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Members in the Pinnacle Yachts fractional leasing program have the pleasure of cruising a magnificent new Sea Ray Powerboat or Jeanneau Sailboat in local waters without the cost and obligation of ownership.

Pinnacle Members Enjoy:

  • No Mortgage - No Down Payment - No Maintenance Costs
  • A Single-Season Lease That Covers Every Expense
  • Day, Weekend and Week Long Cruising In Local Waters
  • Power and Sail Instruction By USCG Licenced Masters
  • Concierge and Professional Captain Services

For a reasonable annual lease fee, Pinnacle Members have season-long access to a sail or power yacht valued as much as $600,000.

The Pinnacle Fleet is comprised of sail and power yachts by acclaimed builders Sea Ray and Jeanneau. These are high-end yachts that sport sleek, fast hull designs, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and finely appointed interiors.

With private, day-to-day use of their yacht, Members may cruise for a week, get away for several days, or head-out for a few hours.

Pinnacle offers sailing lessons and powerboat lessons for Members new to yachting or who wish to enhance their skills prior to taking the helm on their own.

For Members that would like to focus on family, friends and business associates, Pinnacle offers USCG Licensed Captains and Concierge Services for easy entertaining aboard your yacht.

Pinnacle Members are an astute and fun group, mostly in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs, financial professionals, physicians, attorneys, management consultants, government officials, educators, contractors, and real estate developers. Most could own their own boat but choose Pinnacle instead for convenience and camaraderie moreso than financial reasons.

With hundreds of delighted Members, Pinnacle Yachts is the world's most successful shared yacht leasing organization. Since our inception in 1998, our fleet has been entirely sold-out each and every season.

Given the popularity of the program, it is best to act well in advance of the season to secure a share.

We invite you to join us!


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"I have been in a sailing club and a power boat club, and have used charter boat rental companies in Chicago numerous times. Pinnacle Yachts is radically different. As a member you are one of only a few people who lease the boat and sail it privately all season. The boats are built by Sea Ray and Jeanneau, two luxury brands, are in perfect condition and loaded to the hilt. But most impressive is Pinnacle's scheduling software which avoids the "not-available" problem that boat clubs have because of their first-come nature."

Peter F.
Chicago, Illinois