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: Candy Store Cup organizers to carry forward Newport Bucket tradition with a superyacht regatta July 29-31, 2016  

NEWS: Candy Store Cup organizers to carry forward Newport Bucket tradition with a superyacht regatta July 29-31, 2016  

SUPERYACHT RACING TO CONTINUE IN NEWPORT AS 'CANDY STORE CUP'

Update: Dates for Candy Store Cup are set: July 29-30-31, 2016
Newport Shipyard owner Charlie Dana and Bannister's Wharf owner David Ray will carry forward the Newport Bucket tradition. Founded in Nantucket in 1986 by the late Nelson Doubleday, it was there that the Nantucket Bucket was raced for 15 years. After that, it came to Newport Shipyard where i­­t has been ever since. The owners of the Bucket Regattas will be concentrating their efforts on the St. Barths Bucket and believe that the Newport regatta would be well served in the local hands of David and Charlie, who are not only participants but also understand well "the spirit" of what Nelson created.  

Starting in July 2016, superyacht racing in Newport will continue as the 'Candy Store Cup.' The Candy Store Cup has good synergy with the Bucket; it was first won by Bill Ziegler's GEM in 1977 and more recently by Kenny Read's MAR MOSTRO, narrowly beating George David's RAMBLER 100...  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...