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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Four Levels of 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.

    • SailTime Lite – guaranteed 3 sail-times per month
    • SailTime Classic – guaranteed minimum of 7 sail-times per month with additional free-sails with early bookings.
    • SailTime Premium – guaranteed 14 sail-times per month. Premium members can also take the boat for up to 7 continuous days & nights.
    • SailTime PLUS – members can rent boats at other SailTime locations at a fraction of the cost of regular bareboat chartering.

Annual Sailing Memberships

SailTime Chesapeake Bay South is open March through December 15, for a full season of bay sailing.

Member agreements are structured as annual contracts (with the option for monthly billing), allowing you to join anytime during the season and still be able 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.


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


We offer a few select seasonal memberships on our 22′ sailboats. Contact us to learn more about this introductory way to get out on the water.

May through October
$1050/season for 10 sail times (9-1 or 1-5) or pay per use for $175/4-hour sail
Book online using the scheduler
*Requires ASA 101 Certification

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

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