What Will Yacht Charter Vacations Look Like in Summer 2020?

The Ease of An Adventure At Home

While the current coronavirus travel restrictions may have us all anchored at home for the moment, there’s no reason we can’t remain optimistic for the months ahead and start envisioning what our summer 2020 yacht charter vacation plans could look like.

Although there is still some uncertainty surrounding the upcoming yachting season, one thing we know for sure is that it will be unlike any other. Where the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean were once the summer’s major drawcard, international travel restrictions could see US-based travelers exploring a little closer to home this year.

In light of this, New England’s luxury yacht charter business is well positioned to experience a potential boom in the coming months. There has already been a surge in the number of yachts announcing their intentions to call the region home for the season – and we currently have seven yachts available, ranging in size from 63’ up to 164’.

So, if you’re dreaming of setting sail on a luxury yacht charter this summer, 2020 could be a great year to rediscover the beauty of your own backyard and celebrate all the local yachting gems New England has to offer.

Enjoy the Ease of an Adventure at Home

It’s no secret that there are plenty of stunning yachting destinations this side of the Atlantic, but beautiful sights aside, there are also a number of other benefits to consider when planning your summer yacht charter vacation in the New England region.

Choosing to charter out of New England this summer will not only help to limit unnecessary travel by commercial airplane, but will also reduce your exposure to crowds and public spaces. As more private planes will likely be available for charter within the US, those with access to private aviation can enjoy the ease of landing at Quonset State Airport, located just 17 miles from the region’s main charter hub, Newport Marina. Those who live closer to the New York-to-Boston corridor can also safely drive directly to the marina without coming into contact with anyone outside of their immediate travel party.

Keeping your yacht charter plans within North America this summer will also grant you some added security and peace of mind. Should you need to cut your trip short due to unforeseen circumstances or health reasons, you will be much closer to the comforts of home and medical access.

A Safer Way to Travel

As social distancing measures are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future, private yacht charters will certainly be one of the safest ways to travel during the months ahead.

All yachts are required to meet the highest standards of safety and hygiene, and all crew members are fully trained in professional cleaning and sanitization practices, so you can ensure the health of you and your loved ones is protected at all times during your charter.

With limited crew numbers and a spacious setting onboard, luxury yacht charters also allow you to easily maintain social distancing practices while on vacation. Yacht charters are exclusive by nature, which means you’ll have the freedom to travel to new destinations and embrace the experience without worrying about coming into contact with too many people along the way.

Out on the ocean, away from the bustle of onshore traffic and crowds, you and your travel companions can simply savour the serenity and safety of your very own floating 5-star resort.

An Unforgettable Summer in New England

With its rich cultural history, charming seaside villages, captivating coastlines and scenic cruising grounds, it’s easy to see why New England is considered one of the world’s best charter destinations.

Luxury yacht charter vacations in New England offer the ideal balance between adventure and relaxation. Charter guests can enjoy world-renowned events, activities and historical sights onshore, as well as idyllic and intimate harbors and coves along the coast, perfect for secluded anchoring. Although there are still lot of unknowns about the summer yachting season ahead, if things keep moving positively, US-based charters in charming New England could provide a safer, easier and much more accessible way to travel in the coming months.

Home to some of the most famous port destinations in the world, New England boasts an array of stunning stops to add to your charter itinerary. Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this postcard-perfect yachting region with these destination highlights.

New England Summer Charter Destinations



Widely considered the sailing capital of the world, Newport is the undisputed home of America’s proud yachting heritage. Get lost in the town’s rich colonial history, marvel at the famed Newport mansions or breathe the cool ocean air as you stroll the scenic Cliff Walk. Newport also plays hosts to a number of unmissable events during the summer months, such as the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Wine and Food Festival.
New England Summer Yacht Charter Destination Marthas Vineyard


The enchanting Martha’s Vineyard feels a world apart from the mainland. The island’s relaxed pace and old-world charm has seen it become a long-time summer escape for the elite. Boasting pristine beaches, lush farms and quaint villages, Martha’s Vineyard is a must for any New England itinerary. Step ashore in stylish Edgartown to experience the fresh local seafood, fine dining restaurants and boutique shopping, or visit the colourful Gingerbread Houses of Oak Bluffs.


Nantucket is a secluded summer sanctuary where you can spend your days on uncrowded sandy beaches backed by golden coastal dunes. Dock in Nantucket Boat Basin and roam the cobblestone streets, antique shops, galleries and restaurants of Nantucket Town. Discover the region’s fascinating whaling history across four centuries at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, and head up to the rooftop deck for panoramic views of Nantucket harbor.


Salty air, beautiful beaches and fresh-caught lobster are synonymous with summer in Cape Cod. From the picturesque fishing village and arts community of Provincetown to the old-time American charm of Hyannis Harbour and Harwich Port, the Cape is brimming with unique towns explore onshore. The summer months are also ideal for whale watching in Cape Cod – you’re bound to see some of these majestic creatures cruising the coast in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.


Remote and relaxed, Block Island is all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures and slowing down. This island is much quieter than most port destinations in New England so you can usually steer clear of the summer crowds here. Don’t miss the dramatic Mohegan Bluffs or the sweeping coastal views from the redbrick Southeast Lighthouse, perched on the highest point of the island.
New England Summer Yacht Charter Destination Sag Harbor


Cruise into the rustic village of Sag Harbor. Despite its close proximity to the glamour of the Hamptons, Sag Harbour has kept its authentic soul and community spirit alive. Once one of the best-kept-secret small towns of Long Island, Sag Harbor’s popularity is growing as more people fall in love with its historical architecture, cozy inns, wineries, locally owned restaurants and lively bar scene.
New England Summer Yacht Charter Destination Montauk Gurneys


Full of character and charm, Montauk is renowned for its vibrant local attractions, white-sand beaches, famed fishing spots and lush nature reserves. Just 11 nautical miles from Sag Harbour, Montauk offers a plethora of outdoor activities, with everything from surfing at Ditch Plains Beach to hiking at Montauk Point State Park or even beachside horseback riding at Deep Hollow Ranch. Montauk Point Lighthouse is also an absolute must-see – after you climb the 137 iron steps to the top you can treat yourself to a local beer at Montauk Brewing Co. or sunset cocktails at Navy Beach.


Cruise north to the 17th century college town of Boston and head ashore for a lunch, shopping and people watching in the vibrant Harbour Square. Discover Boston’s rich history and tradition as you walk the Freedom Trail, a red brick line that winds 2.5 miles through the city, linking 16 famous historic sights. Once you’re ready to get back on the water, you can spend a few days island-hopping the Boston Harbor Islands – with 34 fascinating islands to choose from, your options for adventure are truly endless.
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124ft / 38m :: Breaux Baycraft :: 1979 / 2018
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118ft / 36m :: Broward :: 2010 / 2019
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116ft / 35.36m :: Azimut :: 2008
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106ft / 32m :: Derecktor :: 2003 / 2017
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105ft / 32m :: Azimut :: 2009 / 2015
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63ft / 19m :: Nordhavn :: 2017
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