Northrop & Johnson in Newport

Are you looking for a Yacht Brokerage in Newport, Rhode Island?

N&J's Newport yacht brokerage is here to assist with all your yachting needs. Our full-service offering includes sales, charter, and management, providing yacht owners with complete peace of mind that their needs will be met throughout their yachting journey. We are trusted by the world's most discerning yachting enthusiasts for our honesty and transparency.

    Why choose N&J's yacht brokerage in Newport, Rhode Island?

  • Situated in New England's most historic yachting center
  • Conveniently located near New York City, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
  • Newport is the sailing capital of the world - home to numerous, globally recognized racing regattas
  • Home to America's 'Gilded Age' including historic mansions along the sea
  • Offering outstanding access to service and haul-out facilities
  • Newport hosts 60 international and local regattas every year
  • Newport shipyard nearby has a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for selling and buying yachts
  • The exciting Newport Boat Show takes place every September
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Certified and experienced yacht brokers in the New England region

Our New England yacht brokers are fully certified and bonded, offering one of the best teams to fulfill all your boating needs in New England and globally. Our international team has been handpicked for their industry intelligence, passion for boating, and global connection in all areas of yachting. If you are seeking to buy a boat, charter a yacht, or require expert yacht management, trust the N&J team of certified and bonded brokers.

360-degree yachting services in N&J's Rhode Island yacht brokerage

N&J's 360-degree yachting services are designed to remove any pain points throughout your yachting journey, enabling you to truly enjoy your time at sea. Our downtown Newport office, along Long Wharf Mall, is strategically located in what is considered the birthplace of yachting in America. Newport is home to the famed America's Cup, as well as iconic destinations such as America's Cup Avenue and Christie's Landing.

Boats & yachts for sale in Newport, RI

Northrop & Johnson’s Newport Rhode Island brokerage has access to every yacht on the planet over 30 meters, including the finest boats along the west coast and those that are not publicly listed. Whether you wish to acquire a sailing boat, expedition vessel, fishing yacht, or motorboat, our sales brokers will listen to your needs and then connect you with a selection of vessels that meet your requirements. We offer transparent and honest advice, removing pain points to ensure the yacht acquisition process is indulgently fun.

Why are some yachts not for sale in US waters?

Some yachts are not for sale in US waters because of a 1908 US law that prevents the sales of foreign-flagged boats to US citizens when the vessel is in US waters. Working with an experienced US yacht broker will ensure you expertly navigate and do not fall foul of US law when you purchase a boat. N&J's offices are conveniently located near the Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard, a full-service marina, and shipyard, which has a free trade zone for yacht sales. It is the only FTZ in the US outside of Florida. The FTZ allows foreign-flagged ships to be bought and sold to US citizens. If you want to sell or buy a boat, contact N&J.

What is the lifespan of a yacht?

The lifespan of a yacht depends on several factors, including the type of vessel, the shipbuilder, its use, and the maintenance schedule. The world's finest boats that are well maintained can give decades of worry-free service.

How much is it to charter a boat in Rhode Island?

You can charter a boat in Rhode Island from approximately US$50,000 per week, plus additional fees, including provisioning, crew tips, fuel, and mooring costs. The charter cost will depend on the size of the vessel and whether you are chartering at peak times of the year. We have access to every yacht for charter globally, with some that charter for more than $2 million per week, including the very best boats in Rhode Island.

How is Rhode Island for sailing?

Rhode Island is considered the sailing capital of the world, renowned for its rich sailing history, thanks to its open waters and near-constant breezes. Rhode Island hosts 60 international and local regattas every year, including the iconic America's Cup, the Newport Bermuda Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, and the Candy Store Cup. Sailing activity is focused around Newport, including Narragansett Bay, where the sport dates back to the 18th century. The elegant town of Newport boasts a scenic waterfront, boutiques, bars, and restaurants, providing an elegant backdrop to a day on the water.

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