Are you looking for a fun adventure that will shake up your normal beach routine? A jet ski rental from American Watersports is a great way to view Fort Lauderdale and have some fun out on the water. Are you considering purchasing a jet ski of your own? Continue reading to learn if buying or renting is the better option for you.

Jet Ski Rentals


One of the primary factors one should consider before purchasing a jet ski is the cost. Even the most basic Rec-Lite models cost between $5,000 and $10,000. Larger, more powerful machines easily cost into the tens of thousands of dollars. Alternatively, renting a jet ski from American Watersports costs $90 per hour. Does the amount of riding you do justify the purchase of a personal watercraft? Or would an occasional rental better suit your needs and budget?


Secondly, one must consider how much time they are willing to spend on routine maintenance. Jet skis should be washed after each use to remove corrosive saltwater. Additionally, owners must maintain fuel and oil levels, and regularly care for the engine. Likewise, owners are responsible for repairing any damage that occurs during use. Do you have the time, energy, and know-how to properly care for your jet ski? Or would you rather enjoy the ride knowing that your rental company is taking care of all maintenance needs?

Storage and Transport

Lastly, jet ski owners must be able to safely store and transport their machines. Do you have a vehicle and trailer capable of towing your watercraft to the beach? Also, do you have a secure location to store your jet ski? If not, are you willing and able to invest in a vehicle and trailer with the necessary towing power and/or rent a storage location for your watercraft?

Jet Ski Rentals

Purchasing a jet ski is an expensive commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Alternatively, jet ski rentals offer riders freedom and flexibility to enjoy the water without all the hassle. To reserve a jet ski rental for your next trip to Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach, contact American Watersports today at (954) 946-1811. Also, be sure to check out our specials and membership prices to enjoy some great savings!