Just show up and sail!

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

No sailing experience? Some experience? It’s been a while? Or maybe you’re an old salt who wants to sail more without the hassle of owning a boat? – we offer instruction and familiarization that will get you on the water fast!

Ask us about our new Crew Membership availability – sail twice a month with an experienced, licensed Captain / Instructor and join other SailTime Detroit Members as Crew during their scheduled sailing times. Crew Memberships are offered month-to-month.  Sign up and try it out!

Reciprocal Sailing Benefits

SailTime Detroit Members not only enjoy reciprocal sailing benefits at any of the SailTime bases around the US and internationally, they also receive an additional 5% discount at Great Lakes Sailing Co. in Traverse City, MI.  That means a 5% – 30% discount on a charter yacht vacation in Traverse City!

Contact us today @  586-888-9744 or detroit@sailtime.com

How Does a Fractional Boating 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, you will inspect the boat to be sure it is ready, using the automated “Embark” system. Then go sailing, being sure to return in time to ready the boat for the next member.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey

SailTime Detroit

Join an exclusive boat club with membership that gives you the freedom of regular, flexible time on the water.  Imagine the thrill of leaving work early for a sunny day on Lake St Clair on a beautiful, clean, and well-appointed sailboat.  A SailTime membership allows you to create these lasting memories yourself.

We offer memberships on late model Jeanneau sailboats.

It’s simple:

  • You pay an annual membership fee
  • Reserve your time online
  • Use the boat to sail with your family and friends
  • Then button her up for the next member.

Our tiered membership offers different amounts of boating, so you pick the package that’s right for you: 3, 7, or 14 uses per month.

Local Sailing

As a Member you enjoy Detroit area boating the way you want.  A day, weekend or week-long trip; you set-up the times that work for you.  Through real-time,on-line scheduling and management tools we make boating in the Detroit area both practical and cost effective.  Our fleet is located at the Jefferson Beach Marina in St. Clair Shores.

Global Access

What to do in the winter, when there’s no sailing in Detroit?  We’re part of the world’s largest boating membership company! With locations nationwide and global bases stretching from Europe to Australia, Members can use SailTime Plus to take out a boat in warmer locations. With a low-cost, standardized pricing plan, a boating vacation is possible at a much cheaper rate than through traditional charter companies.

Membership Benefits

  • You design your own sailing calendar using an online scheduling system
  • A limited number of members on each boat
  • Guaranteed access that’s affordable, hassle-free and easy to schedule – 24/7
  • Make instant sailing reservations or plan up to a year in advance
  • Top quality boats that are professionally managed
  • No maintenance, slip fees, insurance, or other headaches.
  • 24/7 Staff availability during the season.
  • Only a one-year commitment
  • Membership fees vary by boat size, marina location, and the number of monthly users.



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

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