American Boat Rentals has fair prices and delivers to any lake in Northwest Michigan.


We pride ourselves on quality water craft and excellent customer service, but don't take our word for it! Here is what some of our happy customers have to say!

Thank you sooooooo much for the best weekend in Michigan so far.
Jen and I had such a tremendous time. We have been telling everyone. The owner at Torch Inn was excited to hear of our experience and a young couple at breakfast from Ohio said they would be calling you this week.

We are talking about renting a boat from you over Labor Day weekend...

As far as the mirror, you have gone above and beyond our expectations!!!!

Seriously Joe, the best service ever!!!!! Can't wait to work with you again soon. We're sending everyone to you. Stay tuned....


Dave Reeves"

"Good ole fashion customer service is so rare today that the service Joe and Bob provide stands head and shoulders above almost everything else I experience in life.

Price is always a factor in every buying decision, but when you only have one family vacation per year things have got to be right.... and your team flat makes thing right. The combination of price and service makes for a fabulous value. Thanks to everyone at American Boat rentals.


"The number one activity of my family on vacation was tubing and skiing - all made possible by great service, superb boating equipment, and a very friendly and helpful staff.

Having worked in a marina for 6 years I am familiar with boating and equipment - and your boat and service was spectactular. We wll be back - it may be a year - but count on us as a repeat customer. Thank you.

Jeff Gliebe and Family"

"Thank you. We had an absolutely fabulous time and will be a repeat customer.

Thank you,
Anthony P. Offredi"

"I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had on the boat. My girls said the skis and the ski rope were comfortable and were quality, they had a great time. The tubes were a lot of fun too.

The boat had a lot of power and we really enjoyed ourselves. The gentleman who delivered the boat was very knowledgeable and really took his time to show us everything. He was extremely helpful.

We hope to go back up again next year and will definitely call you for another boat rental.

Thank you,
Rosalie Kolling "

"Summer Fun! Thanks!
Peggy Leonard"

A family enjoying their rental from American Boat Rentals in traverse City. A family enjoying their rental from American Boat Rentals in traverse City. A family enjoying their rental from American Boat Rentals in traverse City.

"We had a wonderful time and Bob and Jacob were punctual, thorough, and helpful. We will definitely use you again.

Maureen Hart"

"Gail and Dave were great to work with. Everything went very smoothly and we had a great week. We will definitely use ABR again if we have the opportunity.

Sarah Stitt"

"Joe and Lorian:
Thank you very much -- you run a fine operation. Terry Martin was extremely helpful.

Bill, Janet, Pat and Chris Wilson "

"Dear Joe and Loriann:

This was truly a special weekend for the boys. Many had never been on a boat or tubing before.

There is always something from each activity that reminds us of why we do this. After getting off the tube, one of our youngest Scouts couldn't stop saying, "This is the best thing I've ever done". He even mentioned that he was going to ask his mom if they could get a boat.

We also have a special needs Scout. He loved riding on the boat. Normally the rain is an issue with him, but it didn't even come up.

Thank you for being part of 16 Scouts' special weekend. The adults loved it as well!! Next time, we'll hope for better weather.

Just to let you know, the pick-up and drop-off was very easy and smooth. Like wise, the boat was beautiful and like-new.

God Bless,
Mike Cox
Scoutmaster, Troop 1094"

"First, I'd like to thank Joe and yourself for working with us and delivering a boat so far from your home base (Grand Junction, Michigan). Without the pontoon, we would not have had an enjoyable vacation last week.

Second, Joe was great! He delivered the boat to the location, on time, without any delays. It was not an easy location to find but Joe did it on time and without any trouble.

Thanks again for all your flexibility and looking forward to renting again in 2009.

Thanks - Joe Panico"

"Thank You so much for such a wonderful day in Traverse City. We spent the day tubing away on Long Lake and it was a perfect day. Our family had never been tubing together and we will now make it a yearly tradition with you.

You were out of tubes the morning we got there and Joe never hesitated to go into the marina and buy us a brand new one. That made a great impression on what kind of company you are. And our driver who transported us to and from the boat launch was so kind and nice to my family. Great experience all around and we will highly recommend you to anyone looking for fun up north.

Thanks again,
The Shuchaskie Family"

"We truly enjoyed our boating experience with you--thanks for providing such an easy pick-up and drop-off procedure and a fast, reliable ski boat!

Steve Fish
Barrington, Illinois"

"We were pleased to have the opportunity to rent such a fabulous new boat from you. The Glastron performed like a dream making our family vacation a special week Up North. From boating to skiing, tubing, fishing, and evening cruises, the boat was outfitted with everything we needed to feel safe and have fun.

Thanks again for being so accommodating with pickups and dropoffs, Bill your driver represents American Boat Rentals well by explaining the operation of the boat thoroughly and being very accommodating. Thanks again, and I included a few pictures of your boat in the middle of a great family vacation.

Thomas J. Winstel
Cincinnati, Ohio"