Frequently Asked Questions: SailTime Member

How Does A SailTime Membership Work?

SailTime is just like a gym membership, but on the water. You join at a location near where you live, pay a monthly fee, use the equipment, clean it up when you are finished, and leave – without all the ownership responsibilities. SailTime also provides an online scheduling system and an electronic check-on and check-off system that makes it easy to schedule your boating time and ensures the boat is always clean and ready to go. SailTime is perfect for anyone who wants a smarter and more realistic way to sail on a new boat.

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.

What Is The Maximum Number Of Fractional Boaters On A Given Yacht?

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 8 users.

What Is The Cost?

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 visit the locations page of our website www.sailtime.com and click on the base you are interest in.

Will My Costs Go Up If There Are Fewer Members On The Boat?

No. The SailTime model has been specifically crafted to alleviate this type of pitfall and ensures that Members pay a flat monthly fee only.

How Much Cash Will I Be Required To Pay When I Join SailTime?

This depends on the size of the boat and the location. Typically, for a new Hunter 33, 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. For more information visit the locations page of our website www.sailtime.com and click on the base you are interest in.

What Is The Length Of The Commitment?

Most locations offer a one year commitment.

Do I Need To Sign A Contract? Can I See It?

Yes. For more information visit the locations page of our website www.sailtime.com and click on the base you are interest in and out local base owner will be more than happy to share this with you.

Am I A Part Owner Of The Yacht When I Join SailTime?

No. Shared ownership of the boat creates many complexities. The yacht is owned by a SailTime Owner-Member. If you are interested taking advantage of our Owner Member program, speak to your local SailTime representative.

Are There Any Other Maintenance/Upkeep Fees That Will Be Assessed?

No. But if you lose an item or damage the vessel you will pay for replacement or up to the insurance deductible.

Can Two People Share One Membership?

Yes. There are some details that need to be reviewed to do so. For more information visit the locations page of our website www.sailtime.com and click on the base you are interest in.

How Do You Schedule The Sail Times?

Our exclusive and proprietary on-line SailTime scheduling software. 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.

How Long Is A Sail Time?

Every day is broken into 2 sail times: 10:30am to 6:00pm, and 6:30pm overnight to 10:30 the next morning. You can schedule one sail at a time, or put several together for a multiple day trip.

Is Friday A Weekday Or Weekend Sail Time?

Friday day is a weekday. Friday night is a weekend evening sail time.

Can I See The Yacht Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! Just call to schedule an appointment.

How Is The Boat Outfitted?

Our boats in each location are fully loaded with luxury appointments and the latest electronics for the appropriate weather and sailing conditions. Speak with your local SailTime Base Owner for specific details.

Can I Stay Overnight On The Yacht?

Yes. Every evening sail time ends at 10:30 am the next morning.

Who Is Responsible For Washing Down The Boat?

Members wash down the yacht after their use and remove their trash, etc. Members use the Embark system to check on and check off the boat each time they sail. Embark helps hold individual members accountable by reporting the condition of the boat when they board and leave.

Who Is Responsible For Re-Fueling And Pump-Out Of The Yacht?

SailTime – at no extra charge to the Member. In the event of an extended stay outing the Member then becomes responsible for these items upon return of the vessel to the marina.

How Do You Handle Irresponsible / Uncooperative / Non-Paying Members?

The Member agreement provides for the removal of Members who abuse SailTime’s policies.

Can I Use SailTime To Qualify To Captain A Yacht On A Caribbean Vacation?

Yes. SailTime will help you gain enough experience so that you can qualify to Captain a boat in a vacation destination. Additionally, the system tracks and logs your time on the boat to help you build your sailing resume.

Can I Continuously Get Back To Back Sail Times So Long As No Other Member Is Using The Time?

Absolutely! Each Member is entitled to unlimited “as-available” use on a 36-hour notice at no extra cost.

I See That You Have Bases World-Wide. Can I Use SailTime Boats In Other Locations Either Temporarily Or Semipermanently?

Yes. With SailTime PLUS you have access to our ever growing network of bases and boats. With SailTime you not only get to sail near your home, but you can also sail anywhere we have a boat in the water. Certain qualification requirements apply.

Can I Become A Member First And Then Upgrade To Become An Owner-Member?

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 the local base owner. When they are ready they take advantage of our terrific Owner-Member program to own th boat of their dreams.

This Seems Too Good To Be True!

Thanks, SailTime has invested a lot of time, effort, and technology into designing a program that opens up the world of big boat sailing to a whole new group of people. We hope you’ll try it!