The SailTime & PowerTime Fractional Boat Membership is not your typical boat club. When you join, you become a member of a specific sailboat or powerboat with only a handful of other members who share your love of being on the water.
For those looking to buy a yacht and earn income while allowing a limited amount of member use, our innovative Yacht Management Program is the ideal way to earn a generous income while you boat. SailTime and PowerTime is the only ownership program that provides guaranteed sailing every month without sacrificing the potential income your boat can earn.
YOU JUST GO BOATING: WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST!
stop dreaming and start boating!
With the SailTime and PowerTime Ownership Program, you can own a luxury yacht with a down payment of 20%. You will be the sole owner of your boat, enjoying all the benefits of ownership without the time commitment and worry — while also having no operating expenses and with annual revenue that usually covers your monthly loan payments.
The only stipulation is that you have to be willing to share with a set of members. We take care of everything else. Many owners tell us we take care of their boat for them better than they would on their own!
we make Owning your dream yacht easier & more affordable!
An innovative program offering seamless yacht ownership
Slip fees, insurance, regular maintenance and winter storage costs are paid on owner’s behalf from membership income
Regular access with guaranteed monthly “boat time”
plus unlimited last-minute reservations booked online 24/7
ease of ownership allows you to focus on just boating:
So many reasons to say yes!
Perfect for those ready to do more boating than just a few days on a chartered yacht. Ideal if you have thought about boat ownership but decided it’s just not the right time to buy.
You are a member of a specific boat, with guaranteed usage every month for a fixed membership fee, which includes insurance, marina fees, cleaning, and maintenance.
Everything is included with your membership fee – even the maintenance and fuel. So you can spend more time out on the water boating and less time at the dock filling tanks.
You pay the membership fee, reserve your time online and head to the boat to sail or cruise with your crew. When you’re finished for the day, you button it up for the next member, step off and walk away planning your next trip.
Imagine the thrill of riding the waves and heading for a secluded bay at sunset to enjoy a quiet dinner with friends and family. A SailTime or PowerTime boating membership gives you the time onboard a quality yacht so you can have the thrill of creating lasting memories.
Low investment, low commitment
The seven uses per month Classic Membership is our most popular level. Sailors love it because it offers the most flexible and affordable “full time” sailing option on the water. The Classic Membership provides more sailing time than any other club or charter offering in the world! Not only do you have plenty of time allotted to you each month, you can bank time to string together a multi-day cruise. Classic Members can also jump on their boat with short notice using our “as available” 36-hour rule, which waives the usage rules when you reserve your boating time within 36 hours of your departure time.
The three uses per month Lite Membership is perfect for the boater who doesn’t have much time. Kids soccer games, golf, and work can take over your weekends, making it hard to do what’s important: boating! We also find this level to be a good way for someone to start in the program who isn’t sure how much time they are able to devote. Lite Members are allocated three uses every month, then have the ability to buy additional time within 24 hours of a time slot.
The 14 uses per month Premier Membership provides each member with 14 guaranteed reservations (boating times) per month. Members can book their times as 14 individual outings or consecutively for up to a full week (seven days) out on the water. Premier Members are eligible for complimentary standby reservations, which allow them to reserve their boat at no additional cost when booked less than 36 hours before departure. A Premier Membership guarantees a full weekend every month and is ideal for the boater who may not live close to the harbor and would like a longer stay on their yacht.
ENJOY GLOBAL YACHTING WITH OUR PLUS PROGRAM
As a SailTime/PowerTime Member or Owner, you have the option to enjoy access to any of our nearly 35 locations around the world. Enjoy your Membership at other locations worldwide, in addition to boating more at home with our PLUS program. Our PLUS program makes reserving a boat in another SailTime/PowerTime base easy and affordable. You can now reserve a boat from a simple day cruise up to seven full days of cruising anywhere a base has a boat available.
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Online Scheduling App: We provide an online scheduling system so each member can schedule their times in advance. Electronic check-on and check-off system ensures the boat is always clean and ready to go.
Low Commitment and Flat Fee: As a member, you have a very low commitment of an annual contract, with a flat fee that includes dockage, insurance, and maintenance.
Better Quality and Care: Our boats are the latest, fully-loaded models with luxury appointments and the latest electronics. Boats are checked and cleaned daily by our professional staff and regular maintenance is performed. .
Training: Where you're new to boating or want to brush up on your skills, our instructors, who are both ASA-certified instructors and US Coast Guard-licensed Captains, are ready to help expand your skill on the water.
Local and Frequent Access: Having the boat close to where you work or live gives you easier, more frequent access to your vessel vs. other charter programs at remote locations that require additional travel costs.
Plan the season& get last-minute
"I use my membership every week of the sailing season!
I live locally near the SailTime base and have truly enjoyed the convenience of both scheduling in advance but also benefitting from booking available spots 36 hours in advance. A great value!"
"Not only does the income cover my monthly payments but I use my boat more than I would normally.
