Renting Vs. Owning

If boating is a passion of yours, the question may have come up whether you should just rent or actually own a boat. When this question comes up, many don’t know where to begin, but start by asking yourself a few questions:

  • How often do you plan on using the boat?
  • What is your budget?
  • What kind of boat do I need?

If you plan on using the boat often and have the appropriate resources and funds available, it might not be a bad idea to consider owning a boat. One of the drawbacks of owning a boat though are the costs. The upfront costs to purchase a boat can be costly, but then there are things to consider such as regular maintenance, registration, title, and insurance, and storage space. Once you determine a budget, you will next need to decide what type of boat fits your needs. 

If you’re not sure you are up for the responsibility and tasks of boat ownership, renting a boat may be your safest and best bet. You can find almost any type of boat available for rent and it will offer you the experience you have been looking for without the commitment. Start by researching some boat rental companies to see what they offer and for details about pricing.

In the end, whether you decide to buy or rent a boat, feel free to ask us any questions that you have or for more information.