BOAT RENTALS
Looking to rent?
We offer a number of alternatives to get you on the water:


14' Fibreglass Fishing Boat:
This package is an economical way to get out on the water. With its 25hp electric start outboard and room for two adults, you can get to where the action is quickly at an affordable price.



14' Aluminum Fishing Boat:

This package is great compact fishing machine. With 3 pedestal fishing seats, a 25hp electric start outboard, livewell, fish finder and trolling motor, you have everything you need in one inexpensive package to get out fishing.
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Pontoon Fishing Boats:
We have 5 to choose from! These boats offer the best of all worlds with spacious open platforms and comfortable seating these boats can be utilized for touring, picnics, fishing or just plain floating leisurely in the middle of the lake or a quiet bay. They come fully equipped with radios, spacious bench seats, snack table, bimini top, and swim ladder. Fishing models come with pedestal fishing seats, livewell, fishfinder, & trolling motor, making them the most popular rentals in our fleet. And since they can carry up to 12 people, nobody gets left behind at the dock!



21' Baja Cuddy Cabin Cruiser:
Baja 21' Cuddy Cruiser This boat is a great little day tripper for those wishing to tour along the canal. While it could sleep 2 adults in the cuddy, we reccommend you take along a tent or stay at local resorts along the way. It has a full convertible top, am/fm stereo, swim platform and ladder. Sorry, it does NOT have a head or sink and is NOT suitable for skiing or tubing.

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Equipment & Terms:
All rental boats are equipped with all necessary personal flotation devices, anchors and lines (as applicable), paddles or oars, and manual or electric bailers. We will also spend whatever time is necessary providing training until we're both comfortable with your handling of the unit. Gas and oil will be filled prior to departure and will be filled and charged to you upon return. A damage and security deposit is also required prior to departure (rates vary from $750 to $3,000 - see chart below). Please ensure you have cash, or enough credit available on your credit card to cover your deposit. Boats WILL NOT be released without a damage deposit in place even if the rental has been paid in full.

Amercian & overseas customers, please note:
Credit card companies have increased fraud safegaurds to protect themselves and their customers. That means you MUST inform them prior to leaving home where you are going and how much you intend to place on your card while you are away. It can take hours on the phone once you have arrived in Canada to get them to approve it after the fact so PLEASE invest the time BEFORE you leave your home country. As noted above, the boat WILL NOT be released until we have secured a damage deposit and if the credit card will not authorize, no rental refunds will be given,



Booking Deposits:
We recommend you book as early as possible as most week-ends and holidays fill quickly. Please note, a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit is required at time of booking (100% if booking less than a full week). The remaining 50% is due TWO WEEKS PRIOR to arrival and it too is NON-REFUNDABLE. We apologize for this rigid and non-negotiable policy, but with a short rental season and limited rental units, we have no leeway in this requirement. If you must cancel a rental, please call immediately so we can place the boat back on the available list and if we can rent to someone else, we will be happy to refund your money or part thereof.



Rental periods:
One day rentals start as early as the posted open hours of the marina on that day. The boat MUST be returned one half hour before the close of business that same day to enable staff to check in the boat, and prep it for the next days rental. For example, if the marina opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (typical summer hours), then the boat can be picked up at 8am, but MUST BE returned by 4:30pm that same day. NOTE: We open at 9am on Sundays in season. If the boat is rented for 2 days in a row, then it can be signed out at 8am the first morning, but must be returned by 4:30pm the following day. No late returns are allowed as there will be no staff to receive and check in the boat. Late fees will apply for late returns as outlined on the rental contract. No discount or credit is given for late arrivals - the boat must still be returned by the stated time regardless of the departure time.
Please note, there is no refund or credit given for rain days.



Damages:
If a boat is damaged during the rental period, it MUST be reported as soon as it occurs so it can be assessed for the future safety of passengers, and preventing further damage to the unit. We understand accidents can and do happen, we simply ask for your co-operation in making things right again for everyone concerned (including the next people waiting to use the boat). If the damage has been caused through operator negligence (prop/lower unit damage, dock strikes, overheating due to weeds, etc etc etc) then repairs will be recovered from the damage deposit and no credit for down time will be given or refunded. Please note that it is the operators respnsibility to monitor gauges and respond to alarms indicated by the engine. If a mechanical failure occurs that is not the fault of the operator, credit for down time will be given or another boat swapped in depending on the circumstances.



Licensing Requirements:
There is much confusion about the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) in Canada with respect to rental boats. In short, you don't need one when renting a boat.
The following is a summary of the applicable regulations relating specifically to rental boats:

SECTION 4
(1) Subject to subsection (2), a person is competent to operate a pleasure craft
(c) in the case of a rented pleasure craft,
(i) only for the rental period, if both the person who makes the pleasure craft
available for rent and the person who will operate the pleasure craft complete
and sign before the pleasure craft is operated, a rental boat safety checklist
that contains the information referred to in section 8,

SECTION 8
Rental Boat Safety Checklist
A person who makes a pleasure craft available for rent must include, in a rental
boat safety checklist, a statement that they have given to the persons who will
operate the pleasure craft information pertaining to
(a) the operation of the pleasure craft;
(b) the principal boating safety rules; and
(c) the geographic features and hazards in the area in which the pleasure craft will be operated.

To view the complete document, please click on the following link:
Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations



2014 Rates:
Model Daily Weekly Damage Dep
14' Fibreglass and 25hp motor $80 $400 $850
14.5' Aluminum/25hp motor/trolling motor $110 $550 $1000
2000 18' Fishing Pontoon w/ 35hp 2 stroke $200 $1000 $2000
1994 20' Fishing Pontoon w/ 40hp 2 stroke $210 $1050 $2500
2014 21' Fishing Pontoon w/ 60hp 4 stroke $300 $1500 $3000
1997 20' Cruising Pontoon w/ 60hp 4 stroke $250 $1250 $3000
1988 19' Doral Bow rider/Ski Boat w/ 4.3L $250 $1250 $3000
1989 19' Doral Closed deck/Ski Boat w/ 4.3L $250 $1250 $3000
1985 21' Baja Cuddy Cabin Cruiser w/ 4.3L Out of service




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Contact Information:
Brown's Marina Ltd.
1641 Chaffey's Lock Road
Elgin, Ontario, K0G 1E0 CANADA

Tel: 1-800-561-3137 (toll free)
Tel: 1-613-359-5466 - Fax: 1-613-359-6376
EmailComments: send me email: dave@brownsmarina.com