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.


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

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Guaranteed Sailing

SailTime offers guaranteed access to your boat every month. 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.

Welcome! We are excited to see you are interested in a Sailtime Membership.

You will find information on the available vessels on our “Fleet” page.  All of the vessels in the fleet are new Jeanneaus with equipment and outfitting to make your experience on the water most enjoyable.

Membership fees are based on the type of membership you choose and on which Vessel.


There are three available levels of Membership:

  1. Premier-This is the most inclusive and most expensive membership category. With a Premier membership you will have 14 time slots (7 days) per month. This would include access to two weekend slots per month as well. You also have  access to any available time slot within 36hours of the current time at no additional charge or cost to your monthly allotment.
  2. Classic- As you can tell from the name, this our most popular membership category and includes 7 time slots (3.5 days) per month as well as two weekend slots per month. Once again, you also have  access to any available time slot within 36hours of the current time at no additional charge or cost to your monthly allotment.
  3. Lite-  Lite Membership is the least expensive  option and is perfect for someone who has very limited time but still wants to get on the water a few times per month. The Lite membership includes  three time slots per month  including one weekend timeslot. The Lite membership does not have  access to the 36 hour exception.


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

Please contact us via phone or email.

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