Steps to Rent at Motor Boatin’

Have you ever wanted to operate a fishing boat? Pontoon? Jet Ski? We offer the perfect opportunity for you to do just that! At Motor Boatin’, we take pride in providing affordable and entertaining rentals for our local communities.

To ensure the safety of all of our customers, we require the following steps for all renters:

  1. Check eligibility: All renters must be 26 years or older and have a valid driver’s license or identification. The driver will be required to be listed on the Boat Rental Participant Agreement form. With this, they must follow all North Carolina boating laws and the terms and conditions in the agreement.
  2. Make a reservation: At the time of making the reservation, the rental and taxes are to be paid along with the security deposit. The driver must also provide their driver’s license when making the reservation.
  3. Check cancellation and weather policies: To cancel ahead of time, there is a refund minus 10% of the rental cost, however, rescheduling ahead of time up to the day before is free. It is important to check the weather up to the scheduled date to make the decision to reschedule if needed. If a party is on the water for less than 4 hours and a storm comes, a half-day will be provided depending on the availability.
  4. Pick up the rental: Drivers can pick up their rentals between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. It is to be returned by 6:00 PM. Both of these times are to be scheduled before the day of the rental. There are no refunds on early returns or late pickups.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to schedule fun leisure time out on the water. If you and your family are looking to schedule a day trip to a lake in the Triangle, reserve a spot today! If you have any further questions about our rentals, check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to contact us.

All about the Different Watercraft Available for Rent at Motor Boatin’

Have you been wanting to plan a nice day out on the lake? Create fun memories with your loved ones? Try out riding a boat for the first time? The different types of rentable watercraft at Motor Boatin’ provide a fun answer to all of these questions. Motor Boatin’ dives in to share more on the kinds of watercraft we have available for rent.

Here are the different watercraft available for rent at Motor Boatin’:

  1. Pontoon Boats: Pontoon boats are great for cruising on serene waters and spending time with family and friends. These hold around ten people and were built to entertain. Our pontoon boats come equipped with a radio and most come with Bluetooth capability. This allows for larger groups to truly enjoy their time out on the water and create unforgettable memories. Learn more about our pontoon boats here.
  2. Jet Skis: Jet Skis offer a perfect opportunity for getting out of one’s comfort zone. They provide a fun and exciting experience that is one of a kind. We even have a Yamaha Waverunner VX Deluxe that seats 3 people so that individuals can have fun with friends as well. Prior to heading off, we also give all passengers a safety lesson so that they will feel confident when riding. Learn more about our Jet Skis here.
  3. Fishing Boats: Whether it’s an experienced fisherman or a beginner, our fishing boats are the best all-around experience for casting lines and relaxing. We also provide packed tackle boxes, rods, and fresh bait, so that families can focus on the fun parts of a day filled with fishing. Learn more about our fishing boats here.

With all of our watercraft available for rent, we are assured that every individual can find a water activity perfect for them. If you are looking to rent a boat or other types of watercraft and make countless memories, consider Motor Boatin’. Reserve a spot today and contact us for any other questions.

How to Safely Enjoy a Day Out on the Boat

The newest term in all of our vocabularies is… social distancing. One of the biggest questions we have been asked at Motor Boatin’ is, can one rent a boat and social distance safely? The answer is yes! But there are some very specific ways to stay socially distant while on the water.

4 ways Motor Boatin’ is promoting social distancing while renting boats are:

  1. Families Only: We are trying to rent our boats only to couples, families, and groups that have already been together through the stay-at-home order. We don’t want a large party on a boat, or any additional spread of the coronavirus happening on one of our boats.
  2. Regular Cleanings: After each boat is rented and comes back in, it gets a thorough cleaning and disinfecting. Our cleaner is a commercial grade disinfectant approved by the CDC to kill all viruses, whether it is the coronavirus or something else.
  3. Time Spacing: We are spacing out our rentals to ensure that there is no rush during our cleaning process or potential spread between boaters.
  4. Spacing on Land: While on the boat, all boat renters have enough space between them to cover the social distancing requirements. However, on land and on the docks, we are requiring our guests keep at least 6 feet apart as well. Spacing out our rentals limits the number of guests that are on the docks at any given time, as well.

