“Maintain and Co-own a Catalina 25' Sailboat in Annapolis and 27' Sailboat in Washington, D.C.. Seasonally Operate a Sea Ray 210 SLX in Clearwater, Florida ”
Aboard since 2014
From Washington, DC
We had a great Sunday afternoon on Andres' boat. It's right in DC (James Creek Dock) and he was there to show us the details before we took off. He had the charts we needed and great suggestions about where to go and what to do. I'd highly recommend it.
Boat was in excellent shape, co-owners Andres and Jared were helpful and accessible every step of the way. They have a new motor that runs like a dream. Will rent again.
We rented the Catalina 25 for a birthday celebration. Andres (co-owner) was our captain. He was absolutely amazing! Gave us great tips prior to our arrival as well as which routes might provide the best views and maximize the time we had. We had so much fun, I will definitely be booking this boat again soon.
Engina did not work
The boat would be great for a dock party. However, when it comes to sailing and motoring we had some issues. First and biggest was that the motor was not tuned and would shutdown suddenly. Driving with the choke out all the way was an inconsistent and temporary solution. This is annoying on open water and very scary when docking in busy harbors like National Harbor, where the engine died repeatedly and put us in a few dangerous predicaments. Second, the boat was not really set up for sailing. The biggest issue we faced was that there were no jib sheets, so we had to jerry-rig a set using the tail ends of the two halyards. Not an ideal solution but worked ok. The depth sounder also seemed spotty, and the other instruments (except for the compass) did not seem to be working all that well. The cabin was as advertised and fine for a day sail. Morgan was great when she checked us in - very helpful and did her best to answer all of our questions.
Jared and Andres were great he quickly explained the basics of the boat. It was our first time and it was easy. We docked at old town Alexandria boat is a nice size and it was a great experience!
I would definitely rent the Catalina 25 from Jared again! The initial rental, pre-check in and check out was seamless. Jared was great showing us all the added supplies, functions and general usage of the boat. This was a great day out on the water and the boat had more than everything we could have needed.