Community Boating has a wide range of watercraft perfect for beginner to expert sailors. With over one hundred and twenty sailboats, our members have access to the greatest dinghy, keel-boat, windsurfing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding fleet in the greater Boston area!
|Centerboard Mercury (55+)||Windsurf (25+)|
|Keel Mercury (20+)||Sit-on-Top Tandem Kayak (25+)|
|Zim 420E (18)||Sit-on-Top Single Kayak (~15)|
|Laser (12)||Stand-Up Paddleboard (~15)|
|Ideal 18 (6)|
|RS Venture Connect (2)|
Community Boating takes pride in our accessible programs and we work hard to be ADA compliant. Renovations to our boathouse in 2011 were done with accessibility in mind. CBI has accessible bathrooms and showers* for men and women. If you need any assistance, please ask us and we will help you in any way we can.
Dock & Priebatsch Pavilion
Our dock was renovated in 2011 to ADA standards. It is open to the public during Adult Program hours.
The Priebatsch Pavilion opened in 2021 thanks to a generous donation from the Priebatsch family. It provides shade, classroom space, and a gathering point for members during the warmer months, and is a great place for hanging out with friends, having a picnic, or just watching the sunset!
CBI has picnic tables under the pavilion as well as in Oak Park and near the Norman’s Escape windsurf shed in the function area. Enjoy a picnic lunch after your adventure on the river, or just sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of the dock. And did we mention the sunsets?
We have two pivoting Mercury sailboats mounted on the dock so they have 360 degrees of rotation. These demo boats are a great tool for teaching rigging or other skills, or to climb aboard and practice your hand-switch during a tack!
Seasonal lockers are located inside on the first floor.* Please ask at the front desk if you are interested. Seasonal lockers can be rented by full year Adult Program members for $90 per season.
Day lockers can be used free of charge and are located on the dock outdoors. It is highly recommended that you bring a lock to lock your items, as the front desk and the dock house cannot hold any personal possessions. CBI is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Showers* and changing rooms* are located in both the men’s and women’s rest rooms, including ADA accessible stalls are available to members and guests only — no public restrooms.
There is a coin-operated clothes dryer located in bay 5 (where we stow our sails) for your convenience.
CBI has eight indoor* and outdoor classroom spaces of varying sizes, so there is plenty of room for everyone to learn. Classrooms are equipped with whiteboards, magnetic “boats” and flexible seating. Upstairs classrooms also have digital projection capabilities.
The center of operations at CBI is the dockhouse, where you check out boats, look for informal instruction, and sign up for tests. Be sure to check out the dockhouse whiteboard, where you can find important information about classes, weather restrictions, and a helpful dockstaff tip of the day!
*Please note that access to indoor and congregating facilities such as seasonal lockers, changing rooms, showers, picnic tables, and indoor classrooms may be restricted in 2022 due to temporary safety protocols.