FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: SailTime Owner

How Many People Own The Boat?

You will be the sole owner of the boat and have all the benefits of ownership without all the costs.

Does SailTime Power Exists In All The Locations Listed On Your Website?

Not yet. SailTime Power is available in select markets at this time and will come on line in more markets over time. Please call us and we will provide you with the latest information on where SailTime Power is available.

How Much Do I Get Paid?

This depends on the boat size, however our Owner-Member program is designed so that you will receive a monthly payment from SailTime’s local base that will allow you to defray a considerable portion of the monthly expense.

Are There Any Tax Advantages?

Typically, there are very advantageous tax advantages. Please investigate these with your CPA so that you can receive maximum benefit.

How Long Will SailTime Keep My Boat?

SailTime’s local base will professionally manage your boat for up to 5 years while you enjoy a SailTime Premier membership. This 5 year period is broken into a 3 year initial plan with two one year options.

Can I Remove My Boat From The Program?

Yes, with 9 months notice, you can remove your boat from the program.

Who Maintains The Boat?

SailTime’s local base

Who Pays The Marina Fees?

SailTime’s local base

Who Pays The Insurance?

SailTime’s local base

What If The Boat Is Damaged By Another Member?

SailTime’s local base will take care of it immediately and make sure that the responsible person covers the cost.

Can I See The Owner Agreement?

Yes. Contact your local SailTime base.

What Are The Specifications Of My Boat?

The SailTime fleet consists of Beneteau and Hunter 31′ and larger sail boats, as well as catamarans and powerboats. Each are equipped with virtually every available amenity and option. These boats are the perfect blend of comfort, ease of handling and good performance.

Do I Get Special Scheduling Privileges?

As an Owner-Member, you are guaranteed a Premier membership giving you 14 sail times per month, as well as unlimited as available use. This is more than the usual boat owner uses their boat on average.

Can I Put My Existing Boat Into The Program?

We only put new boats into our program. This gives a consistent and excellent experience to all our Members worldwide.

What Manufacturers Do You Work With?

We are very proud of our exclusive relationship with Hunter Marine in North America who are committed to providing a quality experience to SailTime Members and Owner-Members. In Europe we work with Beneteau in a similar capacity.

How Do You Handle Irresponsible People On My Boat?

The Membership Agreement provides for the removal of Members who abuse SailTime’s policies.

What Is The Down Payment?

Typically you will put down 20% of the sales price.

Who Arranges Financing?

SailTime Marine Financing partners with financing companies who can fast track your application through. Learn more about Marine Financing through SailTime here.

Can I Meet The Members Using My Boat?

Each SailTime base holds frequent social gatherings for Members. You’re welcome to join in.

How Can I Be Sure My Boat Will Be Treated Properly?

SailTime ensure’s only qualified users are on your boat. Every new member is given ASA-certified training, as well as docking practice, boat systems review, and more on their membership boat. Additionally, each SailTime Member must sign a Care Commitment document, which ensures that they treat the boat as if they own it. Each Member is familiar with your boat’s operation and standards of care.