“Michael Binder, boat enthusiast and boat owner, was born raised in Austria. He is Owner of 100 Pro Boats LLC After enjoying Florida as his vacation destination for over 20 years he moved to Florida and became US citizen. The first Yacht-Master-License was issued to Michael in Europe 1992. Michael is a licensed USCG Master Captain 50 Ton. Michael speaks English and German fluent what makes him a great connection to the International market. Michael is also Broker/Owner of 100 Pro Realty LLC in Ft. Lauderdale and Cape Coral. This connection gives him also perfect access to waterfront living clients, boat owners and International buyers and sellers. Michael is also professional Yacht Sales with yachtsalesinternational com. Michael’s rentals are always NEW boats. As Florida Rinker dealer the access to new boats is easy. They enter the rental fleet as demos and turned around as resale quick making sure the fleet stays new. Customers and renters can buy those boats for great prices with warranty. The accumulated paid rent will be honored at purchase.”
Aboard since 2017
From Fort Lauderdale, FL
I honestly cannot remember if I left a review after my initial trip 1 year ago but remembering the experience and looking forward to do it all over again tells me I most likely did. Nevertheless, reviewing again one of the highlights of our vacation seems appropriate. Considering price, Service and ease of the entire process, along with a fun to dollar ratio that CAN'T be beat. This is a no brainer, you will thank me later
Best boat rental process i have ever endured! The rental processed right on time, easy pick up and easy drop off! Cant beat the price and the boat was in perfect condition( good sound system too!) ! We were even able to take it to one of the local sandbars and drop anchor. 10/10 will return for more rentals- extremely satisfied customer! See you Soon!
We had a great experience with our boat rental from Michael. The entire process went very smooth. The boat was new, drove great and made our day on the water a fantastic one. We would recommend them and will certainly be renting from them again in the future.
My girlfriend and I rented the Rinker Q3 on August 29 and had a very memorable day. Very nice boat! We cruised to the Haulover sandbar, relaxed, and made our way back. It was a very fun day and the weather conditions could not have been better. Michael is a very hard working man and will go the distance to make sure his customers receive the best service and experience . I would highly recommend him for your next boat outing. Thank you again for an amazing day Michael!
Would have been nice to have been informed we couldn’t go to the sandbar due to covid and where to go as an alternative by the owner. Also broward is definitely pulling over boats now with more than 6 people so don’t believe when the boat says 12 people as that will not be allowed now. Boat was new and functioned fine with a temporary smaller replacement gas tank. Was nice enough not to charge for gas given their fuel tank issue required a smaller alternative. Overall a nice relaxing day on the water and would recommend for small groups of less than six and keep in mind no sandbar anchoring but you can anchor in some of the lakes i while maintaining a 50 foot distance from other boats. It’s just not a sandbar.
Michael made the rental experience quick and painless. We rented the boat for the weekend and was able to keep the boat docked at our rental property. Which was fantastic! I was a little disappointed in the cosmetic condition of the boat. The upholstery on the 2019 Rinker Q3 was pretty tattered and frayed for it's age. But the over all performance of the boat was good. Being able to get out on the water allowed us to enhance our vacation and create a lifetime of memories. Thanks again Michael.
I’m a newbie at boating but Michael made the process so easy. The Rinker Q3 was in nice condition and great on gas. He accommodated our request for a late check-in and gave us pointers on places to check out in the area. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a “social distance approved” activity.
We enjoyed our father's day trip and the boat was really nice. It is crowded for 7 people, so next time with that many we need a bigger boat. However, it was nice though for cruising the intercoastal and Michael was helpful and communicative.
This was an absolute blast of an experience! I originally rented for half day but then extended for the full day after coming back to the dock! At the end of the day, I was even met back at the dock by the owner who knew my name and shook my hand as if we’d known each other for a long while! Hands down fantastic customer service!
I had a great experience. Michael is very responsive on BoatSetter. He is also very customer focused. There was an issue with the Rinker, Michael called me the day before and asked if I would be interested in another boat - the Key Largo 220. I agreed and took out the Key Largo for the day. The boat was in excellent condition. I will definitely book again with Michael.
Michael has a variety of great well kept boats. He is fast to respond. All boats are in water ready to go. He is very accommodating and easy to work with. Was the best boat setter boat we have rented. We will definitely rent from Michael again
The boat I reserved the Q3 23ft was not what I received upon arrival. I was given a 19ft. and was told by Jeff that Michael should have let me know the boat I booked was double booked and not available. . This was a birthday celebration for my wife so it was very disappointing. If it wasn’t her birthday I would have cancelled the entire day and requested my money back. No ‘I’m sorry or compensation. And this was a full day rental. Very disappointing!
