The Boat Rental Fleet
Boat rental hours- 8am to 7pm
AM 1/2 day rentals 8am – 1pm| PM 1/2 day rentals 2pm – 7pm
We have been relentlessly improving our rental fleet over the past 3 years of operating the Park Store since for ourselves in ’15 (we previously managed the store from ’06 – ’11). We have come a long way since our humble and limited funding beginnings since our start in the summer of ’15 when we purchased the remnants of the boat fleet to re-start the business. We will strive to continually improve our rental fleet through renovating selected existing boats, replacing others, and acquiring new boats in the coming seasons!
All the pontoons are equipped with the following:
Fully carpeted decks. Deluxe seating. Pilots console & captain’s chair. Throttle remote with power tilt & trim on outboard motor. Swim ladder. Bimini style convertible top. Navigation lighting. AM/FM Bluetooth link stereo radio. Storage beneath seats. Utility anchor with 50′ line. Deck cleats. Fishing rod holders. Dual 6 gallon fuel tanks. All required safety items (fire bottle, horn / Capt. whistle, throwable floatation device, all required life jackets).
Currently there NO 6 person capacity pontoons available:
Though we are currently proposing renovating a ‘start-up’ pontoon boat that we removed from service two years ago to become our 6-person capacity pontoon, it’s not officially fleet-ready to take reservations. Starting with the foundation of a 20′ Crest, it will be refurbished with NEW decking, carpeting, wiring harness, console & furniture suite, & bimini top. It will be powered by a Honda 30hp 4-Stroke motor. This will become our entry-level priced pontoon that will be perfect for small family outings or for a couple of fisherman wanting to get out on the lake without breaking the bank. Tentatively available July ’18. Pricing & availability TBA.
Currently there is one 8 person capacity pontoon available:
Pontoon 8-C is a recently renovated & re-furnished (in July ’16) Sylvan 22′ pontoon. It features a fully furnished deck with deluxe seating for 8. It has a built-in cooler space beneath a ‘flip-flop’ seat, and also has a table for picknicking. Fixed mounted, hinged & telescoping swim ladder located on the bow deck. Newly installed AM/FM Bluetooth device linkable120 watt system so you can listen to your favorite tunes. It has gates on the front & both sides. Yamaha 50hp motor.
One 10 person capacity pontoon is available:
Pontoon 10-A is a 24′ Sweetwater that is eco-freindly ‘green’, and perfect for casual cruising. It is plushly outfitted with luxury seating & appointments. The pilot console is fully instrumented. Gates are on the front, and both sides. It features a padded rear sun-deck above the engine cover & a removable table in the rear seating area. The swim ladder is a folding floatable type that can be used on either side of the boats access gates. It has a removable face 120 watt/4 speaker AM/FM/CD player to play your favorite music. It also has powerful front-mounted dock lights for seeing your way around the lake after dark. The ‘green’ theme continues with an efficient, very low emission & quiet 4-stroke Mercury marine 30hp outboard that lets you play on the lake while being stingy on fuel useage. Typically a full day cruising on the water, this unit only uses about 7 gallons (or less!) of fuel.
Our 12 person capacity pontoons are our ‘party sized’ boats, and we have two available.
Pontoon 12-A is a recently acquired (Aug. ’08) 24′ Aqua-Patio. It is plushly outfitted with luxury seating & appointments. The pilot console is fully instrumented. Gates are on the front, and both sides. It features a padded rear sun-deck above the engine cover & a removable table in the rear seating area. The front seating pulls out together to create a large king-sized sun deck. There is a medium sized built-in ‘mini-fridge’ cooler on board. The swim ladder is a port-side mounted swing-away type with extra wide steps. It has a removable face 120 watt/4 speaker AM/FM/CD player with an input jack for your auxillary MP3 players to play your favorite music. There are fishing rod holders built into the port side gate. It is also equiped with powerful dock lights for seeing your way around the lake after dark. Additionally, this unit is also equiped with a 150′ spool of anchor line & power anchor winch for parking over deeper sections of the lake. This unit is powered by an Evinrude 40hp outboard that moves this boat smartly and is also good on fuel usage.
Pontoon 12-C is a 26′ Crest III boat that is large & in-charge. It is also luxury appointed with a padded sun deck, deluxe seating & storage, removable face AM/FM/CD 120 watt/4 speaker stereo system, full instrumentation, ‘buggy style’ Bimini top for more sun coverage, folding & telescoping swim ladder in the starboard side gate, removable table in the rear seating area, and a small built-in cooler chest in the corner of the rear seats. Gates are front, and both sides. Freshly re-uphostered seat cushions spring ’09. The motor is a torque-monster Johnson 60hp triple cylinder motor that is ideal for powering large groups of people & gear on this pontoon with authority, but it is somewhat thirstier on fuel & will nearly go through all 12 gallons of fuel on board in a single day if you play hard- which really isn’t too bad when you consider the size & weight of this large craft. If you intend on using this pontoon for a lot of full-throttle cruising all day, you may want to ask for an additional tank of fuel before departure.
15′ Deluxe Fishing Boat
This boat is a newer Sylvan deep-V fishing boat. It is rated for 4 persons, but is ideal for 3 due to the limited ‘elbow-room’ on deck. It has a full console & instruments and an AM/FM radio with cassette- plus hookups to plug in your own fish-finders. This boat has dual gunwhale fishing rod holders & additional rod holders inside the hull. It is equiped with a large covered live-well. On the bow there is a Minn-Kota trolling motor with remote pedal controls. The deck is fully carpeted & has 2 moveable fishing chairs and 3 positions on the boat (other than the captains chair). It is dual battery equipped- the main battery runs the outboard only, while the deep-cycle runs everything else. It has a large storage bin on the bow under the forward fishing seat. The outboard is a 40hp Mercury marine with full power tilt & trim that provides plenty of muscle on the water. This boat typically leaves with a single 6 gallon tank of fuel due to limited space and it rarely uses that much in a single day, but a second tank can be added upon request if you plan on driving it non-stop all day.
16′ Deluxe Fishing Boat
Our newly acquired (Aug ’09) fishing boat! It is an Alumacraft Lunker V-16 LTD Mag Series 16′ custom factory ordered fishing boat. It is specifically set-up for deep-water fishing, and perfect for the serious angler in search of the ‘monster’ Lake Trout that populate Higgins Lake. It features 3 fishing chairs (and 4 different chair deck positions), fully carpeted deck, bow storage locker, starboard-side rod/gear locker, port-side aerating livewell / baitwell, port and starboard pivoting Walker downrigger base mounts, rod holders, provisions for Lowrance X-series charting sonar depth finder / fish finder, fuel-efficient & very quiet tiller-style 25hp 4-stroke Yamaha motor with a separate electric tilt/trim transom plate, and hand a control electric Minn-Kota bow-mounted trolling motor. This boat is set-up to have the capability to fish by yourself in deep-water and have everything needed to use the downriggers & electronics and run the motor for slow-speed trolling (the tiller Yamaha 25 4-stroke does a super job at idle speed trolling!)- all from the rear positioned seat… but bring a friend for more fun! This boat will also do a fine job of trolling & fishing for shallower running species of bass & perch from the bow mounted fishing chair. This boat will rent for the same pricing as the fishing boat above, but without the manual Walker Kingfisher downriggers or the Lowance x85 charting sonar installed- this package will be available and installed to this boat for knowledgeable fishermen for a nominal extra charge & additional deposit.