Boat hoists

Boat Hoists

Sail Newport has two self-serve boat hoists for the public to use at their own risk.  These are single, center-point lifts that require either a lifting ring with strap that is terminated on the keel (such as on a J/24, J/22, Melges 24, Viper, Shields or Etchells) or a bridle system that comes to a single point (such as on a Lightning, Thistle or Snipe). Boat owners must provide their own lifting strap and have adequate help to use the hoists safely.

Hoist Use Membership Requirement:

  • To use the hoists, it is not required that you be a member.  However, for a minimal cost of membership you will enjoy deep discounts on hoist use and other premium membership benefits.  Also, your membership will support our nonprofit Sailing Center for the benefit of the community.
  • If you plan to use the hoist, and store your boat at Sail Newport in the summer, you will be required to be a member.

While Using the Sailing Center:

Boats must not be left in Fort Adams State Park parking lots overnight.  Boats and trailers will be ticketed and relocated to Sail Newport storage areas at owner’s risk and expense. 
Sail Newport and the Rhode Island State Department of Environmental Management (DEM) require all persons who use Sail Newport facilities to store boats and trailers in Sail Newport-leased areas only. At no time may a boat on a trailer or an empty trailer be left overnight in any of the paved or grass lots managed by DEM without the prior written consent of Sail Newport and DEM.  Any vessel or trailer left in DEM-controlled lots may be ticketed by DEM.  Any vessel or trailer that is moved by Sail Newport to one of the Sail Newport-controlled storage lots will be done at owner’s risk and expense of a $75 fee.  This full payment of this fee will be required before the boat owner may use the facilities at Sail Newport again.

Early spring through Memorial Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call the Main Office, (401) 846-1983

Memorial Day through Labor Day, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call the Dock Office, (401) 849-8385
VHF 09

After Labor Day through October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call the Main Office, (401) 846-1983

Hoist Fees:

      1. Members* one-way hoist = $25 (Plus the cost of membership)
        Membership = Household $125, Individuals $75, Seniors, Students, Military, Veterans $50
      2. Members* round-trip hoist = $50 (Plus the cost of membership)
        Membership = Household $125, Individuals $75, Seniors, Students, Military, Veterans $50
      3. Non-members one-way hoist = $80
      4. Non-members round-trip hoist = $160

In the payment module you will be able to also pay for membership at the same time.

  1. Arrive at the Sailing Center and pay for hoist use in the Dock Office   (You may also may purchase a membership in the dock office at the same time).
  2. Make an online payment prior to arriving at the Sailing Center  (You may also purchase a membership through the online form below “Pay for Hoist Use”).
  3. If you pay for round-trip use we will keep your payment on file in the Dock Office for the fall or for when you want to haul out.
Pay for Hoist Use

Have questions?

For more information or to make an appointment outside of listed times, contact Nick Mauprivez.

Phone: (401) 846-1983