SailTime Membership – the affordable boat, sailing and yacht membership
SailTime Fractional Sailing is the affordable alternative to boat ownership, boat syndicate and boat share for today’s lifestyle
For people wanting to get on the water with their friends and families, SailTime’s sailing membership eliminates all of the hassles, cost and time associated with traditional sailboat ownership, sailing syndicates and boat share schemes. With SailTime there are no longer any barriers to sailing that new fully equipped yacht you have dreamed about.
With SailTime uniquue program, your monthly membership is typically no more than a months berthing fees at your local marina. All of our new luxury Beneteau/ Jeanneau yachts are “shared” by seven Members and one Owner Member, and you are each guaranteed flexible and frequent use of your yacht. Members use our highly advanced SailTime Scheduler™ to make instant reservations or plan outings up to a year in advance.
To find out more click the tabs above “Easy” ” Affordable” “Smart” “FAQ” or contact your local SailTime base via phone 1300 944 974 or complete our no obligation enquiry form to see just how easy and affordable it is to become a member.
“SailTime has been a terrific investment. When we first joined, I’d never sailed before! But I’d always wanted a boat. In fact, I was negotiating the purchase of a boat when I heard about SailTime. When I compared the costs, I couldn’t believe the value. A quick trial sail, and I was in.”
“Learning to sail has been amazing. My wife and I have gone from zero knowledge, to sailing a 40 foot yacht in Sydney Harbour – it’s absolutely spectacular.
The boats are amazing. Because they get sailed every single weekend, there’s never any disrepair – things are fixed immediately. I don’t have time to sail during the week, so SailTime provides just the right amount of access. My favourite part is being able to get onto a boat and sail without any hassles at all – you just walk on, and walk off. My friends think it’s a great option. They are keen to join together in a group membership. I wish I wasn’t as busy so I could sail more often! “
SailTime is easy
SailTimes Membership based program is an innovative new approach to sailing and boat ownership that makes it easier, quicker and more economical for aspiring skippers to take the helm of a new boat. We threw out the old tired traditional ownership model and rewrote the book for todays’ sailor.
This is how it works:
A sailboat is “shared” by a limited number of Members and one Owner Member who each are guaranteed, but not restricted to a number of sail times per month. Additionally, Members can access “as-available” use at 24-hour notice.
Members design their own sailing calendar to sail as little or as much as they want, using the highly advanced SailTime on line Scheduler™.
Members can make short term sailing reservations or plan up to a year in advance and can request to swap sail times with other members or invite other memebrs to join them.
We offer two classic membership packages:
-Gold Members have a guaranteed 6 SailTimes per month, unlimited ‘as available’ sailing and enrollment in SailTime Plus for a monthly fee that is typically only a few dollars more than the cost of a local marina berth!
-Silver members have a guaranteed 3 SailTimes per month plus the ability to access ‘as available’ sailing and SailTime Plus for a small additional fee
We also offer exclusive Mid Week and Corporate membership packages
For further detail please complete the no obligation enquiry form or call us on 1 300 944 974 Free Trial Sail As our existing members have already found, SailTime is the suprisingly affordable and enjoyable way to sail. Each of our bases regularly conducts free no obligation trial sails. Click here to request a trial sail at your local base
SailTime makes economic sense
SailTime is the innovative alternative to traditional boat ownership or sailing club membership. Consider this, most people who own a sailboat use it 2-3 times per month. Yet the cost of ownership is high: marina fees are $600-$1000 per month, your monthly payment to the bank could range from $2500 to $4000 per month, then there are boat repairs and maintenance, insurance, cleaning…..the list goes on and on!
SailTime lets you enjoy the thrill of boat ownership, without the expense. With SailTime Fractional Sailing you share access to a fully equipped new sailboat with eight others who are also interested in sailing. Individually, you are guaranteed at least six sail times per month, and SailTime covers the insurance, marina fees, cleaning and repairs of the sailboat. All for a monthly cost that is around the cost of just the berth at your local mariner. With boat ownership if you tire of the boat you have to sell it. With SailTimeFractional Sailing you have total choice and join for just one year at a time. The appeal of SailTime is that it’s essentially an extremely economical, turn-key, sailing system, Members simply turn up at the dock and sail!
You can be on the water for as little as $550 a month with a Silver Memberhsip on our Oceanis 34 on Lake Macquarie or enjoy the extra time on the water and additional benefits of Gold Membership on our Oceanis 40 at Newport for just $1170 per month.
SailTime is smart
Want to sail a beautiful new sailboat in your local waters in the morning, afternoon, evening, overnight, weekend or for a week for a lot less than owning or even chartering an older, smaller boat? With SailTime, you can! As a Member at SailTime, your sailboat is ready when you are, thanks to our interactive online sail time scheduling and management system. SailTime has made sailing practical, cost effective and simple.
If you want all the benefits of boat ownership with easy access, nothing compares to the SailTime Scheduler. Hundreds of hours of code development and years of working with our members have enabled us to develop the proprietary SailTime Scheduler software programme that lets members make instant reservations or plan up to a year in advance. Simply design your own sailing calendar whenever you want. The SailTime Scheduler makes booking your sailing simple.
Maintenance is also simple with SailTime’s innovative E-ttendant system. Upon arrival and departure, an assessment of the boat’s condition is logged into a wireless PDA that is onboard each boat. The system notes if an item is in short supply or needs attention and sends the Base Manager or next scheduled Member an e-mail notice advising them of the status. This ensures the boat will be ready to sail when you are.