Why Renting a Boat is the Best Kind of Boat Ownership

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

To paraphrase an old maxim “If it floats or flies, RENT IT. Don’t buy it.”
Owning and maintaining a boat carries with it a boatload of responsibilities and costs such as:

  • Annual maintenance and upkeep including the hull, motors, electronics. Studies have shown that average annual maintenance costs can be as much as 15% of the boat’s purchase price. (A $50,000 boat could cost as much as $7,500 per year to maintain.
  • Storage costs could range from $200 to $600 per month.If you launch your boat form a trailer, you incur boat ramp fees and must maintain the trailer at additional cost.
  • Fuel costs. This cost alone makes the case for rental versus ownership!
  • Insurance
  • Licenses and tags

The costs above don’t include unexpected events such as theft, accidents, or weather events that will cost you money PLUS the use of your boat.
When you rent a boat from us at RentalBoat.com, you won’t have to worry about ANY of the items above as you enjoy a carefree day on the water. Just pull up to the dock when you’re done and…WALK AWAY. We’ll take care of the rest.