How it works!
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Please read, rules, tips and tricks to make your vacation even better.
Renting pontoons can be a great experience; our goal is and always has been to make your days on the water happy and trouble free. With that being said, here are a few things to make sure that happens.
Questions you may have:
What is included in the rental price
Prices include, 6 gallons of gas, tax, & certain deliveries.
Where can I get it delivered for free?
Deliveries that are included in the rental fee means ONE delivery & ONE pickup.
If you get a rental for 5 days it does not mean you get the pontoon delivered every day to different lakes.
FREE DELIVERY TO:
Buffalo, Crooked, Emerald, Kilby, Montello, Puckaway (Northside), Tuttle & Williams.
Extra Charges to:
Green Lake $70, Jordan $40, Lawrence $20, Parker $20, Park $70, Peppermill $20, Pleasant $90, Big Hills $120, Silver & Irogami $90, Gilberts Lake $180
Castle Rock (East Side) $120, Lake Camelot $140
Lake Wisconsin (Hookers $100, Other $160)
Puckaway (South Side) $50
Will not deliver to:
Monona, Little Green or Waupaca.
Please call if your lake is not listed.
Can I trailer the pontoon?
No, we can only deliver the pontoon to you on a lake.
What if I am not staying on a lake but want the boat for multiple days?
No problem, we have 2 slips that we rent for this reason! 1 slip is on the North side of Puckaway at Good Ol’ Days. The other is at Mazureks Buffalo Lake Lodge. Both are great places to eat, so keep that in mind!! If you are staying on a lake, make sure you have proper authority to leave the pontoon at a pier, it is not up to us.
How do I get the boat?
After you call or email to reserve your days. We set SPECIFIC times to meet you at a landing of the lake to drop off and pick up.
Example: Saturday the 23rd we will meet you at the Hwy C landing at 9:00am to drop the boat off, show you how to run it and any questions you may have. We also have a time set to pick the boat up. Monday the 25th we will meet you at the same landing at 9:00am. So you will be at the landing by 9:00am both times. Not 9:30 not 10:00 but 9:00 please. I understand you are on vacation and not paying attention to clocks however, YOU WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $15 PER 15 MINUTES YOU ARE LATE! Our delivery guys run on a very tight schedule, so when we set times, please be there by that time.
Monday thru Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm. We do not deliver or pick up on Sundays. You must be there for us to drop it off however...
If you are leaving on the Sunday but want it Saturday night. We can accommodate accordingly. There are certain places that we can pick up the pontoon without you. Mazureks Buffalo Lake Lodge, the Rental House on W660 Puckaway Rd (Southside in Marquette), Buffalo Lake Campground, The Green Lake Marina (Only if you have rented a slip and have the proper authority to leave it there)
Can I tube with these?
We have tubes available for rent! Check out our tubes and prices. We will supply the tube, ropes, and harness you need. Also if you need any ski jackets we need the size/weight of the people that will be wearing them. Now, THESE ARE NOT ski boats, they are pontoons. Depending on how many people and how much weight you have on the boat they will go around 10 mph. With that being said, for most kids they will do the trick and provide just an extra activity for the water.
What do I need to reserve my rental?
When we figure out the days you would like. I need your driver’s license #, telephone # (one that I can reach you when you are on vacation), credit card #/exp. Date/v-code, address (billing address on card), email, & address where you are staying on vacation.
How do I pay, security deposit, reservation deposit & what is all that?
After we decide on the date and times you want the boat. I will take all your information that you need to have to reserve the boat. The day you reserve it I will charge a $50 reservation deposit that comes off your rental charge. The week that we meet you with the boat, you will be charged the remaining balance of the rental charge, plus a $250 security deposit. The security deposit will be credited back onto your card after the boat comes back minus any extra charges.
We don’t charge extra for sunshine and we don’t refund for rain!
Renter(s) have 10 days prior to arrival/rent date(s) to cancel and not be charged entire boat rental rate but, Renter(s) will lose the $50 deposit. Renter(s) are responsible for the entire boat rental rate after the 10 days regardless of whether you cancel or leave early.
What would the extra charges be?
Please be careful and treat our boats like you would your own. Johnson's Boats & Motors is not out to make money on repairs of rentals we do not like to charge you for any damages as much as you don't want to be charged.
Gas & Oil
(Only use premium non-ethanol gas)
The first 6 gallons is on us, you will just be charged per gallon after that.
Gas for 2013: $4.75 a gallon - is premium non-ethonol, also has additives in it.
If you use up both the tanks and need to fill them up and use any oil that is provided on the boat you will be charged just for the oil that is used.
(The oil mixture will be explained at the landing)
Pint of Oil: $5
Quart of Oil: $8.75
Also any major damages to the boat or prop that you caused will be charged accordingly. All our rentals have Skeg guards so it takes hitting something hard and or in reverse to damage the prop. It also is even harder to damage the skeg or break the skeg guard. If that happens you are liable for the cost of the skeg guard and any repair the skeg itself needs. The lower unit will also be taken off at that time to make sure you didn't damage any gears. The repairs may seem high, however when you hit something hard enough to do damage, you are not only damaging what you see on the outside. Gears take a lot to damage but in time will give if repeatedly stressed. Which costs thousands to repair.
If you damage the prop.
Not repairable: $200
Skeg guard: $200
Skeg Repair: $300 + $170 Labor = $470
If you have problems with the boat, please call. We will do our best to explain it over the phone. From our experience the problem normally isn't the boat it is something you just may have never experienced or things you are doing. Every boat is different, so even if you are an "experienced boater" remember....all boats are different. They start different, drive different, trim different, plane different. So please try to listen to the driver when he explains things to you at the landing. If you call...we will tell you certain things to try over the phone. If for some reason the problem keeps happening and we have to send someone out there which we will because we want you to enjoy your time on the water! However, if there is nothing wrong with the boat you will be charged an extra trip charge (What our going rate is that all our customers pay for us to go to the landing) plus the time he spends out on the water with you. If something is wrong with the boat, rest assured we will fix it asap or give you credit towards the boat. So in order for this not to happen, please ask the delivery guy questions, read the instruction sheet attached to the key chain, call and listen to what we have to say and go and try them, even if you think you've done it already.
We are quite lenient with this, however if the boat comes back trashed; cigarette burns, mud or weeds accessibly throughout the entire boat, vomit, chips crushed into the floor, etc……..you will be charged accordingly.
MUD/Anchors: Please try to rince off any mud, weeds & Sand off the anchors before placing them on the boat!
Any other questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-297-2562 ext. 103
Rental Agreements are all located on the page of the boat you are renting.
It may seem like alot of rules but they are all put in place to make your play time run smoothly.
I hope we can help you to have a wonderful vacation and make some lasting memories on the water!
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