Long Term Leasing Houseboat Rentals - can you rent house boats yearly?

by Judy
(Shepherdstown, WV, USA)

Any long-term leasing houseboat rentals or lease available?

Any long-term leasing houseboat rentals or lease available?

We're looking at long term houseboat rentals or leasing, and wonder if you can rent any house boats for long periods?

I wanted to inquire if you knew any places in FL that rented their houseboats long-term (6mo-2yr)?

Many thanks, in advance! Judy Bulman

Reply - Answer
Well Judy, welcome to the houseboat forums, and your question about long term houseboat renting.

I personally always thought that this would be a new market opportunity for houseboat manufacturers.

However as it stands now, I don't know of any long-term houseboat leasing or rental availabilities.

Possibly you're question will peak the curiosity of some of the larger houseboat rental operations out there to consider this as a new business model.

I am sure that you are not alone, as I have previously received mail asking about rentals for 1 or 2 years at a time.

Possibly some of our readers will be able to make some recommendations or referrals on where to start your search?

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their long term houseboat rental leasing opportunities or experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.

Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com

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