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SailTime Ranked Among The Top Franchises In Entrepreneur’s 38th Annual Franchise 500®

Fractional Boat Membership Franchise Leader Adds to List of National Recognitions as Pioneer in Sharing Economy Plans for Expansion into Europe

CHANNEL ISLANDS, CA — SailTime, the world’s leading fractional boating membership program, with bases around the United States and Australia, announced its inclusion in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500®. It is the third major honor within the last year for SailTime, following their inclusion in the INC 500/5000 in August 2016 and Entrepreneur’s recognition in 2017’s “10 Hottest Franchise Categories” in December 2016.

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“All of us at SailTime are incredibly excited to be named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500,” SailTime CEO Todd Hess said. “This recognition is a fantastic way for us to kick off what we believe will be our best year yet as we aim to grow our international presence with new bases in Europe!”


SailTime has enjoyed growth of 161 percent since 2012, expanding to 28 franchise bases in the United States and six bases in Australia. Their recent partnership with Beneteau, one of the biggest and most respected boat manufacturers in the world, provided SailTime franchisees the opportunity to offer Beneteau boats for both the membership program and the boat ownership program. Three Beneteau yacht dealers in North America integrated with SailTime in 2016, and corporate officials are heading to Dusseldorf, Germany on January 21st to discuss integrating the SailTime franchise with Beneteau dealers in Europe.

“Beneteau has been a terrific partner with SailTime, so it’s only natural that we’d take the success we’ve had stateside in 2016 and look to expand the partnerships with our European boating friends this year.”

Over its 38 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs. The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.

“Entrepreneurs in every industry must constantly improve and adapt, and our Franchise 500 list is full of success stories,” says Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur. “No matter what their concept is, these companies — from booming newcomers to established industry dominators — tell us a lot about what it takes to keep up with current trends in the business world.”

To view the full ranking and any of these related stories, pick up a copy of the January 2017 issue of Entrepreneur magazine on newsstands now, or visit

Go Sailing And Power Boating With SailTime!


Island of San Miguel

Charter A Private Yacht And Sail The Channel Islands

Boats located in Channel Islands Harbor, Marina Del Rey

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, CA — Just off the coast of Southern California are a chain of magical islands, the Channel Islands. These unspoiled islands offer unique species of animal and plant life found nowhere else in the world. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and join Channel Islands Charter on an excursion that will leave you refreshed and ready to take on the world.

Whether you are looking for a quick four hour getaway or a week-long adventure, we can make your dream vacation come true. For those wishing a truly private experience aboard a luxury sailing yacht, Channel Islands Charter is the only way to go. We have a variety of boats and yachts to provide you with an experience tailored to your needs and expectations. Our crewed boat rentals are perfect for parties of up to 6 passengers. In addition to Channel Islands Harbor (located in Oxnard, California), we have yachts available in Marina Del Rey which are available for excursions to Catalina as well as cruising Santa Monica Bay and Malibu.
The islands offer a variety of activities including fishing, SCUBA, surfing, kayaking, water skiing, hiking, sailing and more. Visit the Activities link for more detail on things to do. For additional information on reserving your vacation please contact us via phone: 424 781-7245 — or Email:

Sailing Ventura

Sailing Center In Ventura Leaves Lasting Legacy

VENTURA, CA — The Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center is a national award-winning sailing and kayaking school located in the beautiful Ventura harbor. It has been managed by the City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships since its founding in 1972.

Sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding lessons.
We teach sailing and kayaking courses on a variety of boats, ranging from 7 to 30 feet by American Sailing Association and United States Sailing Association certified instructors. We run youth and adult courses year-round for beginning through advanced students. If you want to learn to sail or kayak, have a love of the water, or simply want to try something new, browse through our courses today!
About Leo Robbins — Leo Robbins, the Sailing Center’s beloved founder (1916-2007) not only helped the City of Ventura start its sailing program in 1972 with five small boats and six students, but he also built it into today’s award winning Community Sailing Program offering classes for sailors of all levels. To honor his 25 years of service, the center was named after him when he retired in 1997 at age 80. Even in his ten years of retirement, Leo was able to visit the center frequently and test out new boats, advise new instructors and spread his passion for sailing to new students. (

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