The goal of fractional leasing (also known by some as lease-share or yacht timeshare) is simple: Experience all the pleasures of sailing your very own boat without all the hassles or expenses of ownership. The concept is not unique to Broad Reach, but our program stands out from the others.
Our fractional leasing program gives you all the privileges and enjoyment of owning a Dufour yacht without the worries of maintenance, mooring fees, insurance, and off-season storage costs. You sign up each year – there is no long-term commitment, no buy-in or initiation fees, and no equity stake to sell when you are done sailing with us. You are leasing (technically “bareboat chartering”) the boat for the season on a shared basis along with other members.
How it Works
Each boat is shared by a limited number of members
There are a limited number shares available on each boat to ensure ample sailing time.
Create your own sailing schedule
Our advanced reservation system allows our members to reserve the boat when they really want it. Timeslots are never assigned.
Reserve far in advance or last minute
Each month members request boat time for the following month. Any unassigned slots are available to request up to 7 days in advance.
If your plans change, you can return your reservation
You can release a reservation and use the credit for another time.
Dufour 325 Grand Large. Easy to sail shorthanded, comfortable, and roomy!
Half share for $4,500
Full share for $7,500
Docked in Belmont Harbor (South), Chicago
Jasmin is a Dufour 405. Spacious and spirited, she provides all the creature comforts you want, and the sailing performance you demand.
Half share for $6,300
Full share for $10,500
Docked in Belmont Harbor (north)
Hello Cleveland! Meet Invoke!
We are proud to welcome Cleveland to the Broad Reach family.
Invoke is a Dufour 382, a boat of year winner, she is easy to handle and equipped for entertainment.
Full Share is $7,500
Docked at Edgewater Marina, in Cleveland, Ohio
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There aren’t many things as fun or as special as sailing on Lake Michigan, reaching along with the skyline in view, and knowing that I was able to bring friends and family along to enjoy it, too. To be able to soak that in and share it, without the worries that come with owning a boat, that has become a special part of the summer.Kevin
Week in the life
of a Broad Reach Member…
Looks like the boat is available tomorrow after work. With a few clicks on my phone it’s reserved!
This Saturday eve you’re taking friends out for a sunset fireworks cruise and sleep on the yacht.
Next Month's Sailing Trip
Next month you’ve scheduled a 2 day lake crossing to explore some Michigan coastline.