Hop, skip or jump to The Triton’s monthly networking event on Nov. 20 with Yachty Rentals. This is our annual poker run to raise money for The Triton scholarship to help students in the Broward College marine training program. Join us at 5:30 p.m. to pick up a scooter (deposits will be required) or bring your own, a bicycle, even a skateboard to tool around on this short course behind Lester’s.
The ride is simple. Ten dollars buys you a hand. Pick up cards at Yachty Rentals, National Marine Suppliers, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises and Elite Marine, returning to Yachty Rentals for the final draw and regular Triton networking, which runs 6-8 p.m. as always.
Until then, learn about Yachty Rentals from its owners, Rai and Cynthea DeSousa.
Q. What does Yachty Rentals & Repair do?
As a scooter and car rental service, we provide reliable transportation. We provide the best rates and cater to yacht crew.
As a repair service, basically, if it has wheels, we can fix it. We provide professional scooter and car repairs. And we do oil changes, tire balancing, brake work, tune-ups, suspension work, alternators, pumps, belts and pulleys.
For scooter repairs we have a full service shop. Broken down? No problem, we offer towing. We believe that our customers’ needs and satisfaction come first.
Q. How did you get the idea for this company?
Rai: As a day worker without any transportation, stranded or stuck in Derecktor’s, I found out how hard, if not almost impossible, it is to find any means of transport. When I did find it, I found that it was far away and oh, so very expensive.
Q. How long have you been in the industry?
Rai has worked in the yachting and boating industry for more than 11 years.
Q. At Yachty Rentals, who are captains and crew most likely to work with?
They will always work with the two owners, that being Boss Lady Cynthea and Rai DeSousa.
Q. Tell us about your mechanics?
Our technicians are certified and trained to ensure that your car or scooter is fixed the right way, the first time. Our goal is to provide our customers with honest, quality service in a timely manner.
Q. So how do crew rent a ride?
Call 855-55-Scoot or check one out right online at www.yachtyrentals.com.
Q. Do riders get training? Do they have to wear a helmet?
Yes, they get training. And the helmet is not required if you are older than 25, but we always give out helmets for free and offer ”crash courses.” LOL, that course is actually on how not to crash.
Q. Where do people pick up a scooter?
We offer two convenient locations as well as other options. Come to our business behind Lesters and we’re now at the new National Marine location at Bahia Mar. Or call us for delivery. We will deliver the scooter or car directly to your door.
Q. What is your best rental saga or repair story?
A Swiss tourist took one of our scooters all the way to South Carolina. Then called us from the airport saying that the scooter was available for pickup.
Our best repair story was when we had to fish one out of the Intracoastal Waterway. The engineer said, “Oh, everything will be alright, all you have to do is replace the battery.”
Contact Yachty Rentals at 855-55-SCOOT, +1 954-226-9177, yachtyrentals.com. Join the event south of S.R. 84 in the neighborhood behind Lester’s Diner at 205 S.W. 28th St., Ft. Lauderdale (33315).