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General Info
Best Boat Club and Rentals offers one of South Florida's largest fleets of well-maintained and new model boats, as well as bike, paddle-board, & kayak rentals.
Hours

Regular Hours

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Phone: (954) 462-8962

Location
Bahia Mar Shopping Ctr
Neighborhood
Central Beach
AKA

Best Boat Club and Rentals of Fort Lauderdale

Best Boat Club and Rentals

Categories
Boat Rental & Charter, Rental Service Stores & Yards, Sporting Goods, Tourist Information & Attractions, Leasing Service, Boat Tours

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Judy G.

08/09/2017

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The experience one the boats was top notch. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!!!

Judy G.

06/22/2017

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Best Boat Club and Rentals has great service and the
boat is incredible. You guys are the best!!!!!

Justin L.

05/23/2017

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We had a great time! Our captain was very professional. We especially enjoyed our time at the sand bar. It was perfect. Thank you!!

Sarah L.

04/19/2017

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Jessie and Matthew were extremely accommodating and helpful. They even followed up to ensure if I was still boating and verified if i needed any additional assistance. The icing on the cake was when we arrived at the dock, unbeknownst to us, there were a few birthday balloons on the boat as it was my husband's birthday outing. He was totally surprised, and it help the overall experience of great accommodation by Best Boats.Finally, the boat was immaculate, and well maintained. Thanks Jessie and Matthew... Can wait to do it again!!!

Lance S.

03/22/2017

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Best Boat Club has been overall excellent. Everyone has been extremely professional and very helpful. Will definitely be coming back!!!

Jennifer T.

11/11/2016

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Service

They have the boats ready to go, they have a few guys there to help you get on your way. Free coolers and ice thrown in and free parking, to be honest we very very impressed.

The boats are all a bit older but for our purposes it was perfect.

city6652

08/10/2011

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I am the owner of Best Boat Club and Rentals. We have been in business since 1996 and have never had a complaint like this. There are a few things that my employees did not do well but all has been corrected to the satisfaction of our guest. At first I did not pay much attention to this posting because it is so over the top I would think that anyone reading it would not give it much merit. I have since decided I should address it in case anyone would pay attention.

Real Facts
The boat broke down with a complete lower unit (gear box) failure. This could be from normal use or impact damage. The employee messed up and did not explain our policy well. It was not clearly communicated to the renter that we are going to hold the $2000 until our mechanic can look at the motor to see if the renter did in fact hit something that damaged the gears. The renter did not give us time before he went on this rampage and written assault. After the mechanic looked at the boat it was determined that it was not impact damage but a component failure. The renter (self proclaimed expert of over 30 years experience) in his written complaint said he knows ?exactly what happened? diagnosed the problem as a spun hub and lack of maintenance. He was completely wrong since it was a complete component failure of the gear box. His statement ?This company, in effect, rented me a boat with ?bald tires? is again a complete fabrication of the facts. The reason we had questioned whether there was impact damage is he was in an area that he was told not to go and with the whether being as it was we wondered if he hit the rocks of the jetty. Our boats are allowed in the ocean as the web-site states but we do restrict it when it is too rough for safety reasons.

Other Facts
1. Renter was told verbally not to use the ocean, (employee forgot to get the signature not to go into the ocean since it was truly too rough.)
2. Boat was rented for 4 hours and broke down 3 and a half hours into rental.
3. Customer did not wait but 22 minutes for tow.
4. Tow Boat loves us because we pay a huge contract to cover 25 boats in Broward County and last year we had only 24 tows, including operator error by renters, out of our almost 3,000 rentals. This is an excellent record!!!
5. Absoulutey ridiculous that the renter said there was a hole in the boat and it was taking on water as well as other maintenance issues. (Complete fabrication)


Conclusion
After mechanic determined the renter was not at fault we released the hold on the $2000. The customer was never even charged the rental. The customer stated the price of the boat was more than he was quoted but he knew the price quoted did not cover tax and fuel (which does not matter anyway because he was never charged for the boat rental). I personally had several conversations via the phone to handle this and he was completely satisfied with the final outcome.

I have been in business for over 15 years at the same marinas. If I operated a

Anthony V

06/16/2010

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Best Boat Club of Ft. Lauderdale #1 Boat Club

OK Like ALL memberships there are rules its simple, YOU BREAK IT, YOU BUY IT! Obviously the guy complaining must have wrecked the boat and didnt want to pay. Learn to drive MORON! If you know how to drive a boat then you will not have the problem he had.

I was a member of Best Boat Club Ft. Lauderdale from March 2009 to March 2010. I look forward to renewing my membership but havent due to obvious "" Econimc "" reasons. It not only upsets me but sickens me that some dishonest scumbag would write such garbage about this particular boat club. During my membership with them they were absolutely 100% honest, incredible, & made my family and I feel like we were home. Upon our arrivals they would load the boat from our truck with out us asking, they made sure that we had everything we needed at all times and never nailed us with late fees when arriving 30 minutes or an hour late like ALL OTHER BOAT CLUBS DO!

The manager Dave is extremly professional and courteous, he occassionally calls to see how the family and I are doing and kept us abreast of specials and discounts.

Heres the kicker, my wife and I shared our 5th year anniversary last year and the Manager Dave came up with the idea to use one of there boats to make our night special. He had his staff dress the boat with roses and candle lit upon arrival! He not only discounted the boat rate but he also went as far as preparing the evening by making local reservations to an exclusive resturant which was dock ready. He had a staff member stay a little late to assure our safe passage back to the marina. He made our night incredible without expecting or recieving a single dime for it.

The point is that these guys are a family business and will make you feel a part of it, wether your a member or not. I highly recommend the Best Boat Club of Ft. Lauderdale to anyone. I cant say anything bad about them and really look forward to doing more business with them. Try them out I promise you wont be dissappointed, these guys truly are awesome!

Jimi Club

10/26/2009

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Very Honest People

I am the owner of Best Boat Club, I have operated from the same marinas for almost 15 years. It up sets me to read a bad review especially when is not true. The only possible reason for the bad review on this site is one of two things.
1. The guy damaged my boat and simply was not man enough to admit it and take responsibility for his actions.

2. A jealous competitor is being nasty.

No one in the tourist industry has a better reputation than me and Best Boat Club!! If I was not doing a great job I would have been kicked out of the marinas I do business with, instead I have a long term relationship with Bahia Mar, Pier 66, Sands Harbor and South Seas. All of the local hotels send their business to me because they know that I can be trusted!!!!!!
We pride ourselves on our service and products. All of our prices are posted and are fair. Occasionally some one might damage a boat and they are responsible for damages.

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