Some Ideas for a New England Charter before the NYYC takes the Picks!

Maine.DeerIsThoroTraditionally most of the popular charter yachts visiting New England during the summer are booked during August for the New Yacht Yacht Club Cruise, or various other cruising clubs. The 155th annual NYYC cruise this summer is July 29 to August 6, finishing in Newport, but they are also running a cruise in Maine, from August 8 to 14. If you are dreaming of visiting quaint Nantucket or Martha’s Vinyard, or exploring the fabulous coast of Maine during peak season, it’s certainly not too early to start looking!

The ever popular 67′ ‘Aurora’ is still available. Ken and Gisele Lannamann are her great new crew. You might remember them from when they ran ‘Gadget’, the famous vintage Hinckley previously owned by Walter Cronkite and later by the creator of Inspector Gadget! Fabulous crew with an in depth knowledge of New England. The beautiful master aft makes her ideal for 2 guests looking for luxury.

‘More Magic’ is a brand new 67′ Discovery. The owner’s already blocked off July 29 to August 15, but if your dates are flexible, this is a spectacular modern design. The fore and aft double cabins are fairly equal, with a smaller double to port, all trimmed in beautiful light mahogany. This is not a boat for young families as the owner has an 8 year minimum age limit, but she’s ideal for two or perhaps three couples, or teenagers.

AuroraThe 72′ ‘Campai’ already has a booking in August (4 to 9), but is also a popular New England choice and her established crew has plenty of local knowledge.

For something more traditional, the 57′ schooner ‘Bonnie Lynn’ offers seamanship classes as well as traditional charters, primarily on the coast of Maine.

For motor yacht fans, the 63′ Burger ‘Victorian Rose’ was built in 1963 but has been beautifully restored from the keel up over the last three years. Great way to see New England in traditional old world style.

Ed Hamilton & Co is based in Maine and we know New England like the back of our hands! If you’re looking for a boat for the NYYC cruise or just getting away on a private yacht charter, call us at 800 621 7855, or email us at If you tell us a bit about your plans, we will suggest some suitable boats and crews!