This was the first time renting a boat in Ft. Lauderdale and I couldn’t of picked a better person then Michael! It was like getting into my own boat and turning the key. Communication was great! Highly recommend! See ya next time!
Jeff was waiting for us because we were running late and he took care of us in a good manner.
Boat was clean and working well
but if you come back earlier than supposed to, advise. Because you will know it. But even that all good and perfect
Bert from Quebec
Owner wasn't present. Deck-hand (Jeff) was super helpful, came early to help us get out by 0900. Boat was in rough shape - some basic (and necessary) things didn't function (e.g. speedometer, starboard speaker, Bluetooth, throttle wouldn’t stay in place, depth-finder/ GPS power button issue, boat substantially listed (leaned) to the starboard side, bottom growth, etc). Round trip for us was 54 miles (took 19.5 G at $78). Great day considering boat challenges. Three stars is a generous rating (for the boat). It's important the owner clean this stuff up for the next group - the rental should at least be fully functional.
Michael was very flexible in accommodating our last minute boat rental on New Years Eve. Location was easy to find, boat was great and just the right size for 5 of us. Got to spend a gorgeous day on the water from Boca Raton all the way down to Port Lauderdale. Boat ran great, had great stereo/electronics and didn't use much gas while we used it the entire day. A+++++. Great price and value in a superb location. Highly recommend
Super professional service for this boat rental. Michael has a dock, so no time waiting for the boat to be put in. He formalizes paperwork which adds an additional level of comfort and he was very attentive of all of my questions before renting.
As for the boat itself, it is my third Boatsetter rental. This was one of the cleanest and newest boats I have rented. It is definitely a base model, but it performed great, was perfect for the intercostals and was brand new. For the price of the rental for the full day, it couldn't be beat.
Well see you again next year.
The service was excellent, but unfortunately the engine had some kind of malfunction that prevented it to gain speed and we only noticed it once out in the ocean ( like half an hour from the dock), and on the way back it started banging loudly. Sadly this made the experience less enjoyable but this things happen
We had a great day aboard our little boat - it was nice to cruise the canals where we wanted to go versus tour boat. One learning experience is that the gas gauge reads 20% difference when idling versus moving. This unfortunately meant we had to take 2 trips to gas station and guess fill amount 3 times - would much prefer to receive full tank and return with full tank than “guess 68% refill”. The boat was a lot of fun, easy to maneuver and a great way to spend the afternoon.
We rented Michaels boat on Mother's Day Sunday.
Instructions and directions to the dock were simple and the added extra of Michael providing parking made the drive to Fort Lauderdale relaxing.
The boat was in perfect condition- Take your own cooler!
We were a party of 4 but the boat could definitely of accommodated a further 4 adults.
If you are considering hiring a boat, I would highly recommend Michael and his Caravelle.
Thank you Michael!
Michael takes excellent care of his boats, he is located near several islands as well as a sandbar, and is very polite and knowledgeable about his boats and the area. I would recommend his services to anyone and will definitely rent from him in the future.
I continue to rent from Michael as he is always accommodating, extremely pleasant and welcoming. He is thorough when briefing me on the boat and where to find the emergency equipment. I highly recommend renting any of michaels boats. You are guaranteed to have a blast and great experience. Thank you as always Michael
Amazing captain Michael!!!
From the beginning till the end of our rental, he provided with all detailed information.
So we knew in advance;
- how and where to park our car
- how to operate the boat.
- boat was equipped with all necessary equipment. Even with a GPS.
Overall, amazing experience on hidden beach and in the middle of the sea.
He even didn't charge some late fees. Real man!
Michael's boat is like brand new, very well maintained and easy to drive... I didn't have much experience with small motorboats like this one, but Michael showed me the ropes at first and we all had an awesome time on the water!!!
Michael is a great guy , prompt responses to any question and positive attitude. However they are very unprofessional. His employee forgot to check the boat that he was giving me and they basically tried to charge me after my rental. Also, this was all mentioned to me via text with no additional documents or any sign that i might have done something to their boat. Luckily i didn't pay anything. But as i said, boat is great. Service is unprofessional.
