Thursday, March 31, 2016

Climb Aboard Our Cobalt 220 Ski Boat

Renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exhilarating way to experience the best of what this area has to offer. We have many ways for you to enjoy a day on the lake at BomBay Boat Rental Company, but today we would like to highlight our ski boats - the Cobalt 220. 

Spacious, comfortable, and convenient

This incredible ski boat offers the comfort and convenience that you typically only find in much larger boats. Stadium seating makes is easy to accommodate up to a dozen passengers plus all of their boating gear.

Cobalt's patented swim step makes boarding the boat safely an easy task. The aluminum wakeboard folds easily, an addition that makes this ski boat as athletic as it is roomy. It's a breeze to handle too. The tight, high-speed turns are perfect for skiing and tubing.  


  • Length Overall w/o Swim Platform: 21' 4''
  • Length Overall w/ Swim Platform: 22' 10'' 
  • Beam: 8' 6''
  • Deadrise at Transom: 20 
  • Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.
  • Bridge Clearance w/o Bimini: 3' 11'' 
  • Bridge Clearance w/Tower: 6' 10''
  • Draft Drive Up: 24''
  • Draft Drive Down: 37''
  • Dry Weight: 3700 lbs. 
  • Boat Certified Capacity: 12 persons
  • Boat Certified Capacity w/gear: 1695 lbs.


Cockpit Configuration:

  • Seating, Stadium Style

Dash & Instrumentation:

  • 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

Entertainment System:

  • Sound System, Bluetooth, w/6 Spkrs.
  • Stereo Remote, Dash 
  • iPod/USB/MP3 Port


  • 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


  • Anchor Locker
  • Bow Scuff Plate, Stainless Steel
  • 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
  • Structure and Safety:
  • 10/5/3 Year Warranty Protection
  • Battery Switch, Single 
  • Circuit Breaker Protected Elec System 
  • Composite Floor
  • Composite Seat Bases
  • Composite Transom
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Liner
  • Fiberglass Stringer System
  • Fire Extinguisher, Manual
  • Ignition Safety Switch 
  • Kevlar Reinforced Hull
  • Stainless Steel Windshield Braces 
  • Through Prop Exhaust

The Cobalt 220 is a boat for the true adventurer. A day full of action, adventure, and exploring awaits you. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals are available by the hour, the day, or the week. Once you fall in love with this amazing pastime, consider joining our Boat Club Membership, giving you access to BomBay Boat Rental Company's watercraft all season long.   


Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Fishing Tournaments at the Lake of the Ozarks

Spring at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great time for fishing. If you are competitive, there are plenty of fishing tournaments to keep you busy, both for the pros and the beginners. BomBay Boat Rental Company has a full fleet of the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks waiting for you. Call us up so we can get you out on the water and catching those spring fish.

The warmer days of spring and the increased hours of sunlight help water temperatures to rise. As the lake gets warmer, the fish come up from the deeper waters into the more shallow spawning areas. Our incredible lake has a lot or rock and brush piles that are the perfect habitats for bass and crappie. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company not only offers daily watercraft rentals. We also have 24-hour, multi-day, and weekly rates. These options allow you to get your fishing poles in the water early in the morning.

If you know that you will be needing a boat rental more than a couple of times this season, you can get one of our boat rental memberships and have unlimited access to all of our boats and waverunners all season long. 

There are a few great fishing tournaments coming up in the next few weeks. Entering one or more of these gives you the chance to win big prize money while enjoying a fun and relaxing hobby on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.   

Alhonna Early Bird Open Buddy Bass Tournament

April 2-3, 2016

Fishermen have 2 days to compete in this tournament at Alhonna Resort in Lake Ozark. Breakfast is included each morning with the entry fee, and a complimentary boat slip is included with all Alhonna Resort room rentals. Fishing hours on Saturday are 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.    

Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament

April 16, 2016

This 1-day tournament is the first leg of the Missouri State Championship. Registration is at Captain Ron's in Sunrise Beach April 15 at 5:00 pm with a seminar at 6:30 pm. Fishing hours on Saturday are 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. They will also host a Kids' Fishing Rodeo on Saturday from 9:00 am - 10:30 am, with registration for that beginning at 8:00 am.

Spring Big Bass Bash

April 23-24, 2016

Beginning fisherman get a chance at big prize money in this tournament. It is strictly open to amateurs. Over $175,000 in prizes will be awarded, with the big winner taking home $60,000. Fishing hours are from 6:30 am - 3:00 pm each day, and boats will launch out of Pa He Tsi Public Beach #2 at the Lake of the Ozarks State park. 

Give us a call or visit our website and fill out a reservation request for one of our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have three convenient locations around the lake area, and in some cases, we even deliver. BomBay Boat Rental Company wants to make sure you have lots of chances to get out on the water and enjoy this amazing lake that we are lucky enough to have access to. 


Friday, March 18, 2016

10 Reasons Boating Leads to a Happier, Healthier Life

Boating is one of the best things that you can do to improve your health and add happiness to your life. BomBay Boat Rental Company is run by devoted boat lovers that know this for a fact. You don't just have to accept our word for it though. We've got ten excellent reasons that will make you a believer. Take these in, then call and reserve your own Lake of the Ozarks boat rental

#1 - It's a great way to relieve stress. 

Many studies have been done that show simply being near water is a natural way to lower your anxiety. In a survey of over 1,000 households, boating was listed in the top 3 of all stress-relieving activities. If you are in need a a calming activity in your life, boating is a great hobby to take up.

#2 - It's healthy for you.

Being outdoors is great for your overall health. The fresh air is invigorating and is proven to increase a person's concentration skills and increase creativity. Being on a boat all day also provides your body with lots of healthy Vitamin D from the sun. Don't forget the sunscreen!

#3 - It can be great exercise.

While the boating itself isn't really exercise, all of the activities that are available to you while on a boat are great ways to get a workout. Swimming, skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding are all incredible forms of exercise. 

#4 - It gives you time to unplug.

Our everyday lives are so full of technology in this day and age, an afternoon out on the lake is an awesome opportunity to "unplug" and simply slow down and enjoy the real world. 

#5 - It's a perfect bonding opportunity.

A day on the water with your family and friends allows for a little quality time together. No distractions, and hours to spend catching up with each other.  

#6 - It improves your overall quality of life.

Boating is the type of entertainment that is excellent for your mind, body, and spirit. This is a hobby that not only adds enjoyment to your own life, but everyone that you bring along to share it with you too.

#7 - It's easy to learn.

There are only 3 easy steps involved in getting certified to drive a boat. Go to the Boat Missouri Course online, study the online material and pass the test, pay for and print your completion document, and you're ready to go! They will mail an official Boater Education Card to you to keep handy while you are enjoying your new hobby. 

#8 - It's affordable.

BomBay Boat Rental Company makes becoming an avid boater an affordable pastime.  We offer many different rate plans to accommodate everyone: hourly, daily, multi-day, and weekly. Military, senior, and preferred customer discounts are available, and best of all, our waverunner and boat rental memberships allow you to get out on the water all season long.   

#9 - It's convenient.

If you live in the lake area, the water is right here, begging you to enjoy it! If not, the Lake of the Ozarks is conveniently located in mid-Missouri, making it a quick trip from many other places for an exciting vacation. Once you are in the area, you can find us in three handy locations: Village Marina in Lake Ozark, Camden on the Lake in Lake Ozark, and Dog Days Bar & Grill in Osage Beach. In many cases, we'll even deliver a boat directly to the dock you are staying near. 

#10 - IT'S FUN!

