Become a member by paying the once off club joining fee of $495.
Choose your boat
Choose your membership level, for either Boatlife 5 or Boatlife 6
Book your induction
Get inducted by Boatlife Society training team. If you are an experienced boatie, this will be 2 hours, for new boaters we can arrange comprehensive training.
Make a booking for a boat on the Hawkesbury at Akuna Bay or on Sydney Harbour at Rozelle.
Boatlife Society is the boat club for people who want all the fun and freedom of boatlife, without the hassle of owning a boat.
As a member, you’ll enjoy access to your boat with full marina facilities at our two locations – Sydney Boathouse in Rozelle (just minutes from the CBD) and Akuna Bay on the Hawkesbury River.
It’s easy to get on the water - you simply pre-book your boat, arrive at the marina to find it waiting for you, load your gear and go have fun! The boat is yours for the day – there’s no time restrictions, just return to the dock by the end of the day.
When you join Boatlife Society, you become part of the club community and part of the broader marina communities, plus you gain access to friendly, expert advice.
We provide a full induction to your boat so you’re familiar and comfortable with how it operates.
If you need to get your boat licence, we can connect you with licence training courses. If you want some on-water boat handling and navigation lessons or just want to improve or refresh your skills, our friends at Boatwise can help out.
It’s easy to join Boatlife Society – start by filling out the membership inquiry form here
How many people can go on the boats?
Our 5m centre console Boatlife 5 can carry up to 6 Adults. Boatlife 6 has the same capacity but is more spacious being 6m long.
What engines do the boats have?
Boatlife 6 is powered by a 150hp outboard engine and Boatlife 5 has 115hp.
How do you ensure there is enough capacity?
We never oversubscribe our membership prior to making additional vessels available. We always ensure there is surplus capacity.
What's required when I bring a boat back after a day's use?
We detail and clean the vessels periodically. You are required to give the vessel a hose down with fresh water and ensure the vessel is free from debris like sand and rubbish.
What if I damage a vessel?
A fair use policy applies. Damage and defects through the course of responsible usage are taken care of. Damage resulting from negligence may result in a $500 fee to cover the insurance excess.
Can Memberships be shared?
Generally speaking, unless on a Corporate Membership; no! There are exceptions made from time to time for immediate family members wishing to share. Talk to us about your circumstances.
Are children's life jackets onboard the vessel?
No. We suggest purchase of good fitting, quality children's life jackets. Children's jackets can be purchased from the Club at wholesale cost.
Which payment methods do you accept?
Boatlife Society membership joining fees are paid when joining by Credit Card or EFT.
The monthly subscription fees can be paid by direct debit or credit card. A discount is applied for subscriptions paid annually in advance.
Must I have experience with skippering a boat?
Our members can be first-timers or experienced boaters. The boat club can facilitate boat license training and qualification courses.
All new members have welcome to boatlife induction training sessions with an experienced skipper to help them learn everything about safe boat handling and operating with confidence.
Each Boatlife Society membership package comes with 240 points.
If you pay annually upfront you get all 240 points at once. If you pay by the monthly (with a 12 month commitment) you get 20 points per month which accrue for use during the 12 month period.
The number of days you can go boating depends on how you use your points. The number of points required for a days use is weighted by season and day of the week.
These days are measured as weekdays or weekend days and there are two Seasons:
Normal Season (April to October)
Summer Season (November to March)
As you book your days to go boating, you can decide how to use your allocated points.
1 x Normal Season Weekday = 10 points
1 x Summer Season Weekend day = 20 points.
For example, each membership gets 240 points - you can decide how to use those points across weekdays and weekends in Normal or Summer Seasons.
If you went boating on 6 Summer Weekend days and 6 Normal Season Weekdays, you’d use 180 of your available 240 points.
If you are on a monthly membership and do not use a boat in April, May and June you will have 60 points accrued for use when you want to go boating.
It’s up to you how to use your points.
You can also purchase additional points at a pro-rata rate