5 Simplified Rental Boat Tips for Beginners

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5 Rental Boat Beginner Tips

Looking for a rental boat? Maybe this is the first time renting and you’re searching for some helpful tips on what to expect and the best way to reserve your rental.  These five novice boat rentals tips will help ease your mind, so you enjoy your time out on the water.

  1. Get a Rental Boating License

If you plan on working the boat, you will have to obtain either a permanent or temporary boating license.  Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is needed to obtain a Florida Boat Safety Education I.D. Card prior to operating any watercraft over 10 horsepower — and this includes personal watercraft too.

2. Choose a Reputable Company

When reserving your boat, make sure to choose a reputable marina. Often, you can find reviews on Rockon, Google, TripAdvisor or other place to compare reviews.  They ought to offer you the time and attention you deserve, so you can feel confident in renting a boat and operating it out there

3. Choose the Right Type of Rental Boat

Be sure that you decide on an appropriate boat rental for the event.  For instance, a pontoon boat is ideal if you’re just looking for a relaxing ride.  Similarly, if you want to fish? You will want to book a fishing boat that’s comes pre-equipped for your fun adventure.  If speed is the name of the game, a ski-boat is a great option. Do a little research, search the type of boat and find the rental boat near me. If you’re unsure what type of boat you’ll want before booking your boat rental, talk to the rental place and they will certainly guide you.

5. Book Your Rental Early

Be certain that you book well in advance if you plan on renting a boat during the summer or on the weekend.  Rental boats in popular areas sell out very quickly, so don’t wait until the last minute. Book as soon as you know what type of boat you’ll need and when you will be in town

A Few Extra Safety Tips

You want your time out on the water to be memorable — but not for the wrong reasons.  Therefore, it’s important to make sure that the boat is equipped with all the right safety gear. For one, most if not all rental boats will come with life safety jackets, just make sure there is enough for each person. In other words, that’s a requirement by law. Especially make sure there is smaller ones for the kids, if you are bringing any along the trip with you. Also that rental boat should have a horn or whistle, anchor, and gas of course.  It’s also wise to figure out what to do if something goes wrong while boating, who do you call, and what do you do. 

Hope these tips have been helpful, and if you are searching for rental boats near me, rental boats miami, or anywhere else, check out our boat rentals page.


 

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Moore ATV Rental Accidental Damage Waiver

We offer an ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER for $25 PER ATV – The Accidental Damage Waiver is NOT insurance. It simply affords you limited protection against your liability to the owner of the rental unit for physical damage of the rental equipment while in you care. If a Damage Waiver is purchased and you damage the rental unit, you would ONLY be legally responsible for any and all damages up to the full amount of the damage deposit paid to repair the rental unit – instead of the entire out of pocket costs. Damage Deposit, specified amount up to $1,000 PER ATV, Credit Card information will be held and NOT charged, unless damage has occurred to ANY ATVs while ATVs are in your care. If all is well when you return the ATV at the end of your scheduled time and no damage has occurred, damage deposit per ATV will NOT be charged.

PURCHASING THE ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER MEANS ANY DAMAGE AMOUNT EXCEEDING YOUR DAMAGE DEPOSIT WILL BE WAIVED.

EXAMPLE: ATV HAS COLLISION AND THE WHEEL GETS BENT AND PLASTICS ARE BROKEN. THE REPLACEMENT COST WOULD BE CLOSE TO $550. WITH A DAMAGE WAIVER PURCHASED, THE ONLY CHARGES ARE THE $150 DEPOSIT. THIS WILL SAVE $400 JUST IN PARTS. 

WAIVER DOES NOT COVER LOST OR STOLEN ATVs OR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY MUDDING, JUMPING, RACING, SINKING, FIRE, TIPPING, ROLLING OR ANY OTHER VIOLATIONS OF THE GENERAL RULES OF OPERATION AND SAFE USE.

DECLINE ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER: If the Accidental Damage Waiver is NOT purchased, you will be legally responsible for the full amount of damage, which can be up to $8,000.00 for the full replacement of the equipment, plus any downtime which can include additional recovery fees and loss of used equipment.

If there is any damage upon your return, we will provide a written estimate for repairs within 24 HOURS. This includes parts, taxes, labor and rental down time. Any damage to a part constitutes full replacement of that part.

We will notify you of the estimate and then charge the credit card used for your deposit unless other payment is arranged. If your credit card does not have enough funds to pay the the replacement cost, you must pay in cash or wire transfer WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF ESTIMATE.

THIS ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER IS NULL AND VOID IF ANY RENTER RIDES OUT OF DESIGNATED RIDING AREA OR INTO ANY RESTRICTED AREAS

Prior to departure and upon returning of the rental, we will inspect the machine with you and note any damages. During your rental, you are legally responsible for any and all damages to the rental that occurs while in your care.

If all is well when you return the ATV at the end of your scheduled time and no damage has occurred, damage deposit per ATV will NOT be charged.


RENTAL AGREEMENT, DAMAGE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORMS

Upon arrival to Croom, you will meet with Rick, he will go over the ATV, safety and provide all required documents – Please read and sign Rental Agreement, Accidental Damage Waiver and Release of Liability, in which ALL MUST be signed, to rent and operate any ATVs.