The SailTime team ensures my boat is maintained and immaculate. I just show up and go sailing. I would never use the boat as much without this seamless support system!"
"I was overwhelmed at the thought of maintaining a new yacht.
This program allows me to focus my limited personal time on simply taking the boat out, and enjoying my time with friends and family, sailing. I don't have to worry about maintenance, cleaning and any problems - use of my boat is simply seamless!"
WHAT OUR MEMBERS & OWNERS SAY...
Book a day charter or sunset cruise to sample yacht life!
The easiest way of all to sample yacht life is to book a private yacht charter in New York Harbor for a few hours, or all day! Our charter partner, Sailing Islander, offers the newest boats in the harbor.
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We don’t bait you with higher potential income and leave you to pay the costs yourself. We pay the dockage, insurance, and maintenance before any revenue is dispersed.
Our ownership program offers one of the highest revenue yields available, while keeping ownership hassle free, coupled with the most comprehensive approach for optimal care of your vessel.
Only a few highly qualified members (typically a max of 6) use each boat. All members are trained and must to pass a rigorous check out before using the boat without a captain.
Each member’s regular access keeps them familiar and qualified to ensure proper operation and care. Your boat is checked daily by our staff, with maintenance tasks handled on a regular basis.
Having the boat close to where you work or live gives you easier, more frequent access to your vessel vs. other charter programs at remote locations that require additional travel costs and time.
Go boating with friends, family co-workers after work or on the weekends on a regular basis, with as much or as little notice as possible.
SailTime boats are well optioned. We don’t require that boats have limited options or options more tailored towards charter. As an owner, you pick the options you want, making your vessel more attractable to buyers when sell it.
Further, the maintenance we perform is typically more than most private owners perform, which also helps resale value.
Rather than a turn-and-burn style of maintenance, which is common with yacht charter boats, rest assured that your boat will be in pristine condition.
Our professional management is the best, as we use the same professional, certified service technicians who commission our new boats to private owners. Your boat is thoroughly checked and maintained on a regular basis and not just when issues arise.
We only allow a certain number of yachts into the ownership program each season, so we encourage you to plan ahead to ensure availability.
We will evaluate the best choice yacht for your needs and lifestyle and immediately begin the process to market your yacht for prospective members. This ensures the best financial model for when your yacht is delivered and ready for the program.
Yachting — and the feeling of freedom on the water — gives life a sense of vitality, energy, and strength that cannot be found on land. It is a VITAL FORCE. Whether your preference is monohull or multihull, power or sail, our yachting experts will help you discover and embrace your VITAL FORCE.
Because of our different levels of membership (Lite, Classic, and Premier), our boats have a variable maximum of members. Every member has a guaranteed amount of time though, and we never oversell the time on a boat. The usual maximum is six users.
Frequently Asked Questions
This depends on the size of the boat and the amount of sailing you want. Certain markets may charge more due to local insurance rates, location slip rates and seasonal conditions. For more information, contact us.
No. The SailTime / PowerTime model has been specifically crafted to alleviate this type of pitfall and ensures that Members pay a flat monthly fee only.
This depends on the size of the boat. Typically, for a Beneteau 30, there will be a joining fee in the amount of $1500, which is a great value considering the size of the new boat and the other real costs that it takes to launch such a vessel. Other costs may be required, due to local training requirements.
We offer a one-year commitment. Yes, we are happy to preview the contract for you.
No. Shared ownership of the boat creates many complexities. The yacht is owned by an Owner-Member. If you are interested taking advantage of our Owner Member program, please contact us!
No. But if you lose an item or damage the vessel, you will pay for replacement or up to the insurance deductible.
Our exclusive and proprietary online scheduling software makes it easy. The software allows you to reserve, wait list and swap bookings 24/7 in real-time by selecting a maximum of seven sail times per month and more on an as-available basis. Additionally, you have the ability to borrow time from adjacent months.
Every day is broken into two boating times: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm overnight to 10:30 am the following day. You can schedule one use at a time or put several together for a multiple-day trip. Friday day is a weekday. Friday night is a weekend evening time.
Absolutely! Just call to schedule an appointment. Our boats are fully loaded with luxury appointments and the latest electronics for the appropriate weather and boating conditions.
Yes. Every evening sail time ends at 10:30 am the next morning.
Members wash down the yacht after their use and remove their trash, etc. Members use the online system to easily check on and check off the boat each time they sail. Our staff handles refueling and pumpouts.
Yes. The Program will help you gain enough experience so that you can qualify to Captain a boat in a vacation destination.
Yes. Many of our Owner-Members start with our program as members. They become familiar with how the program works, how the boats are maintained, and become comfortable with our Base team. When they are ready they take advantage of our terrific Owner-Member program to own their dream boat.
CONNECT & SIGN UP!
There are a limited number of spots for both ownership and membership in a given boating season. Inquire early to get all the details you need to sign up now. Our most popular boats book out memberships by early spring, with many happy loyal members returning.