Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Staying Safe on the Lake on a PWC

If you have never experienced driving a PWC (personal watercraft) on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, then you are missing an amazing day on the water!  BomBay Boat Rentals offers the most fun jet ski rental on the Lake of the Ozarks:  our Sea-Doo GTI 130.  Not only does it have the most fuel-efficient engine out there (meaning less gas for you to buy), but it's also easy-to-ride, so even beginners can have a great time in no time. 

To guarantee that you have the best day ever on the water, it's extremely important that you keep yourself and those around you safe.  Here are a few wave runner safety tips to guarantee that you are around to play another day. 

  1. Always wear a coast guard approved life jacket.
    • This will keep your head above water in case of an accident.  It's also a good idea to attach a whistle to your vest so that you can summon help and alert other boat traffic that you are in the water.
  2. Always keep the safety lanyard attached to you.
    • If you fall off, the key attached to the safety lanyard will come with you so that the engine will stop.  Forget to do this and you could end up with a long swim to shore!  
  3. Stay at least 150 feet away from boats and other PWCs. 
    • PWCs (and boats) do NOT have brakes.  Your best offense is to drive defensively.  Stay aware of your surroundings and take action early if you need to avoid a collision or come to a stop.  
  4. Use the buddy system.
    • Keep an eye on each other so that you can act quickly if the other rider is in need of assistance.  If you must ride alone, it is wise to keep your home base in sight.  
  5. Keep an eye on your gas level.  
    • If you run out of gas, you are stuck until help arrives to tow you in.  
  6. Have a cell phone with you.
    • In the event that you do run out of gas, or get stuck in any other way, it is wise to have a cell phone with you to call for help.  Waterproof cell phone cases/containers are available to keep your phone dry.
  7. Keep away from the intake grate.
    • Loose items, such as long hair, clothing, PFD straps..., can get caught in the moving parts.  
  8. Do not apply throttle when anyone is directly behind the PWC.
    • Water &/or any type of debris coming out of the jet thrust nozzle can seriously injure someone.  
  9. Do your homework.
    • Know the area that you will be traveling in; where it's safe to be, where you should avoid, and how to recognize these spots.  Also, it's good to know how to safely remove anything that gets stuck in the impellor.  Even the most watchful eye can easily run over something small.  
  10. Do not drink and drive. 
    • Drinking alcohol will impair your judgement and slow your reflexes, putting both you and those on the water around you in unnecessary danger.
BomBay Boat Rentals excellent staff can give you the answers to any questions that you have about the wave runner itself, the area you will be traveling in, and any other tips that can keep you safe out there.  You can access Missouri's Official Boater Safety Education Course and be in the water in just a few hours.

Our PWCs rent by the hour, by the day, or even by the week.  Is that not enough time for you? Then you should join our wave runner club for UNLIMITED riding!  Memberships last April through September, and we offer a few different options:  weekdays, 7 days, and family or shared plans.  Call 1-573-348-3433 today and ask for Jason, or visit our website to request more information online about all of our Lake of the Ozarks boat and jet ski rental options.   


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lake of the Ozarks Spring Harbor Hop

The 18th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Spring Harbor Hop is just around the corner- Saturday, May 2, 2015.  BomBay Boat Rentals offers ski boats rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks to get you and a few friends to each Harbor Hop stop quickly.  We also offer Lake of the Ozarks tritoon rentals if you want to bring an even larger bunch of people with you. You know what they say, the more, the merrier! 

For most people, the annual Harbor Hop marks the first time in the water for the season.  Obviously we all hope for a warm sunny day, but even a little chill in the air won't stop the crowds.  Just grab a sweatshirt and get on out there!  This is a great time for all, and it would be a shame to miss out on it.  

How the Harbor Hop works:

You may begin at any one of the over 40 checkpoints participating this year by making the suggested donation of $20 per hand.  You are more than welcome to try your luck at multiple hands if you are feeling lucky.  Your first card is drawn at the spot where your hand is purchased, and you may gather your other 6 cards at whichever 6 spots  you feel like "hopping" to throughout the day.  

The final hand is turned in where the 7th card is drawn, but for an additional $5 you may draw a bonus 8th card!  Most importantly, make sure that your hand is turned in by 7:00 p.m. so that it counts and you are eligible for the prizes!      

You can be a winner:

Get your boat from the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks for a full day of playing on the water... you also get a chance to win prizes too!  The actual amounts will depend on how much money is collected that day.

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7% each
5th - 10th Place: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each  (all ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)

The Bonus

In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven (7) cards within one of these four sections:
  • Gravois Arm
  • Dam - 10MM, Main Channel
  • 13MM - 26MM, Main Channel
  • 28.5MM - 38MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm
This event is sponsored by The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau, Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and the Lakes Waterfront Restaurants.  A complete list of checkpoints and a map are available (locations are subject to change), and for more detailed information please go to

Call us today to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks boat rental for Harbor Hop weekend.  Have lots of fun and remember to drink responsibly and rely on your sober captain to get you to all of the checkpoints throughout the day.  Best of luck for a perfect poker hand!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

In-Water Boat Show at the Lake of the Ozarks

BomBay Boat Rentals is very excited to be a part of the 2015 In-Water Boat Show this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.  We will be showcasing our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals.  It is brought to you by The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and will take place at Dog Days Bar and Grill April 17th-19th.  This particular show is the first big boat show at the Lake of the Ozarks every year.  

