NOTE: you must be 25 years or older to book this great boat!
The good: This boat is a fun alternative to a budget motel. It is not fancy. Stay on this wonderful, big artistic boat docked 3/4 mile close to beach and fantastic Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Great for vacation, business trip, getaway, before or after a cruise. It is a 42 foot cabin cruiser with a Captain's Stateroom, crew quarters in the forward v-berth. Max occupancy is 2 adults. Full galley with stove, fridge and microwave, coffee maker, full dinette, big but unusual sectional sofa in the salon (living area).
There is a very basic bathroom and separate shower ON board and also on the dock. On board, for the shower you must turn the shower pump on first and off after.
It also features a glass floor over the engines in the salon with under floor lighting. There is A/C and fans, and even an LED fireplace for romantic effect. Porch swing on deck, dockside table and chairs. Docked on a very calm peaceful waterway, so aside from the tidal change +/- 3 feet every few hours, there won't be any disturbance or waves in the water. Very unique!
Location is PERFECT. Walk, bike (bikes provided), trolley, bus or golf cart to beach, or to fantastic shops and restaurants along Las Olas. Very close to Rocco's Tacos, for example. Beach chairs and towels also provided. Property has a pool next door which you are welcome to use!
The ugly truths: The boat is old, and SO not perfect, but that's part of it's charm. It still needs some interior renovation and plumbing work. There is a TV/DVD combo, but the remote took a dive so it only operates manually. There is NO INTERNET or WiFi router aboard, so you have to use your own Comcast or hotspot your phone for internet - which is not ideal we know!
To use microwave or coffee maker, you have to turn off AC first, please.
The area the boat is docked in is unfriendly to short-term rentals, as is most of South Florida. So we call everyone who stays "old friends" and there is no mention of any business or transaction ashore, please
Some sinking details:
1) This is not safe for young children, no one under 12 may board or stay due to insurance regulations. It bears repeating that no one under 25 may book the boat, photo ID is required. Kids must wear provided life jackets when on deck(s).
2) Smokers, weed users, vapers please do not even apply! There is no smoking of any sort allowed on or even near this boat. Not aboard, not on deck, not on shore. If you carry a lighter for any reason, PLEASE do not even apply.
3) Not a party boat. NO partiers! No parties! She is located in a very quiet, respectful adult occupied residential area and ANY disturbance at all will cause immediate end to your stay. Please be respectful. If your plans might include socializing on board, please book elsewhere.