When it comes to boats, people often go back and forth between buying and renting. I mean, what is the best way to get a boat? There are so many choices, here there and everywhere, when it comes to looking for money-saving options. If you have enough money, then why not get yourself a boat which you and your family can take for future sea fares when you want to get away from the mundane routine of the city?
But you might be stuck making a decision as to whether you should own a boat or buy one. There are of course several other obligations that you will have to fulfill in your, and that will have you questioning whether it is safe to invest all of your funds in one vessel. On the other hand, the idea of owning a boat is pretty pleasing as well. It has its own sense of comfort. Let us look at some of the pros and cons that come with both the purchase options and then you make the decision that fits you best:
When you rent a boat, you do not have to sign any legal document that will last a lifetime. You might have to sign one or two that shows that the company has allowed you to rent the boat but that is about it. Renting a boat will also allow you to find out whether you are a boat person or not, or is it best that you just make it a one-time thing? However, there is a good chance that, just like renting a car, you might end up spending a bit more on renting a boat than you would by buying it. This is especially true if you are someone who goes for boating sessions every weekend. Sometimes, a lot of the boat renting companies have some hidden costs that might be quite unappealing and alarming to the buyers.
With the ownership of the boat, you are able to feel more at home. You are able to move around easily and do not have to worry too much about keeping it clean. This is especially true if you are planning on holding wild parties. But with renting boats, there might be some junk that was left behind by the previous owners, some companies might not consider too much about cleanliness, make you want to look around extra hard before renting.
You don’t have to maintain your boat constantly when you rent a boat. You will get the boat pre-repaired and pre-maintained. You will not have to worry about washing it down every day or even repairing the smallest damages. However, the problem with maintenance by the other companies is that they are usually at a sub-standard level. This means that the boat can break down midway or you will be left with some broken accessories in the middle of the sea.
When you rent a boat you can travel anywhere easily. You can go to new places and embark on numerous adventures in the water without having to trail or make long cruises. But when you get there you will have to take whatever you can get. The Anglers, for example, may be limited to those who are bowriders or using deck boat, since they aren’t set up for fishing. The water sports enthusiasts will have to settle for low capacity acceleration and the speedboat lovers will find themselves left behind by the bought high-speed rowboats.