There are a lot of reasons as to why people choose to rent a water scooter instead of buying their own. One reason is that the upfront cost of buying is significant whereas the rental fee for a day or a few days of use is much lower. For riders that don’t have a large amount of money to spend on a water scooter, they can rent one for a fraction of the cost on-demand.
Renting is also a lot more flexible than purchasing. When you purchase a water scooter it’s yours for as long or as little as you want, but if you don’t want it anymore you have to go through the selling process. You can rent a water scoot for a few hours or an entire day and simply return it when you’re done. There is no long-term monetary or ownership commitment.
You are responsible for way less maintenance when you rent as well. Major breakdowns must be taken care of by the owner and as a renter; none of this cost comes out of your pocket. The rental company also covers day-to-day maintenance such as cleaning the scooter and touching up any scratches. These can be expensive and time-consuming activities that renters avoid by not purchasing their own water scooter.
When you own a water scooter there are also a lot of additional purchases. For example, you may need to purchase a cover, a hitch so you can transport the scooter and you will need somewhere to store it in the winter. All of these necessities can add up into the thousands of dollars. Renters are not responsible for any of these accessories.