Sail Newport has 2 self-serve boat hoists for the public to use. These are single, center-point lifts that require either a lifting ring/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 and Snipe). Boat owners must provide their own lifting strap.
Boat owners may join Sail Newport as members to enjoy a discounted rate for hoist use. Also, if you would like to store your boat at Sail Newport for the season and enjoy unlimited hoist use, apply here. You will still need to make an appointment to arrive.
Update: May 13, 2020
We’re happy to have reopened partially and are watching boats get launched. To make the process as streamlined as possible, we have posted the online tools below to pay for hoist use and request an appointment to arrive at the Sailing Center.
Note: The Dock Office is now staffed seven days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but all transactions must be made electronically and only one customer at a time will be allowed in the Dock Office should you need assistance.
(Summer storage customers need not pay for use of the hoist. Your contract with Sail Newport provides unlimited hoist use throughout the season.
To use the Sail Newport hoist(s):
STEP 1: MAKE ONLINE HOIST PAYMENT PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL
- Members* one-way hoist = $25
- Members* round-trip hoist = $50**
- Non-members one-way hoist = $80
- Non-members round-trip hoist = $160**
*If you’re not already a member, suggest you join now to use the hoist at discounted rates (Individual Membership costs $100 Senior is $25, Military is $50)
**Your payment for haul-out will be kept on file in the Dock Office
STEP 2: REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT TO ENTER SAIL NEWPORT
You will also receive the link to request an appointment in your confirmation email once you have paid for your hoist use.
Everyone is aware that we have been granted permission to open partially under State, DEM and Dept. of Health guidelines. It also means that there is a limited amount of cars allowed to be at Sail Newport at one time. You MUST have an appointment.
Dock Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Storage Manager: email@example.com