Very roomy, fast, fun boat.
Please make sure to read the entire description, by clicking the "Show more" link below.; also, bring cash or a check to cover fuel, and concierge service/additional rentals (if applicable).
This is Yamaha's flagship boat, sitting on a trailer on the peninsula. It seats 12 adults comfortably, and besides the dizzying array of standard features, it includes tasteful and practical upgrades and accessories, making it nearly perfect for cruising the Charleston area, from the rivers, to the bay, out to the many islands.
Some non-standard features (more will be added over time):
- floating VHF radio, and two additional fire extinguishers
- Lowrance Elite-5 CHIRP Chartplotter/Fishfinder
- Thrust Vector XV (auxiliary steering fins)
- Throttle Sync (makes operating the twin engines much easier)
- SeaDek flooring throughout
- panoramic rear view mirror
- keel guard
- large soft cooler (the ski locker can also be used as an enormous cooler)
- the usual array of flotation, docking, and anchoring gear
The following is available for an additional charge:
- towable tube ($25 for the tube and rope)
- EPIRB and PLB (satellite based emergency beacons; $20 for either, $30 for both)
Now for the nitty-gritty.
This is a jet boat, which behaves differently than typical stern drives, especially at low/docking speeds; it's more like a giant jet ski. A little bit of practice after shoving off will go a long ways.
The total tow weight is about 5000#, requires a 2" ball, and if you do tow, there is a $20 cleaning/flushing fee when you return the boat. As an alternative to you towing, for a $100 fee, I can usually provide a concierge service, where I take care of the towing, dropping the boat in the water (either Remleys Point or WO Thomas; other, more distant landings are possible), coming back to recover the boat once you're done (typically no later than an hour after dusk), refueling it (fuel cost not included), cleaning it up (within reason), and flushing the engines, which altogether takes 2-3 hours.
Rental time: the normal rental period is up to eight hours, so if you'd like to have the boat longer, let me know. Please be on time, or better yet, a little early, as there's no such thing as being fashionably late in boating. If you are late either picking up (a delayed start) and/or returning the boat, you may have to pay for a full additional hour for every portion of an hour started.
Michael made our boating experience great. He regularly kept in contact with me regarding my questions and the process of renting a boat. The boat looked awesome the day we got it, exactly as pictured. We were all able to fit on board (12) and we got to explore so much of the Charleston waterways. The boat had plenty of power and was perfect for what we needed. It was all a pretty seamless, easy process thanks to Michael. I'll definitely be renting from him again in the future.
Booking with Michael was a great experience. He is very accommodating, helpful, and respectful. This was my second time renting this boat from Michael and it is still a beautiful boat. Michael met us at a boat ramp, of our choosing, for the pickup and drop off. After storms began rolling in, he was quick to show up to pull the boat out of the water so we could get out of the storm.
I highly recommend both Michael and this boat. You will have a blast.
This was my first experience with BoatBound and I would definitely do this again! Michael was professional, helpful, and in my opinion had an amazing deal for his boat rental. His boat and hospitality more than met my expectations and I'm grateful that everything went smoothly
Had an amazing day on the water! Michael made the entire process simple and enjoyable. We had 8 adults and 1 child and had plenty of room! The boat is easy to operate, clean, and a blast to drive! I will definitely be renting again when we have friends in town.
Took the boat out for the second time in one week. That shows how great it is to work with Michael and how amazing the boat is. We wanted to rent a boat last minute during mid day and Michael was more then accommodating to my needs. We enjoyed a wonderful charleston sunset and we were able to spend quilty time with family and on a short notice. Michael is a great and professional boat owner. Highly recommended using him for all of your rental needs.
By far the greatest boating rental experience I have had. Boat is just perfect for for a day out on the water with good friends and family . Took the Yamaha out for a friend's birthday and he loved it. Michael put it in the water for us and also pulled the boat out and cleaned it for us when finished. The boat as previously stated in other reviews is a boat you would see in the movies. Absolutely sleak and fast and just what was needed for our birthday outing. Will use Michael for all my further rental needs. Great day on the water, couldn't have asked for anything else. The boat has great audio and amazing features.
This boat was equal parts comfortable and equal parts fast and responsive! Michael was a total professional and made sure that we were totally set for a great day on the water. He had the boat ready to go in the water and was there for pickup to take it out. Couldn't have been a better experience renting from him.
Michael has to be one of the nicest folks I've met. He was overly accommodating and thorough in making sure I understood everything about his boat, and had what we needed for a successful event. He was super flexible in making the arrangements for pick up/drop off, times, etc which made the experience even that more pleasurable. His boat was like something from Miami Vice, absolutely beautiful and worked flawlessly. We use the boat for a managers day out for 11 people and everyone had plenty of room to relax, even played for a while pulling a tube with the boat still fully loaded and it handled the job without a problem. I would recommend using this rig to anyone that wants an honest deal, and a trouble free experience. Thanks Michael from all 11 of us, you made our year!
What an amazing day! I rented Michael's boat for a day out with my girlfriend, to celebrate her birthday. The experience was nothing short of spectacular.
Michael was very communicative throughout the entire process. He responded in a timely fashion to all of my questions before I committed all the way up to meeting him at the boat launch. Very professional and also just a genuinely nice guy.
We took advantage of Mike's special offer to valet the boat to the location of our choice and also to take care of any of the clean-up afterwards. We simply showed up to the dock and the boat was already in the water, ready to go. Afterwards, I pulled the boat up to the dock, tied it off, and Mike took it from there.
This boat is outstanding. It's powerful, loaded with amenities (touchscreen interface, bluetooth sound system, depth finder, cooler space, etc..), comfortable, and rather luxurious. You will simply not find a better boat rental deal anywhere around Charleston.
I highly recommend experiencing Michael's Yamaha 242.. You will not be disappointed.