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: Citizen's Bank Pell Bridge Run, October 25, 2015

EVENTS:  Next up: Citizen's Bank Pell Bridge Run, October 25, 2015

7:15AM, OCTOBER 25, 2015

Newport Shipyard is a proud sponsor of the Citizen's Bank Pell Bridge Run! Come have breakfast at Belle's Cafe after this year's run!

MISSION: The Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is a 4 mile run/walk produced by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. This event is not-for-profit and 100% of proceeds will go to support local not-for-profits.

THE RACE: This event is the most unique road race experience in the northeast! Once a year pedestrians are allowed to run or walk across the Claiborne Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport, R.I.

The primary goals of the Pell Bridge Run are to fundraise for local not-for-profit organizations and to promote a healthy/active lifestyle.

When: The race will be held on October 25, 2015 at 7:15 a.m.
Where: Race starts in Jamestown and ends in Downtown Newport. 
Who: Open to runners or walkers. Must be able to do three miles in an hour pace. Read on....