How Does the SailTime Boston Sailing Membership Work?

You as a “Member” will select a particular boat to operate, based on size, price, and availability. You will use the same boat every time as if it were your own. In fact, many members refer to their assigned boat as “my boat,” which means they are familiar with it and take better care of it than they might in a typical bareboat charter arrangement.
Each boat has a maximum of 8 equivalent “Classic” memberships, which distributes the available time equally among Members throughout each month. You simply use the web-based calendar to select the times you want to sail, and your boat will be ready when you arrive. Once at the marina at either Fan Pier or Charlestown, you will inspect the boat to be sure it is ready, using the automated “Embark” system. Then go sailing from Boston Harbor, being sure to return in time to ready the boat for the next member.


SailTime membership is easy, hassle-free, and much less expensive than boat ownership!

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Guaranteed Sailing

SailTime Boston offers guaranteed access to your boat every month from our convenient Fan Pier location at Boston Harbor. You can make reservations online up to one year in advance and can book additional free “as-available” sail times using your smartphone. “Classic” SailTime memberships allow a minimum of 7 sail times per month and can get additional free sail times when reservations are made within 36 hours of the start time. “Lite” memberships get 3 sail times per month and “Premium” memberships get 14 sail times per month. Premium members can take the boat for up to 7 continuous days and nights. With SailTime PLUS, members can rent boats at other SailTime locations at a mere fraction of the cost of regular bareboat chartering.

Seasonal (Annual) Memberships

SailTime Boston is open May through October, for a full season of New England sailing.

Memberships run for one sailing season at a time. There is no multi-year commitment required, so you can try us out to see if SailTime is right for you.

We offer multiple payment options and discounts for early joiners!

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Be sure to visit the Fleet page for boat information and membership prices.

All memberships include guaranteed sailing time every month, so you know you will get your money’s worth. You schedule the times you want to sail using our real-time online calendar, putting you in control.

You can sail during the day or evening, and are also able to schedule a multi-day cruise so you can explore the New England coast. Whether you want to enjoy a quick sail around the Boston Harbor Islands, a sunset cruise along the Boston skyline, or a vacation adventure to Marblehead or Cape Cod, SailTime gives you the flexibility to enjoy your time on the water.

Please contact us via phone, email, or using the Request Info button.

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