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Charters

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Why charter with Zim?

Getting a race ready boat to a big regatta is a logistical nightmare. All you want to do is focus on sailing your best and winning the regatta. Zim charter boats come standard with all the proper race gear used by the top sailors, so you can do just that. We feel that if you charter a top notch boat for a regatta, you should not have to deal with the hassle of bringing parts and rigging from your own boat to make it race ready.

Although it is not always feasible, we make every effort to have the boats off the trailer and masts stepped before our charter customers arrive. Your boat will be available the day before the regatta and will be checked back in after racing on the last day of the event. Pricing is based on boats being available the day prior to the regatta. Earlier arrival may result in an additional fee.

Zim charter boats are available at many of the biggest regattas in North America. If you don't see the event listed that doesn't mean we won't be there. Additionally, Zim boats can be made available upon request at local regattas throughout Rhode Island and New England. Give us a call at 401-237-6117 for more details, or send an email to charters@zimsailing.com.

Opti Charters

Our Optimist charter fleet is new, or like new Z Force Optis.  Your charter includes Zim’s ZForce hull complete with Black Gold or MK4 spars, championship blades, airbags, all lines, all blocks, 2 hand bailers, 1 hand paddle, a Zim dolly, and Zim top cover.  The boat will be available on the morning of the first practice or measurement day and will be clearly marked with the skipper’s name.  Sail, sail ties and wind indicator are not included but all our sails are discounted 10% for charter customers. We offer J Sails, One Sails and Olympic.  Contact us to determine the right sail for you.  We will have it numbered and awaiting your arrival. 

Z Force Opti hull only charter - $300

Z Force Opti with blades or spars - $350

Z Force Opti with blades and spars - $400 

To reserve an Opti charter simply fill out our charter agreement form and email it to charters@zimsailing.com. Once we receive your form we will be in touch to confirm your charter. 

420 Charters

Our Club 420 charter fleet is new, or like new Zim zforce Club 420s. Your charter includes; a Zforce C420 complete with race ready line package, rudder, tiller, and Zim dolly. The charter does not include sails, but we do offer a discounted rate on new sails. Contact us for further details.

Zforce C420 Charter - $1,050

C420 Sails are all discounted 15% for our charter customers including new North Mainsails, Jibs, and Spinnakers in your choice of color/pattern. 

To reserve a 420 charter simply fill out our charter agreement form and email it to charters@zimsailing.com. Once we receive your form we will be in touch to confirm your charter. 

ILCA Charters

Our ILCA charter fleet is new, or like new.  Your charter includes: the hull, aluminum spars & dolly.  We will have it numbered and awaiting your arrival. The boat will be available the day before the regatta and will be clearly marked with the skipper’s name on the dolly and boat.

You must bring your own line kits.  Foils, carbon sections, and sails are available at an additional cost. All our sails are discounted 10% for charter customers to purchase. We offer North (ILCA 4, 6 & 7), Hyde (ILCA 4, 6 & 7), and Neil Pryde (ILCA 7).  Contact us to determine the right sail for you. 

ILCA  hull and spars– $675

ILCA  hull, spars, and foils– $925

ILCA  hull and Carbon spars (Upper and/or Lower 6 for $200 ea.)– $1,075

To reserve an ILCA charter, simply fill out charter agreement form and email it to charters@zimsailing.com. Once we receive your form we will be in touch to confirm your charter. Your charter is not reserved or final until you have received a returned confirmation email. 

RS Aero Charters

Our Aero charter fleet is new, or like new. Your charter includes: Aero hull, 1 choice of lower section, dolly, blades, and all rigging. We will provide foil bags, spar bag and top cover. Your boat will be available the day before the regatta and will be clearly marked with your name. Note: blades will be carefully inspected for damage.

RS Aero Charter Hull Only- $675

RS Aero Charter with sail - $875

+ $250 for an Additional lower section and corresponding sail (5, 7, or, 9)

All our sails are available to purchase at an additional 10% discount for our charter customers. We offer North Sails for the 5, 7, and 9.  Contact us to determine the right size for you. 

To reserve an Aero charter simply fill out our charter agreement form and email it to charters@zimsailing.com. Once we receive your form, we will be in touch to confirm your charter.