What you Need to Know Before Renting a Boat

Here is a brief introduction to some boat rental choices…

Yacht Clubs of America

Yacht Clubs of America

House boats

One of the best ways to enjoy your vacation is to spend it on a house boat. Houseboats on the Mississippi river are well known for their tradition and as the best way to explore this vast river. But the small inlet rivers and the many lakes in the US are great for exploring on a house boat. Your boat rental is really a luxury condo on the water. You can have every available facility from a microwave for cooking your freshly caught fish to a washing machine and the latest sound systems. These craft can feature virtually anything in the way of convenience that you are accustomed to at home. Imagine waking to a brilliant orange sunrise on the lake and going for a swim before breakfast. …or going to bed with the soothing sound of gentle waves caressing against your house boat. It really doesn’t get much better when the boat rental is a house boat.

Yacht

From their humble origin in the past the sail boats of old have slowly evolved into the luxury boats of the wealthy. As late as the nineteen eighties electric lights in a yacht was not common. Now most yachts will have refrigerators, air-conditioning, and state-of-the-art cooking appliances. Yachts today use a combination of sails and motor for propulsion. A yacht boat rental is not cheap, but it would be one of the most memorable vacations you’ll ever experience.

Pontoons

These flat bottomed boats float with the help of closed drums, pipes, or tubes. Pontoons are identified by how they float. A pontoon boat also has different sections which prevent them from easily sinking even if a leak develops in one of the floats. They are very comfortable and stable so they are very a popular boat rental option for family vacations. Pontoon boats come in different sizes, from quite small to very large ones…

Kayak

For the more fitness conscious, the kayak can be the boat rental of choice. It is a narrow, usually small boat which one or two or people will use a paddle to propel it. Eskimos and Greenland inhabitants used it as a general purpose watercraft for fishing and hunting. It is a pleasurable exercise experience, that when done as a team creates a type of camaraderie that’s difficult to experience elsewhere. Todays kayak may be made from remodeled plastic, fiberglass or carbon fiber. Originally the kayak was made of animal skin. These sea kayaks can accommodate as many as three people. Kayaks are also used for surfing and have evolved in to the Olympic sport known as kayaking.


 >

One Comment

  1. Posted June 30, 2008 at 3:56 pm |

    Good writing! I also love to rent a kayak and pedal away. It brings alot of inner peace for me! Away from the busy office and just relaxing in the stunning nature. While kayaking on rivers i like to fish with my new fish finder bought on the bestfishfinderstore.com. Through it’s sonar i can detect the fish in an instant! About three weeks from now i am making my next fishing trip, im exited already!

    Greetz, Robbert