Reasons to Rent a Boat

Summer is upon us and that means rental boat season is in full swing here at Morningstar Marinas.  Several people have asked us “Why should we rent a boat?” — so we’ve decided to share a few of our favorite reasons for boat rentals:


  • Reason 1: Choice of boat — When you purchase a boat, you’re committing to using that ONE boat for the next few years.  If you rent, you can mix it up and try out a few different boating experiences over the summer holidays. Want to lounge in a pontoon or take the family wakeboarding? Both options are available with different types of rentals.
  • Reason 2: Cost simplicity — With rentals, there are no storage fees, trailer fees, maintenance fees, club fees, etc. You only pay for the rental and the fuel. Depending on how often you choose to get out on the water, renting a few times this summer might cost less than purchasing a boat (and all of the goodies to go with it).
  • Reason 3: Confirming the need to purchase a boat — You’ve made the decision and it’s time to buy a boat. Congratulations! Maybe you want to see if the boat you selected really fits your family’s needs? Try renting a boat with the closest qualities to the one you’d like to purchase and take it out for a day before you buy. It’s almost like test driving a car! While it may not be an exact replica of what you plan to buy, it could help you figure out exactly what you’re looking for in a boat.
  • Reason 4: Vacations — Away from your boat on vacation but still want to experience the Lake Life? Don’t add unnecessary stress to your vacation by trailering your boat when you can rent from the local marina. It’s your time off, after all. Take a break and do what you love.


Have more questions? Want to experience Lake Norman by boat, but don’t know where to get started?  Call us, email us or check out our rental boat website.  Our staff will guide you through the rental process and get you on the water. Let us help you make the most of your summer and build the memories you deserve.