Tips for Boat Rental
When considering a boat rental holiday it's very important to bear a few things in mind. This will ensure that you are safe and comfortable throughout the duration of your boating holiday.
Tip 1 - Well Maintained
Before deciding to rent a boat you need to make sure that the boat is in good working order and that it has been well maintained. You will be able to get a sense of the quality of the boats by looking at the rental offices and buildings. If these are neglected then there is a very good chance that the boats also won't be in their best condition.
Tip 2 - Charts and Maps
Any boat which you rent needs to have all of the latest charts so that you can find your way around wherever you want to go. Waterways do change and that's why the latest maps are important.
Tip 3 - Safety Equipment
Make sure that all of the necessary safety equipment is already on board the boat. This is a legal requirement and you should not use the boat if any safety equipment is missing. Also check the condition of the safety equipment.
Tip 4 - Communication
Wherever you are sailing, communication is vital. You should take your cell phone with you and make sure you know how to use the onboard radio. Take a list of numbers with you so that you know who to contact if you ever get into difficulty.