A Jetboat that is great for wakeboarding in the shallow water of the Potomac.
I picked this boat up this year and plan to rent a few weekends that I am unable to use it. Although it is a 2011 model, it only has 40+ hours (so far). The boat is in a wet slip at the Washington Marina in DC, so you won't have to wait for me to put it in the water in the morning.
The boat has a wakeboard tower along with a rope, a lifejacket that should fit most riders, and two boards--a woman's board (size 6-8.5 shoe) and men's board (size 8-12.5). With six people in the boat, I haven't had any problems pulling larger riders out of the water. Being a jet boat, it doesn't have the smooth ramp that a 100k wakeboard boat puts out. However, if you get everyone in the back, the wake is actually pretty decent (pics coming soon).
DC does require that the driver has passed an approved boating safety course (I took one online). I would prefer renters that have a bit of boating experience--big plus if you have driven jet boats before, as they can be a little tricky around the dock if you haven't driven them before. Boat is equipped with 8 adult Type-II lifejackets. Let me know if I can answer any questions.
If you rent the boat out, I will meet you at the Washington Marina in DC (by the Warf) and get you set up. Full day rental is 8 hours and a half day rental is 4 hours. Return is to the Washington Marina.
A quick summary of the boat (from SeaDoo) is below:
This supercharged SeaDoo Challenger is a sport boat that’s designed to handle high speeds with confidence. Her sleek lines, radical look and seating for up to 8 people add up to a lot on this 18-footer.
The Challenger 2000 is powered by a water jet pump, which gives you safety, quick acceleration, and shoal draft. Bucket seats will keep you in place at high speeds and there are grabrails to hold onto when making tight turns. A ski locker is large enough for two skis or a wakeboard. On the helm side, the gauges are well laid out and easy to read, and the throttle has an elbow rest behind it to lessen driver fatigue
Seating is a feature you will appreciate when your friends all want to come along. For an 18 footer, she has plenty of seating with a rated capacity of 8 people, or 1440 lbs. of people and gear combined.
In the cockpit, you feel like you are on a larger boat. Between the large sole locker for boards and seat base storage, I believe you will have room for all the stuff the gang will want to bring along.