Ryan

5.0/5 stars 10 reviews
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About Ryan

“I have been boating for my entire life, long as I can remember. I have owned my own boat for about 15 years, started with a 17.5' Smokercraft fish and ski that I got from my dad, Moved to a 92 Sunsport 21 quickly as I had caught the wake and surf bug. First year I bought the supra, I put on over 400 hours. Yes this means I rode every day with a large crew that was just as passionate as I was. Kept that boat for a few years, moved to Illinois and bought my '05 Malibu VLX. Put on a decent amount of hours but the arrival of twins put a serious limit on my water time. Fast forward to this year, I just sold the '05 and now have this shiny new '13 Malibu VLX. There is no large crew as there was in college and I may not be quite as spry or adventurous on the board as I once was (Injuries happen and I can't risk as much with twins) but I have an extensive body of knowledge (9 Years of inboard ownership) and have brought many people into the world of wakeboarding and watersports in general. I drive for wake the world, bringing watersports to underprivileged kids. I am available near every day to show you what the lake life can be. ”


Aboard since 2014

From Lake Villa, IL

Reviews of Ryan (10)


  • I was skeptical I could find a boat to rent online the day before a planned trip to Lake Geneva, WI. However, I stumbled across boatbound.com where I saw Ryan's boat and immediately decided this is the boat that I should rent as we had a large party and it would meet our needs. Once I saw his positive reviews I decided to go for it. I couldn't have made a better decision. Ryan delivered the boat to the lake for a very reasonable fee and helped us launch it. He is a super nice guy and was very helpful. He took time to explain everything about the boat. I'm already thinking ahead for next year as we plan to rent again. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of renting, just don't rent on the weekend I'm interested in! ☺


  • Ryan met us at Lake Delavan in Wisconsin. We went water skiing and rode around the lake. It was extremely pleasant and relaxing. Ryan is a superior boats man. Knowledgeable and safety conscious. We will definitely schedule more time with him on his beautifle Malibu boat!


  • Me and my 7 other mates had an incredible time with Ryan over Labor Day Weekend. He was more than courteous of the experience we wanted to have. He was patient with our group as a few of the attendants were late, holding up our trip. He also has great knowledge of the areas around Chicago that are nice to anchor in (and knowledge of the yachts that sit out there) . I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone who is looking to have a great time on the water!


  • Can't say enough good things about our experience with Ryan. We had a group of 11 which was the perfect size, went out on Lake Michigan for a little wake surfing then down to the play pen for some beers and fun. Ryan was a great host and even went out of his way to give us surfing lessons. He was honest and respectful about everything and will definitely boat with him again.


  • Went on the water with Ryan over fathers day weekend with my family and had a blast! Great boat and great service! We'll be seeing Ryan again very soon :)


  • Nothing but good things to say about Ryan's boating experience. He is flexible and can cater the day however your group wants, not to mention how awesome his wake-style boat is! Great sound system for music, spacious seating area, and a great captain. I will definitely rent from Ryan again in the future.


  • We had a great time with Ryan. He was very helpful and patient with all of our rookie riders. It was a perfect day and we are anxious to hit the water with Ryan again soon.


  • Ryan was so awesome and so laid back. Very easy to work with and understanding that our big group was a lot to handle at times! He allowed us to have a blast on 4th of July and was so gracious. He was also the most affordable option we found in a holiday weekend and that was the cherry on top to his awesome service! We will definitely rent from Ryan again!


  • Ryan was awesome captain! Showed us around Chicago and even took us on the river. Very nice person to be around and feels just like he is part of the crew. He thought us how to drive the boat and let guys drive on their own. We bought a tube and he was kind enough to drive us around and helped us set up everything with it on the boat. His boat is awesome and he told us a lot about boats and water skies. Also we went down from Waukegan , il to Chicago and didn't burn much of gas. Very happy with our choice and trip! Thank you, Ryan!!!!