Bluenose Yacht Sales Acquires SailTime Rhode Island
Fractional Boat Membership Leader Excited to Launch a New Partnership New England’s Jeanneau Dealer.
September 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // SailTime Group LLC, the world’s leading boat membership franchise, recently announced the sale of their Rhode Island franchise to Bluenose Yacht Sales, the largest Jeanneau yacht dealer in New England, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island. The new base has their offices and marina at 39 Alexander RD, Portsmouth, RI 02871, adjacent to New England Boatworks.
“Bluenose Yacht Sales is one of the most respected names in sailing and power yachting in New England,” SailTime CEO Todd Hess said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a powerful brand in this region partnered with us.”
Bluenose Yacht Sales represents Beneteau Group's Jeanneau and CNB Bordeaux 60, 66 and new CNB 76 S&S 30, Saffier Yachts, HH Catamarans, AND others. Opened in 2005, they have offices located in Newport, R.I., Portsmouth, RI, Boston, Noank, CT, Annapolis and Rockport, Maine. They have a new Jeanneau 349 in their SailTime Fleet for next season and expecting either a 389 or 419 to be purchased by a new buyer before 2019.
“SailTime is a terrific match for Bluenose Yacht Sales and our mission of introducing New Englanders to the finest sailing yachts from Jeanneau,” Bluenose Yacht Sales Managing Partner Glenn Walters said, “Our team has a real passion for boating, and our SailTime partnership helps to share that passion with a new generation of boaters. In this era of the sharing economy, the SailTime model and platform is a perfect fit”
What is SailTime?
- Boat ownership can be expensive, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association reports more than 70 percent of U.S. boat owners earning less than $100,000 a year.
- With a fee that starts at only a few hundred dollars a month, SailTime members can conveniently schedule blocks of time online to enjoy a new model sail or powerboat without the commitment or expense of ownership. When finished, they turn the keys over to the SailTime team to clean up and maintain the boat.
- Boat owners can make money by placing their sail or powerboat in the SailTime program allowing franchisees to sell blocks of time on their vessel.
For more information, visit sailtime.com.
Now celebrating its 17th anniversary, SailTime has more than 30 franchise-owned bases in North America and five bases in Australia. SailTime client-members share the use of a professionally managed boat through the use of a unique and proprietary online scheduling system. A monthly membership covers the slip fees, maintenance, insurance, and operating costs. These memberships offer an attractive alternative to boat ownership. SailTime also offers a generous Owner Member Program where the owner receives a monthly income, as well as the benefits of membership and complete professional management of their boat.
SailTime also has a significant network of sailing schools, via bases that are certified American Sailing Association (ASA) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) affiliates. The instruction provided at these locations has been a key component in providing a pathway for members to achieve their goals and dreams for the sport of sailing.
For more information, please visit www.sailtime.com.
About Bluenose Yacht Sales
Bluenose Yacht Sales is THE Jeanneau dealer for New England, and represents other unique brands such as RHEA Marine Power, CNB Super Yachts, Capelli RIBS, HH Carbon Catamarans, Sparkman Stephens 30, Saffier and HH42 IRC Race.
BYS prides themselves by developing a deep and long-lasting personal relationship with each of their clients to facilitate yachting dreams and fun . Whether you are buying or selling, we earn your business by our commitment to keeping the process fun and professional. Our knowledge base is an important resource for advice, as your advocate in negotiations, input on technology, understanding survey details, ensuring all paperwork is consistent with industry standards and any other post transaction questions.
For more information, visit www.bluenoseyachts.com