterway!!
Scott was a pleasure to rent from. Responded quickly to every query. Even checked on me and the boat via text the next day. Scott made it as easy as possible to pick up and drop off. It left like I was borrowing from a friend or a neighbor.
The boat was clean and as advertised: 16ft base model Bayliner without many upgrades . It has normal wear and tear... Scott just shrugged off as no big deal (which made me feel very comfortable about renting). It was VERY choppy on bay and this little boat handled it "ok". You are going to get wet and you are going to bounce around. Engine started without issues, bimini in good shape, not a gas hog, easy to launch and load, easy to pull behind a V8 SUV, fits 4 adults easily.
Scott was an absolutely awesome Owner to rent from. This boat was perfect for the bay. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and reliability it provided for cruising around. Scott was helpful every step of the way and is a genuinely great guy. I look forward to renting from him again and highly recommend this boat to other potential renters.