Here are some reminders to go over with your guests or renters to make sure they're ready for their upcoming boat day.
▢ Review the weather forecast and send to your guests to give them an idea of what to wear or bring to be comfortable and safe on board.
▢ If the renters are unfamiliar with the area, review the destination and give them information on what to expect when they arrive.
▢ Review the route plan the renters wish to take and establish an ETA.
▢ Plan for alternate destinations in case of an emergency.
▢ Review a communication plan, including which VHF channel you intend to use .
▢ Do a final walkthrough of technical systems with the renter or with your crew.
▢ Decide and assign crew roles (if applicable).
▢ Review food and catering plans (if applicable).
▢ Encourage your renters to download the best apps for boating. While no one can rely on apps 100% while you're on the water, these are some great resources to check out to enhance a boat day.
Looking for more pre-rental tips? Click here.
Need a sample template for a pre-departure checklist to go through with your renters? Check out this pre & post-rental inspection checklist.