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Captain your own boat for half a day! We have a large fleet of Sonar 23's available for rent. Conveniently moored in Echo Bay, our boats are just a quick launch from the New Rochelle Marina. Within seconds you are in the wide-open Long Island Sound! Throughout the summer months, the Sound is usually graced with a steady breeze blowing east.


Weekdays: $135

Weekends: $195


Each rental is half a day

Morning: 9:00am - 1:00 pm

Afternoon: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Our Boats

We have a large fleet of Sonar 23's available to rent. This 7 m (23 ft) one-design keelboat for up to six people. It is Bermuda-rigged, with a large mainsail and a 100% jib. The class is recognized by the International Sailing Federation.


The Sonar was designed in 1979 by Bruce Kirby, designer of the popular Laser dinghy. Since then, over 800 boats have been built. Most of the fleet is in the USA, with smaller fleets in Canada and Europe.

The Sonar showcased disabled sailing at the 1996 Paralympic Games. She has been the three-person keelboat at every subsequent Paralympics. The Sonar is well suited for disabled sailing because of its large open cockpit making adaptations easy.

Our fleet has been slightly modified to better suit our rentals and lessons. Each boat has a furling jib, double reefing mainsail, and simpler rigging.

Important Info

1. All boats are moored in the harbor and Port Sailing provides launch service to all boats. Rentals do not have engines and all skippers must be able to sail off and back onto the moorings safely. 


2.  All rentals are limited to sail boundaries listed in every agreement. See HERE for a detailed map.

3. Practice sails are only available for AM reservations


  • Captain must hold an ASA 101 certification or have prior sailing experience on similar boats

  • All parties must be groups of two or larger – we do not rent boats to solo sailors

What To Bring

  • Water

  • Sunscreen 

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Life jacket (USCG Type III) – we provide if you don't have

  • Rain jacket 

  • Anything else you may need to be outside for several hours


We provide all safety equipment for sailing, including a USCG-certified Type III life jacket and an emergency whistle. Sailing can be dangerous due to the nature of being on the water. No pets or children under the age of four are allowed onboard any rental for safety reasons.  Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited on all Port Sailing boats.

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