Welcome to Piranha Boat Rentals! Your Austin Boat Rental Location for Lake Travis and surrounding areas. Located on Lake Travis. Piranha Austin Boat Rentals is your place to be this summer! We have a plethora of rental boats for you ranging from pontoon boats and luxury cruiser yachts. Whether you're looking for an easy day out on the lake or a luxurious weekend trip, Piranha Austin Boat Rentals can accommodate all! We also would love to help plan your next bachelor or bachelorette party! Company outings are also our specialty so if you have a large party you need to splurge on this year, give Piranha Austin Boat Rentals a call!
Boating safety is a must while on a lake, river, or other waterway. Safety requirements vary by state, but there are a base set of federal regulations that are valid across the United States. These regulations come from the US Coast Guard. We will print those requirements below in summary form.
In general, you may need:
At least one B-1 type Coast Guard-approved hand portable fire extinguisher. Not required on outboard motorboats less than 26 feet long and not carrying passengers for hire if the construction of such motorboats will not permit the entrapment of explosive or flammable gases or vapors, and if fuel tanks are not permanently installed.
Must carry approved visual distress signals approved for daytime and nighttime use. For pyrotechnic devices (handheld or aerial red flares, floating or handheld orange smoke, and launchers for aerial red meteors or parachute flares) a minimum of 3 required, in any combination that totals 3 for daytime and 3 for night use. Three day/night devices will suffice. Devices must be in serviceable condition, dates not expired and stowed accessibly. Exceptions are open sailboats less than 26 feet long and not equipped with propulsion machinery, and manually propelled boats; both required to carry only night signals.
Every vessel less than 39.4 feet (12 meters) long must carry an efficient sound-producing device.
At least two ventilator ducts fitted with cowls or their equivalent for the purpose of properly and efficiently ventilating the bilges of every closed engine and fuel tank compartment of boats constructed or decked over after April 25, 1940, using gasoline as fuel or other fuels having a flashpoint of 110° F or less.
At least two ventilator ducts for the purpose of efficiently ventilating every closed compartment that contains a gasoline engine and fuel every closed compartment containing a gasoline tank, except those having permanently installed tanks vented outside the boat and containing no unprotected electrical devices. Also, engine compartments containing a gasoline engine with a cranking motor must contain power-operated exhaust blowers controllable from the instrument panel.
One approved device on each carburetor of all gasoline engines installed after April 25, 1940, except outboard motors. Device must be marked to show compliance with SAE J-1928 or UL 1111 Standards.