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Check Out These Incredible Boats For Rent on Boatbound App

By Paul Biasco | May 21, 2015 5:40am

LINCOLN PARK — Now that the dream of a becoming a boat captain for a day is in sight, here are our picks for your day out on the water.

The service, described as the "Airbnb for boats" is booming in Chicago and is expected to feature about 1,000 boats for rent by mid-summer.

Papa's Paradise! $550 per day

Take a speedy cruise with up to 10 of your friends in this 31-foot twin-engine boat. The boat can reach a top speed of 42 mph and is great in rough seas. The boat is located in Belmont Harbor.


Catch the fireworks by Boat $475

This 32-foot classic cruiser is located in a prime location just south of Navy Pier. The 1974 Trojan F31 is perfect for a night cruise to take in the fireworks from the water with the skyline as your backdrop.

Paul Biasco discusses the Boatbound website:

Learn to Wakeboard and Surf $400

This top-of-the-line 2013 Malibu VLX 21 is ideal for learning to wakeboard or surf. The captain of the boat will teach you to wakeboard, wakesurf, wakeskate or waterski for a day on the lake.


Catch a Free Concert at Northerly Island - $750

This 24-foot Sea Ray Sundancer is located in Burnham Harbor right behind Soldier Field and Northerly Island's concert venue. Rent this boat out for a night and you can tailgate in the harbor with the grill, chairs and night lights on the boat as well as a floating island.


Sail the Day Away $1,230

This 32-foot sailboat can accompany eight adults in style. "Whether ghosting along in zephyrs or rollicking in strong winds, you will appreciate that these fantastic boats are stable, safe and a joy to sail."


Skip it Like Pippen $1,400

It would be hard to leave out the 40-foot cruiser featured in our profile of Boatbound Tuesday. The Sea Ray was originally owned by Scottie Pippen and is conveniently located in Diversey Harbor and can fit 15 guests for a day on the water.

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