How to Rent a Jet-Ski, Hassle Free

Renting a jet ski is a great way to view nature or tear up the water with your friends, family, or your significant other. Renting also takes away the hassle and cost of maintenance and storage that comes with ownership. Read on so you know exactly what to do and expect to make sure your day is stress- free!

7 Steps to Renting a Jet-Ski, Hassle Free

1. Pick Your Renter: Must be 26+ years old, have a valid driver’s license, equipped with boat safety card, and have proof of insurance.

2. Pick Your Rental Rate: It’s simple and works like buying bulk – a bigger buy equals a greater discount. We offer four types of packages: 1 hour: $100, 2 hours: $200, 4 hours: $300, 1 Day $500. Multiple day rentals are available.

3. Reserve at Least 2 Hours Before Arrival: At Motor Boatin’, we want to make sure that we can have our customers’ rentals ready to go. Check availability here, or call 919-800-9716.

4. Get A Boat Safety Card: If you were born in or after `88, you need a boat safety card. Don’t fret – we offer you a course for free here.

5. Get Insurance: Rental insurance costs $50 per day, without it, customers are 100% uninsured. If opting out of rental insurance, a $500 refundable damage deposit is collected 24 hours prior to rental. Insurance is required under the following circumstances: when 2 skis are used in the same party or when self-towing equipment.

6. Time it Right: Delivery and return times are set prior to rental date, late returns are charged a fee. Times are as follows – Half day (4-hour rental): 8am-12pm, 9am-1pm, or 2pm – 6pm | Hourly rentals: when skis are available. Check availability here.

7. Pick Your Lakes: Delivery of our rental boats to Falls Lake is free. Delivery to other lakes (i.e., Kerr Lake, Jordan Lake, and Harris Lake) costs $200.00. Rentals can be self-towed to save the fee; daily insurance is required. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.

Motor-Boatin LLC is the best place to rent Jet Ski Watercraft in Central North Carolina. Conveniently located in Wake Forest, just off Hwy 50 at Falls Lake and just minutes from Jordan Lake, Harris Lake and Kerr Lake, your exciting day on the water is closer than you think, Contact us today!

What You Need To Know To Have An Awesome Party On A Boat

Who is ready for a party on the water? We realize that not everyone is well-versed in the world of boating, and that Motor Boatin’ is often a trial run to lake life for a lot of people, so we wanted to give you some tips for making the most out of a boat party.

4 top tips for hosting a lake party on a boat are:

1. Size matters Make sure to get a boat that will give you and your guests enough space to enjoy the day. Remember that it’s not just people that need space- you’ll have coolers, toys, music player/speakers, towels, sunscreen, food and more.

2. Have some activities planned – So you got your friends together, you set sail….and now what? Think about what you want to do once you’re on the boat and plan accordingly. Are you tubing, swimming, fishing? Make sure you have the gear needed or you might end up sitting on the boat and staring at each other for the day.

3. Always bring food and water – Being outside on the water tends to wear people out, making plenty of food and water a necessity, not just part of your fun. Plan for more than enough water and food for each person, how you’ll serve and eat it all and don’t forget to bring a trash bag or two.

4. Practice good boating safety – Ideally, you want to make sure everyone sailing with you a decent swimmer. Have life jackets readily available and listen to our safety talk. If you have any questions at all about operating a boat or safety on the water, please ask us. We want everyone to have a great time.

Boating life is one of the perks of living in the Triangle. We have so many great lakes where we can go enjoy a good boat party. Motor Boatin’ has lots of options for you and your crew. Contact us today so we can help you get on the water!

Four of the Best Lakes In Raleigh

Boating season is here! We’re so excited to get back on the water (or at least get back on the water without freezing), and the Raleigh area is an awesome place to do that. There are so many lakes in Wake County and surrounding areas to enjoy that it can be overwhelming to figure out where to go.Fishing Boat Rentals

Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Falls Lake: Falls Lake is our ‘home’ lake, but that’s not why it tops our list. There’s something very special about Falls Lake. Even though it’s just outside the main metro areas, it feels like you’re a world away.
  2. Kerr Lake: If you’re willing to head out just a little further, Kerr Lake is a popular choice. It’s between the North Carolina and Virginia borders. It’s popular as a retreat, with lots of vacation homes available, but there are also day-trip friendly entry points.
  3. Jordan Lake: Over in the western part of the Raleigh area is Jordan Lake. It’s really long, so it provides lots of room to play. With many entry points and beaches, there are tons of areas to explore.
  4. Harris Lake: Just south of Jordan Lake, you’ll find Harris Lake. It’s another boating-friendly lake, but it’s kind of a hidden gem and quieter than the other lakes on the list. It’s a cozy lake, smaller than the others, with lots of ‘fingers’ and coves to explore.

Although we operate mainly out of Falls Lake, you can always tow one of our boats to your preferred lake. Depending on availability, we may be able to deliver your boat for a fee, if you’re not able to tow on your own. Contact Motor Boatin when you’re ready to get out on the water.

