“I am a documentary filmmaker, builder and real estate investor”
Aboard since 2016
From Laguna Beach, CA
Jason emailed me to meet his friend at noon, when I showed up he said it was a mistake and should be 3pm. The boat was turned over to me with a flooded restroom and told not to use it as sewage was sloshing in the restroom. GPS was not working was told it was broke by previous boater, the anchor was missing, the spotlight did not work, speedometer didn’t work, there was 1/8 tank of gas and I had to refuel myself before leaving. The port engine overheated and stalled in the middle of our trip to Catalina. Then the fuel gauge quit working. The starboard engine was clogged because previous boater got it stuck in the mud. Once we arrived at Catalina we realized the compass was not working. Had to use the sun to find our way back. Dangerous trip. Keep the boat in the harbor. On top of all that, the boat is not only “tired” but filthy with mold on the seats. Tried contacting Jason multiple times after trip with no response.
Jason gets 5 Stars. Hands down a great host, very organized, good communication, fantastic concierge services. He really cares that you have a good and safe time. The boat gets 3 Stars, it’s a good boat to get me wrong, but it’s an older vessel and needs some maintenance and TLC.
The boat got everything you need from entertainment to relaxation. It was a perfect outing for us and seems to be great for friends and family. The owner was really nice and patient with me going though all the basics and safety precautions that I needed to know before we were off to our trip. We would love to go out again with his boat in the future. Really stable and easy boat to manover in dock and in open water!!
Jay is literally the greatest. His boat is incredible, but his generosity even more so. He patiently took me through handling the boat at the start and throughout we had a really nice chat. Then he left us to it, but was available via text and phone for any questions. We had the most amazing time out on the ocean, and we even ended up surrounded by dolphins during sunset. What a beautiful experience. My advice: RENT THIS ONE!
This was an incredible experience & a solid 5 stars. Jason was an excellent host & the boat was amazing, clean, & we has no issues. Jason, gave us detailed instructions on how to operate the boat safely, how to use the auto pilot, and how to read the weather. I felt an experienced sailor after his instructions. We made a trip to Catalina & the trip couldn't have gone better. We took 8 adults over & we all were very comfortable.
Pros: The auto pilot literally was the best feature ever. It made navigation a breeze allowing us to have a fun trip to Catalina. The boat handles easily & is easy to maneuver, not to big not to small. Jason went above and beyond in helping us have a great trip.
Cons: The cost of fuel was higher than I thought but that was poor estimation on my part. Our fuel total was over $400 and I estimated $300.
I cant wait to rent from Jason again. We had a blast and I highly recommend him & his boat for your next trip.
Good experience overall. Jason is a very nice owner, gives you a full safety run down on the boat, crosses t's and dots the i's. You are in good hands. Filling gas is always tricky in the bay and I'd recommend letting the owner doing it and send you a bill for it. The boat was great, seats 8 comfortably, runs smoothly and is a great cruiser. Will rent again.