Intelligent Sailing
St. Petersburg, Central West Florida
(727) 688-3007 |

Join us in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and the gorgeous Tampa Bay for private, one-on-one instruction on our new luxury sailing yachts – everything from a basic “fun day” cruise, to advanced training and certifications with our ASA-certified instructors. We also offer our “Intelligent Sailing Yacht Club Membership” – which allows you to not only learn to sail on one of our yachts, but also allows you to reserve the yacht and use it as if it were your very own, without the hassle of maintenance, insurance, and marina fees.

The Intelligent Sailing fleet consists of young, impeccably maintained yachts ranging from 33 to 50 feet, fully appointed with a minimum of two cabins, Air Conditioning, Generators, Refrigerator/Freezer, Apple TV, BOSE surround sound, fresh-water electric heads, and more!

Intelligent Sailing is located in the exclusive Harborage Marina in downtown St. Petersburg, with luxury amenities – such as the only Mega-Yacht slips on Florida’s West Coast, a grilling area, swimming pool, lounge, showers, and laundry facilities – the Harborage Marina is the premier location for all of your sailing dreams! An easy walk to downtown St. Pete for all of the action, or a short drive over to the nation’s top beaches! Everything is in reach. We can sail in the Gulf of Mexico out of Clearwater Beach, or in the huge and protected Tampa Bay out of St. Petersburg.
Intelligent Sailing also has a full-service private and luxurious clubhouse available, upon request, for any out-of-the-water private events – such as corporate events, dinners, birthdays, weddings, and anything else you could imagine. With complete concierge, we can arrange for the yacht or Club House to be stocked and provisioned with anything you may desire. Anything from your favourite food and drink, to linens, marine gear, water toys, and much more.

Among other things, at Intelligent Sailing we offer our “Yacht Club Membership Program” – which allows you to use our yachts as if they were your own. We also offer private cruises, beginner “learn to sail” classes, Corporate and team-building events, special events – such as weddings, etc. – charters, overnight stays and excursions, as well as a variety of ASA Sailing Certification Courses. In addition to this, we are also dealers for Elan yachts, and we are affiliated with brokerages in St. Petersburg and in St. Augustine – we are able to make your sailing dream come true: everything from learning to sail, to making the leap and purchasing your yacht. And in between? Become an Intelligent Sailing Yacht Club member and gain the confidence you need to sail large cruisers.
Tampa Bay is booming, and downtown St. Petersburg makes for the ideal location to experience everything the area has to offer. Don’t settle for simple, and don’t waste your time – join us at Intelligent Sailing!

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Available

  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Intelligent Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • After 9 years as a member of Intelligent Sailing, I've fulfilled personal goals of gaining confidence in my sailing abilities. The Owners/Managers/fellow members of IS have become good friends and meet ALL my expectations. [read more]

    David - Intelligent Sailing

  • I have been sailing with Marty more times than I can count on each of their fleet boats. They are all meticulously maintained, great looking boats. [read more]

    Trey - Intelligent Sailing

  • Marty and Danny were truly amazing during my entire experience. They were helpful, kind, professional, and very knowledgeable on everything.[read more]

    Payton - Intelligent Sailing

Contact Information

Intelligent Sailing

Address 1110 3rd Street SouthSt. PetersburgFL33701USA
Phone (727) 688-3007

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