“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
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.
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!
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.