Our Company

America’s Cup Charters, with almost 40 years of experience, is the longest running 12 Meter charter fleet in Newport. When it comes to connecting people with beautifully restored Classic Twelve Meter Class sailing yachts in Newport, RI, no other company comes close. Our almost four decades in business is proof of our ability to deliver an exceptional sailing experience. With our professional and friendly crews, beautifully restored classic yachts and onshore staff who coordinate your unique sailing event – our unmatched experience assures you a successful and memorable event.

America’s Cup Charters represents yachts from the premier era of Corinthian America’s Cup racing: two time America’s Cup winner US-22 Intrepid (’67 & ’70), the 1962 America’s Cup winner US-l7 Weatherly, 1970 contender Heritage, and the vintage beauties 1937 Gleam and Onawa of 1928. Each year our 12 Meter legends receive structural, mechanical and cosmetic upgrades to keep them in their fighting trim. Their ongoing preservation assures the highest level of aesthetics, historical integrity and performance. These yachts were the first 12 Meter sloops to be certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry passengers for hire and continue to be inspected annually by the USCG to meet stringent charter certification and safety standards.

Our company offers:

  • We’re a full charter Company, besides our 12 Meter fleet we offer other Classic Sail and Power yachts for charter.
  • We meet, greet and board our guests from our conveniently located docks in downtown Newport, RI.  
  • We can accommodate 1 special guest or up to 350–there are many options and we excel in planning custom sailing programs.
  • We will customize the charter organizing Crew Gear, Race committee or spectator boats if desired and can provide trophies for regatta winners.
  • With almost 40 years in business–we know the area well. Let us suggest event spaces, dining and lodging to compliment your day of sailing with us; making a world class event for your guests.

Unmatched by programs anywhere else in the world, America’s Cup Charters provides you with America’s Cup style racing, team building and recreational sailing at its very best. Sailing is our business–get onboard with America’s Cup Charters.