What about insurance?
Insurance packages are vastly different state-to-state in the U.S. and vary for many countries that wish to have Tarzan Boat. Consult many different carriers that specialize in policies such as trampoline jump parks, jet skis, bungee jumps to find the best policy for your needs. We provide waivers for your use and your best protection for safety will be strict on-site lifeguard supervision enforcing the rules. Insurance is not required, but is recommended.
Tarzan Boat is packed and shipped in large pieces. Our crew arrives with the shipment and assembles it near your water ramp. Tarzan Sport and Tarzan Mini come pre-assembled and just need 45 minutes of prep at the water. We hope you have already carefully reviewed your agreements, safety contracts and our safety video and specifics of operation.
Where do I store it?
Tarzan Boat is designed to be in the water year round at any temperature. Cover essential parts and wait for warmer weather. You can take Tarzan Boat out of the water with a large trailer, but it is not advised that you do this frequently or travel far. Often times, a marina can trade slip space for being your rent agent.
Are you a franchise?
No. This is a "business ready to go" that includes everything you need: all of the accessories with the boat, safety training, support and brand name. You are fully independent as an owner. Your successful execution of our methods allow us to flourish.
Can I own this privately?
Yes. This is a perfect addition to a lake house or waterway in a private area for family and friends and we offer all of same excellent customer service, training and setup for private owners.
Do you rent them?
We only manufacture and sell Tarzan Boats. The only boat we rent is around our headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. Future owners will decide their rental plans (by the hour, private parties). We offer pre-approved financing for 50% of the purchase price and other buying incentives.
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What about safety?
Tarzan Boat is new. It is revolutionary. It is unique. Tarzan Boat has been tested, inspected by the United States Coast Guard as well as other boat manufacturers. Part of owner training is taking you through our specific guidelines for safe use: lifejackets, Coast Guard regulations, lifeguards, prepping your guests, strict on-board rules, your waiver, development of the flow, plastic deck and water steps, line of sight for lifeguards. Strict supervision and compliance with our rules will give you a much safer business than conventional businesses that operate today.
Does it have to be calm water?
No. Tarzan Boat is safe with choppy water, big wakes from nearby boats and activity. The modular deck is built to withstand some roll and bounce and it is stable and not top heavy. However, we do not recommend use on the open ocean with sea rolls.
What if someone moves in to my territory assigned to me?
Most customers who purchase Tarzan Boat do not request a territory radius, But every customer who purchases signs an agreement to operate in a safe, responsible way. Included in this agreement is the restriction to not move into another owner's territory. This is a legally binding agreement.
How Much Can I Earn?
Whether you rent out for private parties, or offer play time "by the hour" on Tarzan Boat, you should earn $300 to $400 an hour in most any market. That is not including additional revenue (optionally) from merchandising, action video and photos, concessions and serving a rep to resell Tarzan Boat for commission. Watch THIS VIDEO which directly answers this question.
Where are Tarzan Boats now?
Tarzan Boat was announced for purchase in late August 2015 and we have been taking orders since. Check our locations sections for updates.
What about a boat trailer?
Tarzan Boat does not come with a boat trailer. It can stay in the water year round and does not need a cover. It can be take out of the water with a boat lift or a standard flatbed trailer.
What about the kind of water?
Calmer waters are preferred, but small wake and waves are fine. Tarzan Boat is perfect for a calm bay, lake, river or inlet but it can easily withstand swells up to 4 feet.. Tarzan Boat comes with a depth finder and waters 12 feet or deeper are required when guests are jumping off platforms.
What about life jackets?
and We recommend Tarzan Boat use with strong swimmers only since most will play without life jackets under lifeguard supervision. However, you will be required to have safety equipment nearby including lifejackets in a variety of sizes and throw ring.
Is it OK for little kids?
Yes. All ages can play safely after receiving the very specific rules of play from the lifeguards and with strict supervision, Tarzan Boat is very safe and great for all skill levels. Here is an example of a young one on her first jump from the high trampoline.
How do I order?
Receive your full quote from our headquarters and direct any questions to our sales department. When you receive your quote, you approve it and submit your order with a 25% deposit all online. Be sure to check ask about discount offerings. At the time of ordering, our office can provide an exact delivery date.
Do I have to keep the signs on?
We are not a franchise. Once you buy Tarzan Boat, you will not have to pay franchise fees or any payments whatsoever. Our reputation and branding are important to us. We are going to show you the methods for running your boat with the utmost safety and profit margin. Because your boat will be very successful, this is our report card to the world. We want our name on it...and keeping the banners on your boat and running it safely will be one of the few things we will ask of you.
Can I be exclusive to my area?
Yes, please refer to our Exclusive Rights page.
Can we transport people?
You will find such details in the specs of all three boats on our website.
Do I have permission in my water?
Always. The United States Coast Guard has been gracious and professional with Tarzan Boat, an approved boat manufacturer (TZB) in the United States. Your particular waterway may have slightly more specific guidelines -- we can help to make sure you are compliant and your call to the national office at the USCG well help guide you as well. This boat can be a VESSEL, as offered with outboard engine, or it can be a "floating platform" (not under Coast Guard jurisdiction) with a completely different set of laws. You do not require a Captain's license and there are a variety of ways to use Tarzan Boat in your area. Watch THIS VIDEO which directly addresses engines in the water.
What about capacity restrictions?
(With vessels over 20 feet in length, the U.S. Coast Guard allows manufacturers to set their own capacity, we have a suggested capacity of 40 people for Tarzan Boat, 33 for the Sport and 25 for the Mini. . At the very least, you should be able to operate at the most safe level: a vessel that is "not underway": anchored or moored and you allow your customers to swim out to Tarzan Boat and play OR you ferry them out with a jetski or pontoon.
How does payment work?
25% deposit is required to initiate your order. You pay another 25% a month later. The balance is not due until you take delivery. If you choose to delay delivery until a convenient date, it will not be due until that time. You may also choose to not pay your balance but instead begin making payments monthly at the time you take delivery. All U.S. customers are approved for 50% of the purchase price financing, to help your business, and can choose to make payments for three years on the balance at 13.3%. The balance can be paid off early at any time with no penalty.
How long does an order take?
If we have a boat in stock, we can deliver the same week. If we do not have boats in stock, our typical turn around time is 6-7 weeks, but this can drastically change with back-orders. Tarzan Boat is a new and popular product and we urge you to get your order in quickly so there are no delays. At the time of your order, we can provide an exact delivery date.
Are permits required?
This is to be registered as a typical boat which meets Coast Guard requirements. Every Tarzan Boat has the option of adding an outboard engine and can be independently driven to your fun spot on the water. If you are not already in business, then your local business laws would apply to purchase a business license.
What about a warranty?
Tarzan Boats are built to last and all of the structure and parts, large and small, carry warranties between 2-5 years. The deck/hull carries a 25 year warranty. Construction is all aluminum and stainless steel made to withstand commercial salt-water or fresh-water use.
How do you earn $5,000 per day?
Take a tour of our little article that shows you just 2 of the 5 ways to earn money with Tarzan Boat! You should earn $300/hr to $400/hr plus merchandising, photos/videos and concessions.
Jumper must yell "Clear?" and get an echo "Clear!" from below to make sure there is a clear jump. The lifeguards teach swimmers on the boat work as a team to watch out for each other. See our safety video!