Joel

5.0/5 stars 26 reviews
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About Joel

“I'm a Michigan native who grew up with boats. From my first boat, a 10 foot aluminum job with a 9 horse outboard, to ski boats and pontoon boats and fishing boats, I've driven most boats with an engine. My family and I love the wind in our hair and the water slipping by, whether at the lake, in the bay or offshore.”


Aboard since 2016

From Katy, TX

Reviews of Joel (26)


  • Joel was great. Boat was great. Easy pick up and drop off. Great experience.


  • Joel met us at the marina, and went over every details about the boat. The boat has a head, live well, GPS, radar, and depth finder. We hit several fishing holes around the bay, as well as outside of the jetties, and had fun fishing all day. Everything worked as expected. Boat performed well for what we needed. Thank you Joel. Will definitely rent it again from Joel.


  • Thanks Joel!
    My family and I had a great day on the boat!


  • Joel was fantastic to work with! He was very responsive, organized and exceptionally kind. He accommodated us with everything we requested. On top of that, this is a great boat and in top condition. Thank you Joel! We will certainly rent this boat in the future.


  • Very pleased as was my family. Well kept boat and just the right size for my family of 8.


  • Super nice owner, easy to work with. I've rented from Joel a couple times and have enjoyed the boat both times. The second time the radio didn't work but he took some money off so that helped.


  • Everything about our trip was as advertised. Check in and check out were easy and the boat performed extremely well. Joel was a great host; responsive, clear, and fair. 6 stars if it was an option!


  • Highly recommend this boat, everything is exactly as advertised, and the owner Joel is an absolute pleasure to work with as he accommodated every request and ensured a spectacular weekend on the water.


  • I recommend Joel and his Boat very highly. The experience was a pleasure.


  • Joel has a nice boat and is super easy to work with. We had a great outing and look forward to another! Thank you Joel!


  • Thank you very much we had a very nice time.


  • Joel is awesome. From meeting him at the dock to returning late in the evening everything was perfect.

    He was extremely helpful with instructions on how the boat operates to safety features etc. A+ service and a great guy.


  • Joel is absolutely friendly and very patient. Gave us a detailed explanation and tour of the boat. Will definitely rent again.


  • The boat was clean and perfect for our group of 8. We loved having a restroom on board, very convenient! Joel was great to work with. Great communication and willing to work with our schedule. The transaction was flawless. He took care of gasing up the boat and the price for everyone was the best around. We were even excited to find out that there was a tube on board! Renting from an individual vs a company was the best choice - very personable. We would absolutely recommend renting from Joel and we hope to do it again in the future!


  • Joel is an amazing host! He took great care of me and my friends! And his boat was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed his boat! Joel is highly recommended!!!


  • Joel was great,very accommodating, very nice boat , had a great time, definitely going to be renting from him again.


  • Awesome boat to catch some monsters! Great host and excellent communication. Will rent again!


  • Our experience with Joel and Michelle was excellent. Joel was prompt and professional and gave excellent and accurate instructions on boarding, operating, and leaving the vessel. Their Robalo is a beautiful boat in excellent condition and will meet all your needs. The boat was already in the water when we arrived and when we dropped it back off all we had to do was tie up at the yacht basin dock - no boat ramp hassle at all. We will definitely be renting again.


  • Great boat. Great service from Joel. Had a excellent time this Mother’s Day. Will be using his services again


  • this was an awesome transaction, great communication and great and clear instructions. Very very clean and desinfected boat, and just a friendly experience and very well recommended i personally will keep my business with Joel.


  • We were a total party of 6 with 3 boys! Our goals were to fish then towed a three persons raft. We were celebrating a our twins b-day! We all had a blast! Joel is an exceptional boat owner/renter, because he is easy going and laid back. Which is consistent with the other reviews I had read.

    The boat had a power live bait well. I don't believed it had a circulating aerator however it pumped outside water into a convenient box in the back of the boat. Plenty of fishing pole holders

    My wife was pleasantly surprised to find the boat came with a private Head! The rest of us guys where thrilled to know there wasn't going to be any unnecessary dockings! LOL.

    Joel had the boat cleaned, the gas tanked topped off and the head pumped out.

    The boat performed perfectly! We were not concerned at all because of the great condition of the boat. plus, there was a radio to make calls if needed.

    This boat had a wake tower tow point! This allowed us to tow a floating device without the rope hitting the water and jerking the folks on our device!

    The boat floated high above the water. He has it docked in a place where there's free parking and restrooms. There is a bait store, gas station and restaurant-grill that isn't overpriced!
    All were within 50yds from the boat! They had carts in case you want to over pack the boat, like we did. Joel, said, "It is better to over prepare than under."

    The navigation was in color and tons of apps including a fish finder.

    Joel didn't require us to cleaned the boat or motor afterwards like other owners did. (although, we cleaned the inside anyway) He didn't care if we fueled it or not. He said, If I didn't he would gas it afterwards and get reimbursed later.

    We loved the rental and will do it again. We highly recommend this boat especially if you are a first time renter.


  • Great boat, great owner and easy to work with. Explains everything on the boat and cleaned the boat just before we got there. I will definitively rent from him again.


  • We really enjoyed the boat and Joel made the experience even more pleasant. He was very quick to answer our questions and the pickup/drop off process was very smooth. The boat exceeded our expectation in every aspect. It was exactly as the description and pictures presented it. We had a wonderful time and look forward to renting it again in the future!


  • Joel was awesome and very accommodating. It was a great first time rental experience. Would definitely rent from Joel again.


  • Great experience and great fun on the bay


  • The boat is exactly as described and it was a great experience. Joel is very responsive and met all of our needs. He launched the boat for us on time and was very patient as we were late to arrive due to poor navigation on our part. I would certainly rent from him again.