Anchors Aweigh! Boat Sharing Expo Sails Into Punta Gorda


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 Sailstice, a worldwide celebration of sailing and the summer solstice.

SailTime of Southwest Florida, Freedom Boat Club and Yachting Vacations will host 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.

The 2016 Boat Sharing Expo takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Tiki Hut located at the Burnt Store Marina at 3192 Matecumbe Key Road, Punta Gorda.

Why is boat sharing booming? 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, joining the SailTime fleet means sharing your boat and making 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 Boat Sharing Expo in your area, visit www.sailtime.com/expo.

Anchors Aweigh! Boat Sharing Expo Sails Into Punta Gorda

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