Luxury Yacht Charter New England

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Book a New England yacht charter and discover America’s Northeast Coast, a destination that is rich with culture, early American history, and stunning scenery.

Explore the origins of American boating with a luxury yacht charter in New England, the acknowledged yachting capital of North America. This region, renowned for its rugged coastline and rich maritime history, offers the perfect backdrop for both motor yacht and sailing yacht adventures. Newport, a vibrant city steeped in yachting heritage, and the laid-back East Coast ambiance of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket provide an idyllic setting for your voyage. For those seeking extended charters, the historical charm of Boston and the natural beauty of Maine are must-visit destinations. Aboard a New England yacht charter, you’ll be treated to breathtaking scenery, exquisite cuisine, and a deep dive into America’s rich history.

Explore the Luxurious World of New England Yachting

New England has always been a favored holiday spot, with its appeal now best explored through yacht charters. The region’s allure was established in the 19th century when the elite vacationed in grand mansions, disguised as “summer cottages”. Icons like John F. Kennedy and JD Rockefeller once reveled in the summer bliss of Newport’s sailing scene. Presently, Newport, along with Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, continues to draw celebrities and yachting enthusiasts to its quintessential American summer landscape.

A Mosaic of Cultural Riches and Coastal Splendor

The region is a treasure trove of cultural highlights, offering something for everyone, from stunning landscapes to abundant charm and a wide array of sporting activities. The journey begins in Newport, the global yachting capital and historic venue of the America’s Cup, then sails through to the chic shores of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Along the New England coastline, the journey continues past picturesque clapperboard houses, through the historic cruising grounds to Boston and the rocky coastline of Maine. Here, destinations like Acadia National Park beckon sailing yachts and motor yachts to explore its picturesque islands and sandy beaches.

The Quintessence of New England Yachting

In Maine, the allure of whale watching, the signature lobster roll, and the cultural highlights of quaint coastal towns await. The summer charter season sees a flotilla of the world’s most exquisite superyachts and charter yachts making their way through these iconic cruising grounds. From the thrill of water toys and jet skis in the Long Island Sound to the competitive spirit of a regatta charter during the Vineyard Cup, New England yacht charters offer an unmatched blend of luxury, adventure, and cultural enrichment. Whether you’re sailing through the Atlantic Ocean or mooring in the historic harbors of Newport and Sag Harbor, a yacht charter in New England promises a journey filled with unforgettable experiences, blending the region’s natural beauty, nautical heritage, and luxurious comfort.

Get in contact with a yacht charter broker in New England

Northrop & Johnson is an internationally recognized yacht charter brokerage with global reach. From our offices in Newport Rhode Island, our yacht brokers in New England are perfectly positioned to assist you with creating an incredible vacation on the water in New England. We have access to every luxury crewed yacht for charter from 30-meters plus in New England and boast real-time intelligence on the availability and cruising destinations of the world’s best charter yachts. Contact our yacht brokers in New England or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

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Charter Highlights New England

  • Climb the 75m Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown
  • Visit the Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Take a stroll along the Freedom Trail – a red brick line that winds around Boston’s historic sights
  • Enjoy lunch in the cosmopolitan Harvard Square, Boston
  • Walk along the cliffs of Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard
  • Indulge in the freshest lobster at The Clarke Cooke House, Newport
  • Head to the Castle Inn for the best sunset in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Soak up the sun on New England's picturesque sandy beaches lapped by the Atlantic Ocean

New England Yacht Charter Itinerary

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Yacht Charter New England: FAQs

How much is a New England luxury yacht charter?

Crewed New England yacht charters with Northrop & Johnson start at US$50,000 a week and can rise to more than 1 million for the world’s most luxurious yachts. The cost of a motor yacht or sailing yacht charter will primarily depend on the size of the vessel, the length of the charter, and your cruising itinerary. Northrop & Johnson has access to the best luxury crewed yachts for charter in New England from 30-meters. Contact our team today.

What types of luxury yachts can I rent in New England?

As a sought-after yachting destination, New England boats a superb selection of yachts for charter. Northrop & Johnson has access to the best selection of boats for rent in New England, ranging from US$50,000 to over 1 million per week. Our extensive fleet includes luxury sailing yachts, expedition yachts, motor yachts, and catamarans.

What are the best sailing events in New England?

New England boasts some of the world’s most prestigious sailing events. Newport in Rhode Island is the home of the largest America’s Cup fleet, and as such, is considered a world-class sailing destination. Popular sailing events include:

  • The Newport Classic Yacht Regatta
  • The Eggemoggin Beach Regatta
  • The Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta
  • The Opera House Cup & Nantucket Race Week
  • The Newport Classic Yacht Regatta
  • The Vineyard Cup

If you want to experience the thrill of a New England regatta charter, Northrop & Johnson can help. We have access to an exquisite selection of sailing yachts for charter, including elegant sloops, cutters, and schooners. Contact our team today, and let us help you find your perfect yacht.

Where can I berth my yacht in New England?

New England boasts a superb selection of marinas for both motor yachts and sailing yachts. Some of the best include:

  • Newport Harbour
  • Nantucket Boat Basin
  • Boston Yacht Haven
  • Portland Yacht Services
  • Safe Harbour New England Boatworks
  • Newburyport Harbor Marina
  • Pope’s Island Marina
  • Charlestown Marina

What are the best destinations in New England?

New England boasts a stunning selection of coastal destinations that are well worth dropping anchor in, coupled with wonderful cruising grounds. These include:

  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Nantucket Island
  • The Hamptons
  • Cape Cod
  • The Elizabeth Islands
  • Boston

Is New England good for whale watching?

Yes, New England is a superb whale-watching destination, with these majestic creatures regularly found breaching the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England. The best time to see whales is during the summer months, from June through September, which also coincides with the peak superyacht season. Expect to see finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales.

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