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"I would like to offer my thanks and admiration to you for saving such proud and beautiful boats. Your enterprise and hard work in restoring them is a public service."
John Harrison, Westpac Banking Corporation
America's Cup Charters offers the largest fleet of legendary America's Cup 12 Meters in the world. We give our clients a unique Newport experience- sailing their own America’s Cup 12 Meter regatta. For 53 years Newport, Rhode Island was home of the infamous America's Cup – the oldest active trophy in international sport. The history and prestige associated with the America’s Cup are reflected in the fleet of 12 Meter yachts we have available for charter. All of the 12 Meters in our fleet were designed and built specifically for the world's most prestigious sailing event. The America’s Cup attracts the world’s top sailors and yacht designers and is a test not only of sailing skill but also boat design. These yachts were skippered by sailing legends such as Arthur Knapp, Bus Mosbacher, Ted Hood, Bill Ficker, Ted Turner, Lowell North, and Dennis Conner. You too can follow in the footsteps of these infamous sailors and take part in an amazing sailing experience. These 68' 12 Meter class yachts have all been meticulously and lovingly restored, are Coast Guard Certified, and are available for charter. They are centrally located in Newport, RI at our own docks at the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina.
For over 27 years, owners George Hill and Herb Marshall have provided 12 Meter sailing to thousands of people. Their expertise and guidance ensures a "great ride" by all who step on board. For sailing enthusiasts or novices, it's sailing Newport style at its best.
Though we specialize in America's Cup 12 Meter yachts, we also offer other classic sail and power yachts. These classics are perfect client entertaining or family celebrations or to accompany a regatta with the Twelves as spectator boats. Chartering with us is a beautiful way to spend time with friends and family while taking in the sights of scenic Narragansett Bay.
Our fleet is based in Newport, RI, but available for charter along the New England Coast and Long Island Sound to the waters of New York Harbor upon special request. America’s Cup Charters is 12 Meter sailing at its best!
US-17 Weatherly - 1962 America's Cup Winner
US-18 Easterner - 1958 America's Cup Contender
US-19 Nefertiti - 1962 America's Cup Contender
US-21 American Eagle – 1964 Contender and Ted Turner’s infamous ocean racer
US-22 Intrepid - Legendary two-time Winner '67 and '70
US-30 Freedom - 1980 America's Cup Winner