Owning a yacht is such a drag, amirite? It’s expensive. There’s all that upkeep. And the commitment of buying one, man. It’s almost as if your expendable income would be better spent on a Bentley.
If these thoughts have ever entered your mind, you may be interested in SailTime, a yacht-sharing company that promises to give you “all the benefits of ownership without the time commitment and worry.” You really can have it all!
The system works like a standard hotel booking, where you can use their calendar to book dates to use a shared yacht. Even boating novices are welcome to use the service — SailTime provides training and instructors to help you reach the requisite experience level to sail the bay.
For those looking to own a yacht, SailTime is actually a pretty intriguing proposition. The company promises to handle all upkeep, along with giving you a monthly payment, as long as the yacht is being shared.
SailTime docks in Emery Cove Yacht Harbor in Emeryville and Pier 39 in San Francisco, which is listed as “within walking distance [of] several great restaurants (Bubba Gump, Hard Rock Cafe and the Crab House).”
Yes. Because every perfect yachting excursion ends in a trip to the Hard Rock Cafe.