Read This Before You Tow Our Motorboats and Trailers

 

Here at Motor Boatin LLC, we deliver our motorboats and Jet Skis to a number of nearby lakes, taking away the stress and hassle of you having to tow your own boat. However, some of our renters choose to tow their motorboats to lakes that are further away or to take a boat on a trip with them. If you are thinking about hitching a boat to the back of your truck or SUV, it is important to know how to do it safely.

Motorboats

Driving with a trailer attached can be tricky. It takes a new set of skills and some practice to do it safely. You also need the right tow vehicle that can safely and effectively haul one of our motorboats. If you aren’t sure if you have the vehicle for the job, we can help you make that determination and recommend the size of boat you should tow.

Before you tow any motorboats on a trailer, here are some things to check:

  • Ready your tow vehicle: Fill up your gas tank and check your oil, radiator water level, transmission fluid level and tire inflation. Your vehicle has to work much harder when it is towing, so it is important to give it everything it needs.
  • Weight distribution: The boat must be loaded correctly on the trailer for it to be safe to tow. The center of gravity should be low, and the load needs to be balanced side to side.
  • Check the trailer lights: Make sure that the turn signal, running and brake lights are all working on the trailer.
  • Double-check the connection: There are different sizes of trailer balls, so make sure that the ball on your vehicle matches the coupler on the trailer. Make sure everything is fastened and latched. Make sure the safety chains are connected and that the boat is ratcheted down.

Introducing Our Jet Skis: Yamaha Waverunners

 
Here at Motor Boatin LLC, we are proud to offer Yamaha Waverunners to our customers for Jet Ski rentals. We have Yamaha Waverunners that are the VX Deluxe model. Each Jet Ski can hold up to 3 people at a time, but there are many other reasons why this has become our Jet Ski model of choice. Yamaha Waverunners were first introduced in 1986 as the world’s first tandem Jet Ski, and Yamaha has worked tirelessly to improve the reliability, fun and function of these superior personal watercraft ever since.

Introducing Our Jet Skis: Yamaha Waverunners

These are some of our favorite things about our Yamaha Waverunners:

  • Reliability: The engineering and quality control of Yamaha sets the standard for the whole personal watercraft industry. These Jet Skis require relatively little maintenance due to their years of small engine expertise.
  • Fuel efficiency: High fuel efficiency saves you money and means that your day of adventure has a small environmental impact.
  • Assembled in the USA: We are proud to use a product that is assembled here in America.
  • Easy-to-understand controls: It is easier to go forward and in reverse with Yamaha Waverunners than some other Jet Skis. All the controls are on the handlebars, and there is even an anti-lock braking type feature that will help you stop quickly without getting thrown over the handlebars.

Yamaha Waverunners are used extensively for recreation, but they are also the Jet Ski of choice for many rescue and patrol uses. They are good for people new to Jet Skis, but they are also sure to give Jet Ski veterans a fun ride every time.

Have Fun and Keep Your Kids Safe During Boat Rentals

 

Our boat rentals can be fun for the whole family, but it is important to go over the basics of boat safety with your children before setting out on the water. Here at Motor Boatin LLC, we want your whole family to have fun on Falls Lake or one of the other nearby lakes. Safety is key to fun when it comes to boats.

Boat rentals

When you complete boat rentals with us, we require the completion of an online boat safety course for the person who will be driving the boat, but it is important for everyone on board the boat to know how to keep safe during your boat rentals.

Here are some things to discuss with your kids before taking off in your rented boat:

  • Life jackets are required: Being a good swimmer is not enough. Everyone should have a life jacket approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Life jackets have to fit to work: Have your kids raise their arms above their heads. Their life jacket should not touch their chin or ears if it is tightened properly.
  • Keep warm: It may seem too hot for a jacket or blanket on shore, but always take extra layers for keeping warm on the water.
  • Open water is not like a pool: Lakes have uneven surfaces and currents. Swimming should occur in designated areas only. Diving can be dangerous because you don’t know what’s under the surface.

Infants should have their own life jackets and should be held in the boat, not left in a car seat. The car seat would sink immediately if it ever went overboard. CPR training (specifically for children and infants) is a very good idea. When it comes to having fun on the water, supervision of children is key.

Our Fishing Boats are Perfect for Fishing on Falls Lake

 

A trip on one of our fishing boats can be a perfect outing for your family or friends. We can deliver fishing boats to Falls Lake or one of the other nearby lakes. All you have to do is make sure that your NC fishing licenses are current, grab your fishing gear and snacks, and meet us at the lake.