The biggest reason that we can give you, even though all of those reasons above are incredible, is that you are going to have an awesome time! Boating is an addictive activity that is always a blast. It's hard to find a person on a boat that's not smiling from ear to ear. Once you're out there, it's hard not to enjoy every minute of it. 

Everyone can use a little more health and happiness in their life. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals offer you exactly that. If you have been looking for a new hobby to improve the quality of your life, make your way to one of our three BomBay Boat Rental Company locations. You, as well as everyone that you bring along with you, will be very happy that you did. 


Friday, March 11, 2016

3 Convenient Full-Service Locations to Rent Our Boats

The best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks can be accessed in not one, not two, but THREE locations around the lake area! BomBay Boat Rental Company makes it easy to find us, no matter which side of town you are on. 

BomBay Boat Rental Company at Dog Days Bar & Grill

1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
18 MM
This rental location offers a gas dock. Upstairs, Dog Days Bar & Grill features lakeside dining, a tiki bar, and a summer full of incredible live entertainment. 

2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
7.5 MM
Here you will find a full service gas dock and convenience store, a restaurant, multiple bars, a pool with a swim-up bar, and a luxurious hotel. Camden on the Lake also features some of the best live entertainment on their stages. 

107 Village Marina Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
3 MM
This location has a full service gas dock and convenience store. The Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill is only a few steps away, offering delicious food, drinks, and a swimming pool.

BomBay Boat Rental Company at Camden on the Lake

Reserve your rental today!

You can reserve your boat rental or jet ski rental at the Lake of the Ozarks by filling out a simple form on our website. After you send in all of your information, one of our highly skilled team members will contact you regarding the availability of your request. If you are out and about, and getting to our website isn't convenient, give us a call at 1-888-259-6096 and we'll get you taken care of. 

We do our very best to make sure that you get the dates that you want. Our large fleet of 24 tritoons, 6 ski boats, and 18 jet skis lets us make a lot of people very happy, but the earlier you make your reservations, the better. 

The next time you are planning an exciting day at the Lake of the Ozarks, put a visit to one of BomBay Boat Rental Company's three convenient locations at the top of your list. Be sure to ask about our delivery options too. If you are within range, we'll even bring a rental to you!      


Thursday, March 3, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Parades at the Lake of the Ozarks

Saturday, March 12, 2016 the Lake of the Ozarks will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little early. Every year, the lake area uses this holiday to unofficially kick-off spring. Each weekend more and more waterfront bars and restaurants will be opening up this month, and the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks won't be far behind them!

Whether you prefer to celebrate by land or by water, the lake has a parade for you. These two annual St. Patrick's Day Parades are highly anticipated by residents and tourists alike.

32nd Annual Lake Ozark St. Patrick's Day Parade

At 1:00 pm, this parade will begin at the Tomahawk Motel on Bagnell Dam Boulevard and make its way to Bagnell Dam. Traffic will be shut down from 12:45 - 3:00 pm. You will want to get your place on the roadside early because every year the crowds begin claiming their spots well before noon. 

The parade will feature decorated floats, candy, beads, and more. Many of the local restaurants will be offering drink specials and corned beef and cabbage throughout the day. This year's Grand Marshalls are the Lake Area Emergency Services, including all area police, fire, ambulance, and other EMS organizations. 

25th Annual St. Patrick's Water Parade

Local boaters decorate their boats with festive greens, rainbows, and pots o' gold to cruise the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks. This parade both begins and ends at Captain Ron's at the 34.5 MM in Sunrise Beach. A breakfast buffet is available at 8 am, and the boats will take off at 10 am. 

The Tropic Island and Celebration Cruise boats will also be taking passengers out on the water to enjoy the parade. Tickets are available for these through the Lake West Chamber of Commerce

BomBay Boat Rental Company will be opening our three convenient locations in March, and our boats will start splashing the water by the first of May. Prepare for your own 2016 season by joining one of our boat rental or jet ski rental memberships. Spring is just around the corner, and so are many awesome days on our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks.