Lake of the Ozarks is gentle dancing like diamonds on the water. It’s a cool dip on a scorching day. It’s fish rising to baited hooks and water arcing behind high-speed rides. It’s tubing and snowboarding alongside 93 miles of water; it’s cruising slowly by positive properties on majestic bluffs, eagles excessive overhead. It’s touring by boat quite than by automobile, from lakefront house or condominium to a waterfront restaurant and bar the place music and laughter mingle.
One of the best Lake of the Ozarks expertise is on the water, a reality Mike and Christina Lynn know effectively, from their perch at The Soiled Duck, their marina on the coronary heart of the motion on the Lake, close to the Grand Glaize Bridge. Simply southeast of the Grand Glaize Bridge by water—the third cove on the left after the bridge, if you happen to’re coming from the primary channel—and at 4905 Robins Circle, in Osage Seashore by land, The Soiled Duck helps vacationers get on the water in a ship that fits their definition of enjoyable and their household’s measurement. The Lynns lease PWCs, velocity boats, deck boats, and tritoons in 24- and 28-foot lengths at The Soiled Duck. The intense yellow constructing that fronts the docks and slips can be a cease for gasoline and ice (boat rental prospects get a reduction on gasoline too).
In keeping with Jason “J.C.” Cook dinner, Soiled Duck’s Dock Hand and Supervisor, the preferred rental lately is a tritoon. As a front room on the water with seating for no less than 10, the tritoon is a good boat for giant events and household consolation. It’s additionally platform for picnics and swim events. It has sufficient velocity to thrill skiers and tubers, too. Monday by means of Friday, Soiled Duck affords an “early hen” particular the place prospects can take out a tritoon for the 4 hours from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for $150.
Six years in the past, the Lynns purchased land with waterfront and consolidated two companies, Grand Glaize Boat Leases and leases at Robin’s Resort underneath the title The Soiled Duck. The enterprise continues to be a next-door neighbor to Robin’s Resort and nonetheless simply minutes from the Grand Glaize, however it’s truly 20 years outdated. For twenty years, it has been family-owned and operated, and J. C. notes that 20 years within the rental enterprise ensures a top quality expertise for purchasers.
Most essential is the boat stock. The Lynns personal and lease many boats and PWCs, they usually work arduous to make sure the boats are all cleaned each day and stored in fine condition, so prospects can get pleasure from each minute on the Lake. New Bentley tritoons, Playcraft, and Landau are amongst The Soiled Duck’s tritoon rental fleet.
At The Soiled Duck, prospects can anticipate assist. For true first-time drivers or those that merely need extra, Soiled Duck workers will experience alongside as renters check out the boat, if the shopper needs that a lot assist. In any other case, prospects can anticipate a 20-25 minute tutorial concerning the boat from bow to stern, port to starboard. They’ll know the place to find normal onboard security tools, together with anchor, ropes, and life jackets. The ski boats additionally include skis; in any other case, each skis and tubes can be found at a further price.
By means of the months of Might and June, The Soiled Duck affords $40 off any Eight-hour rental Monday by means of Friday. The enterprise posts different weekday specials on-line.
The Lynns not solely make it doable for everybody to be on the water, they’re additionally avid promoters for Lake of the Ozarks, particularly the waterfront eating places and bars simply minutes from The Soiled Duck. These embrace Backwater Jack’s, Canine Days, Redhead’s, and Shorty Pants. From these vantage factors, prospects will see one different sight that thrills Lake of the Ozarks residents and guests alike: wonderful sunsets throughout the water. J. C. and the Lynns are fortunate sufficient to see one each night. It’s only one extra good thing about engaged on the water as they assist others get pleasure from it too.