Newport Shipyard & MARINA

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: Superyacht racing to continue in Newport! photo: © Billy Black

NEWS: Superyacht racing to continue in Newport! photo: © Billy Black


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, in 2011. The Candy Store Cup will be the perfect sequel to honor the light-hearted tradition for which the regatta has always been known. Read on...


EVENTS:  Next up: Newport Brokerage Boat Show September 17-20, 2015

EVENTS:  Next up: Newport Brokerage Boat Show September 17-20, 2015

SEPTEMBER 17-20, 2015

The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 85 ft. - ready for boarding and review. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event.

The Brokerage portion of the Boat Show is located at Newport Shipyard and admission to this part of the show is free. Don't miss the chance to view over 100 quality sail and motor yachts 40' to 140' on display at Newport Shipyard. Be sure to visit Belle's Cafe for breakfast or lunch -- open daily! 

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