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Drive It Yourself

Get behind the helm of our 27ft Sea Ray bowrider 'Velvet Sea'! We know there are experienced boat drivers who want to take their guests out themselves. Reach out to us to find out if this is a good fit!

This bowrider is Sea Ray's best selling boat model of all time. Its clever design provides ample seating for up to 8 guests, a fully-functioning bathroom, sound system with bluetooth connection, sun shade, swim platform & ladder, and cooler cabinet. This is our only vessel able to be operated by unlicensed but experienced boat drivers.

How DIY works:

There is a mandatory check-out / sea trial that the operator must go through with a member of our team prior to the rental. The training will take about 1 hour and costs $75. If our staff finds the operator to be unqualified then the rental rate will be refunded however the check out fee is non-refundable. It is recommended that the check-out occur on a date prior to the rental date, however we understand sometimes that is not possible. 


This check out only applies to your first rental with us, and would not be required for any of your future rentals on this boat. 


The renter is responsible for fuel, and can either fill the boat back up on the way back to the dock, or we can fill it for a $150 charge plus the gas consumed. There is a $50 basic cleaning charge. 


The boat has commercial marine insurance policy with bareboat rental endorsement covering collision/liability, however you may purchase additional insurance if you wish. 


Any operator of the boat must:

  • Be over 21 years old

  • Have no criminal convictions or pleas of no contest on their record 

  • Have no marine insurance claims in the last 10 years 

  • Have no violations / suspensions (including auto) in the last 5 years 

  • Have at least 2 years of experience operating similar size (within 10 feet) boat


If any disqualifying factors above apply to the renter/operator then the insurance coverage may be voided and the renter/operator is not approved. 


You can always hire a captain to operate the boat, we can send you a list of experienced and qualified captains in that case. You should budget around $100/hr for a captain.

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