With summer rolling in, people are looking for many new ways to enjoy the weather. One of the things you might be thinking about is booking a boat party. If this is one of your ideas, there are some things that you need to carefully consider. Here are a couple of the things that you need to keep in mind as you start making plans for a boat party that will make this summer one to remember.
Consider The Necessary Capacity
You can't look at the options for boat rentals for your party until you know exactly how many people you are planning to invite. You have to have a general count for the attendees so that you can limit the boats you consider to ones with a capacity for that many people on board.
Take time to draft your guest list, and leave some room for guests to bring some extra people along because that's a common occurrence. Use that inflated guest count to start narrowing down your options for boat rentals to ones that will fit at least that many people.
You'll also have to account for the staff, if you plan to have any on board to serve your guests. Those people will be included in the total capacity on board, so don't overlook them or you may find yourself over capacity and facing fines.
Choose The Location Carefully
One of the biggest attractions of boat parties is the location and the exclusivity of them. As you start looking at boats to rent for the party, inquire about what your options are. Some boats require that you keep the boat secured at the dock during parties for liability reasons. Other companies will provide you with a captain and travel route options to take the boat out during your party. Consider the type of party you're throwing and what your guests are likely to expect. Then, you can arrange the right boat accordingly.
Put Focus On Safety
Especially when you consider the fact that boat parties often come with alcohol consumption, you need to prioritize safety on the boat that you rent for the party. Take time to talk with the company about safety measures to ensure that your guests will be secure and to ensure that any problems can be dealt with securely.
This means considering several things. First, find out when the boat last underwent any kind of routine maintenance or inspection. Also, ask about what is and is not permissible on board as far as potential safety hazards, including alcohol.
You should also ensure that there's someone on board with training to deal with emergencies, including fires, malfunctions, and any other major problems. Finally, ask about the presence of life vests and other similar gear just in case an emergency does arise.
What Is Included In The Rental Fee?
You need to clarify exactly what is included when you rent the boat for the party. Knowing what is included and what you can make use of on board will help you to plan out your party and avoid embarrassing situations.
For example, you need to know whether or not there will be facilities on board for keeping food warm or if you need to work with a caterer who will deliver foods that can be served cold. In addition, you also need to know what kind of storage there will be on board for alcohol and other beverages.
Talk with the rental company about any music that you plan to play on board. There may be an integrated audio system on the boat that you can make use of during your party. If not, there may be special regulations related to what you can and cannot bring on board for audio purposes.
Understanding these key factors will help you to find the boat rental that is the best fit for your boat party. Talk with the company today about any other things that you should be considering or planning for.