Hourly Rentals


sailing3Our J/22 keelboats are available for rent to skippers who have been certified by SailMaine staff. Up to three guests may accompany the skipper.  See below for rates.


  • Standard rentals cost $40.00 per hour.
  • 5 Hour Punch Card is available for $150.
  • A PortPass (unlimited summer sailing) is available for $600 per season. Click here for more information.
  • There is a $250.00 Security Deposit on all rentals. Rental fees and security deposits may be paid by credit card, check or cash.

Rental Hours: 

Boats are available from 10:00 am to dusk 7 days a week based on availability.


    •  Registration is complete and a rental is reserved only when SailMaine has received:
      • A completed and signed Rental Agreement from the Renter/Skipper (one per calendar year)
      • A completed and signed Participant Waiver signed by ALL passengers and the skipper.
      •  Payment in full
      •  Security Deposit (if kept on file with us, one per calendar year)
      • Skipper must be certified with SailMaine. Click here to learn more.

Completed forms may be saved and attached to an e-mail to learntosail@sailmaine.org, or printed and mailed to SailMaine 58 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101.


All skippers must be at least 18 years old and certified. Certification is earned in a variety of ways.

  1. Passing a one-hour Skipper Certification and on the water assessment ($40 fee. If a renter does not meet the requirements for certification, the fee paid will be credited toward a Basic Sailing or Refresher course at SailMaine.)
  2. Passing the Skipper Certification at the end of a full SailMaine beginner or intermediate sailing course.
  3.  Taking a Refresher Course that results in Skipper Certification(Renter must indicate that he/she would like to be certified).
  4.  In rare cases, renters may be granted certification based on resume or our familiarity with the renter’s experience. All decisions to grant certification will be made by the Program Director.

Certifications are good for two (2) years from the date of your last sail.  All rentals are for a minimum of two hours, which includes rigging/derigging time. SailMaine has the right to refuse a rental for any reason.


  • J/22s. Availability depends on adult courses and maintenance schedule.

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