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How Does a Fractional Boating Membership Work?

You, as a member, will select a particular boat to join, based on size, price, and availability. This will now be your boat for the next year, almost as if you owned it but without the same expenses of ownership.


After training and boat orientation, you’re ready to start booking usage via the web based scheduler. No maintenance, slip rent, insurance, and property tax to worry about… simply enjoy the boat and top off the fuel tanks and your done!

Each boat has a maximum of 8 equivalent  memberships, which distributes the available time equally among members. You simply use the web-based calendar to select the times you want to use the boat and it will be ready when you arrive. Once at the marina, you will inspect the boat using the automated “Embark” system and then set off to enjoy the day. Upon return, simple refuel the tanks, complete the “Embark” check off, and we’ll see you next time!


PowerTime membership is easy, hassle-free, and less expensive than boat ownership!

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Guaranteed Sailing

PowerTime offers guaranteed access to your boat every month. You can make reservations online up to one year in advance and can book additional free “as-available” sail times using your smartphone. “Classic” PowerTime memberships allow a minimum of 7 sail times per month and can get additional free sail times when reservations are made within 36 hours of the start time. “Lite” memberships get 3 sail times per month and “Premium” memberships get 14 sail times per month. Premium members can take the boat for up to 7 continuous days and nights. With PowerTime PLUS, members can rent boats at other PowerTime locations at a mere fraction of the cost of regular bareboat chartering.

What to do in the winter when there’s no boating in Chicago?

We’re part of the world’s largest boating membership company! With locations nationwide and global bases stretching from Europe to Australia, Members can use PowerTime Plus to take out a boat in warmer locations. With a low-cost, standardized pricing plan, a boating vacation is possible at a much cheaper rate than through traditional charter companies.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Membership Benefits

  • You design your own boating calendar using an online scheduling system
  • A limited number of members on each boat
  • Make instant same-day boating reservations or plan up to a year in advance
  • Top quality boats that are professionally managed
  • No maintenance, slip fees, insurance, or other headaches.
  • 24/7 Staff availability during the season.
  • Only a one-year commitment
  • Membership fees vary by boat size, marina location, and the number of monthly uses.

Our Latest Blog

PowerTime Offers New Option for Fun-Seeking Boaters

June 10th, 2021

Jason Mendell is a successful luxury real estate agent in Portland, Oregon. He is also a family man, and he loves spending quality time with his wife and two young children. Jason, who grew up on the water, needed an activity that would help him enhance his business relationships and enjoy time off with his family. He found PowerTime, and he hasn’t looked back.
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