Boasting a rich yachting heritage, New England is the most distinguished choice for a luxury yacht charter vacation. New England cruises can be completed in as little as one week thanks the area’s compact size. Although packed into this region, you will experience a diverse range of cultures, colours, sights and flavours. The yacht charter season in New England runs from May to October.
From the yachting capital of Newport to picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, chic Nantucket and serene Cape Cod to Maine and The Hamptons, this stretch of coastline offers favourable sea conditions, colourful coastal villages and long sandy beaches – with an abundance of characterful towns and villages to explore on land. A New England yacht charter vacation offers sheer diversity combined with the utmost luxury.
Newport, home to the iconic sailing event, the Americas Cup, is a popular starting point for New England yacht charter cruises. This Rhode Island town offers hearty cliff walks and world-famous jazz festivals, historic mansions and the iconic Breakers: New England’s most esteemed summer residence and a paragon of its rich social history. Martha’s Vineyard encapsulates quaint New England charm with its seaside village character, pretty beaches and antiquated buildings, whilst the National Historic District of Nantucket – once a prosperous whaling port – is home to great food and fine wine, with cobbled streets lined with old-fashioned lamps and plenty of museums and exhibits.
Pretty Cape Cod boasts some of the best beaches in New England. Linger over drinks on board your private charter yacht whilst moored in a Cape Cod marina, before alighting ashore for dinner under the stars. The local delicacy, lobster roll, is a must for all visitors here. The proximity of New England’s towns to one another means that yacht charterers can truly immerse themselves in the unique culture and time-honoured traditions of each destination, making full use of this most privileged way of travelling.
Enjoy freshly caught lobster or a bowl of aromatic clam chowder as you motor around the inlets of Maine, choosing between busy, bustling marinas and more secluded inlets as the mood takes you. The Hamptons boast chic little galleries and vintage markets for exploring ashore, plus world-class gourmet dining and a laid-back café culture.