Fishing boats

Falls Lake is a 12,400-acre lake that is well-known for being the perfect place to fish for largemouth bass. There are plenty of other types of fish in the lake as well, including the following:

  • Catfish: Channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish are waiting to be caught by you.
  • Crappie: Both white and black crappie are found in the lake.
  • Bass: Largemouth bass and white bass are the species for which Falls Lake is best known. There are also striped bass (also known as stripers) in the area.
  • Perch: Whether you are looking for white perch or yellow perch, you can find them here.
  • Chain pickerel

Falls Lake is great for fishing boats because it has plenty of sections with trees and stumps in the coves. Most of the time, the water maintains a nice stain, as well, encouraging fish to come closer to the surface than they would if the water was clear. You can sight-fish at times, though. Local fisherman use spinnerbaits, square bill, crankbaits and jigs to fish the shallows here. To complement your fishing boat rental, the area also includes more than 300 campsites, some with RV hookups, along with a marina, nearby lodging, conveniently located stores and even a local bait and tackle shop.

How to Spend a Fall Weekend at the Lake

The fall season means the air is growing a bit colder and the leaves are changing to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. With the intense heat of the summer dissipating, the fall weather makes it ideal for a great weekend at the lake.

Our team at Motor Boatin’ off of Falls Lake has noticed that fall is a much better time to go out on the water. It’s not too hot outside but the cold doesn’t stop you. There are many activities to do when taking a weekend trip to the lake.

4 activities to do on a weekend lake trip are:

  • Fishing: The fall season is a great time to go fishing with friends and family. It can also be a great time to take the boat out for one last spin before the cold weather sets in. And if you don’t have a boat, don’t worry, there are rentals available at some locations. Whether you’re a seasoned pro at fishing or you just like to fish for fun, it’s a great weekend activity for people of all ages.
  • Hiking: With all the leaves changing colors, it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year to take a nature hike. Many parks and recreational areas have scenic trails that wind through the forests. And if you’re an animal lover, you can bring your dog along for the hike and maybe see some other animals along the way.
  • Picnic: Picnics are great to have year-round. Friends and family can get together for a picnic at the lake one weekend to enjoy the fall weather. It’s a nice activity that many will enjoy. With the fall season, a Thanksgiving-themed picnic would be a good bet. There are all kinds of foods that can be made for a picnic and potluck style picnics are even better.
  • Camping: After a long day of activities, you, your friends, or your family can spend a night under the stars. The weather is perfect for a campfire to keep everyone warm. Gathering around the fire, telling stories, and catching up are all things that can be done while camping at the lake. In addition to roasting marshmallows, you could also roast any fish caught while fishing on the lake that day.

The fall season is a great time to do many different outdoor activities. It’s not too cold and it’s not too hot and there are activities for everyone to do at the lake. If you want to take a trip to the lake before winter sets in, rent a boat from Motor-Boatin’ Recreational Boat Rental!

Best Christmas Gifts for People Who Like to Fish

The holiday season is coming up and that means people are buying all kinds of gifts for their friends and loved ones. There is a good chance that someone in your life loves fishing or being out on the lake.Gifts for People who love Fishing

There are some things that any fishing lover would appreciate. Whether they fish to de-stress or fish as a competitive sport.

4 great gift ideas for the individuals who love fishing in your life are:

  • Tackle box: Anyone who fishes needs a tackle box to keep their lures and hooks neat and orderly. The fisher in your life will greatly appreciate one! There are all kinds of tackle boxes, big and small, to fit everyone’s needs.
  • Fishing pole: A new fishing pole is exciting for anyone who enjoys fishing. There are many poles on the market to choose from whether they’re a beginner or a pro.
  • Fishing line: A fisher is always going to need some fishing line. There are different types of fishing line for the different types of fishing like freshwater or deep-sea fishing.
  • Cooler bag: When going out to the lake or out on the boat to go fishing, there will be a need for drinks and snacks. For those who like to stay out fishing all day, a cooler bag is a great choice for a gift. It keeps drinks cool, so they can fish to their heart’s desire.

These are just a few of the gifts that anyone who loves fishing would appreciate this holiday season. If you want to get out on the lake and go fishing, contact Motor-Boatin’ Recreational Boat Rental!

Stay Safer and Have More Fun with Our Jet Ski Safety Tips

 

Riding on a Jet Ski can be one of the most exhilarating things to do on the water, but it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. The good news is that most Jet Ski accidents can be avoided when you follow a few simple safety guidelines.

Jet Ski

Here are some things to consider before you head out to the lake with your family to Jet Ski:

  • Everyone should have a life jacket: Regardless of age or swimming ability, everyone is safer with a life jacket if it fits properly. Double check the fit of life jackets intended for children.
  • Consider wearing a helmet: A helmet specially designed for use on the water provides the best protection if you get ejected from your Jet Ski or if there is flying debris from a boat or some other source while you’re on the water. In some states, children are required to wear helmets.
  • Watch your speed: Make sure you keep proper distance between your Jet Ski and other watercraft in the area. Remember that you need room to stop if it becomes necessary. Use common sense and obey any speed guidelines for the area you are in.
  • Stay sober: Alcohol reduces your coordination, reaction time and can impair your judgement. Don’t drink if you are going to be on a Jet Ski.

Taking proper care of your Jet Skis is another important component to staying safe on the water, but if you rent your Jet Ski from us here at Motor Boatin LLC, you can rest assured that we have taken care of that for you.