A New England yacht charter is popular with the jet-set for good reason. Synonymous with sailing and superyachting, with six spectacular states crammed full of history, culture and a patchwork of beautiful scenery all in one cruising area, there are cruising grounds in New England to suit every taste. It is one of the best yacht charter destinations in the world to experience a combination of modern metropolitan cities, picturesque islands and adventurous offshore activities amongst an atmosphere of bonefide yachting heritage. Simply put, a yacht rental in New England never disappoints.
In addition to the natural beauty and variety of cultural highlights on offer throughout New England, it also plays host to a number of world-renowned events on the yachting and social calendars. It is possibly most famous as the home of the prestigious America's Cup which each year brings together the world’s best sailing yachts for one of the most challenging and exhilarating race courses in the industry. For sailing yacht enthusiasts this can create a unique opportunity to take part in a regatta charter or just attend the event and soak up the fantastic atmosphere.
In terms of charter itineraries in New England, the cruising grounds are usually divided into two areas: southern New England and Maine. Southern New England is home to some of the most famous yachting destinations in the world, with many charters starting out Newport, Rhode Island. Widely considered the yachting capital of the world, this stunning region has long attracted the SuperyachtSet to its shores and is great place to enjoy world-class restaurants and bars, as well as the host of idyllic coves and bays peppered along the coast.
In contrast, the rocky coastline of Maine boasts an iconic mix of scenery comprising of towering lighthouses, off-lying islets and seaside villages backed by mountains. From touring the Connecticut vineyards to enjoying freshly-caught lobster in one of the charming seafood restaurants, this a place where charter guests can really relax into life at sea.
If you are planning your first New England yacht charter, you’ll find that your superyacht captain or charter broker will have the best advice on how to enjoy the best aspects of the region. This is the time to lean on their extensive expertise!
Your broker will also need plenty of time to tailor an itinerary to suit you, and enough time to book ahead for the nights you wish to spend in marinas. We recommend booking up to 3 months in advance to give your yacht charter broker the optimum time to organise everything down to the last detail.
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