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jmunson2 10-09-2006 05:09 PM

Fractional Sailing Experience

Anyone here have any experience, or know of anyone, with fractional sailing?

We're thinking about the WindPath entry point and are wondering what the "reality" of a "boat share" is like.



/s/ Jon C. Munson II

rockDAWG 10-09-2006 06:20 PM

I would like to lean more about this too. For $600 per month you get 7 of the 1/2 slot (3.5 days/mo). It comes out $175/day rental fee. It is not a bad deal.

I also looked into J-Port too. It is abaut $6000 a year. I made an appointment to do a try sail in the next few weeks. :).

Jotun 10-09-2006 06:34 PM

I think if you do a search on this topic you'll find another post from some months ago that covered the info.

jmunson2 10-09-2006 06:46 PM

I did do a search using "fractional sailing" and got a slew of titles that didn't reflect what I was looking for, and, frankly, didn't feel like reading through 3 pages of titles & posts to find the needle...

Thanks for the hint however!

rockDAWG 10-09-2006 06:52 PM

The only one I found is this one:

But it really does not anser Jon's questions or mine. It will be nice to hear what other says about this type of program with their "actual" experiecne. Thanks.

Jotun 10-09-2006 07:18 PM

There was another thread more recently that answered your questions, although I couldn't find it either....

Melrna 10-12-2006 03:10 PM

I belong to Sailtime. I can tell you I am going to sign up again next session. For me it is well worth the money. I sail on a brand new Hunter 33 in the NY/NJ area. My fees along wouldn't touch what it would cost me in slip fees if I owned my own boat. The amount of times that I want to sail are usually available. I don't have to worry about maintenance, gas or other usual boat ownership problems. The scheduler is nice and easy to work to reserve your time on the boat. The times are broken up into two periods for each day. You can read about the days on their website. The good thing is if the boat isn't being used within 24 hours than you can reserve the boat and it doesnt count against your allocated periods.
Fair winds

jmunson2 10-12-2006 03:37 PM


Thanks Melrna - that's what I was looking for in this thread.

Just a quick update...I have checked with Jon Jones of WindPath of Annapolis on some clarifications. Basically, for a quarter the cost of owning the boat you get to sail on a reservation-based basis. All in all, not a bad deal really. Now, if I could just find the $10k....Anyone need a huge amount of landscape design/build??? :D


/s/ Jon C. Munson II

mcdales 02-07-2007 03:32 PM

We have a Beneteau 461, 3cabin 3 head, in the BVI. We own it outright. We are looking for a few competant sailors to join our program. We would like them to committ to 2-6 weeks per year for 3 years, with flexible scheduling. This allows for low sailing costs. An introductory sail is offered prior to committment. The yacht is well maintained by a manager in Nanny Cay and has many upgrades. contact if interested

SailinJay 02-07-2007 04:20 PM

FWIW, the previous thread was called Sailtime vs Pinnacle vs Windpath, last discussed on 12-10-06 (page 14).

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