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Required Documentation Downloads

Below are downloadable PDFs of information and forms that must be completed before setting sail on one of our boats. Simply click on each to open and/or download:

Required Documentation


I, _________________________________ (Print name of person who will be operating and responsible for the vessel) acknowledge that I have proper knowledge required to operate this vessel and that I agree to be the sole operator of this vessel. I understand that there are inherent risks involved with operating a boat, including but not limited to equipment failure, perils of the seas/river, acts of other boaters and weather conditions, and I hereby assume such risk.

I understand that as the operator of the vessel I am responsible for checking weather conditions for the day of my rental. I also understand that there are no refunds due to inclement weather or storms. Initials______

I further knowledge that these risks could cause me, or others around me, harm including, but not limited to, bodily injury, damage to property, emotional distress or death. I assume and accept all risk associated with the use of this vessel.

I will comply with all navigation markers, speed limits and Florida laws. I concur that I will operate this vessel without the influence of alcohol or drugs. I understand that I have a duty to exercise reasonable care for my own safety and as well for my own passengers. Any child under the age of 6 years old must wear a USCG approved life jacket at all times.

I understand and accept responsibility for any damage to the vessel caused by negligence or failure to operate the boat in a safe manner. Damages caused by usage/allowance of prohibited items such as grills, lanterns, or other combustion items. Also, any dents, scratches, or any other damage including but not limited to docking the vessel, collision with other vessel, markers, objects, running it up on a sandbar, rocks, tying to another boat or towing other boats. This includes all parts of the vessel including the motor and the propeller.

I have watched this video provided by F.W.C. to promote safety and information on our wildlife. I also understand I am advised to call F.W.C. at 1-800-404-3922 in the event of any type of accident involving wildlife in Florida waters. Initials______

By signing this agreement, I agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Cape Crossing Marina, Cape Crossing Vacation Rentals LLC and/or Canaveral Crossroads LLC, as well as their employees from all losses, claims, theft, demands, liabilities, cause of actions, or expenses, known or unknown, arising out of my usage of this vessel at Cape Crossing Marina.
___ A copy of the renter’s Photo ID
___ A copy of a state “Boating Safety Education ID Card” if the renter is born after January 1st, 1988. They are required by law to have this card to operate a motorized vessel. Boats that are returned later than 15 minutes late will be charged a $40 late fee.
Boats that go outside boundaries will be subjected to a rescue charge if they need rescue outside boundaries.

Pontoon Boat Security Deposit
___ Check if you want the $10 optional propeller insurance
All boats are subjected to a $700 damage charge.

Your card will be charged when the boat is returned if any of the following are present when the boat is retuned:


Print Name____________________________ Signature_________________________


Estimated time out _______ Actual time out_______ Time back _______
Our boats are not allowed past the Port Canaveral Lock or north of NASA Causeway or south of Pineda Causeway
Present/Working (Check)
Registration/ Insurance     ☐Yes      ☐No
GPS/Depth Finder      ☐Yes      ☐No
Bluetooth Speaker      ☐Yes      ☐No
Flairs      ☐Yes      ☐No
Fire extinguisher      ☐Yes      ☐No
Anchor      ☐Yes      ☐No
Throwable Life Jacket      ☐Yes      ☐No
Whistle      ☐Yes      ☐No
Life Jackets for each person      ☐Yes      ☐No
Lines/Rope      ☐Yes      ☐No
Prop and exterior part of motor undamaged      ☐Yes      ☐No
Gas tank full      ☐Yes      ☐No
If No, Report Damage:
Contact number while on the boat ___________________________________
Customer Signature____________________________ Date_____________


Motor Starting Checklist

  • Ensure motor/propeller area is clear of swimmers
  • Turn battery switch on
  • Trim motor down
  • If beached, only lower motor enough to get propeller submerged
  • Verify safety lanyard in proper position
  • Verify throttle is in neutral
  • Turn key until motor runs


Underway Checklist

  • Verify bow (front) gate is closed
  • Ensure all passengers are seated
  • Ensure all lines are onboard and secured
  • Operate in shallow water with motor tilted up
  • When water depth is unknown proceed slowly and with caution


Docking Checklist

  • Place fenders on dock side of boat
  • Approach dock slowly
  • Utilize minimum throttle (forward idle works well)
  • When close to parking position, prepare to utilize reverse to slow and stop
  • Tie front and rear cleats to dock


Beaching Checklist

  • Have all passengers mid-ship
  • Trim motor up so that propeller is just submerged
  • Approach beach slowly


Stuck on Beach

  • Trim motor up until propeller is just below surface
  • Remove all passengers from boat (this lightens the boat)
  • Have passengers push from shallow side, rocking boat from side to side if necessary
  • Call (321) 830-2907 if unable to unbeach boat


Boat Adrift / Motor Stalled

  • Attempt to start motor using Normal Procedures
  • If unable to start motor, deploy anchor to stop drift
  • Call (321) 830-2907 and we will send a rescue boat


Adverse Weather Encounter

  • Have all aboard put on their life jackets
  • Turn on navigation lights
  • Attempt to beach or return to dock
  • Match your speed to that of waves


Fire Aboard

  • Inform all passengers, move them away from fire, and get them into their life jackets
  • Make a distress call to nearby vessels
  • Shut off motor, turn off all electrical switches
  • Extinguish the fire, if possible
    Prepare to abandon ship, if necessary



___I understand that under Federal and/or State Law it is a crime to operate a boat while persons are sitting on the front (bow), sides (gunwales), rear (stern), or swimming platform. This behavior is considered grossly negligent operation of a boat.

___I understand that there is an awareness zone that includes the front (bow), sides (gunwales), rear (stern) and swimming platform, and extends 30 feet behind and around the boat.

___I will educate all of my passengers on the awareness zone, and I will not allow anyone to enter the awareness zone unless the boat motor is turned off, the keys are removed, and I have counted to ten to allow the propeller time to stop spinning.

___I will take a head-count to make sure all passengers are present and accounted for before starting the motor.

___I understand that it is particularly dangerous to sit on the front of the platform of this boat, because a slip between the pontoons will “funnel” a passenger into the boat propeller.

___I understand that the motor of this boat produces carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and lethal gas that can quickly affect people in the awareness zone.

___I will not use any generator that is not supplied as part of the rental package on this boat.

___I understand that this boat has no brakes, so that stopping quickly may be difficult or impossible if i am going too fast.

___I will not operate this boat at speeds that are unsafe for the conditions.

___I will obey No Wake zone/signs.

___I have been instructed on how to use the navigation lights and anchor lights on this boat and I will display them properly if operating at night or when visibility is poor.

___I will make sure that there is a lookout other than the boat operator whenever passengers or parts of this boat obstruct the operator’s view.

___I have been informed of the total capacity of ___ people and ___ lbs of gear for this boat. I will not exceed that limit.

___I understand that overloading this boat is unsafe and against the law.

___I will anchor where it is easiest for other boats to see this boat (so long as the area is anchorable).

___I will anchor this boat only from the front (bow).

___I will check to make sure that the water is deep enough before allowing head-first diving from the boat.

___I will instruct my passengers never to dive or jump off of a moving boat.

___I will make sure that I, or someone who knows how to operate the boat, remains on board whenever the boat is unanchored.

___I have been instructed on what to do in the case of a person overboard, collision, or other dangerous situation.

___If this boat is equipped with an engine cut-off device, I will use it.

___I have received an operational orientation for this boat and understand that a written manual is on board.

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