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BOATING SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL COACHING & BOAT CARE

 

Josh Saltmarsh, also know as “Foster”, is a lifelong sailor and water sports enthusiast. He grew up in the Beverly Yacht Club junior sailing program, where he both sailed and coached. He then went to college at Roger Williams University where he was a senior captain of the sailing team, and they were team racing national champions. During college he spent summers coaching the 420 fleet race & team racing teams at the Hyannis Yacht Club. Since college has been the P.R.O. at the Manhattan yacht club, and worked with the Paralympic Sonar sailing team as a coach and training partner.

Josh currently coaches adult keelboat sailing at the Edgartown Yacht Club and maintains a number of J70's, Rhodes 19s, and H12 Herreshoffs in Edgartown harbor. Known for his calm and methodical coaching style, he is a popular choice for all levels of sailors, in a variety of boats. Book him as your private coach today!

Previous experience with:

  • J70’s

  • J22’s

  • J24’s

  • Shields

  • H12 HERRESHOFFs

  • Marshall Catboats

  • AND A VARIETY OF LARGER VESSELS

  • Opti’s

  • Lasers

  • 420’s

  • Rhodes 19s

  • Sonars

  • Colgate 26’s

  • Kiteboards & Foilboards

Hourly Coaching $100/hour

+ EXPENSES

  • 1 – 3 STUDENTS

  • 2 HOUR MINIMUM

  • COACHING FROM ON BOARD OR A MOTORBOAT


Coaching
Day Rate $350/day

+ EXPENSES

  • 1 – 2 BOATS

  • UP TO 8 HOURS / DAY

  • COACHING FROM ON BOARD OR A MOTORBOAT


  • UNLIMITED BOATS

  • RACING ANALYSIS or TOPIC SPECIFIC CLINICS

  • UP TO 8 HOURS / DAY

  • COACHING FROM A MOTORBOAT

Group Coaching
$500/day

+ EXPENSES


Professional Sailing Crew $250/day

+ EXPENSES

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE AS:

  • HELMSMAN

  • TACTICIAN

  • TRIMMER

  • DELIVERY CAPITAN


  • RIG TUNING

  • HARDWARE INSTALLATION & REPLACEMENT

  • RUNNING RIGGING INSTALLATION & MODIFICATION

Rigging
$100/hour

+ MATERIALS & EXPENSES

BOSTON WHALER CHARTERS

Charter a 17' Boston Whaler Outrage. It comes equipped with a four stroke, fuel injected, 115hp Yamaha, Garmin chartplotter & fishfinder, VHF radio, and 72 liter cooler. It can take up to six passengers and is available to charter out of any of the harbors on Martha's Vineyard. This is the perfect boat to explore Cape Pogue, cruise Edgartown harbor, fish in Vineyard Sound, or take the family tubing!

Not a confident driver? Ask about lessons, or hire one of our experienced boat captains!

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HALF DAY CHARTER - $349

A four hour charter out of Edgartown Harbor. 

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ONE DAY CHARTER - $499

An eight hour charter out of Edgartown or Vineyard Haven. OR take the boat by land and launch on your own.

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ONE WEEK CHARTER | $1999

A one week charter at the location of your choosing. Overnight mooring rentals are available for an additional fee. 

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Terms & Conditions

  • Fishing is allowed, as boats are equipped with rod holders, but guests must bring their own fishing equipment.

  • Tow-behind sports are allowed, and a tow line is provided. Please bring your own, board, skis, or tube.

  • 4 adult life jackets are provided. Please note that the USCG requires each person to have a wearable life jacket. Additional lifejackets are sometimes available by request.

  • No alcohol allowed on board the vessel.

  • The vessel is only to be operated during daylight hours.

  • Some powerboat experience is required. Instruction is available upon request, for an additional fee.

  • The boat should be returned fully fueled and clean. A fee of up to $250 will be assessed if the boat is returned dirty. If the boat is not refueled, a $50 fee will be assessed, plus the price of the fuel.

  • If the boat is returned later than the agreed return time, a fee of $100 per hour will be assessed.

  • Renters must be at least 25 years old, and show ID at the time of the rental.

  • A damage deposit is required prior to departure and must be made on a pre-authorized card or in cash at time of rental. This deposit will be refunded within three days of when the boat is returned undamaged.

  • Renters are responsible for any and all damage to the vessel while in his/her possession. If damage occurs, all repairs will be performed by Martha's Vineyard Shipyard or Prime Marina.

  • In addition to the cost of any damages, we reserve the right to charge up to $1000 for loss of use on future rentals if the boat goes out of service because of damage caused while in your possession.

  • Cancellations outside of 7 days are eligible for full refund. Cancellations between 2 and 7 days are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two days prior to the rental.

  • In the case of a small craft advisory, heavy rain, or lighting, you may reschedule your reservation at no cost. There will be no partial refunds on weeklong rentals.

  • Foster International DOES NOT offer insurance for damage to the boat. You may be covered under your homeowners insurance policy. Please check with your insurance agent about adding a rental damage rider to your homeowners policy if you are not already covered.

  • Foster International is not responsible for any damage, personal injuries, or for any fines incurred while you are in possession of the boat.

  • A 6.25% Commonwealth of Massachusetts Use Tax will be collected for each rental.

Updated 9/1/2018. Please refer to your rental contract for the most up to date terms & conditions.

Contact Me

Send me a message and I will get back to you shortly. Cheers!

 

OFFICE: +1 617.784.1221

CELL: +1 508.627.0209

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Edgartown, MA