We had a nice day aboard this Newport 31. The boat is not fancy. It has a lot of wear and tear, but it sails well and it is comfortable. A few of the smaller lines were a bit chafed, and should be replaced in the next few years. The head wasn't flushing well at all, but we didn't use it since we went for a day sail. For an overnight, it would need some work. The GPS navigation system is a nice upgrade, and very useful. Mark is friendly. He plans to keep updating the boat as needed.
John's boat is fantastic. The GB 42 is Grand Banks most popular model for a good reason. She is a joy on the water, with tons of room, full galley and two heads. John's is powered by twin Cat 3208s that just purr. Feels like it would run forever. A total delight. And he is in a great slip in a great marina... Easy access. I HIGHLY recommend his boat.
Michael is an experienced captain who handled my Grand Banks 42 like a pro. He is a terrific guy and left my boat clean and intact. I would happily rent to him any time. I had a wonderful experience and felt good that someone else enjoyed and cared for my boat as much as I do. This was he first time I rented my boat out and I was nervous, but Michael quickly put my concerns to ease. He knows how to operate a big boat and backed it into the slip so well the dock hands ribbed me that I should take lessons from him.
It was great. The boat was everything it was described to be. Teresa is wonderful and very gracious. The boat was immaculate and in perfect running condition. Couldn't of asked for anything better. And Teresa arranged for perfect weather on top of it. :-)
Had an amazing weekend out on the great south bay. Very comfortable for the 4 of us for the whole weekend. Carl was great and everything went smooth and easily. Would definitely do this same trip again.
Jim is a great person to deal with, very friendly and accomodating. His vessel is beautifully maintained, and shows extremely well for the year. Jim had a list of procedures wrote up for me, which was thoughtful, and made things easy.The boat ran flawlessly, everything on his vessel worked as it should, I have no complaints. I will be renting from him again in the future. Carlos
Carlos was a terrific renter! His general boating knowledge, his ability to handle a large yacht with many systems, and his understanding of the waters on the gulf coast of Florida made me feel very comfortable, and that was born out by his performance with the boat. I had the boat in a very good and clean condition when Carlos picked it up, but honestly, he returned it in even better condition than when he left. I would happy to rent my boat to Carlos at any time. He is a boat owner's dream client.