If you’re planning to jet ski this summer but are not sure if you want to buy or rent one, then you’re in the right place. While owning a jet ski may look beneficial on the outlook, renting one is one of the wisest choices to make and here is why.
Probably the top reason why you need to rent a jet ski is due to its cost advantage. Firstly, owning a jet ski is an expensive investment. Alongside you will also have to incur costs for fuel change, insurance coverage, and repairs.
Not only that, you will have to dedicate separate time and money for maintenance, which if overlooked can permanently affect the usability of the watercraft. Being a jet ski owner can also on average land you on fines that can cost on average upto $13612 in UAE for violation of rules.
In contrast, for renting a jet ski you just only have to make a reservation and it will be ready for you in usable condition when you need it. On your part, you just have to make sure you are renting from a licensed jet ski rental company to avoid legal breaches and fines.
Jet skiing is a thriving industry in Dubai, making it extremely regulated. According to the law, once you buy a jet ski or any similar watercraft you will have to visit an authorized state office to undergo a technical inspection of the personal watercraft to ensure it complies with the standard technical requirements approved at the department.
During the inspection, you will also be required to have comprehensive insurance. Finally, to register a jet ski you will have to fill out an application form and present your Emirates ID, proof of ownership, comprehensive insurance certification (valid for over 13 months) along with a technical assessment pass certificate. The license is valid until a defined period after which it will have to be renewed.
In contrast, for renting a jet ski you just have to produce a means of identification to the jet ski rental company. This can be an Emirates ID or an international passport. Apart from this, you have to be at least 18years or older to ride by yourself and minors should be accompanied by an adult.
Safe And Convenient
When you own a jet ski it’s more like you’re responsible for your own safety, and it requires you to have the proper knowledge to operate the craft while on the water and handle situations of emergencies. When you rent a jet ski, it’s the duty of the rental company to educate you with safety guidelines and provide you with all the safety equipment and gears as required by law.
They are also mandated to meet certain quality and safety standards before allowing you to use a jet ski, like making sure there is sufficient fuel and the weather is suitable.
Additionally, when renting a jet ski you also have the option of riding with a professional trainer, who can accompany you and teach you tricks and hacks by taking turns, making it extremely beginner-friendly.
Moreover, renting a jet ski allows you to take part in different tours varying across different geographical locations. When you own a jet ski you’re rather limited to a specific waterway or location as it’s practically hard to always carry them while traveling, especially for vacations overseas.