4.8/5 stars 5 reviews
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    Years Boating

About Aaron

“I grew up in Traverse City, MI on the Grand Traverse Bay and have spent tons of time piloting extended family owned boats and friend's boats over the years. Growing up, my dad would never consider buying a boat (grumblings about maintenance and how he always gets sea sick on the water... c'mon dad!) so as kids, my brother and I would have to get our boating fix elsewhere. After pestering my uncle to let us take his 18 footer out (apparently we didn't realize exactly how young we were, of course), we came to the compromise of strapping a trolling motor to his dinghy. We loved it. A couple seasons later, we eventually graduated to his john boat with a 5 horse which we were pretty excited about at the time. As I got older, the boats got bigger but honestly I'd probably be happy to be on the water with just about anything. I also have limited sailing experience, i.e. I took a introductory sailing course with Optimist prams (so, not much experience!). On average, I would guess I get about 20-30 hours at the wheel (bridge?) every season, mostly from rentals these days. I've piloted all sorts of boats up to a 27' Sea Ray cruiser. Most recently, I rented a 21' center console Wellcraft from South River Boat Rentals and cruised out to the Bay Bridge (7/19/2014). It was a blast.”

Aboard since 2014

From Arlington, VA

Reviews of Aaron (5)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 12th

    Very knowledgable boater and took excellent care of the boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 17th

    Great boaters! They demonstrate good communication, punctual and tidy. Pleasure to have them rent the boat 5 stars!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 11th

    Great rental with Aaron. Him and his guests took great care of the boat. I would definitely rent to Aaron again and recommend him to others as well.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 01st

    Aaron was very respectful, knowledgeable about boating, prompt and VERY understanding when a mechanical issue with the boat cut his rental period short. Thanks for a very positive experience Aaron. I hope to rent to you again!

  • 4/5 stars (4/5)
    May. 09th

    Aaron was very patient and flexible with a few last minute issues that arose, I appreciated how he took care of my boat. He is very boat oriented and I would rent to him again and recommend him to anyone considering renting their boat to him.