NYC's Boat-Share Program

NYC's Boat4U Program was created for sailors who do not currently own a boat to have access to a sailing vessel on a time-sharing basis with other members of NYC. Whether you’re a new sailor working towards getting your own vessel in the future or an old hand in search of a part time boat, this is a great way to “mess about in a boat” for the sailing season!

Vessel Information

  • 1991 Catalina 25 named ‘Away’
  • Owned and moored at NYC – typically on a swing mooring
  • Equipment includes – mainsail and furling genoa (no spinnaker), 9.9 HP outboard and all safety equipment required by Transport Canada

2022 Program Structure

Boat4U members apply for and are assigned a weekly time-slot for the season – 10 time-slots are available day (9:30 AM – 3:30 PM) or evening (4:00 PM – 10:00 PM), Monday through Friday. The scheduled 2022 Boat4U season is from May 16, 2022 to October 7, 2022 (21 weeks).

Time-slots are allocated on a first come, first served basis during the application process, with existing Boat4U Members offered an opportunity to renew their membership before time-slots are opened up to new members. Members of the Boat4U Program are permitted to trade time-slots amongst each other with written notice and can apply to participate in Club racing during their assigned time-slot.

Eligibility Requirements

The following minimum requirements and qualifications are required to become a member of the Boat4U Program:
  • NYC member in good standing in one of the following membership categories - senior, senior life, drysail, dinghy, crew, introductory crew, junior or student
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Certified at Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard – or equivalent experience and ability
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card holder (PCOC)
  • Toronto Port Authority Power Vessel Operator’s Permit holder (Toronto Harbour Licence)
  • Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate holder (ROCM or VHF Licence)

2022 Fee Structure

Day Timeslot Membership Fee - $840 + HST. Security deposit $250.
Evening Timeslot Membership Fee - $1050 + HST. Security deposit $250.

Boat4U membership is non-refundable upon cancellation, except where the Boat4U program is unable to operate and offer the vessel to its members due to unforeseen circumstances.

Each Boat4U member will be accountable for damage or loss incurred while the boat is their responsibility, lost items such as winch handles, fenders or safety equipment, as well as cleaning fee if cleaning procedures are not followed, up to the value of the security deposit. Unused security deposit or any of its remaining portion will be refunded to the Boat4U member at the end of the season.

More Information

If you are interested in more information about the program, please read through the following documents:
2022 Boat4U Program Information

 Past Participant Registration Opens - Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
New Applicant Registration Opens - Thursday, Apr. 14, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Questions about the program or expressions of interest can be directed to Amelia Leeksma at or 416-260-8686 ext 32.