Mansell Boat Rental Company

Rent a sailboat or motorboat from us and experience Acadia from the ocean waters surrounding Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Tele: 207-244-5625

We provide sailboat rentals, sailing lessons, motorboat rentals, captain services, and personalized sightseeing tours for the Acadia National Park area surrounding Mount Desert Island, Maine. Located at the southern entrance to Somes Sound right next to the Hinckley Yacht Yard in Southwest Harbor, Mansell Boat Rentals has the right selection and expertise to help make your visit to the area a truly memorable one. You will soon see why there is nothing quite like experiencing Acadia from the ocean.

GPS Coordinates: 44.268130, -68.306001

Sailboat Rentals

We have an excellent selection of sailboats and yachts to choose from beginning with the Bullseye, Keel Day Sailer, a Rhodes 19 foot, two Cal 25's (WindDrift & Sceptre) and a Cal 31 foot WindDancer. All are in excellent shape for your sailing pleasure.

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Motorboat Rentals

A motorboat maximizes the places that you can see and go to within your allotted time. We have a wide choice of boats from a 13' 6" and a 17' Boston Whaler, Mako 17', and 19' Outrage, Seaway, and Aquasport, to a 21' 4" Boston Whaler Revenge.

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Sailing Lessons

This is the perfect time to fulfill your dream of learning to sail or to polish up on a few unfinished skills. Learn from an experienced instructor over the course of 2 - 3 hours in a spectacular setting next to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

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Captain Services

This is a great option for anyone who loves to boat or sail but would preferr a “hands-free” way with the driving left to an experienced Captain who is also very knowledgeable about the area.

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There is nothing quite like getting to experience the ocean and wildlife views by boat around Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Avoid the crows by taking advantage of this special tour!

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Date with Captain

Consider this special 2 person option for friends and family! We recommend the Cal 25 at $395 or the Cal 31 for $495 price - $200 off the bareboat price! (Cal 25 holds 2-4, Cal 31 holds 2-6)

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About Us

Chuck Watson, owner of Mansell Boat Rental CompanyBorn and raised on Mount Desert Island, Chuck Watson learned to sail as a young boy while employed by the Ford family (Henry Ford’s heirs) in Chuck’s home town of Seal Harbor. After attending college, he was a high school teacher at one of the local schools for nine years before returning to his first passion, boating and the sea. In all, Chuck has rented boats and taught sailing in Southwest Harbor, Maine for over forty years. The current business began in 1973 and became incorporated in 1977. The name Mansell was chosen to honor Robert Mansell, the original owner of the island when he purchased it for 110 English pounds in 1622. Give us a call. Ask for "Chuck."