Starting a jet ski rental company requires just 3 things, a location, Myrtle Beach Jet Skis to rent and business know-how. You may understand that “knowledge” consists of everything from basic Jet Ski knowledge, marketing both on the internet and off, business operations, sales expertise and more. This article covers just a few facets of running a jet ski rental business in Myrtle Beach.
Although it may seem uncomplicated, starting a jet ski service is rather difficult. To start with, there are few places in the world that can accommodate a personal watercraft business. We are fortunate to have both the intercoastal waterway and the ocean for an excellent water sport experience.
First of all you need to find an area where water sports are in demand a good portion of the year. Not all open bodies of water are potential areas for a jet ski rental business; there are protected waterways or shallow waters with a network of corals or marine life habitats that are not only harmful to run the jet boats in, there are likewise various federal and environmental laws. It might be smart to examine your regional geography initially, and update yourself with regional, local and environmental laws prior to plunging headfirst into personal watercraft rental services. If your selected “spot” has its share of water sports equipments for rent, it is still wise to inspect laws and guidelines. You wouldn’t wish to have the carpet pulled from under you even if you neglected to research your “spot” initially.
And that leads us to the reason why a start-up jet ski rental business can be expensive. Startup for several jet skis is costly on its own, and so in repair work, upkeep and fuel. In order to have a decent income, you need to have at least eight to ten top name crafts working all at one time. It is also recommended to get brand name new jet skis, because second hand (and even third hand used jet ski) makers might save you a few hundred dollars on the initial sale, but will drain your accounts from jet ski maintenance and tune-ups. (Action Water Sports purchases brand new jet skis every year for our three locations.) Jet engines require routine tune-ups too. If you think the expenses end there, you might want to think about getting insurance coverage for both your water crafts and your customers. Think about it as similar to a car rental type of transaction, just that your jet ski boats run in water, and if accidents do happen, it’s likely that you will need the services of a specialized towing business.
Having enough knowledge to run a jet ski rental venture is important. You need to know what your potential market is, how powerful the jet engines you will need to purchase, whether you can market your jet ski rental service just to the knowledgeable, the novice or the family on a Myrtle Beach vacation and what to do during emergencies, etc.
You will need some knowledge of the area. Where can skiers safely proceed and where to avoid? Hiring guides is advisable especially if you plan to cater to jet ski novices. Your guides have to be more than just jet ski enthusiasts, they need to know the rules and regulations for your area.
Although some people might believe that setting up a jet ski rental service can be compared to setting up a rental for bikes, you need to bear in mind that these are powerful boats, which are capable of upturning a sailboat, crashing into a dock or ramming through speed boats. Your customers need to treat these machines like the powerful boats they are and having qualified guides will help ensure that everyone has a good time.
Action Water Sportz has operated in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing and Little River for several years. We provide safety instructions prior to every jet ski experience and our guides a fully trained and equipment to handle any situation on the water.
It is never too early to reserve your jet ski for the 2017 Myrtle Beach vacation season.
Action Water Sportz
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Action Water Sportz Barefoot Landing
2051 Bridge View Ct
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Action Water Sportz Little River
4430 Kingsport Road
Little River sc 29566
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