New York — New Jersey will begin the season in full, with all but three boats renting out the city for up to $5,000 per person, a boat rental agency has announced.
The state will allow those who rent boats for a limited time to use them as long as they have an appointment with a professional to rent them.
N.J., which also hosts the first Super Bowl in its history, will start the season with 24 boat rentals at a time.
The number of boats available for rent will vary depending on demand, with some boats set up for short-term rentals and others for long-term stays.
In New York, the New York City Boat Rental & Rentals Association said on its website it will allow all non-profit organizations and individuals to rent out boats for as long at a one-time fee of $5.
The agency said it will also be offering a 30-day rental period for up-to-two people.
The cost of a boat in New York is about $50 per day.
The agency said that with more than half the boats available, the number of rental requests will increase by more than 100 percent.
A spokesman for the New Jersey State Boat Rowing Commission, which licenses boat owners, said that if people want to rent a boat, they will have to meet with a licensed commercial property manager to sign a lease.
He said the agency would also be allowing people to rent boats from the beginning of July through mid-September, and that the agency will not be issuing any permits to anyone for a rental period that extends beyond that.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Conservation said it would be offering 10 percent off for any boat rented, with the lowest-priced rentals starting at $1,000 and going up to a maximum of $3,000.
The state’s Department of Conservation, which oversees the state’s waterways, said it is still investigating whether or not the permits are needed.
In the New England area, the Department of Transportation said that it is working with the state and New York to set up a website to collect and report boat rentals.
The department will issue permits to allow people to use the boats for up of 30 days.
In New York State, a maximum number of five people can rent a motorized boat.
The New York Department of Taxation and Finance is offering to help the state set up its own system.