31 May Party boats Charleston SC
I started my company years ago with a boat I have had most of my life now. It is our flagship of our now growing fleet called Hatterass. It is a 36 foot Hatteras that can carry up to 6 paying passengers. For years I have been getting calls for groups that have more then 6 people and over the years the calls have increased. I though I needed to do something to accommodate our guests. I set up a meeting with the Coast Guard in Charleston to have them take a look at Hatterass and see if we could put that into service for more passengers. After a very long talk with the Coast Guard and going over the boat and the CFR’s on passenger vessels I realized it was going to be to much to convert the boat to the new standards. If you have never read or even looked into passenger vessels give it a look it is completely different the recreation boats, hence the cost of commercial vessels… I though I needed to do something before another year went by and I gave a way a lot of business. I started to scour the internet for boats that would suit our needs.I soon realized this was a harder task then I though. there just was not a lot of inspected boats for sale. I could have build a pontoon boat or a skiff but, this did not fit with our business model of higher end boats. I wanted it to look like a boat, have a head and plenty of space to move around. After month of sourcing I finally came across this old beat up dive boat in Florida. I took a ride down to see it and it was in rough shape and it was fine for a dive boat. For our business I was going to have to do a complete make over. Something that I am accustom to all my other boats have been overhauled so this was not a deterrent to me. After weeks of negotiations we finally did the paper work and I was already pre booking the boat. I got it to Charleston where I started the restoration, the hull was sanded down to bare glass and repainted the inside was cleaned out of all the dive gear and painted. I installed a head and sound system. The boat was loud at first because here were no mufflers on the boat. I installed two new mufflers that made a big difference. I then lined the engine room and top of the cover with sound damping material. It make a huge difference in the sound, it is so quiet, we want a great experience for our guests and a lot of the things we do they will never notice, and I want to keep it that way. We have had great success with the new boat. The majority of our booking are batchorette parties. We have added rafts, noodles and other toys to make the trip even more fun. We have a swim platform to make it easy to board the boat. The sound system is bluetooth so it is easy to connect and play the guest music. the boat has a huge sun pad to lay on and the boat is covered about 3/4 of the way to protect from the sun. The boat has a very wide 12 foot beam that makes the boat very stable as well as plenty of room to move around or, dance a round. The decks are also easy to clean so spilling of drinks and other stuff is very easy to clean and things can get rowdy aboard, and this is encouraged. We love when our guest tell us that we made there trip! It is our goal to be the high light of your trip in Charleston and we know that we live in great city so the bar is set high. We love what we do and it shows when you come aboard. Boating should be fun, relaxing and easy. I keep that in mind right from the first phone call. I always answer the phone personally even if I’m in the middle of docking the boat. I try to answer all your questions guide you through what the best things too do are and how best to plan your trip. So give us a call and let us help you make a memorable experience while you are here in Charleston.