Sausalito Community Boating Center is currently in development phase of the project, preparing our site at Cass Gidley Marina, and readying our fleet of traditional wooden sail and rowboats to be used for education and rental.


Our current priority is to fund Phase I of our Site Renovation.  We call this our “Access” Phase – which will allow us to access the water, have ADA compliance, and begin activity at the site.  We hope to have our permits in place and be able to begin construction Winter 2017/2018 – so that we may be on the water with limited programming by Spring 2018.   This Phase I is estimated at $120,000 in total, and includes the following items with current estimated costs:

Phase I “Access”

Construction of abutment $15,000
Construction of ADA gangway55,000
Dock finishing/outfitting 10,000
Related engineering/permits30,000


Other funding requirements prior to full operation:

Site renovation Phase II “Complete Site”40,000
Fleet renovation & safety equipment55,000
Start up operating expenses until revenue-generating activities kick in100,000


Total estimated required funding prior to full operation$305,000



SCBC’s approach and youth programming will be modeled after successful community boating centers around the country, and the Teaching With Small Boats Association (TWSBA) principles.   SCBC will implement a fee-for-service program to ensure our operating budget is sustainable and fully dependent on continuous fundraising.  Revenue from boat rentals, skippered charters, and charter landing fees will supplement youth programs.  Fundraising initiatives and grants will continue to fund special programs.  We hope to enjoy a strong core of volunteer boat builders and students to help maintain our fleet through classes and work-for-use programs.  Annual events such as our popular Herring Festival will continue to generate awareness and income.  Strategic partnerships within the community, such as that which we enjoy with Spaulding Marine Center, The Bay Model and others, will help to efficiently expand our scope of services.