the boat is currently moored on lake Washington in Kirkland. very easy to pick up and take out for the day. you can also trailer to a lake of your choice.
this boat is currently on Lake Washington. The Tigé's RZ2 is probably the most or one of the most advanced watersports platforms on the market. Tigé has developed a boat that manages the wake with ease without the need for learning ballast. It easily seats 8 and is so much fun on the water!
Firstly, this boat should not be rented unless it gets fixed. Despite my low star rating, I want to say that Garrett is amazing and was super helpful and accommodating. We have no complaints with his service and we thank him for being able to do his best to correct a difficult situation. Our issue lies with the boat itself and this is why the low stars. It really shouldn't be rented and in our opinion isn't safe to be used. The steering is incredibly difficult and stiff. Our driver was a large strong guy with lots of boating experience and he had a very hard time with it. We still took the boat out and gave it a shot but any sort of quick turns or maneuvering around docks and other boats is very hard and frankly unsafe. We cut our day short and came back in because there was no way we could do any water sports or continue to take chances with the boat. The weather also wasn't on our side but we could have gotten over that if the boat was in better shape. That being said, if it had been a sunny day the water would have been busy with boats and there is no way we would have felt comfortable steering in high traffic areas so that would have made me feel even stronger about the boat being unsafe.
We did know the steering would be stiff based on communication with Garrett beforehand but it was a lot worse than expected. Also the seats are in very poor condition, as well as some other parts of the cabin and it is clear this boat has been used a lot. A few wear and tear rips is fine but this was a lot more than that. I am shocked that other reviewers haven't commented on these issues, so perhaps it is something that has happened recently but the owner really needs to do something especially with the steering or else it is a danger to renters and other people on the water. A couple other things to note is that there isn't storage for any wake boards on racks, stereo doesn't work properly and cuts out for 5-10min at a time and no inflatables as listed on the posting. I would absolutely rent from Garrett again but definitely would never take this boat out or recommend it to anyone else unless it was checked for safety and fixed.
Garrett was friendly but the boat could use some maintenance. It was extremely difficult to steer the boat, it seems the steering cable to the steering rack is likely rusted and needs replacing. This made it impossible to attempt any wakeboarding, which was disappointing. The pictures in the listing show wakeboard racks on the tower but these were missing, so the wakeboard took up half of the bow seating all day. I understand the boat is a rental but the upholstery was torn up pretty bad. The boat registration expired in June 2018 and we got pulled over by Department of Fish and Wildlife and had to explain it was a rental, luckily we weren't ticketed. Other than that the boat started and ran reliably.
Renting with Garrett was great, we ran into a snag with the prior rental through the site but he worked with me as well as the site and we got it all figured out. Had a great time on the lake, boat ran without any issues and couldn’t have asked for a better day. I would definitely suggest anyone use Garrett he was very professional as well.
Really enjoyed the boat and Garrett's great customer service. Unfortunately even though the listing said "inflatables" there were none. But Garrett gave us extra time which allowed me to make a run to Dick's Sporting Goods to pick up a tube and save the day for boys who were really looking forward to tubing.
Had a great time on Rich's boat. It ran great, lots of power to pull tubers with as well as plenty of storage and seating room. Rich was super easy to work with and accommodated a requested rental period for us. Would rent again.
Thank you, Rich, for helping us overcome a few obstacles that were out of your control. Your boat is a ton of fun and certainly had more than enough power for our water sports. We had a great time on the lake and I am looking forward to renting your boat again! Thanks again for being available to help during our rental.
Rich- thank you for such a great boat rental!!! You were so kind to check if the weather was to much for us last Sunday. The big waves were exciting and the boat handled really well. Can't wait to drive this boat again.
What an awesome day on Lake Washington! Rich's boat is fun and great for wake surfing. He was flexible and super easy to work with. Everyone aboard had a blast and I highly recommend you rent from Rich. The best way to experience a Seattle summer is on the water.