Lionheart is a new boat rental company, but it’s been around since 2006.
The company’s owners, Eric and Kim Hildebrandt, decided to get a boat for a month on their vacation in Washington, DC.
The couple said they chose to rent the LionHeart because it was one of the cheapest boats available.
“It was the cheapest boat available at that time, and we could rent it for two months,” Eric said.
“There was no competition at that point, but we were a little nervous about what we would do once we had the boat.”
While they were waiting to book, the couple started to plan the trip, and after two weeks, the Lion Heart was ready for them.
“We were really excited about it, and it was the best thing we had ever done, so it was like a miracle,” Kim said.
In Washington, the boat stayed in their hotel, and was booked out to a local restaurant.
After two days of waiting, the family decided to book the boat for three nights.
It was packed, and Kim said the boat had a lot of passengers on board.
“The boats are huge, so we had to go out with a lot more people than we were expecting,” she said.
As the boat set out for the ocean, it was empty.
The family said they were lucky the boat wasn’t damaged, as it was going into the ocean for a good two hours.
“I’m glad we had a little bit of a break because we would have lost it,” Eric Hildebrands said.
The Lionheart stayed on the water for two hours before it ran out of fuel.
The Hildebeldts said that they would rent another boat for the next two days, and if it wasn’t booked out for another day, the Hildebutts would return.
While the boat was packed with people, it wasn�t the worst experience the couple had.
“They are pretty friendly people, and they were very kind to us, but they were also kind to our dogs,” Eric told Vice News.
“But we did have a bad experience on the boat, but nothing that would affect us in the long run.”
The LionHeart and the Hiltons had to pay for a rental boat in order to get their trip to DC.
“This is really the first time we have ever done something like this, and this is really one of those things that you can only do for the best price, so I think it’s going to be a great experience,” Kim Hilderbach said.
With the Lion Hearts first-class cruise to DC booked out, the two owners decided to take a look at the best charter options.
“For us, this was really the best option, because we were able to find a charter company that we were happy with,” Eric explained.
“And so we rented a charter, and then we took the boat and did it on our own.
We were really happy with it.”
With that, the lionheart went to the Capital Bikeshare, where the family was able to get off and on the ferry without a hitch.
The trip to the capital was an adventure, but the Hildings were happy that the trip was a great one.
“Being in the capital of the world, being able to do this was definitely one of our highlights of the whole trip,” Kim told Vice.