SailTime Skippered Charters
Half Day – Full day- Twilight
Sailtime skippered charter offers you and your family, friends, colleagues and overseas visitors the opportunity to experience a memorable day.
Our yachts cater for up to 10 people and our experienced qualified and friendly skippers ensure you have an enjoyable day on the water.
SailTime has a fleet of yachts located at the best sailing destinations so you can be sure you and your guestwill enjoy sailing in some of the world’s greatest yachting playground:
You can choose from Newport-Pittwater, Middle Harbour- Sydney, Marmong Point -Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens – Soldiers Point Marina, Kettering- Hobart, Manly- Moreton Bay
*more bases scheduled to open in 2013
Our fleet comprise Beneteau and Jeanneau yachts ranging in size from 34ft to 40ft. All our boats are fitted with state of the art safety gear and are designed to be easy to sail under the guidance of your skipper. All vessels are equipped to a luxury standard and include fridge, private head ( toilet) , hot and cold shower, a dinghy so you can go ashore and explore and of course a BBQ.
You choose the experience
Your host for the day will be one of our highly experienced skippers whose extensive experience and knowledge of the local waterways means that we can tailor your charter to meet your expectations. Perhaps you are seeking a leisurely sail to a quiet cove, or a chance to learn some sailing skills, or an opportunity to explore the local surrounds, or a chance to go ashore for a sumptuous lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Each of our bases offers a different local experience, just click on the link below to find out more details and see their charter fees:
Joining the Boat
Your charter will commence at the start time agreed at the time of booking
Half days typically start at 9.30am and 1.00pm
Full days typically start at 9.30am although all start times can be varied
Twilights typically commence at 6pm
The first half hour comprises a safety briefing and a walk over the boat from bow to stern this will give you a chance to get to know your boat and to meet your skipper and to discuss the plans for your charter.
When do I pay for my charter?
We request 50% of the charter fee as a non-refundable deposit at the time of making your charter reservation and the remaining 50%, 21 days prior to your departure.
What happen if we have bad weather?
Sailing often involves all kinds of weather in the one day and it is not uncommon to get showers while out for the day. If the wind is above 35 knots or the weather bureau predicts severe weather we will close the base and we reserve the right to reschedule your charter to a mutually agreeable alternative date.
Food and Drink
We can organise on your behalf lunches/snacks and water /non alcoholic drinks and you are welcome to bring along your own food and drink/favourite snacks. BYO alcohol is permitted but please be aware that .05 limit applies to yachts the same as cars.
PLEASE note no rigid eskys please -only the soft kind and all our vessel have a fridge on board.
Clothing and Sun Protection
All Charterers are required to wear white/ non marking soled flat footwear. Deck shoes are ideal as they are specifically designed to be non-slip on shiny boat surfaces. A hat and sunglasses with a strap are also ideal.
Even on hot sunny days life on the water can be cooler than on dry land. With this in mind it is best to bring a water proof jacket and a sweater of some kind it is also advisable to bring along a change of clothing in the event you get wet and of course your swimming gear.
The sun’s power on the water is intensified by the reflective surfaces around you. We advise all members to wear a higher factor sunscreen than you would normally.
Please note we have a plentiful supply of water on board and on sunny days it is advisable to drink more than you would normally.
All skippered charterers are asked to provide a bond of $1000 this is to cover the cost of any damage that YOU may cause such as Red wine spills, breakages and negligent use of equipment.
To find out more click the links above the base location pages or contact your local SailTime base via phone 1300 944 974 or complete our no obligation enquiry form.