All our boats are Sylvan Mirage 8520 CRS 20’10” pontoon boats with Yamaha 90 HP engines with a max capacity of 10 people and/or 1410 lbs.

Tubs are available for towing along with jump mats for (ENGINE OFF) floating times. We also offer coolers pre packed with ice, bottled drinking water, and beach towels to make your day on the water more comfortable – especially visitors traveling from out of town!

Although a majority of Moosehead Lake shoreline is privately owned, there are numerous state owned public campsites and beaches to explore. Check out our Trips page to see our favorite spots!

Sunscreen, sunglasses, clothes that can get wet, and a dry bag to protect items from water, if desired. The weather can change quickly, be prepared to bundle up if it rains or temps drop.

Yes. The captain (driver) is responsible for every life on the boat and the boat itself. The lake is patrolled daily and the captains should follow the rules of the road. Operating Under the Influence charges can result in a ticket and/or be arrested if caught driving beyond the legal limits. Be smart, be safe.

Yes. We highly recommend packing drinks and snacks for longer boat rides! We also offer coolers pre packed with ice, bottled drinking water, and beach towels to make your day on the water more comfortable – especially visitors traveling from out of town!

Absolutely not. Smoking is never permitted on the Boom Chain Boat Rentals dock or boats. An additional $200 cleaning fee will be charged for any smoking odors or residue.

No. The nearest public restroom to our docs is located at the Moosehead Marine Museum, next to the Katahdin Steamboat and public parking lot.

Yes. Owners are fully responsible for the behavior and safety of their pet(s). This includes keeping them on leash and picking up waste while at a dock or any beach. Pets can not be left unattended on the boat for any amount of time. Renter will be responsible for any and all damages to the boat.

Our docks are located at 30 Hofbauer Drive, Greenville ME.

Yes! We have discounted multiple-day rates and we offer a Nightly Refresh of the boat for an additional fee *if docking overnight at Boom Chain Boat Rentals docks.

Boom Chain Boat Rentals allows 3+ day rentals to dock elsewhere with prior notice. Address of the vacation house must be provided at time of booking. Operation for any multiple day rentals is strictly limited between thirty minutes before sunrise and thirty minutes after sunset.

Boats come with a full tank of fuel and the renter pays for only what is used. Boats are topped off at the completion of each rental.

Call us for a tow! Please note, Boom Chain Boat Rentals is not responsible for loss of use due to illness, changes in plans or operator error.

Renters will be charged for any and all damages. A major credit card is required to confirm all reservations and a $2500 damage deposit will be held for the full duration of each boat rental. A copy of the renter’s ID will also be taken at pick up along with a safety orientation. Be sure you understand how to start, trim, run, dock and tie up the boat BEFORE you leave the dock.


All ages are welcome, but the operator must be ages 25+ with a valid driver’s license. Babies, children and pets count towards total capacity regardless of weight.

On board will be a first aid kit, a map of Moosehead Lake, and a trash can. Boat rentals also come with required safety gear and accessories. Please note at time of booking if anyone in your party requires an infant/child or oversized PFD.

Renters may cancel a reservation for a full refund up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the rental. Anytime within 2 weeks prior to the reservation, the deposit will be lost. Rentals can be rescheduled up to 2 days prior to the start of the reservation – if available and within season. Once rescheduled, a reservation can not be canceled for a refund. No shows will be charged the full amount of the rental.

Safety first! Escalated wind and weather can make boating on Moosehead Lake dangerous. If unsafe boating conditions are present at the time of pickup (for single day rentals), you will be refunded. Rain alone is not considered unsafe boating conditions and refunds will not be offered for possible inclement weather. Boom Chain Boat Rentals reserves the right to determine unsafe boating conditions and to refuse service to ensure safety.


Moosehead Lake is a large – AND ROCKY – body of water. It is advised to stay at least 200 feet from land when following any shoreline or Island. Boaters are required to adhere to any safety or warning buoys posted around the lake – including No Wake Zones.

Remember your RRRs! Right, Red Return. Red buoys stay on the captain’s right hand side when returning to town.

Link to FREE online boating safety course: