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.

Seasonal (Annual) Memberships

SailTime  Philadelphia is open April through November, for a full season of sailing.

Member agreements are structured as annual contracts, allowing you to join anytime during the season and still be ale to get a full season of sailing.

Paying for a full season up front enables significant discounts!

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Membership Options

We now offer even more flexibility to meet our members needs.

To skipper the boat on your own:

  • Classic membership guarantees 7 sessions each month – plus unlimited “as available” time
  • Lite membership guarantees 3 sessions  each month

Or if you’d prefer to gain some time as crew to gain additional experience and skill, while also sailing for fun under the guidance of a licensed USCG Captain/Instructor, our CrewTime  option might be a good fit for you!

2019 Announcement

We’re filling up our memberships for the upcoming 2019 season. To grab one of the remaining spots, take advantage of the current $ 795 discount off of the Orientation fee!  This savings will only be available through the end of January so contact us to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Please contact us via phone, email, or using the Request Info button.

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  Northeast Wisconsin native Bill Wons will operate a new SailTime base in one of Wisconsin’s top vacation destinations: Door County, Wisconsin. Opening in 2020 at Wave Point Marina in Sturgeon Bay, SailTime Door County offers the freedom of regular,…

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