Interested in boat clubs just unsure how they work?

Are you interested in exploring the boating lifestyle but not sure if you’re ready to invest in a new or used boat?

Do you want to enjoy a boating lifestyle without all the costs of ownership?

Are you new to boating and want to find out if boating is for you?

Then joining a boating club might be the right for you.  Here’s why.

How Boat Clubs Work

Boat clubs are set up to give members all the upsides of being a boater without all the responsibilities of being a boat owner.  The goal is to maximize enjoyment and make boating easy. They’re a great option if…

  • You’re not ready to take on owning your own boat but you want to enjoy the boating lifestyle.
  • You’re thinking about owning a boat but want to learn to boat or expand your skills first and experience the boating lifestyle before you buy.
  • You want to be part of the boating lifestyle and don’t have any plans on owning your own boat.

Boat clubs are not the same as boat rentals or boat shares. Instead, the boat club owns and maintains a fleet of different types and sizes of boats. You join the club, and depending on your membership level, use the variety of boats in the fleet. The maintenance is taken care of by the boating club as well.

Your part?

Just pay a membership fee to join and your monthly dues to use the club boats. It’s that easy to explore the boating lifestyle and have more fun on the water.

If you want to try boating and thinking of spending time on San Francisco Bay, check out our own Nautical Access Boating Club.  What makes our boats different from other boating clubs in the area is they have enclosed cabins, so no matter what the wind and waves are, you’ll be cozy and safe to enjoy the beauty of our Bay.

Explore Alcatraz and other beautiful landmarks in San Francisco Bay, or hang out at Jack London Square and rent a kayak, go wine tasting on Treasure Island, or have lunch in Tiburon.

On another day, have a nice dinner in Sausalito and end your day with a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay sunset on the water. The adventures are limitless! There are tons of activities and places to explore on the Bay.

And better yet, our boat club has an easy online reservation system which makes the check-out and check-in process easy. Below are 5 reasons why you should join our club.

1. Different Memberships For Different Boat Lifestyles

Usually, clubs offer one membership and you have a fleet of boats that are all fairly similar in size and features.  Our club offers multiple membership plans to choose from and two different fleets.  You can select from the fleet and number of days you want to boat in our club so it matches your use and your budget.

For example, if you’re planning on fewer day trips to explore our local marinas, sites, and restaurants – then selecting a fleet with smaller boats and fewer use days might be a better option.

If you’re looking for more space and comfort, to go on longer trips, and enjoy the water more often, then choosing a plan that provides larger boats with more use days will be your best option for you and your family.

Our club lets you change and include your spouse and immediate family members in your membership. You can even do shared memberships with a boating buddy in our club.

2. Lessons Are Included

Another major benefit of joining a club like ours is your membership includes all your boating lessons. Don’t know how to boat?

No problem!

Once you join, we’ll have you complete a Boating Survey. This survey will let us know more about your boating background and goals to help us prepare the most comprehensive training plan for you. Then you’ll meet with your Certified Powerboating Instructor and classes will be catered to fit your needs.

When you’re ready to start boating on your own just start booking your club boat using our boat app.

3. No Maintenance Required

Are you considering the boating lifestyle but worried about all the maintenance costs that come with boat ownership? We’ve got you covered!

When you join our boating club we’ll take care of all maintenance so you can focus on having more fun on the water.  Unlike having your own boat, this means you don’t have to pay for any maintenance costs – which saves you tons of money per year. Just pay for the fuel and explore the San Francisco Bay!

4. Booking System

Most exclusive boating clubs like ours also offer an online booking system so you can plan your trips ahead or just book when you’re ready to explore.

5. Try Before You Buy

If you’ve been considering owning your own boat but want to make sure the boating lifestyle is a good fit for you before you make such a big investment – then joining a boating club is a perfect option.

When you join our boating club you’ll be able to dip your toes in the water to feel out if the boating lifestyle is right for you before you buy.  Since boating lessons are included with your membership – so be able to learn how to handle a boat before you’re ready to buy.

When you’re ready to make that big step we can also help you with that and you’ll get credit for your membership fee towards your boat purchase.

So there you have it!

This is how boating clubs work and the many reasons to join ours.


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If you’re ready to join a club, we invite you to learn more about our Nautical Access Powerboating Club.

Our club makes boating accessible to anyone who wants to be part of the boating lifestyle.

All you have to do is click here to fill out our form and you’ll get instant access to our exclusive presentation. In our presentation, you’ll learn everything about our club and if you’re ready you can also sign up.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at: [email protected]