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  photo: © Billy Black

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

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 now with over 20 boats registered to date.

EVENTS: Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen now with over 20 boats registered to date.

NEWPORT CHARTER YACHT SHOw preview:
impressive lineup

Every summer, luxury charter yachts from around the world gather in Newport, R.I. to present what they have to offer at the City By the Sea’s annual Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen. From Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24 the 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show will celebrate its 33rd edition and a new beginning at Newport Shipyard, which acquired the show from its previous owners and has been working closely with them for a smooth transition. With new ownership and a new venue comes a fresh spin on some of the show’s long-held traditions, including chef competitions, tablescape contests and industry-focused seminars, as well as expanded opportunities for sponsors and vendors. However, first and foremost, Newport Charter Yacht Show is about providing an exceptional experience for agents, brokers and other industry professionals in the business of match making: matching clients who are wishing to charter in New England with their best options for doing so. Read on...