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o2binvallarta 12-04-2006 7:39 PM

Besides the businesses running houseboat rentals at Lake Powell, does anyone know of any other houseboat rental options (individuals, timeshares with a single week, etc.)? Any specifics would be greatly appreciated.

san210nut 12-05-2006 7:45 AM

Do a search for Google, there are literally hundreds of listings for timeshares or shared ownership. If you are interested in shared ownership I would look for one with the smallest amount of owners’ possible, say ten max. That will give you four weeks plus some time for maintenance. With a lot of owners there always seems to be at least one guy who thinks that his share is really cheap and that the boat it is his "play toy". The one bad owner will trash the boat every trip out, ruining everyone else’s experience. Also look at the boat's maintenance record a lot of share owners sell before large maintenance is due. What marina do you want to be based out of? I can give you tons of information if you tell me that. I am currently trying to get a share in a boat with my buddy and his dad, I’ve been on the waiting list for 5 months and it might take two years to get a share. Get a small to medium sized boat, no larger than 50 feet and make it single level. The big boats are nice but have tons of issues. I used a 68 footer and it was absolute nightmare to beach and turn around.

paublo 12-05-2006 3:26 PM

The only ones that can rent a boat on the lake are Aaramark and the Indians built a marina at Antelope Point. The only other option is to buy in as a part owner on a boat. I am a part owner of a boat and the National Park Service wouldn't let us rent it out if we wanted to. <BR> <BR>With that said, you can find some older (8-10+ yrs) boats that you could get into as a part owner for less than $5,000. You could use it for a year or two and then sell. Most will have annual maintenance fees of $1000 to $2000 and per trip costs of $200 to $500. That is still a better deal than renting. The key is getting into a boat that is taken care of and not abused.

o2binvallarta 12-05-2006 10:00 PM

Good info Paul. We're planning our first trip and want to see how we like it before we commit to a full on time share. We'll probably just bit the bullet and rent (we're splitting between a couple families) and make a call from that. <BR> <BR>Thanks again for the info. That'll prevent me from doing a lot of unnecessary research.

deuce 12-06-2006 8:46 AM

<a href="http://www.iboats.com/sites/execyacht/site_page_337/" target="_blank">http://www.iboats.com/sites/execyacht/site_page_337/</a> <BR> <BR>That is a local brokerage sight that has numerous ownership shares available. Note, call if you have questions. They are not great with responses to e-mail. <BR> <BR>I can somewhat agree with what Red said. But I think if you research it a bit, you may be able to find a 1-2 week boat with GREAT owners. Add to that, if you get an older boat, you are almost paying for ownership what many pay for one trip down.

moki 12-06-2006 2:03 PM

Here is a good site for multi-owner boats, many of them are at Lake Powell <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.iboats.com/sites/execyacht/site_page_337/" target="_blank">http://www.iboats.com/sites/execyacht/site_page_337/</a>

san210nut 12-06-2006 2:42 PM

Yo dude, <BR>Check out this site: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.iboats.com/sites/execyacht/site_page_337/" target="_blank">http://www.iboats.com/sites/execyacht/site_page_337/</a>

deuce 12-06-2006 2:50 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>.......

mortbike 12-06-2006 10:20 PM

i had a multi-owner boat for about 2 years, sold those shares and built a 75 ft somerset which is at antelope point marina,lake powell. my advice is to go to lake powell in the spring and take a list of the multi-owner co.'s managing boats. and have a look. there are some co. you need to stay away from, pm me and ill give a list and any other advice. michael

moki 12-06-2006 11:03 PM

Red Sovine, that's funny. Sorry, I didn't notice that I was posting the same URL<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

moki 12-06-2006 11:18 PM

Pic from our last Lake Powell house boat trip up Knowles Canyon: <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394503.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394504.jpg" alt="Upload">

epic1 12-07-2006 1:40 PM

take a trip to see if you like it? Famous last words

poser007 12-07-2006 3:56 PM

Man I need to go to powell just to see it...love that pic

boardcrazy 12-07-2006 5:50 PM

you guys have to stop posting pictures like that...it is so cold here and it drives me crazy to see such a heavenly place...never been there, but it definitely on the list of places to vacation.

o2binvallarta 12-07-2006 6:27 PM

Mortbike,since you built your 75' would you consider renting it for a week?

mortbike 12-07-2006 9:53 PM

no , as earlier stated in an above post it is illegal to rent on lake powell only approved vendors such as wahweap and antelope point marina have the ability, sorry!! although our current 75 ft'er may be for sale as we our in the final stages of a designing an 07 somerset 75x20. <BR>michael

moki 12-07-2006 11:58 PM

Does this help any?<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> It rained on us one of the days. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394724.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394725.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394726.jpg" alt="Upload">

norcalmalibu 12-08-2006 12:30 AM

wow those pictures are absolutely amazing, i want to go there asap.

notsobueno 12-08-2006 12:35 AM

More stuff from Powell: <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394752.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394753.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394754.jpg" alt="Upload">

moki 12-08-2006 9:41 AM

Very nice!

san210nut 12-08-2006 10:30 AM

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san210nut 12-08-2006 10:35 AM

Looks like glass out there today!

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