Many of our customers use our Charter Fleet to enjoy sailing here in New England, but there is an alternative now available: Fractional ownership or fractional use members is a program that has been available for the past ten years. Just recently SAILTIME, the most successful national franchise program, has teamed up with Jeanneau to offer an exciting alternative. With a program such as SAILTIME, an owner purchases a new Jeanneau and “shares” the use of the boat with a select and limited number of qualified members.
Some of the advantages:
Your new Jeanneau is professionally managed and all annual costs are paid for by the franchisee. Your Jeanneau is ready to go when you are. Members pay an annual fixed fee and receive a fixed number of uses per month. The scheduling by owner and members is done by use of a phone App that gives everyone a calendar to select their sailing days and times. Convenient and easy to use. Owners and Members have reciprocal rights to use other SAILTIME boats in other regions, for instance, Boston or Annapolis, etc. As an Owner, you can chose whatever model fits your personal needs, sailing experience and budget. We have a stock Jeanneau 349 ready for this program and other models.
Does this owner or member program fit your budget and sailing needs?
It is surprising how many people start the boat buying process without considering the investment in time that traditional boat ownership requires. As a boat buyer, you have two options: Buy New or Buy Used. A used boat; costs less than a new boat – but would you rather spend your time on the water or invest endless days fixing the aging systems inherent with an older boat? A new boat owned privately sounds nice, but do you have the time to manage and maintain it?
At the end of the day buying a boat is about spending time on the water, not worrying about maintenance and repairs!
When you consider ownership through SailTime, your boat is professionally managed at a local SailTime Base and used by only six to eight highly competent members. As an owner, this model ensures that your boat is meticulously cared for and maintained to the highest standards. Imagine being able to use your boat, and when you are done, returning to the slip and walking away. That’s what SailTime’s boat owners can do.
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