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

Each Classic Membership in Houston enjoys a guaranteed minimum of 7 SailTimes every month.  Plus, you also get an unlimited amount of as-available SailTimes. For a complete description of the guaranteed SailTimes, the 36-hour rule, and the variety of ways you can use your SailTimes for day sailing and cruising, contact us. There are simply so many options; it’s easier to explain that way.

If you don’t quite need 7 SailTimes per month, our Lite Membership offers 3 monthly SailTimes. There are a few more restrictions on Lite usage, and we only offer a handful of Lite Memberships each season, so contact us soon if that is your interest.

All scheduling is done using our real-time, online Scheduler.  You are in control of when you sail and can make your reservations on our online calendar up to a year in advance, so you are sure to have the boat for that birthday, anniversary, or other special occasions.  You can even book additional free SailTimes right from the boat using your smartphone.


Presently the monthly fees for a Classic Membership in Houston are $745, and a Lite Membership is $545. These are based on membership on a 2018 38 ft. Beneteau sailboat. Contact us for more details on other fleet options and prices.

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

Please contact us via phone or email.

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