I would like to rent, live aboard and maintain a boat for someone in San Diego County this spring and summer, maybe even longer depending on their situation.
While not impossible I think such situations might be on the very rare side of the scale. Boat sitting is not uncommon with larger boats that have many systems to maintain and or work that is more than just ordinary. Word of mouth with qualified references
would seem to be the main requirement. Having experience of course is a requirement and your may be enough. Having experience with the prospective owners best friend would be better.
In any case I doubt any owner would just let you take the boat out on your own.
This would 't be a rent situation it would be mostly getting a lot of work for cheap
. You could expect the smallest accommodations and have to deal with the owner wanting to use the boat some times as well. For the most part you won't find most in the way of rental live aboard boats. Most marina contracts wouldn't cover that ability and most slip fees
are not that cheap
. You are looking in some of the more expensive slip fee areas.
You really will need to walk a lot of docks and make Friends easily to pull something like this off in San Diego. It's not something you will see in the want ads or on a bulletin board. I've never seen a request here and I've been here a very long time. It does happen and I've known a few that did it but how they got there is worth buying
some beers to just hear the story.