Best Boat Club and Rentals FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions that we have received from our renters…
Q. What do I need to rent a boat?
A. All you need to rent a boat is a driver’s license, major credit card, previous boating experience and be at least 22 years of age. If you were born after January 1, 1988 you must have a boat license or Safe Boating Card. If you do not have one, you may take the test with us.
Q. Are reservations required?
A. Walk-ups are always welcomed, however reservations are highly recommended so that you get the boat best suited for your plans on the water, and reserve the time you desire.
Q. What if I have no boating experience?
A. Best Boat Rental would be happy to recommend one of many local captains who can drive a boat for you and act as your private guide. We also are an authorized US Powerboating and US Sailing training center and can offer you private and group powerboat training classes that provide not only book study, but hands-on, on the water training to have you feeling confident on the water in no time.
Q. What is included in the rental?
A. FUN AND MORE FUN! All the boats have bimini tops, stereos, VHF radios, coolers and all Coast Guard Safety equipment. We also go over a chart of the local waterways with you before you leave the docks and point out area highlights that you may want to explore.
Q. What can we do?
A. There’s so much to do! Snorkel, ski, scuba, fish or just sight-see and cruise! Each of our rental locations offer great options to consider. Click here to see area highlights to explore from each of our rental centers.
Q. Is fuel included?
A. The boat is full of gas when you leave our dock, and you pay for the fuel that you use while on the water.
Q. Is insurance included?
A. We offer a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) for damage to the prop or hull.
Q. Are boats allowed in the ocean?
A. Yes, depending on the type of boat rented and that day’s sea conditions.
Q. What are the cruising limits?
A. Limits are North to Boca Inlet and South to Haulover Inlet and a maximum of one mile offshore. We do have fishing boats that are allowed five miles off shore.
Q. What is the cancellation policy?
We understand that plans change. With 48 hours notice, there is no charge. 24 hours notice, we charge 1/2 the rental rate. Less than 24 hours notice or no show is charged the full rental rate.
Q. Do you offer any membership plans?
A. We offer a variety of membership plans to fit every budget and type of boating desired. For more information, please click here.
About Ft Lauderdale Boat Rentals
Best Boat Club and Rentals
Best Boat Club and Rentals started serving up fun-in-the-sun in 1996 out of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Renting powerboats to members and non-members alike, Best Boat has grown over the past 20 years into one of the largest and longest running boat clubs in the Broward county area.
In 2011, Best Boat became the only authorized US POWERBOATING training center in the Ft. Lauderdale area offering hands-on, on the water powerboat training to the general public and, in its first year, jumped to being the largest training center in the country. Adhering to the tough standards set forth by US POWERBOATING, and aspiring to offer the same quality service to the sailing community, in the fall of 2011, Best Boat also became as US SAILING training center offering its Basic Keelboat Certification in March of 2012.
• Locally owned and operated!
• Real renter centers located at the SAME marinas since 1996
• We are NOT a booking site!
• Approved to do business in the State of Florida
• Commercially Insured for Rental and Charter Business
Today, Best Boat Club and Rentals is a diverse recreational rental and training center proudly operating out of some of the most prestigious marinas in Broward County as well as the west coast of Florida. We are a real business with real rental locations — Meaning we are not a booking service that simply takes your information and books a boat for you. We are not some guy who owns a boat and
rents it out on the side. When you call us ,you will be speaking to the same people that you will be renting the boat from. Best Boat Club and Rentals prides itself in providing the Best Boats, the Best Service, at the Best Price and invites everyone to discover why Best Boat Club is “Boating At Its Best!™”
Call today for rental, club membership or training information!