I have rented from New Malonies 3 years in a row now. The first time we ever rented we rented The Eclipse.
It was a good first time renter. #1 it was cheep and #2 it had a Hot Tub. when we turned back in the Eclipse we got a chance to see the Odyssey
its basicly the same boat as the Eclipse, but it has more bells and whistles and is finished nicer and cost's just a bit more to rent.
This year we rented the Escapade.
It was very nice. we were the 2nd people to take it out. So it was basicly brand new. Each boat has its good/bad points but the Escapade seemd to work the best for us. We liked it so much we rented it for next year.
Below I have some tips for renting from New Malonies. Like I said above we have been there for the last 3 years. I guess they are under new managment/ownership (that's what the staff said). There was some special things that I thought were standard when renting from there but I guess not. In the past you could check in and they would send a ATV to your car with a trailer to load your stuff to the Houseboat. When we got there this year (with more stuff than ever) they only have 1 ATV, and aparentley its not suposed to leave the parking lot and it cant drive on the dock anymore so loading and unloading, takes way longer and is a bigger hassle. To get around this I suguest that you load all your stuff on to or in your Ski boat and launch your ski boat and drive it to the back of the houseboat your renting. This makes loading much easyer, You dont have to fight for a cart to load your houseboat. Un loading is the same. It seems as if they dont have the staff that they used to. And if your picking up or droping off at a time when there is more than 1 or 2 boats comming in or going out, they are way short staffed and your on your own. So if you can get over the loading and un loading your golding and it will make getting out of there much faster/easyer
One last footnote, We were late in departing because the people that rented the houseboat before us decided that they could bring the houseboat back when they wanted. When we got there we were standing around with our stuff in our hands and the houseboat had not been returned. When it showed up 3 hrs late, we were pretty pissed at the lame A$$ people. We pulled up my boat up to the houseboat as soon as it pulled in and started un loading becide it and the stupid people had no clue that we were the ones that had rented the houseboat and they were the ones making us late. They started asking questions about my boat and I was very short and somewhat rude because of our delay. we found some of there personal stuff they left behind if you know some fat people with a black x star tell them they can find there stuff at the bottom of the lake