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Mail: PO Box 6318 China Village, ME 04926 Yard: 1117 China Rd, Winslow, ME 04901
207.313.6248

Yes, We’re OPEN for 2021 Season Reservations

We Rent Fun and We Deliver!

Statewide Delivery to Freshwater Lakes

Available Dates All Months

DELIVERY FEES FOR FRESHWATER LAKES IN FOOTER OF WEBSITE: $2.25/LOADED MILE + tolls, private launch fees
MANY BOATS MAY BE RENTER TOWED FOR SAVINGS VS DELIVERY: $100 TRAILERING FEE

Pontoon & Ski Boat Rentals will have (2) empty 5 gallon gas cans added at checkout for $10. Fishing Boat Rentals will have (1) can added at checkout for $5. You may order additional cans at $5 each at checkout. Use only our cans in rentals. No credit will be given for gas left in cans, please put in boat or your car.

Delivered to your lake!

We deliver to Maine lakes! Tell us when you book your pontoon, ski boat, or fishing boat what lake you’re going to be on and we’ll take care of getting it to your public boat launch. Self-tow available on many boats.

Safety first +

Before you head out we’ll show you all the features the boat has, how to work it safely, and what to do in an emergency. We provide free demo rides if you have the need! 

about us?

We are the Rhoades’ family with 8 generations in Maine. We are flexible, professional, and here to make your vacation into lasting memories. We aim to deliver your boat promptly.

Season Rules: Now taking 2020 reservations!

* WE ARE OPEN!!! 2021 SEASON IS MAY 10 –  OCTOBER 10, 9AM  –  5:00PM.
* RESERVATIONS START JANUARY 1ST: Can’t find a boat? That’s because you can reserve as early as January 1st every year.
* MINIMUM RENTAL DAYS:  Boats are each labeled with their minimums.  If less days are open between existing reservations, please call in your request –only available within 25 miles of 1117 China Rd, Winslow, ME, 04901. 1 Day openings not available in peak season July & August. Please note we only offer 3 day or more pricing online, even if choosing less days.
* Read “Agreement” in footer prior to reserving.
* Vessel Security Deposit is required by check only (checks will be deposited).  Mail checks to: Maine Boat Rental, PO Box 6318, China Village, ME 04926. All security monies and credit card on file must be under renter’s name that signs agreement at dropoff. Securities issued under other names will become co-renters and must also be present at boat launch. Security is to secure the reservation and boat, and will be held during rental period and is refundable with completed reservations less gas refill and any damages. Security is separate from rental amount due. Cancellations 31+ days are 90% refundable, 30 days or less is nonrefundable.
*AT DROPOFF AND PICKUP, Renter must be present, at least 21 years old with valid ID, complete Agreement, providing a major credit card for any costs exceeding vessel security.
* Your boat will not be launched without security.
* Launches listed in ‘Delivery Pricing’ incorporate tolls & state launch expenses for going to your launch twice, once for dropoff, once for pickup. ‘Delivery Pricing’ button is in footer of each page.

YARD ADDRESS, Meet Location for Self-Tow Boats or Float/Kayak/SUP Pickups:

1117 CHINA RD, WINSLOW, MAINE 04901 BY APPT ONLY

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Before Arriving: Bring to Launch

* Renters must also follow safety and boat instruction given at launch and prepare before arrival by accessing RENTALBOATSAFETY.COM,  reading the Maine Boaters Handbook, and Coast Guard Checklists: Pontoons, Ski Boats, Tiller-Steered Fishing or Wheel Steered Fishing Boats and Kayaks .  A free demo ride is available upon request!
* Maine Boat Rental is not responsible for loss of use due to weather or renter error. Renters to familiarize before renting to their lake, provide safe boat dock or mooring for rental duration, know lake and it’s restrictions, laws, boating.
* RETURN BOAT CLEANED. No dogs on boats, staining lotions or bronzers nor docking under sapping trees. Clay dirt, tree & lake debri, food & beverages, along with unwashed new fabrics will always stain seats and flooring and result in cleaning fees and/or upholstery replacement. Protect and maintain a clean boat.
* MANDATORY. All boat drivers must attend ‘boat & safety review’ at launch. We practice social distancing, but require anyone who is driving your rental to attend.
* Know your lake, No damage! 

Regarding Tipping:

Have you ever had great service lasting longer than 1/2 day? Well, our drivers do way more! Here’s the process:
Normal tipping is at launch.
  • Driver’s have completed a Coast Guard Safety Course.
  • At the yard, they prepare and secure your rental for the road with your selected life jackets, safety gear, loading add-ons such as tubes and skis, paperwork.
  • Drivers travel hours before & after each leg of trip under tight schedules to accomodate vacation plans.
  • When arriving at launch your driver will wipe down your boat from it’s trip and call or text you to let you know they’ve arrived if you aren’t there, then begin to prepare boat to launch.
  • Upon launching boat, a 20 minute boat and safety review is given to your designated drivers (demo rides upon request), and final paperwork is completed.
  • All gear and using the vessel is reviewed for your safety as well as docking the vessel. Each driver will spend as much time as needed so you are comfortable with the vessel.
  • You may have 2 different drivers: 1 for dropoff and another for pickup, depending upon scheduling. 
  • We champion our drivers for giving up their Summer with long hours in service to vacationers. Please show your appreciation! Tipping is optional, usually between $40 to $200 depending upon your stay as an educational benefit. Our driver’s are aiming to please.

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