Getting on the water just got easier for sailors and boating enthusiasts who don’t own boats. That’s because SailTime, the world’s leading fractional boat membership program, has two new locations: Miami, Florida, and Toronto, Canada. Bob Denison of Denison Yacht Sales is the new owner of SailTime Miami located at the Miami Beach Marina. Steve McPherson is the owner of the new SailTime Ontario franchise, and will feature two SailTime Bases in Toronto, one in Port Credit and one in Outer Harbor. The company has bases around the United States, Canada and Australia numbering 29 domestic and six international locations.
“We knew being a leader in the sharing economy would help us continue to expand around the world,” says SailTime CEO Todd Hess. “But joining industry leaders like Denison Yachts and Navy Point just reinforce our faith in the SailTime model.” SailTime works like this: Members pay an annual fee for membership on a sailboat, powerboat, or catamaran, schedule their time online, then use the boat and leave it for the next member. Day trips as well as weekend and weeklong cruises are available. And interested boat owners may be interested to know SailTime can defray costs of boat ownership including maintenance and insurance.
“We’re thrilled to add SailTime Miami to our list of offerings at Denison Yacht Sales,” Denison said. “I can’t think of a better model to introduce busy south Floridians to the great sport of sailing.”
SailTime Miami will be at the Miami International Boat Show February 15-19 at Pier 9 adjacent to Beneteau.
“Millennials are all about the sharing economy,” McPherson explained. “They love travel and adventure, but aren’t big on property ownership. With SailTime, they get to enjoy all the fun of owning a luxury sailboat without the cost and hassle of ownership. Toronto has a young and vibrant population who we believe will really enjoy sailing with us.”
For more information, visit www.sailtime.com.