30 foot yacht located at the brand new Yards Park Marina near Nationals Stadium waterfront in DC
Richard is a good guy. He communicates well and is patient and prompt.
The boat wasn't clean or in good shape inside or out. Pieces of the boat seats were falling off.
My guests arrived and felt compelled to start scrubbing.
You couldn't even go down in the lower part because of the moldy smell.
The bathroom needed to be pumped out and we were asked to perform maintenance on the boat on the short half day schedule.
We started out our trip with less than half a tank of gas and were pressed about fueling up during our trip.
I have rented through this site many times but my guests and I were indifferent about this experience. It ended up being about $350 for a half day, when I can pay $400 for a full day on a better boat.
We rented the boat for my spouse surprise bday and can't say enough about how professional and helpful Richard was. We switched our reservation at the last minute from a 10:00 A.M to 1:00P.M., even though we had a friend that was lost for almost an hour, Richard was very polite, patient, pleasant and very helpful. The boat was right where he said to would be, ready to go and in pretty good shape considering the fact that It was something we booked at last minute. Even though the weather was not as nice as we thought would be, we were so excited to ride around the Potomac River. As I mentioned above, Richard was fantastic to work with and I would recommend him 100%, For the summer we will be calling him again for many other trips.
We had an AWESOME time on the water with Richard's boat! The boat is spacious, runs super smoothly and is the perfect vessel on which to spend a Sunday on the water. We went from the Navy Yard to Goergetown to the National Harbor and paid just a modest fee for gas. Moreover, Richard was very professional and generous and took the time to explain details of the boat, coached and advised us on how to best enjoy our time. Without question, we will rent his boat again.
We had an amazing time on this boat! It was perfectly located near Nats Stadium and downtown DC and Richard could not have been more helpful. We didn't push the boat to anywhere near its limit, but the gas needle barely moved. It was also highly maneuverable and, therefore, easy to dock at Georgetown's waterfront.
Had a great holiday day on the water in Richard's boat. Richard met me at the Georgetown waterfront and after an easy overview of the boat we were ready to launch! The boat performed great on a leisurely cruise down to Ft. Washington and back loaded up with my party of 9, a grill, speakers with Bluetooth and aux input, and plenty of phone chargers for lots of Snapchats.
Richard was flexible and easy going, especially given the uncertain weather leading into my rental. Would definitely rent from Richard again!
Communications and locations were awesome. Some of the items in the listing were not working / broken at the time of rental: marine radio, front light, trim tabs to get the boat on plane. The boat also experienced some throttle issues. Richard was super responsive during our ride and was concerned and accommodating. It seems like the motor / drive train issues are resolved from teh other reviews, would definitely rent again.
I had a great experience renting from Richard. He was very easy to work with, very flexible, totally prepared, and boat was in great condition. I had a great day, and will definitely rent from Richard again. The boat was ideal for a fun day on the river, and I am already planning my next rental.
Richard was very helpful the whole time and very flexible too.
I surprised my husband on his birthday and called some friends over too. My husband loved the Georgetown sunset . Richard stayed with us the whole time and he was a great person to know. He gave us the whole 4 hours inspite of the fact that we all got onto late.
I would definitely recommend him and would love to book with him again
I saw the review from Scott after I booked with Richard. First I was shocked because Scott's review was a disaster and I didn't want to ruin my anniversary!! But then I thought you can't really judge one-sided and decided not to cancel my booking. And guess what! I had one of the best weekends on board ever! His boat is running great, we had great times on Potomac river. His boat has everything you need for a nice day. Richard was very accommodating and easy going. He was there on time for pick up as well as drop off. He went through all items on check list and followed up when we were offshore to make sure we are doing fine. I absolutely recommend booking with Richard and his Cierra!
If I could give Richard negative stars I would. Renting his boat was a completely horrible experience that has lasted even after we had to be towed back to port. Our morning started with Richard being half an our late to the dock and then spending another half an hour cleaning the interior and exterior of his boat as it was woefully not ready for any passengers. When we were finally able to board, he informed us that he recently had the boat worked on which foreshadowed the issues we would experience later in the day. Luckily we were able to make it out on the water, turn off the boat, drop anchor and enjoy the day. Our issues began when we tried to turn the boat on to return to port... nothing happened. I informed Richard of the issue and he responded that the ignition switch was not getting power, may be shot, and that we should call a tow. While waiting for the tow we had a good Samaritan stop and offer to give us a jump. That worked but when we put the engine in gear, the boat would only go in reverse! Our group proceeded to continue to wait for the tow and returned to port. What should have been a great day on the water was ruined by a mechanically unsound boat. I am in the process of requesting a full refund. DO NOT RENT FROM RICHARD!