Summer Storage

Welcome to Sail Newport's 2017 Online Summer Storage Contracts

Summer Storage at Sail Newport is offered to all actively used (SEE CONTRACT) sailboats for the term of May 1 to October 15, 2017. 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.

Any and all questions regarding sailboat storage and/or facilities can be sent to Nick Mauprivez.

Membership Requirements

Membership is required to store a boat during the summer. If you are unsure of your member status, please e-mail our general inbox or call (401) 846-1983. If you are not a member, please click here.

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. Please see below for specific rates applying to specific one-design classes.

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 Etchells; J/24; Melges 20; J/70: $1295 NEAR CAPACITY.  Please contact us to check availability.
VX One; Viper 640: $1140

M32: $2750
Melges 32: $2320
Etchells; J80: $1180
J/24; Melges 24; Sonar: $1160
J/22; J/70; Melges 20; Open 5.7: $1130
210; Star; Viper: $995
F16; F18; Flying Phantom: $645
Thistle; Flying Scot using Hoist: $755
Thistle; Flying Scot using Ramp: $555
Daysailers under 17' (ramp only): $375
Dinghies in Cato Yard: $250
Dinghies in Grass Area: $185
Optimists on Dollies: $100
Rack : $120
All Others $4.50/sq.ft. Fill out the storage fee calculator for square footage below:
Length (ft):
Width (ft):
Space Required:
Fee at $4.50/sq.ft.:
  Add the total sq. footage fee total in the amount box below.
Terms and Conditions Click to Show Contract *


Land Storage 2017


1. STORAGE RATES: Sail Newport (hereafter referred to as “SN”), will make available an area for storage of my vessel. I agree to pay SN for the use of the storage space and all incidental charges, including but not limited to hauling and mast removal. All charges will be paid at the time this contract is executed.

2. TERM: All privileges under this contract expire on October 15, 2017. I hereby grant SN a special Power of Attorney for the limited purpose of removing and relocating all vessels, cradles, and other property left in the area beyond the termination date of this contract, at my sole risk and expense. SN reserves the right to relocate boats at SN’s discretion.

a. Payment: Payment for contracted dates is due at the time of arrival of my vessel for herein contracted dates.

b. Holding Over After Expiration of Term: If I fail to remove the vessel by the expiration of the term, I understand that I will thereafter be charged at the posted daily transient rate for the vessel. A Minimum of $25 per day will be charged for any vessel or trailer left in the Sail Newport Facility after the termination date of this contract.

c. Use: Sail Newport offers seasonal storage to actively sailed vessels.  Actively sailed is herein defined by Sail Newport as a minimum of once-per-month use.


3. INDEMNITY: I agree to indemnify SN against all claims, actions, proceedings, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising from or connected with my possession and use of the storage space, including expenses incurred in the removal from the premises of my vessel or other property.

4. WARRANTY: SN makes no representation regarding the condition or safety of any storage facility. I agree to hold harmless, protect and indemnify SN from and against any and all loss, costs, damage, claims, suits, action at law and judgment, including attorney’s fees, which may arise out of any injury to or death of person, damage or loss of property, whether caused by acts of God, fire, windstorm, explosion, flood, burglary, theft, or otherwise.

5. INSURANCE: I agree to maintain liability and owner’s hull insurance on my boat during the storage period. Storage is accepted at my sole risk.

6. HOIST USE: I agree to supply my own lifting strap / bridle and understand that use of the Sail Newport Hoist Facilities is at my own risk.

7. MAINTENANCE: I will keep the storage area clean and litter free. Nothing will be stored therein without prior written permission from SN. I understand and accept that damages will be assessed against me for any damages to the storage areas, including but not limited to damages to the storage area from my working on my vessel without a ground cover. No employment of outside commercial labor will be permitted by SN, save the work done under warranty, without first notifying and providing SN with an adequate certificate of insurance and prior approval.

8. SALE OF VESSEL: The posting of “For Sale” signs is prohibited.

9. RULES AND REGULATIONS: SN reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this agreement from time to time, and to make or change reasonable rules and regulations for the operation of the storage area; however, the stated charge shall not be changed during the term of this agreement. I agree to abide by the following and any additional rules and regulations of SN.

a. Storage: Vessels not stored on the racks are required to be stored on either a trailer or dolly to facilitate moving the vessel by Sail Newport staff, if required. Trailers and dollies shall be in good condition and clearly marked with the vessel owner’s name. Everything shall be removed from the premises no later than October 15, 2017.

b. Hazardous Activities: There shall be no burning, lighting of stoves, running of engines, use of electric or oil heaters or any flammable material used in the SN storage area(s). There shall not be any powerwashing or sanding of bottom paint in Sail Newport Storage areas. All electrical cords must be disconnected when unsupervised.

c. Halyards: All halyards must be tied away from the mast at all times.

d. Waste Oil: I accept responsibility for all oil discharges related to my vessel. Waste oil may not be discarded into SN provided dumpsters, or anywhere within the Ft. Adams State Park Property.

e. Parking: I understand that parking is prohibited in the dry sail areas. I will park in available, designated parking areas only.

f. Launching Ramp Use: I understand that the ramp and entrance is to be used for launching and retrieval of vessels. I will not rig, derig or park in this area.

g. Dock Use: I understand that docks are provided for temporary use only. I will abide by time limits posted by written notice.

h. All Outside Commercial Labor: Must register upon entering and leaving SN premises and present a certificate of insurance satisfactory to SN prior to the starting of any work. They must also conduct their activities in a safe and clean fashion, leaving SN premises in the same condition as when they arrived. The Boat Owner shall be responsible for all actions or negligence of all outside labor in accordance with item #7 and the Statutory and Common Law of the State of Rhode Island. The SN Manager has FINAL determination on whether to permit commercial labor, and to impose reasonable regulations.

10. COLLECTION: Boat Owner agrees that in the event that any amount due SN is referred to an attorney for collection, he will pay, in addition to interest thereon (at 1.5% per month), and all collection charges including reasonable attorney’s fees.

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