When do I have to bring the boat back?
You can be out as late as your reservation allows, even overnight. There is no need to be back in before sunset. However, you are not allowed to drive a boat after sunset. If you keep a boat out overnight you must notify our Crews Director.
Do I need a boaters license?
We accept members with no boating experience. All new members attend our orientation which includes on-the-water practice operating a boat. We take as much time as needed to get you comfortable with the boats. Every boat has a depth gauge and Lake Champlain map with navigation tips.
Do I have to return the boat filled with gas?
No. We have fuel meters on each boat to record the fuel used to five tenths of a gallon. We invoice you only for the fuel you used while you were out. If you’re out and the boat needs to be re-fueled, take it to the gas dock where they will put fuel in and charge Champlain Fleet Clubs account. Simple!
A fraction of what it costs to own one of these great boats. See our Cost Comparison page for more information.
The club pays boaters insurance just like if you were to purchase your own boat. But you will be responsible for the $1000 deductible should you cause damage to a boat while you are using it.