From start to finish Michael and Jeff his assistant or top notch including his brand new impeccable boat. Obviously it drove like a dream we have plenty of space and Jeff made I was very comfortable and familiar with walkthrough familiarizing us with a vessel. Thank you both for providing me and my daughters husband and his family a memorable and special day on the water.
Great experience and easy communication! We had a blast. Stereo system on the boat was great. Bring an AUX cable if you want to take advantage of that feature. The stereo also plays the radio and there are some great stations in the area. Michael sends an email with a link to a cell phone app that helps you navigate making it easy to get where you want to go. We also rented for a full day and appreciated the flat $45 refueling fee which seems like a better deal than other rentals. We'd love to do this again and would not hesitate to rent from Michael. Thanks!
Michael was great! His boat was immaculate and great for my group of 5. He was very informative of the area and was kind enough to allow us to extend our rental time from half a day to a full day. I would recommend renting from him to anyone on any day. By far the best experience we’ve had on boat setter. Thank you Michael!
Michael was great explaining us everything about his boat and giving us advices on where to go. The boat was in great condition as shown in the pictures. I highly recommend Michael if you are looking for a rental in the Fort Lauderdale area.
One of the best boat rental experiences I have had. Michael was very helpful and great on communication. Upon arrival Michael gave us a run down on the boat and all the safety equipment. Boat is very economical as well. Our trip had 5 adults plus a child and we had plenty of room. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great rental.
I rented the Vectra from Michael for the day. It was a great experience. From the moment I reached out to the return of the boat, the experience was effortless. Michael is a great communicator. The boat is in great condition, as advertised. I will do this again.
We had a great time yesterday boating all day with my family. Micheal was an absolute pleasure to do businesss with and the whole experience with him was so easy. He e mailed instructions the day before we were to cruise with where to park and walk to the boat. He offers free valet for you and another car if need be ! The boat was great. Awesome stereo and sound system. I would totally rent this boat again with Micheal. He was so nice to work with and the price of the this rental is hard to beat for Monday - Friday. Thanks Micheal !!
Great experience - Michael was super easy to work with and the boat was very fuel efficient and perfect for 3 adults and 2 kids. Michael accommodated our schedule - allowing us to get started an hour later in the day - and he also placed our snorkel masks with the concierge in his building when we left them on the boat. Strongly recommend his boat and service.
Michael is an extremely chill guy! Arrived before our scheduled time, gave us some basic imstructions about the boat and safety gear, and sent us on our way. The boat is great, ran smooth with no issues. Thanks Michael! We will definitely be doing business again!!
We had a perfect day on Michaels boat. He was on time both on drop off and pick up. Just one hiccup I lost his anchor, and Michael took it very well, super easy going guy, we bought him one since we lost it in the beginning of the day, I informed him and he only cared if we were safe. Overall great day! I highly recommend renting Michaels boat. Also, the boat was great on gas.
I Rented Michaels boat July 1st with a few of my friends and we had an excellent experience on his boat. Runabout like charm I have to say. We were comfortable and enjoyed every minute on the water. Mike Andy Kevin were great keeping in communication with me. I will definitely rent from him again soon
We had a really good experience with Michae’s boat. Boat is really new. Was clean and ready to use.The boat is easy to handle, very good on gas, and everything works. Michael is very helpful and ready to explain everything about the boat. We had a lot of fun and for sure we’ll rent it again. I really recommend Michael and his boat.
My family thoroughly enjoyed our time with Michael's boat. Michael was exceedingly responsive, nice and accommodating. The boat itself was immaculate, well equipped, ran and performed well. Perfect size for a family journey up the intercoastal waterway and surrounding area. Will definitely rent again when we return.
Michael was absolutely AMAZING! It was my first time using the app and he basically walked me through the whole process & answered all my "stupid/annoying" questions. Boat was set up when we got there & he even showed us how to use our phone maps to find where to go & we were we were. He even gave us ideas on some FANTASTIC SPOTS to stop. If you are looking to rent a boat, Michael is the one to rent from!! So nice, professional , fun, great communication & understanding. He even took a picture of us heading out....and I am glad he did because it was the only one I got of the whole family! He is the only one I will rent from for now on! Thank you so much Michael, we had an amazing fathers day thanks to you!
We Had a great time! the boat is in really new conditions, very clean, everything worked perfectly. Michael is a very nice person, easy going and in every time he make sure we were pleased and comfortable with everything. Definitely will book again!