Caribbean Sailing Vacations by Ed Hamilton

Explore the New England coast on your own private Charter Yacht.


From quaint fishing villages and beautiful remote islands, to sophisticated towns steeped in history, New England has something for everyone. What better way to explore this beautiful coast than by sailing on one of our private crewed yachts. Based in Maine, we are ideally situated to help you choose the yacht and crew that best fits your party.
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Websites for yachts based in New England:
Sailboats - Powerboats

Guidelines for arranging a New England yacht cruise - what to ask:

Where can I charter? For a Maine sailing vacation, the popular cruising ground is between Boothbay and Mount Desert Island. A Martha's Vineyard cruise could start in Rhode Island and include other popular islands off shore.
Where should I start and finish my charter? Your charter can start almost anywhere. Newport, Camden/Rockland and Southwest Harbor are popular ports. Many people start and finish in the same place, particularly if they have to leave a car. Don't try to cover too large a distance.

What does it cost? Prices for a 7 day charter start around $1200 per person for a party of 4 (see sample). A more luxurious yacht around 60-70 feet will average $2500 - $3000 per person (see sample). Per person prices will be lower for parties of 6 or 8 (see sample).

How do I book? All boats look great on the internet, so it is important to use a broker who knows the boats and crews personally and can give you unbiased advice. The crew is generally more important than the boat, particularly on smaller charters. A good broker will ensure your money is kept in an escrow account rather than given to the boat, and can make sure you use the correct contracts etc.. We have 33 years experience in arranging charters and are based right in beautiful Wiscasset, on the Maine Coast. The next stage is to tell us what you are looking for so that we can send you a selection of yachts that fit your requirements.

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