Renting a Boat – Cheaper than Owning
Owning a boat is incredible. You can spend every weekend on water. But, ask yourself whether you would use it a lot? If you already own one, but you notice you spend less and less time boating, but you still prefer to do it occasionally, we recommend you selling the boat and renting or chartering one. It’s cheaper, more convenient, without a hassle and with more fun.
If you like rivers, oceans, seas, lakes, well, water in general, a boat means a lot of fun to you. Have you ever imagined owning one? I doubt anyone hasn’t. However, owning a boat is usually very expensive, unless you live on it. Commonly, storing a boat and insuring it costs about $3000 annually.
For many people who don’t live by the water, but also for people who are busy in general, each boat trip means a project. You need to pack up your things, get ready to go, haul it all down to the marina if it’s in rack storage. It takes a lot of energy and time and therefore people use it, averagely, 5 to 6 times during a season.
So, if you don’t boat too often, what about boat rentals? It might seem too expensive per trip, but overall costs might be far less than if you owned it. You don’t have to think about it, to insure it and you can enjoy sailing any lake or sea you want. Even if you want to rent a boat for a small excursions, renting is a good solution. If you don’t want to rent it every day while on a vacation, although daily rates might seem high, you will probably come out ahead. One of the advantages of renting a boat is that you don’t need to wax, maintain, wash, store and insure the boat, but to hand the keys once you are done and to walk away. Fishing charters are also an alternative which promise a lot of fun. You get a great ship and a captain and crew with it.