America’s Cup Charters is a full-service yacht charter company. We represent distinctive classic sailing and power yachts available for charter out of Newport, RI and along the New England coast. Varnished mahogany, scrubbed teak and gleaming brass accent these beauties.
If you require a spectator yacht for watching the 12’s compete around the racecourse, are planning to host a catered sunset cocktail cruise in Newport, or simply want to enjoy the secluded coves and historic lighthouses of our bay, let us know and we will be happy to use our local knowledge and experience to customize an unforgettable cruise for you. Your success confirms our reputation.
Originally built in 1969 by Beal & Bunker of Cranberry Isle, Maine, Gansett is a traditional 50 foot passenger boat completely rebuilt for comfortable scenic touring. Her classic look features traditional lines with varnished mahogany trim and bronze fittings. The open deck plan, abundant comfortable seating, and modern amenities create a pleasant boating experience for all her guests.
Owner/Captain Zane Randall has combined his years of experience operating classic power and sailing yachts with his love of Narragansett Bay to provide his guests a wonderful experience aboard Gansett. She is Coast Guard certified for 49 passengers with a license Captain and crew. Restored to stunningly good condition, Gansett awaits your arrival for the perfect event!
Rum Runner was originally built for two New Jersey mobsters in 1929 to elude the Coast Guard while speeding cases of “hooch” ashore on moonless nights. This restored Elco Motor Yacht offers guests the unique experience of chartering on an actual prohibition era speedster. The open deck plan and covered seating area in the stern complement charter events that require ease-of-movement around the boat, such as a cocktail cruise for client entertaining. She also makes for a speedy spectator/committee boat when your guests want to catch the 12 Meter racing action. One of Newport’s fastest charter yachts and can accommodate up to 49 guests.
Built in 1926, Mariner lll embodies the elegance and luxury of America’s Golden Age. Rich varnished mahogany, gleaming brass, and handcrafted beveled lead crystal windows from Paris are just some of the gracious details on this classic charter yacht. Great care was taken during her restoration to maintain the integrity of her original design. The fully air-conditioned interior has six guest staterooms, a modern galley and a well-appointed main salon. The spacious sundeck on top is also available with a canopy and full side covers. Mariner lll is ideal for client entertaining, wedding parties, and luxurious overnight cruising. This classic yacht can accommodate up to 90 guests and for a buffet up to 70 guests for a truly unique sit-down dinner. Consider chartering Mariner lll out of Newport, New York or other New England ports.
You can experience the joy of sailing and a memorable perspective of Newport, RI aboard the classic schooner Madeleine. This yacht was specially designed and built in 1991 as a Coast Guard Certified schooner and built to carry up to 49 charter passengers easily and safely through local waters. The wooden decks, cushioned cockpit and spacious seating areas ensure convenience and comfort while sailing through Narragansett Bay.
Adirondack II is a plumb-stemmed gaff rigged schooner with traditional good looks and surprising performance as a result of her modern underbody. She has a large and comfortable cockpit specifically designed for carrying passengers, lots of deck space, and additional seating on the cabin house tops. She is licensed to carry up to 56 passengers. She is a great boat for sailing charters on Narragansett Bay.
Named after Aquidneck or “Rhode” Island, upon which Newport is situated, the schooner is a traditional gaff rigged schooner with a dark blue steel hull. She offers a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience. Her uncluttered decks and broad beam allow guests to move about with ease, and provide a comfortable sail. Teak benches and chair-height cabin tops provide comfortable seating for all. She accommodates up to 49 passengers who are welcomed to take a turn at the helm, help to raise the sails, or just sit back and relax.