5 Reasons to charter a yacht in Newport this summer

A yacht charter from Newport offers some of the best cruising grounds in the USA. This sailing area and itinerary offers over 400 miles of beautiful coastline, reliable sailing conditions, interesting cities to explore and a rich history. Try a Newport yacht charter for a city sailing break with Boatbookings.

1-Visit The Hamptons

A yacht is the only way to arrive at The Hamptons this summer. Sail to the Hamptons to enjoy some of the best bars, restaurants and boutiques in the US. The Hamptons is different to the rest of the itinerary and provides a sense of glamour. If you charter for a week this will be the furthest point on the itinerary however if you charter for a whole week this will be your last stop before entering New York!

2- Explore the maritime history of the US

The best part of the sailing itinerary from Newport is discovering cities in in the US that retain a maritime vibe and a sense of passion for the water amongst the community beliefs. For example, villages on Martha’s Vineyard consist of historic buildings named after seafaring owners. You will have the chance to visit a yacht cub in almost every location and the locals will love to tell you about their cultural heritage!

3- Hikes

Hikes and nature can be a large part of this itinerary. The best places to visit for hikes and nature are at Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge on Chippaquiddick, . This itinerary has many different hikes and great places to lose yourself if you’re up for invigorating, scenic hikes.

Whale and bird watching

Nature and beauty dominates the area. The natural beauty is highlighted by the protected species that are both on and offshore. Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge centre on Chappaquiddick Island,  Nantucket Conservation Foundation which owns more than 7,700 acres of land for you to explore and lastly the beautiful island of Cuttyhuck which profits from a great fishing area!

Lighthouses, beaches and leaf lined streets

Most stops of the itinerary include miles of protected beaches, lighthouses and spectacular sunset views. Beaches to visit include Lighthouse Beach, off the entrance to Edgartown. Some of the most beautiful sunsets are backed by a lighthouse and provide spectacular evenings onboard.

Sail into New York City on a 14 day itinerary

A two week sailing itinerary can take you to New York. This itinerary provides the perfect blend of city and nature sailing locations to visit. If you want to see New York from afar then this itinerary is definitely the one for you.

Note that some of the places along the itinerary such as Cuttyhuck are dry-islands so be prepared to bring your own alcohol if you wish to have a drink onboard!

Contact one of the Boatbookings brokers to find out more about a yacht charter from Newport this summer!

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!