Renting from Christian was very enjoyable to say the least. He was very helpful and flexible. We had to cancel one weekend because of bad Washington weather. The very next weekend, we were able to enjoy a beautiful day on the lake. If you want a boat for a really fun time, this is the one to choose.
Actually the skipper was Mike and he took over the charter a couple days before the actual charter. He was very attentive to my skipper's briefing, asked the right questions, and seemed to understand the operation. We walked thru the boat after the charter and all was in good shape. I would recommend him to anyone that he wants to charter from.
This vintage boat is in great conditions. Jim was very responsive to all my questions and Monty, the Captain, did a great job. We really enjoyed the trip around the city by the lake and the river, as well as watching the fireworks from the water.
I cannot recommend Dmitry enough. Anyone that joins Dmitry on his boat will have a day they will never forget. He knows the seas very well and has impressive attention to detail. The best part about cruising with Dmitry is you can truly feel his passion for boating at all times and it is infectious! Dmitry is a great teacher and an-all around fun guy to hang out with. I can't wait for our next trip with him!
We had a great day on Rod's boat thanks to the time he took to meet and go over the boat in detail. He also provided us with invaluable advice on boating and places to go in the vicinity of his marina.
My family and I had a perfect day out on the boat with John. A few notes: 1) The boat is amazing--pristine, like new, great speakers, etc. 2) John is very knowledgable about the area and helped us develop a great itinerary for the afternoon, including a tour around Shelter Island and stops in Greenport and the Pridwin. This was a unique trip compared to most boat charters, which make no stops and simply sail around the bays. 3) John knows his stuff--he has taken boating safety courses, grew up with boats, etc. We had two pregnant ladies on board and felt extremely safe and at ease throughout. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, John is great company! Great guy, very courteous. We enjoyed hanging out with him. A great experience that we hope to repeat next summer.
I couldn't have asked for a better first time renter. From the initial exchange of emails, Bill was friendly and responsive. I felt good renting to a fellow boat owner - especially one who is also listing on Boatbound. He demonstrated his knowledge and comfort during our initial walk-through of the boat and asked good questions. I was impressed that he texted me a few times during the rental with updates and to let me know things were going well. He even gave me some helpful feedback to suggest a specific RPM speed to future renters to make sure they don't damage the engine. He and Mari had a great sail, were back on the dock when they said they would be, left the boat clean and helped me clean up lines, sail cover, etc. We even took a few minutes to share a beer, discuss the rental and share stories before they departed to enjoy dinner in downtown St. Petersburg. I look forward to renting to Bill in the future - and hopefully sailing with him as well. I would highly recommend his skill, knowledge and friendliness to other boat owners considering renting to him.
Phenomenal day on his boat. He couldn't have been more professional, courteous and accommodating. He arrived early to run and check the boat which was in pristine condition. He thoroughly explained the features and details of the boat. He provided a tube for tubing, GPS tracking and great charts. When we returned he was waiting on the dock and assisted with docking. I couldn't speak more highly of Anthony as an owner.