Originally Posted by whughes
Aren't there Time Share services out there? Can't recall the names of them.
Sailtime is one... Freedom boat club is another... You could also join one of the numerous smaller sailing clubs with a fleet of boats. Any of these options will run you from $3500-$8000/year.
However, in all of these scenarios, the boat is not yours. You can't leave your stuff on it, you take the equipment that it comes with, and you can only use it when someone else isn't. And, stuff still
breaks, and you still need to clean the vessel to your, or the admiral's
, maintenance standards.
I learned to sail in one of these clubs in Boston. The boats in the fleet were ridden hard, and put away wet. I met some great people though...