Anchors Aweigh! Boat Sharing Expo Sails into Punta Gorda

A parade of new and beautiful boats will fill the waters of Punta Gorda next week to celebrate sailing and the new sport of boat sharing.  It’s all part of Sailtime’s Boat Sharing Expo on Saturday, June 18 -the 16th annual Summer “SAIL”stice, a worldwide celebration of sailing and the summer solstice.

WHO:    SailTime of Southwest Florida, Freedom Boat Club and Yachting Vacations

WHAT:  A full day of fun including tours of new model yachts and sailboats. Enjoy live music by The Goldtones, free hot dogs and soft drinks, raffles and prizes. Attendees will also have the opportunity to register for American Sailing Association certified lessons, boat chartering, membership and ownership opportunities.


WHERE:  At the Tiki Hut located at the Burnt Store Marina at 3192 Matecumbe Key Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955


WHEN: Saturday, June 18th from 10 AM until 4 PM


WHY:  Scheduled in conjunction with Sailstice, the worldwide celebration of sailing, SailTime’s Fractional Sailing Expo gives locals the opportunity to learn what’s new in the marine industry’s bustling sharing economy.


Why is boat sharing booming?

For boat enthusiasts:

      Boat ownership is expensive and believe it or not boat owners are not typically wealthy. The National Marine Manufacturers Association reports more than 70 percent of U.S. boat owners earning less than $100,000 dollars 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.


For boat owners:

      Join the SailTime fleet to share your boat and make money without the hassle of taking care of it. A certified professional handles the vessel's upkeep and maintenance.

      Owners don't even have to deal with the hassle of finding boat sharers. SailTime takes care of all that. The boat that would otherwise be sitting idle, now provides a revenue stream.


For more information on the SailTime Fractional Sailing Expo in your area, visit



Leesa Thompson


About SailTime:

SailTime members share the use of a professionally managed boat through the use of an online scheduling system. A monthly membership fee 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. Now celebrating its 14th anniversary, the company has more than 28 bases in North America and seven bases in Australia.



10:00am, Saturday June 18th, 2016
Tiki Hut located at the Burnt Store Marina
3192 Matecumbe Key Road
33955 Punta Gorda , FL
United States
26° 45' 53.946" N, 82° 3' 18.8892" W
Florida US

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