For experienced sailors, Community Boating offers two-hour keelboat rentals to non-members. We offer two types of sailboats for rent:
|Cape Cod Keel Mercury
Our sailing area covers the Charles River Basin, stretching between the Mass Ave bridge and the Longfellow bridge. Rentals are conducted on a first-come basis during rental hours. All rentals must return to the dock 30 minutes before sunset. Non-member sailboat rentals are suspended on red flag (high wind) days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Prior to the rental the skipper of the boat will be briefly interviewed by the dockmaster on duty. Rental approval is at the dockmaster’s discretion.
Minimum rental age is 18.
Crew may be under 18 pending parent or guardian approval.
We offer FREE day use lockers on our dock. You can either bring your own lock or purchase a $5 keyed lock from our front desk.
Lifejackets are provided and must be worn at all times.
Damage waivers are available for purchase, covering any accidental damage, with the exception of gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts.
No rentals are available on July 3rd or 4th.
No exceptions to boat capacity will be made under any circumstances. However you may rotate people out on the dock and take turns.
Food and drink is welcome on all of our boats. However, we do ask that you clean up after yourself. The consumption of alcoholic beverages on CBI property or boats is not allowed.
Our dockmaster-on-duty may set additional restrictions for watercraft based on the weather conditions, powerboat boat traffic, special events, incidents, etc. This may include a restricted paddling area or a suspension of rentals.