Arizona's Finest Sailing Source ~ Serving Arizona Sailors for 30 Years!
SAILING is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed YEAR ROUND by the entire family. Whether you're sailing along on a stiff breeze or anchored in a secluded cove, fishing off the stern or enjoying a moonlight cruise, there is something in sailing for everyone at every age.
SAILING IN THE DESERT may seem like an oxymoron, but it's true. You can sail in the desert. We're not talking about 'Prairie Schooner' covered wagon going to the California gold rush desert sailing. We have honest to goodness water sailing right here in the Valley of the Sun. Just northwest of Phoenix lies Lake Pleasant, a 10,000 acre man made lake held back by Waddel Dam. The lake is large enough to support two marinas, Pleasant Harbor Marina on the east side and Scorpion Bay on the west. There are a multitude of water sports to choose from at the lake, but our personal favorite is sailing. The lake is a great place to learn to sail as the wind conditions are quite variable and give the student an opportunity to experience a wide range of shifty conditions. If you can sail on Lake Pleasant, then the ocean will be a steady breeze. We have more sunny days here than not, so weather is rarely a factor. It may be a little hot for some at times, but one can always go jump in the lake! While most other parts of the country are packing their boats up for winter, we are just starting our season here in Arizona.
The Sailboat Shop is a one stop parts and service destination for all of your sailing needs. We are located near the south boat-launch ramp on the east side of the lake. The Sailboat Shop is a distributor of new and used boats and and can provide a variety of hull, sail, and motor repairs. We offer a Three Hour Tour sailing experience that can be either an introductory sailing lesson or just a beautiful sunset cruise on board a Catalina 30 sloop. The Sailboat Shop is also an American Sailing Association (ASA) accredited school. If you're looking to learn how to sail, we are the place to go. We are a certified ASA training facility and teach the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Class as well as the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising Class. (Please see Lessons in menu above).
Whether here on vacation or a life long resident of Arizona, for a different desert experience it is hard to beat sailing. Come join us on Lake Pleasant for the unparalleled joy of gliding along silently through the water propelled only by a stiff breeze to the view of a spectacular sunset.
To provide quality products and workmanship enabling our customers to safely enjoy sailing at a fair price.
To continue to build trust from the community as being an honest, knowledgeable, and fair distributor of new and used boats as well as a provider of hull and motor repairs.
To provide our customers with the service that demonstrates that their wants and needs are important to us. We strive to provide a friendly and attentive environment.
We are committed to educating the community on the importance of safety in sailing.