Great boat and owner. Fred was very laid back and went above and beyond to ensure that we could keep our bait alive. Boat was comfortable and reliable with all the accessories necessary to make our trip successful. We had a great time and highly recommend renting from Fred!
Good owner, but make sure he is onsite so you can resolve any issues with the boat. If the owner is not on site, you may incur costs for damages you may not have caused. For example, the owner claimed I broke the zippers on the cover, but they were already broken. Make sure to document and take pictures before you take the boat out.
The boat was in excellent shape and perfect for a party cruise. I had 11 teens on board for a 17th birthday party and cruised across Lake Union into Lake Washington for some swimming and more cruising. The iPhone aux connector lets you play your tunes on the boat speakers. We didn't have time to use the BBQ but nice that it was available. Speed limit along the canal all the way to Lake Washington is 7 kts but with a full boat don't plan on doing much more than 8 kts. Bud was very good at communication and coordinating. We met at the dock, where he showed me where to park, provided a cart for my gear, went through the checkout process, gave some tips, and guided the boat out. On the return I just texted him in advance and her was there waiting for me and helped guide the boat as I backed it in.