A Sneak Preview of the Newport Charter Yacht Show 2015

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is coming up soon, June 22-25, 2015, in Newport, Rhode Island and we are excited to see all wonderful yachts that are available for charter this summer in New England.  This is a great industry only show where we get a chance to see the yachts, meet the crews and see what they do while on charter so we can present them to our client with the utmost confidence.  We are looking forward to presenting our clients with the best crewed motor yacht charter for the summer!

The sunset over Newport, Rhode Island

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5 Top Things to Do While in New England this summer!

With summer vacations fast approaching, now is the perfect time to consider a New England yacht charter.  This is a perfect place to cruise with family and friends, enjoying what sumer has to offer in New England.  So, we’ve come up with some of our top five things to do when in New England – obviously there are plenty, but we can’t give all the secrets away, can we?!

The Breakers – Newport, RI

The BreakersA symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in the turn of the century, The Breakers is  the grandest of Newports summer “cottages”. Built in 1983 as the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbuilt II, The Breakers sits on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. An international team of craftsmen and artisans were brought together to build this 70 room palazzo in its Italian Renaissance style, inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin.
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It’s Time for Posh Newport, Rhode Island – the Sailing Capital of the World!

If you are looking for a different and upscale experience, then a charter from Newport, Rhode Island, U.S., is the perfect choice for your next sailing adventure. Famous as a New England summer resort and home of the prominent Newport Mansions, it was also the site of some of the ‘Summer White Houses’ during the administrations of  Presidents Dwight D Eisenhower and John F Kennedy.


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SAFIRA – Eco-friendly and Excellent Gastronomy!

Following the Newport Charter Show last week Allison has returned to our offices raving about SAFIRA. A striking yacht from Newcastle Marine, her environmentally friendly credentials put the rest of the market to shame. This isn’t the only thing that gets put to shame, Allison said her crew were the most enthusiastic in the show, welcoming and hospitable for all visitors and clearing full of pride showing guests round this exciting yacht.

SAFIRASAFIRA4The lunch on board was “the best in show” and a fantastically inventive creation from award-winning chef, Tracey. Her eco-friendly credentials expand beyond her design, with local fresh produce prepared such as the beautiful main of Rhode Island Striped Sea Bass.


During the show the knowledgable crew were speaking about the brilliant technology that makes SAFIRA an absolute one-off on the charter market. Her twin engines are able to run on 15% biodiesel, her azipod twin-propulsion system meaning 20% more efficiency that conventional shafts and dynamic positioning meaning in environmentally delicate areas you don’t have to drop the anchor and risk damaging valuable wildlife below. Even the spacious Hunt Harrier tender has an efficient Volvo engine running at 30 knots and burning just 9 gallons of fuel per hour. Recycled products, extending to the rubber flooring in certain areas, are used throughout where possible.


As well as all this, SAFIRA is offering an amazing special rate of just $100,000 per week this summer in New England. With her enthusiastic and welcoming crew, extensive toy list and environmentally friendly features she’s the ultimate feel-good yachting experience. Contact us today for more information!

The International Multihull Boat Show 2014 – Showcasing the Best of the Catamaran Industry

Catamarans provide the best of both worlds. Combining the joy and grace of sailing with the space and luxury of a super yacht, there are few things better than lying on the trapeze of a gliding cat while the sea rushes beneath you. If the thought of this appeals to you, some of the finest cats in the world will be available for you to feast your eyes upon at The International Multihull Boat Show in Montpellier from 23rd to 27th April.


MAVERICK, a beautiful Sunreef 70 is one of the finest examples of crewed catamarans. With a beam of over 10 metres, she is indulgently spacious both on deck and inside, not to mention that she looks utterly majestic under sail.


Simply decorated but with a splash of colour, the salon is wonderfully elegant and comfortable. With natural light streaming in through large windows on all sides, there is a light and refreshing atmosphere on board.


Pass through the glass doors to the stern and you will find yourself on the stunning aft deck. Whether you are sipping a cocktail with friends in the evening or dining al fresco while the sea breeze brushes through your hair, you will feel totally at ease out here.


The forward deck is where many catamarans come into their own and MAVERICK is no exception. Lazy afternoons will melt away while you lie back and soak up the sun in this vast space. Lie back with a book on the luxuriously comfortable sun pad or spread out on one of the two trampolines, there is plenty of space for friends and family alike to relax and escape the real world.

forward deck

MAVERICK is available to charter in the BVI, The Bahamas and New England. If you are interested in chartering her, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Boatbookings team.