There will be plenty of brand new boats to check out, lots of vendors, and plenty of fun.  Stop by our display and let one of us tell you about how renting a boat through BomBay Boat Rentals can give you the opportunity to have a different experience each time that you make a trip to the Lake this summer.  

In-Water Boat Show at Dog Days Bar & Grill ~ 2015

Come check out 2015's latest and greatest...
  • Sport Boats
  • Pontoon Boats
  • PWC's
  • And More!!

This Year's Boat Show Is All About MORE

This boat show at the Lake of the Ozarks is always a great time, but 2015 promises to be the best yet. This year is all about MORE:
  • More Dealers
  • More Boats
  • More Brands
  • More Vendors
  • More FUN!
You want to be sure you have everything on hand for another fantastic summer at the Lake, and the In-Water Boat Show has everything you need to make that happen!

See You This Weekend at Dog Days!

Make your weekend plans now to stop by and talk to us about our boat or PWC rental opportunities.  By renting a BomBay boat, you may be able to save money by not having the expense and maintenance of owning your own.  We have a variety of ways that you can get yourself on the water every time that you visit the Lake of the Ozarks this season.  Make sure you ask about our boat and PWC memberships.  

  • Friday, April 17 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 18 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 19 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission is $6.00 for adults, and kids ages 12 and under are FREE!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Cruise the Lake in a BomBay Boat Rental Cobalt 220!

Climb Aboard Our Cobalt 220 Ski Boats and Enjoy a Fun Day on the Lake!

BomBay Boat Rentals offers the best boats for rent at the Lake of the Ozarks. Climb aboard one of BomBay Boat Rental Cobalt 220 ski boat and you'll experience comfort typically found only in far larger boats. The Cobalt 220 has a spaciousness that maximizes flexibility in your use of the boat. Stadium seating is key to the easy accommodation of a dozen passengers and their gear. 

The 220 makes idealized use of every square inch of its wide and sturdy stance, the stadium seating key to the easy accommodation of a dozen guests and their gear. And the swim step, of course, Cobalt's game-changing, patented contribution to safety, convenience, and accessibility makes boarding a breeze.

Memories gather naturally under the 220's optional aluminum wakeboard arch – simply foldable, by the way – an addition that makes your boat as athletic as it is roomy.

Mention the word “athletic” and the 220 steps up to the plate. Big fun – the extended running surface hull design provides explosive hole-shots, easy and extended zooming, the tight, high-speed turns skiers and boarders want – while affording you some remarkable efficiencies in fuel management.

220 Specifications

Length Overall w/o Swim Platform 21' 4'' 6.50 m
Length Overall w/ Swim Pla'tform 22' 10'' 6.96 m
Beam 8' 6'' 2.59 m
Deadrise at Transom 20 20
Fuel Capacity 50 gal. 189 L
Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini 3' 11'' 1.19 m
Bridge Clearance w/Tower 6' 10'' 2.08 m
Draft Drive Up 24'' .61m
Draft Drive Down 37'' .94m
Dry Weight 3700 lbs. 1678 kg
Boat Certified Capacity 12 persons 12 persons
Boat Certified Capacity w/gear 1695 lbs. 768 kg

220 Dash and Instrumentation - Standard
•Accessory Power Plug - 12 Volt
•Aluminum Dash Panels
•Composite Helm Eyebrow, Custom Stitching
•Hour Meter
•Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Leveling Hub
•Stainless Steel Switches  

220 Entertainment System - Standard
•Ipod/MP3 Port
•Stereo Remote, Dash Detail
•Stereo System w/6 Spkrs., Bluetooth  
220 Interior - Standard
•Aft Sunpad w/Walk-Thru Transom
•Bow Walk-Thru Door
•Carpet, 40 oz., Snap-In w/Neoprene Back
•Removable Bow & Cockpit Carpet
•Removable Ice Chest
•Seating Varadense Comfort
•Seating, Helm Flip-Up  
220 Exterior - Standard
•Anchor Locker
•Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel Detail
•Extended Running Surface
•Graphics, Molded-In Gelcoat
•Midship Cleats
•SS Tubular Platform Perimeter Rail
•Ski Tow Eye, Stainless Steel
•Stainless Top Trim Windshield
•Swim Platform, Extended w/Ladder  
220 Structure and Safety - Standard
•10/5/3 Year Warranty Protection
•Battery Switch, Single Detail
•Circuit Breaker Protected Elec System Detail
•Composite Floor
•Composite Seat Bases
•Composite Transom

Rent hourly, by the day, by the week, or join the boat club!
Call or complete the request information form for pricing.

 We are committed to great customer service and hiring, training, rewarding, and retaining the right people. We want you to choose BomBay Boat Rental Company year after year!  Let us find your perfect boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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