Michael has a great boat on a Great Lake. We had 3 families.. 6 adults, 6 teenagers, and all fit comfortably. The supra was push button automatic, and put out an awesome wake. We went on a Wednesday, and were the only boat out on the lake. The one thing we weren't expecting to do was to have to fill up the gas at the beginning of the day (this was a private lake), but the gas station was less than a mile away, so this was a very minor inconvenience. You may want to bring your favorite ski vest, his selection was limited.Michael even offered to do a demo ride and teaches lessons, but we couldn't fit it into our busy schedule. This boat is highly recommended.
If you are in the area and want a great experience then Tim is the guy to rent from. We had planned a couple of weeks in advance, we spoke and emailed during the process quite freely. As a family we decided to make a day of it. So we asked Tim if he could let us shove off around 9am and then we were going to eat lunch and dinner on the water, getting back fairly late. He told us he would provide us charts with some great spots to stop. Our plan of meeting Tim at 9am changed when the family switched to vacation mode and decided sleeping in would be a better idea. I called Tim and he changed his schedule no problem for us, very accommodating indeed. The weather was supposed to be great, but as happens in SC in the spring it changed the morning of the rental. I met Tim at the boat at 10:30 as planned, in the pouring rain. He said no problem, we would meet up again around 12:30 as the rain was supposed to pass. We met back at that time and the boat was ready to go. I am an experienced captain so the shake down was brief. The boat was spotless and in perfect condition. It ran out very nice with an easy 30 mph cruise speed. Our plan was to head down the Cooper into the harbor and up the inter-coastal. The water was a very close 2-3 chop and the boating was not impossible but just uncomfortable so we altered our plan and explored the area going up the Cooper for quite a way. (Half a tank of gas worth) We saw many cargo and military ships, a couple of submarines and some very interesting shipyard activity. Since the day was cut short, we returned after about 4 hours. Tim felt the full day rental was unfair. I told him weather is never predictable and we understand that when we commit to a rental. He offered to contact Boatbound and refunded half a day's rental fee. How can you beat that! Great guy, great boat, fun and safe cruising, plenty of water. The boat has a very easy to use GPS which made the area easy to explore and driving down the river like a video game! Thank you Tim, next time we are in Charleston you will be on our list!!!!!
We had a great time with Brendan's boat. After we arrived at the marina the boat was quickly put into the water from the rack. The boat itself is great; brand new (2013) all systems work perfectly! We took it out for a great afternoon, first up North visiting millionaire's row. Had lunch at a place called Standard (fancy!$) and then went down south again to Key Biscayne were we dropped ancor and went for a swim. The boat runs very smooth cruising at 20-25 knots and tops out at about 33 knots , so enough speed to get around for a day. Some notes for improvement: 1 - always deliver the boat with full tank. We ended up filling more petrol when we brought the boat back with more money spend than anticipated. This would actually be a reason to not rent again! 2 - add a USB-audio port extension cable so renters can play tunes from their iPhones. All in all a great experience. Brendan is a friendly cool guy. We would love to take to the boat out again next time we are in Miami!