Sail Newport offers seasonal boat storage at affordable rates to all boat owners with some restrictions. Our summer season allows for storage from May 1-October 15, and winter season from October 15-May 1. Sail Newport is a self-use facility. Boat owners are responsible for all aspects of use and maintenance of their vessels, including rigging, de-rigging, launching and hauling.
- All vessels stored at Sail Newport must be kept on functional trailers or dollies, and must be able to be moved at any time.
- All vessels must be registered for storage and paid in full upon their arrival to Sail Newport.
Sail Newport offers full-time summer storage (May 1-Oct 15) and winter (Oct 15-May 1) for sailboats on dollies or trailers, using either a ramp, or one of the two, single-point hoists (max. weight 3 tons) for launching, and small dinghies/tenders that store on racks. We are an owner-operator facility. Boat owners are responsible for all aspects of use and maintenance of their vessels, including rigging, de-rigging, launching and hauling.
Rates are based on max. length x max. width. The basic rate is $4.50/sq.ft. for summer, and $3.50/sq. ft. for winter storage, although there are established flat rates set for many one design classes, and dinghies on dollies (up to 16′ x 5′).
Summer Storage at Sail Newport is offered to all actively used (see contract) sailboats for the term of May 1 to October 15, 2020. Sailboats must be kept on working trailers or dollies, and we reserve the right to move any vessel at any time, most often for facility maintenance purposes. Sail Newport has available, use of two single-point hoists (fees can be included in your summer storage, membership, or hoist-pack fees), which have capacities of two tons and three tons. We also have a gin pole available for public use. We are an owner-operator facility, so be sure to plan to have a capable crew with you for your launching, hauling and rigging needs.
North Dry-sail Area vs. South Dry-sail Area
Our North Dry-sail Area is the paved, painted lot closest to the Admiral’s Pier (our hoist pier). Our South Dry-sail Area is the gravel and clam-shell area directly behind Sail Newport’s Main Office. The South Yard will be organized by group to consolidate traffic to specific areas based on which nights each class’s series will sail. The North Dry-sail Area is reserved for one-design class boat owners who sail regularly in local season-long racing series. If you have any question as to whether you fall into this category, please call us at (401) 846-1983 before filling out a contract. Please be sure to fill out your contract correctly indicating which area you want to store in. Space is limited in both yards, so take care in completing your storage contract such that you are placed in your desired area.
Rates are based on length overall multiplied by max beam (width). The basic rate is $4.50 sq./ft. for summer, not including any hoist fees.
Sail Newport offers winter storage for all boats (power and sail) on dollies, trailers, or poppits. Available dates for storage are October 15, 2019 through May 1, 2020. All boats must be removed from the facility by May 1, 2020. Boats not removed by this date will incur a daily storage fee of $25.
Boat owners who would like to store on poppits must contract with one of the local hauling companies. Sail Newport does not have poppits to rent.
Membership is not required for winter storage. If you would like to become a member, please visit our membership page. If you are unsure of your member status, please email us, or call (401) 846-1983.
Please note: Laser sailors sailing with Fleet 413 do not need to fill out a storage contract–storage is included with your registration.
Information coming soon.