“I'm a long time PNW boater with many seasons under my belt. Owned and operated boats up to 40ft, both single and twin screw. ”
Aboard since 2015
From Seattle, WA
PLEASE don't EVER use Matt Taucher. The speakers on the boat didn't work at all; there were major issues with the engine that we spent two hours of our rental trying to fix. Then, to top it all off, he tried to pin earlier, pre-existing boat damage on us and tried to take our security deposit, expecting us to be un-equipped 20-somethings with no experience dealing with insurance claims. The insurance company agreed that his claims were completely false and unfounded, and gave us back the money, but only after months of back and forth.
He was condescending and rude in our dealings, tried to take advantage of us, and was wholly unprofessional. For your own sake, please rent from literally anyone other than Matt Taucher.
Matt was super responsive and flexible. The boat was ready in the water when we arrived. Everything was as described in the post. I am not sure of the age of the boat but it is 'used'. The price for the quality of the boat is fair.
This is a good option if you want a boat to cruise/tube in Lake Union and Lake Washington.
Matt is,a great communicator and was very easy to work with!! He accommodated our odd schedule/ time request too!
The boat drive like a dream and my kids enjoyed the inflatable tube! It was just what our family needed at the end of a busy working vacation to Seattle!
Thank you Matt!
We had an excellent day on Matt's boat, and I would definitely rent again with him. He was extremely easy to communicate with, had his boat and the documentation all prepared and made the process super easy. When we had questions while on the water, he was by his phone and helping us out even while he was on his own vacation.
The boat is very spacious, we fit 9 people comfortably with a cooler for food. Sterndrive meant great handling and a smooth ride, easy to turn and dock.
This was hands down one of the best experiences I have ever had. Matt's boat is in extremely great condition and we were able to navigate around a good portion of Lake Washington with ease. Matt was very easy to work with and would recommend him and his boat to anyone. I will 100% be using this boat next time we are planning on another lake adventure.
Matt was great! The pickup drop off process was smooth and efficient. Communication was solid and the boat was exactly how described. We had 9 adults and had plenty of room. Boat handles well, fast and has a great sound system. Highly recommend
It was a real pleasure working with Matt. He's friendly, prompt, informative, and takes good care if his boat. We had a great time on the water. Just like you'd expect from the Cobalt reputation, it runs and handles like a dream... smooth, powerful, and responsive. We'll be looking to repeat that experience several more times this summer!