Newport ShipyarD

New England's Yachting Hub

As a yachting destination, Newport is hard to beat. The beautiful harbor, lively regatta circuit, charming town life and central location ensure that "America's sailing capital" lives up to its billing every summer. At the center of the action is Newport Shipyard. With the biggest lifts, cleanest facilities, and the most dock space in town - as well as a full-service yard, ship store, restaurant and fitness center all right on the harbor front - Newport Shipyard has become New England's yachting hub, attracting the best boats on the East Coast


NEWS: The 2016 Candy Store Cup, held July 29-31, 2016, in Newport, RI, was suitably fabulous for a dozen superyachts racing in the inaugural event.

NEWS: The 2016 Candy Store Cup, held July 29-31, 2016, in Newport, RI, was suitably fabulous for a dozen superyachts racing in the inaugural event.

Candy Store Cup: Asweet spot for superyachts

The transition of the former Newport Bucket into the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition appeared effortless and suitably fabulous when a dozen of the world’s grandest sailing yachts competed off Newport, R.I. from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 and benefitted from the combined forces of co-hosts Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf. In true Bucket fashion, social activities included a “yacht hop” on Friday night aboard the participants’ yachts, a gathering at Newport’s famous Clarke Cooke House, and a regatta dinner with live reggae music on the grounds of a Newport estate.

“There was an easy camaraderie in the air as sailors from around the world renewed old friendships, but the real story was the spectacle on the water as superyachts such as Adix, Meteor, Columbia, Zenji and Ranger unfurled their sails off Castle Hill to begin racing,” said Newport Shipyard’s Owner Charlie Dana, who also sailed in the event. “It was a jaw-dropping sight.” Read on...

NEWS:  Newport Shipyard awarded nearly $750,000 from Federal Small Shipyard Grant Program

NEWS:  Newport Shipyard awarded nearly $750,000 from Federal Small Shipyard Grant Program

senator reed & head of marad tour
newport shipyard
 

On Monday, June 6, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and  Maritime Administration (MARAD) Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen toured some of Rhode Island’s key port infrastructure and met with marine shipping leaders in Newport and Providence.

First, Senator Reed and Administrator Jaenichen traveled to Newport Shipyard which recently received a $744,990 Small Shipyards Grant to make capital improvements to the facility and procure a new 200 ton Marine Travelift. They received a tour of the shipyard from Charlie Dana and Eli Dana, the shipyard’s General Manager and Dock Master.  As the Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Reed led the effort to restore federal funding for the Small Shipyard Grant Program in the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations law. Read on...

 

EVENTS: Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen's new home at Newport Shipyard proved successful

EVENTS: Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen's new home at Newport Shipyard proved successful

NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOW: A WELL
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OUNDED PRODUCTION

Brokers and managers, captains and crews, sponsors and exhibitors – it’s hard to say who got more out of the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen. The only one of its kind in the U.S., the trade-only show was staged over June 21-24 by new owner Newport Shipyard at its well-appointed 10-acre facility on the Newport waterfront. The show hosted a final total of 24 luxury charter yachts (10 sailing and 14 power), ranging from the 53-foot (16m) sailing vessel Contingency, presented by Nicholson Yachts, to the 161-foot (49m) motor yacht Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, presented by Northrop & Johnson. 

“There were a lot of first-time yachts here,” said broker Nicole Caulfield, a 12-time attendee of the now 35-year-old show. The 107-foot (32.6m) motor yacht Reflections, represented by her agency RJC Yacht Sales & Charter, was one of those“The show gives brokers an opportunity to see these and consider them for bookings not only here in New England but also in other places.” Read on...


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