Fractional Sailing

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.

Don't Blink!

Dufour 382 Grand Large.  Arriving in the spring of 2016. Come see why the 382 won Boat of the Year honors!

Half share for $5,700

Full share for $9,500

Docked in Belmont Harbor, Northside Chicago

Also available in Cleveland!

Meet Jasmin

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

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

Half Share is $4,250
Discounts available for memberships paid in full before Febuary 1, 2018.

Docked at Edgewater Marina, in Cleveland, Ohio

Spaces Are Limited Request an Application Now

Please fill out the form on this page. We will send you an application if space is available. Spaces are limited and subject to availability and application approval.


If you have any questions feel free to call:


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I take friends out on the lake all summer long. Midweek sails are my favorite, like a mini-weekend after work.  Love the boats and the service!

Stu Robertson

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.


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

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.

Why spend another summer without a boat??!

Contact us to come aboard!

Sign Up Now!

New to Sailing?

No Problem!

Memberships include training by USCG licensed Captains.