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Old 06-06-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Anyone rent your trawler using VRBO as a floating condo when you arenít there?

I know it can be a great deal for people with cabins of lake houses. We could just lock all our crap in a few drawers and rent it. Just 1 week a month would totally cover our costs.

I know itís not ideal, and itís not going to be perfect, but thatís a lot of money.

Just wondering.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:57 PM   #2
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Have you ever rented out a house? Similar, but with more problems.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:17 PM   #3
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Have you ever rented out a house? Similar, but with more problems.
Yeah Iíve had several rentals for about 12 years, but those are longer term and a little different. I know several people who have lake and cabin houses that rent them when they arenít there and have nothing but good things to say.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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Way more problems than a house. People start effin' with the panels, pushing wrong buttons, and so on and so on. I'd demand the same vetting as a charter company does, and might, might do it only if it was in a charter fleet of a good operator.
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I'd buy a non runner in beautiful shape for next to nothing as an investment property if I had cheap storage and a guarantee..

My own boat? No fuggin way.
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I will say it again for the umpteenth time: renting your boat is commercial use and is not covered by your recreational boat insurance policy. This is unlike houses where there is at least limited coverage for renting.


If a renter were to sink your boat, you and he would be on the hook to raise and fix it, not your insurance company.


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Old 06-06-2018, 07:44 PM   #7
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I will say it again for the umpteenth time: renting your boat is commercial use and is not covered by your recreational boat insurance policy. This is unlike houses where there is at least limited coverage for renting.


If a renter were to sink your boat, you and he would be on the hook to raise and fix it, not your insurance company.


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So youíre saying Iím not the first one with this awesome idea?
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:57 PM   #8
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Maybe there's an outfit similar to the link below in your area.

https://www.boatandbed.com/home2222.html
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:06 PM   #9
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Maybe there's an outfit similar to the link below in your area.

https://www.boatandbed.com/home2222.html
Thereís a really nice houseboat in the same Marina we are buying the boat from that rents for $325/ night with a 4 night minimum through vrbo
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I'd want a security deposit that was equal to replacement value.....that might be a problem for some renters.
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Djmarchand only broke the surface of the commercial issue. Your slip is a commercial lease in most states and many marinas have subleasing requirements. Most cities have ordnance’s against hotels over water and then there is the coast guard issues. It’s been tried by many in Seattle. Some have flown under the radar, some have had there boats evicted with 5 day notices, some have ended up with big fines from the city and one is learning all about illegal charters from the coast guards point of view.
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