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Sailtime vs Pinnacle vs Windpath

Hey Everyone,

I've been researching these fractional yacht programs, mainly as an "owner operator". Does anyone have experience with any of these three company's?

It looks like the following is true:

Sailtime - Hunter
Pinnacle Yachts - Jeauneau
Windpath - Catalina

Which would you use/prefer?

Let the discussion begin!
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The January 2006 issue of Practical Sailor has a good article about Sailtime.
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I just joined Windpath in San Francisco. It's too early for me to give them any detailed review yet, but I will be happy to do so in the future.

Before joining Windpath, I tried to contact Sailtime. Amazingly, they did not respond to my inquiries. Not a very good way of doing business.
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I'm interested in this as well. We only have sailtime on the lake where I sail and I also had a hard time getting them to return my calls. However, their owner-member program is intriguing. Does anyone have any experience with them? For what it is worth, I couldn't get Pinnacle to return my calls either.
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Marty must really love sailtime Tampa...seeing as he posted the message twice. But it really is probably SPAM, since I doubt that Marty of Sailtime Tampa is not the Marty posting the message.

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I just joined Windpath in San Francisco. It's too early for me to give them any detailed review yet, but I will be happy to do so in the future.

Before joining Windpath, I tried to contact Sailtime. Amazingly, they did not respond to my inquiries. Not a very good way of doing business.
I have a feeling the quality of the service is dependent on the individual franchise operator. Therefore, it will be difficult for consumer to compare notes between locations.

I am interested signing up one of these next year, but have been busy lately didn't have a chance to investigate. Hope other will continue to post their experience.

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WindPath Impressions

I now have a few months of experience with WindPath. According to my rough calculations, if you sail two or more days per month, WindPath (and probably SailTime and Pinnacle as well) is less expensive than the daily charter options around San Francisco Bay. Another plus is that the boat (a Catalina 34) is quite a bit newer than the ones I typically see available for charter.

On the negative side, I've been disappointed with the availability of the boat. Saturdays and Sundays are usually booked up two to three months in advance. Fortunately for me, I don't work on Fridays, which are not so heavily booked.

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I have crewed along with others on a Hunter in the Sailtime program out of Emeryville (SF Bay). Participant Skipper seems to be happy with administration & availability but his schedule is flexible too. Boat is always in good condition & clean.
I'm not a Hunter fan - no need to debate that..........but fractional ownership has many benefits especially if you have a flexible schedule where you can use it during the week & jump on extra weekend days when they pop up.
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Hello,
I am a SailTime operator in souther california. You are correct. Some SailTime bases are better at following up inquiries than others. I would be happy to answer any questions about our program available at over 30 sailing locations in the N America.

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