You've found the Bottleport!
US and Intl. Patents Pending


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Hi, you've found the Bottleport, a patent pending hydration solution for small sailboats and other watercraft! I invented the Bottleport after getting tired of losing water bottles over the side of my Laser or having them tangled up in the sheet at the bottom of the cockpit. 

The Bottleport screws into Ronstan 5" inspection ports with the same watertight seal as the original lid. It provides a way to hold a drink container that is totally secure, out of your way and still immediately accessible with one hand...FINALLY.

The Bottleport started shipping Monday October 20, 2008 priced at $29.95.  You can buy it down below and receive FREE  SHIPPING or at your favorite local chandlery.

Here's a review from the popular Proper Course blog:

I'm compiling FAQs for the site and would love to hear your questions and comments. Send them to

Check out this link for more info Bottleport Photos and Features.

Skip to the bottom to buy the Bottleport...


  • Spread the love and join I Love a Bottleport! which is our Facebook group 
  •  Look for the retailers listed below or contact us directly (see below) for your needs. The Bottleport works with a Ronstan 5" deckplate. The perfect package! It also makes a great gift.
  •  Retailers worldwide include APS, IntensitySails, West Coast Sailing, Germany's AquaEquip, Italy and Slovenia's Negri Nautica, Denmark's InSail, Australia's Sail Power Marine, Luxembourg's Pro Emotion Sarl, The Boat Locker in Westport, CT,  the LaserPerformance flagship store in Chicago, Austria's Boot Shop Schueller, Colie Sails Pro Shop in Point Pleasant, NJ, Sailing ProShop in SoCal, Desert Wind Sailboats in AZ, the Dinghy Shop on Long Island, NY and more.  If you are a retailer who would like to carry the Bottleport, shoot me an email at  
  • The variety of boats using the Bottleport keeps expanding.  Bottleports are currently installed on classes including Star, Dragon, Colgate 26, Sunfish, Sea Dog, various Hobie Cats and more.  You can put a Bottleport anywhere you have 9" of clearance beneath it. 
  • The LaserPerformance flagship store in Chicago says the Bottleport "is an excellent complimentary product to ours (the Laser)."
  • Note to Race Committees: As a way to get the word out, I'm happy to donate Bottleports as prizes for your regattas. Contact me at to discuss.
  • BOTTLEPORT TIP: Like any plastic parts, spraying some McLube on the threads of the Bottleport helps it screw down nice and easy into the port.
  • Great news for Aussies and others...The Bottleport fits perfectly into the Ronstan 5" inspection port #PNP97.  I can't explain how or why the Ronstan should have exactly the same thread pattern, size, O-ring, etc. as the Bottleport, but it's good news for countries where the Ronstan is used... Unfortunately it does NOT fit the Nairn inspection port (so says an Aussie who tried it on our behalf).

If you want to buy from this site and receive FREE SHIPPING then read this:

--Free Shipping to U.S. addresses only.

--You must have or install a 5" Ronstan inspection port in your boat to use the Bottleport. 

--I have to charge sales tax when shipping to CA addresses.

--INTERNATIONAL BUYERS I can ship to you but please email us at for a shipping quote.

 If you are good with that, then...


Thanks and good sailing,

Greg Little