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Boat rental #165513
07/10/2018 04:37 PM
07/10/2018 04:37 PM
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Does anyone know of a marina that will rent an 18' to 25' boat for the day?

I'm a life-long boater, ex-Coastie and have extensive experience in small boats (ocean and big lakes).


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Re: Boat rental [Re: dolfer] #165522
07/10/2018 05:34 PM
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It's funny. I've rented small boats all over the world, but I have tried (both online and in-person) on SXM for years and have had no luck. I don't really understand why. Maybe it'll never happen.


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Re: Boat rental [Re: dolfer] #165530
07/10/2018 06:20 PM
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Once we joined the St Maarten Yacht Club. We were able to get boats there to use for day sails.

Re: Boat rental [Re: dolfer] #165532
07/10/2018 06:23 PM
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We rented a 24' Trophy with twin engines in January 2017.
Here is her email
julia@caribbean-multihulls.com

She was able to hook us up with a boat that we picked up in Anse Marcel.
Great day, circled the entire island. Not sure what will be available since irma or if Julia is still with caribbean-multi hulls. They had an office in Marigot.

Re: Boat rental [Re: dolfer] #165537
07/10/2018 06:31 PM
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You don't specify sail or power?


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Boat rental [Re: BillS] #165538
07/10/2018 06:32 PM
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Do you recall what that cost you?


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Re: Boat rental [Re: dolfer] #165546
07/10/2018 06:59 PM
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$500 us for the day plus fuel . We split it with our friends so under $300 us per couple. A little pricy if you were to go on your own. The boat was well equipped and had a GPS.

Re: Boat rental [Re: BillS] #165548
07/10/2018 07:49 PM
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Not unreasonably. My goal, depending on the boat, locale, etc., is $250 to $400, but considering the sxm locale and the sounds of what you got, quite reasonable. Thank you for the info.


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Re: Boat rental [Re: dolfer] #165576
07/11/2018 10:10 AM
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Power boat. I've worked with sail boats and sailing yacht club for years, some as a Committee Boat Captain of a power boat, but I still prefer good old dependable engines and to go somewhere in straight lines instead of zig-zags.


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