5 Reasons to Charter a Yacht in New England this Summer

A birds-eye view of Newport Harbor. (Photo Credit Onne van der Wal)

This summer, Whisper will be available for charter in New England from late July through Labor Day Weekend. If you are interested in getting a taste of the charter experience onboard and want a chance to tour the luxury yacht and meet its captain and crew, find your favorite broker and head to the Newport Charter Yacht Show. Scheduled from June 22-25, the annual show invites industry professionals and discriminating consumers (attending with brokers) to explore the world of luxury chartering. 

Here are the Newport Charter Yacht's Show's Top Five Reasons to Charter in New England this Summer: 

The 116-foot sloop Whisper will be participating in the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show 

Reason #1: A Yacht for Everyone

Looking for the classic elegance of a sailboat? The modern glamour of a motor yacht? Whatever your preference, there is a charter yacht in New England that fits. Try on the 116-foot sloop Whisper or the 98-foot motoryacht Sima for size at this year’s show.  Compare amenities of 80 footers with those of superyachts from 150 to 225+ feet. All come with the same comforts found at luxury hotels; most are equipped with a variety of water toys, such as jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, dinghies and motorboats; and some boast extra perks such as top-of-the-line entertainment systems, personal gyms, hot tubs and rooftop bars.

Participating yachts at the 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show (Photo Credit: Billy Black) 

Participating yachts at the 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show (Photo Credit: Billy Black) 

Reason #2: Ultimate Summer Destinations

There is no shortage of charming colonial towns and scenic islands gracing New England’s intriguing coast. The region boasts an abundance of historic landmarks and museums for exploring while also offering beautiful beaches, world-class shopping and lively nightlife and entertainment.

Captain and crew of participating yachts have fun alongside show participants during the yacht hop and culinary competitions at the 2014 show

Reason #3: Five-Star Hospitality and a Private Chef

From the moment a charter yacht is booked, its team of highly trained professionals – from the broker to the captain to the crew – begin planning every lavish detail of your preferred vacation. During the Newport Charter Yacht Show, invited guests can immerse themselves in the onboard experience by participating in a festive “Yacht Hop,” where captains and crewmembers entertain onboard their respective yachts, serving signature cocktails and exquisite hors d'oeuvres. And no luxury yacht’s crew is complete without a chef who is available to tailor menus around specific food preferences and dietary restrictions. During the show, the chefs also demonstrate their culinary prowess in a series of much anticipated shore-side competitions.  

Ambiance at newport yachting center during the 2014 newport charter yacht show (PHOTO CREDIT: BILLY BLACK) 

Reason #4: Customized Itinerary

Of course, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to planning the ideal vacation, which is why each individual charter vacation is crafted around the tastes of the guests onboard. Whether one wants to explore the quaint resort islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the bustling cities of Portland and Boston or never leave the comfort of their floating “home,” the yacht’s professionals will customize accordingly, charting a memorable course from one waypoint to the next.

chartering is about guests unplugging and physically detaching from land and life's stresses (photo credit: Billy black) 

Reason #5: Unmatched Experience

In addition to setting up excursions to towns and surrounding islands, charter yacht crews intuitively plan all sorts of bonding activities for both adults and children, from kayaking and fishing to games and sing-alongs. Whether it’s a family vacation, a romantic getaway for two or a reunion with old friends, it’s the attention to details and the crafting of little surprises in between that give guests the ability to unplug and physically detach from land and life’s stresses.

For more information, go to http://www.newportchartershow.com/ or register as a show participant at http://bit.ly/1BuMLKG.