SailTime is a global network of fractional sailing bases providing intelligent, no commitment, low cost sailing and smart ownership programs to new and seasoned sailors.
Through the use of real-time on-line scheduling and management tools, we make sailing new sailboats practical, cost-effective and easy.
3. What is SailTime and how does it work?
SailTime is a way to get on the water at an affordable and accessible price
Each of our customers or SailTime members joins a boat in a location in their local waterway
They can sail a minimum of seven times a month guaranteed and unlimited as available
We have two Sail times each day from 10.30-6.00pm and 6.00pm-10.30am
4. What is SailTime and how does it work?
Members can design their own calendar and book the boat whenever they like either from a days notice or up to 12 months in advance
We offer weekend, weekday, day and evening sailing with possible reservations up to a week long
Each boat has a maximum of eight members and they treat the boat as though it was their own
5. What is SailTime and how does it work?
They make a reservation turn up and use the boat clean it down and leave
Its just like a gym or golf club membership
Members pay a one time joining fee, a refundable security deposit and a monthly membership fee starting from $395 per month and increasing dependent upon size of the boat
SailTime takes care of all the running fees including insurance, marina fees and maintenance
6. What is SailTime and how does it work?
Reservations are managed on-line through the SailTime Scheduler an interactive internet based booking system
7. Technology on board
On board each boat we also have a wireless hand-held PDA our E-ttendant which we use to manage and maintain the boats
Members check on upon arrival
Safety checks and equipment checks
Examples is there water coming out of the engine?
Have you briefed your guests on how to use a lifejacket?
Is there any noticable damage to the boat
Members check off upon departure
Is there more than 1/4 tank of fuel?
Have you cleaned the boat?
This unique interactive system provides real time information to help the base effectively manage the fleet
8. Owner Member program
In addition to our Member program we also have an ownership or Owner Member program
An Owner member buys a boat and leases it to SailTime for 5 years
SailTime takes care of all the operational costs including slip fees, maintenance and insurance
The Owner Member sails the boat as a Member a minimum of seven times a month but has no fees
After the lease term, the boat is returned to the Owner at which point he can trade it in against a new boat and start again, or keep the boat him/herself
All SailTime bases are ASA or US sailing affiliated or have a relationship with a local sailing school
We also have two significant programs to help develop our members skills
An online interactive sail theory training program
Novice to Captain
Allied to SailTime University we provide practical training covering ASA 101 to 106 enabling our customers to become SailTime Skippers to SailTime Commanders
Upon Graduating as a SailTime Commander, Members are invited to join SailTime on a graduation flotilla in the BVIs giving them a taste and experience of sailing in a totally new and controlled environment
10. What makes SailTime different from Charter operations?
E-ttendant wireless management system
Minimal staffing costs
Guaranteed minimum access
Unlimited use when available
Low fixed monthly cost
No hidden costs for the Owner/Member
The same people stay on the same boat
Pride of Ownership
Recurring Income Stream
11. Current Status
SailTime currently has approaching 60 yachts in our fleet
We have over 30 locations world-wide
29 locations here in North America
4 locations in Europe including 3 in the UK and 1 in The Netherlands
Our business model operates on a licensee basis whereby an entrepreneur starts a base in a local waterway
SailTime provide Branding, Marketing support, Sales support, Operations support and Technology including a comprehensive web presence and business tools including the Scheduler, E-ttendant and CRM systems
12. SailTimes Vision and Mission
Vision To have a successful SailTime base in every sailing location throughout the world!
Mission Increase the number of people actively involved in the sport of sailing by making fractional sailing of new sailboats practical, cost-effective and easy.