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Boat rental

Posted By: dolfer

Boat rental - 07/10/2018 09:37 PM

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).
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Boat rental - 07/10/2018 10:34 PM

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.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Boat rental - 07/10/2018 11:20 PM

Once we joined the St Maarten Yacht Club. We were able to get boats there to use for day sails.
Posted By: BillS

Re: Boat rental - 07/10/2018 11:23 PM

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.
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: Boat rental - 07/10/2018 11:31 PM

You don't specify sail or power?
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Boat rental - 07/10/2018 11:32 PM

Do you recall what that cost you?
Posted By: BillS

Re: Boat rental - 07/10/2018 11:59 PM

$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.
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Boat rental - 07/11/2018 12:49 AM

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.
Posted By: dolfer

Re: Boat rental - 07/11/2018 03:10 PM

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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