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Jet Ski Rentals - Turbo Water Sports LLC

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Rental Policy:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to rent any of our equipment.
  • Renter must provide a valid driver's license or government issued ID.
  • Must be 16 or older with a valid driver's license to operate watercraft.
  • Qualified renter must be present to complete the rental contract.
  • Minors must have a parent sign and provide ID on rental forms.
  • Parties of 5 or more people per jet ski are required to have a Turbo Water Sports employee present at all times.  Additional charges apply (See "Large Groups" below)
  • Intoxicants are strictly prohibited. Service will be refused to anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • All persons involved with our activities acknowledge that said activities are potentially dangerous and agree to hold Turbo Water Sports LLC, all owners, employees and affiliated properties harmless.
  • Click here to watch the Jet Ski orientation video.

Reservations:

  • Reservations may be made online, over the phone or in person.
  • We recommend making reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure that the time slot will be available.
  • Deposits are required for your request to be placed on our reservation calendar.
  • When you make a reservation with us, you agree to abide by all of our policies.

Deposits:

  • A $50 deposit is required at the time of your reservation. [See Cancellation Policy]
  • A $500 refundable security deposit will be required on the day of the rental. [See damages]
  • Credit/ debit card required for security deposit

Cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 10 days or more before your reserved date are eligible for a refund of the deposit, less 10% processing fee.
  • Cancellations made 9 days or less from your reserved date will receive no refund of your deposit except in the case of severe weather.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your reservation for violations to our policies.
  • In the event of severe weather, you may reschedule or cancel your reservations with no penalty.

Damages:

  • We will retain an amount of $500 per piece of equipment as a damage deposit.
    Renter is responsible for any and all losses and damages to our equipment while in your care, up to and including replacement cost.
  • Renter is solely responsible for ensuring the safety of the vessel during the rental period.
  • Renter will get his/her damage deposit back if the equipment is returned unharmed.

Reservation Day:

  • On the day of your reservation, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to complete your Rental Agreement and Rental Release. All Renters must bring their driver’s license (Make sure all drivers have signed and provided driver’s license info).
  • We will walk you through the Safety Checklist, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with life jackets and the key(s) to your Jet Ski(s).

Delivery:

  • We offer delivery service to the lake of your choice at a rate of $0.80/mile for the round trip.
  • In some cases, trailer may be left at delivery site but nobody other than a Turbo Water Sports employee may tow the watercraft at any time.

Large Groups:

  • A group that consists of 5 or more people to one jet ski is considered a large group and is subject to large group rules
  • A TWS employee must be present and at the jet ski launch location at all times during the rental.  This employee is in charge of managing rides and may end the rental at any time in cases of misconduct.
  • In addition to normal rental rates and delivery charges, large groups will also be responsible for $12/hr of jet ski operation for an employee to be on-site at all times. 
  • If the rental is a multiple day rental at a location that is more than 70 miles away from the main Turbo Water Sports location in St. Clair Shores, group will also be responsible for $80/night to cover employee lodging.

Michigan PWC Law (from http://boat-ed.com/mi/handbook/pwc.htm):

  • Each person riding on or being towed behind a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved Type I, II, or III PFD. Inflatable PFDs may not be used. See PFD age restrictions.
  • You may not allow a child under 7 years of age to ride on or be towed behind a PWC unless with a parent or guardian or designee of the parent or guardian.
  • The lanyard of a PWC’s ignition safety switch must be attached to the person, clothing, or PFD of the operator.
  • It is illegal to operate a PWC during the period that begins at sunset and ends at 8:00AM. "Sunset" means that time determined by the national weather service.
  • PWCs must be operated in a reasonable and prudent manner at all times. It is illegal to:
    • Jump the wake of another vessel unnecessarily close to the other vessel.
    • Weave your PWC through congested traffic.
    • Swerve at the last possible moment to avoid collision.
  • A PWC must be operated at “slow, no wake speed” if crossing within 150 feet behind another vessel unless the other vessel is also a PWC.
  • You may not operate a PWC within 200 feet of a Great Lakes shoreline unless traveling at “slow, no wake speed” perpendicular to the shoreline.
  • You may not operate a PWC in waters less than two feet deep unless you are operating at “slow, no wake speed” or are docking or launching your PWC.
  • It is illegal to harass wildlife or disturb aquatic vegetation with your PWC.

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