If you are cooped up and need to get out of the house, we would love to help out your family!  At Motor Boatin’, our rentals will make the time on the water a memorable one. Take a moment now to reserve one of our quality rentals for this weekend.

A New Boat at Motor Boatin’

It’s been a busy summer at Motor Boatin’ and we’ve decided to buy a new boat! This boat can completely change the game on the lake. A new boat can create a lot of new things to do at the lake. This boat can pull tubes, fish from, go fast, and seat four people. This new boat is called the MAXUM.

 

With the MAXUM you can do a lot. There are also a few features on this new boat that are different from the other boats.

 

  • MAXUM 1800MX
  •  4 seats
  •  135 Horsepower
  •  885lbs Max Weight
  •  Bimini Top
  •  18 ft Length

 

What does this mean? Well, this boat has almost double the power as a sweet water pontoon. This boat can also reach speeds up to 45mph. Renting a boat like this would allow a great time for a family. Four seats allow the perfect amount for a family trip to the beach. Not too little space but just enough. This boat is great for tubing, fishing, and many other things can be done on this awesome boat!

If you want to book this boat or another one of our boats now, click here.

How to Book a Pontoon Boat Rental​

There’s nothing like summertime to make you want to be on the water.  While the beach may be a bit too far from the Raleigh area, we’re lucky to have tons of lakes nearby for summertime fun. And nothing is better on a lake than taking out a boat. We get that renting a boat isn’t something that a lot of people do, so it may seem a little intimidating.

5 tips to help you rent a pontoon boat are:

  1. How many people? Figure out how many people will be on the boat with you. Knowing this number and how much stuff you’ll bring (coolers take up a lot of space!) will help you figure out how big a boat you’ll need to rent.
  2. What are you going to do? If you’re planning on lots of towables and high adventure activities, you’ll want a more powerful boat than if you want a day of cruising and swimming.
  3. How long do you want to be out? Decide if you want to be out for a full day or maybe try this boating thing for a few hours.
  4. When and where. Once you know the type of day you want to have and who you want to spend the day with, figure out when and where you want to be. We can set you up on many different lakes in the Raleigh area, so check out the lakes near and far from you.
  5. Go on our site. The final step is to talk to us. Check out our website to book what best works for you.

We’re always happy to help people determine what boat rent. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than getting people to love the water life.  When you’re ready to rent a pontoon boat or any other of our watercraft, check out Motor Boatin’ today!

 

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.

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.

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!

3 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Rent a Fishing Boat

Being an active member of the Falls Lake community, our team gets to see the seasons on Falls Lake. We see, once it starts to warm up in the Spring and Summer, boaters, jet skiers and swimmers out on the lake. But, when it cools in the Fall, it’s quiet on Falls Lake which means, we see our fishermen come out.Rent a Fishing Boat

As the owner of Motor-Boatin’, a boat rental company on Falls Lake, I enjoy all seasons and I can rent boats for all times of the year. Right now, we are renting fishing boats in Raleigh more than anything else.

3 reasons why Fall is the best time to go fishing at Falls Lake are:

  1. Water Temperature: Certain types of fish are more active in certain water temperatures. For example, bass are active in 55 to 65-degree waters which are prevalent in the Fall and Spring.
  2. Less Noise: There are so many individuals out on Falls Lake during the warm, summer months that it can make the water noise louder than normal. Fish cannot sense the people noise above the water, but they can sense the boating noises and other noises that are underwater.
  3. Less Competition: There are a fewer number of people on Falls Lake in the Fall months. This means there is liking to be less people fishing and less fishermen to compete with.

Just because we have hit the Fall months doesn’t mean it is time to head back inside yet. It is still a great time of year to head out to Falls Lake and rent a fishing boat. If you are interested in fishing on Falls Lake, don’t hesitate! Contact our team at Motor-Boatin’ today and learn more about our fishing boats.