Explore the origins of American boating onboard a New England yacht charter. Fondly considered to be the home of yachting in North America, New England’s rugged coastline is endowed with nautical playgrounds and towns steeped in maritime history.
Mingle with the yachting crowd in Newport and soak up the laid-back East Coast ambiance on the stylish holiday islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Alternatively, for longer charters cruise to the 17th-century college town of Boston and discover the natural beauty of Maine.
New England has long been America’s holiday destination of choice and today it is best discovered with a New England yacht charter. In the 19th century, the rich and famous headed for what they called “summer cottages”, but are, in reality, grand mansions. Glamorous figures like John F Kennedy and JD Rockefeller, who spent their summers sailing in and around Newport, favored the coastline for its beauty and heritage. Today Newport, Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket continue to attract notable names to America’s postcard summer yachting destination.
The whole of New England abounds with cultural highlights with something for everyone: gorgeous scenery, charm in abundance and great sporting diversity. Mingle with the yachting crowd in New England’s most charismatic seafront city of Newport, the yachting capital of the world and long-time home of the America’s Cup, before cruising on to the stylish Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket Town on the tiny island of Nantucket. Back on the mainland, sail alongside pretty pastel clapperboard houses along this most historic and scenic of cruising grounds to the 17th century college town of Boston and the rocky coastline of Maine. Follow in the wake of the Pilgrims as you glide into Provincetown and you will understand why they settled here. Many of the world’s finest superyachts call these cruising grounds home in summer months – charter a luxury yacht and you will be in great company.
Not to be missed…
- Visit the Mayflower II, Plymouth
- Swim in the still waters of Nantucket Sound
- Climb the 75-meter Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown
- Visit the Nantucket Whaling Museum
- Hook up with the Freedom Trail – a red brick line that winds around Boston’s historic sights
- Lunch in the cosmopolitan Harvard Square, Boston
- Walk along the cliffs of Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard
- Taste lobster at The Clarke Cooke House, Newport
- Head to the Castle Inn for the best sunset in Newport
Croatia is ready to explore this summer
The coastlines and islands of Croatia and Montenegro offer some of the best cruising grounds in the world, with an abundance of historic towns, stunning scenery and some of the best nightlife in the Mediterranean.
Where can we take you this year?
Whether you long to tantalize your taste buds on a unique culinary adventure, trek through tropical rainforests, dive with the ocean’s most beautiful marine life or simply lie back and soak up the sunshine, Sterling Yachting has you covered.
We are hiring!
We are very excited to announce that we are hiring! We are looking to fill two vital roles as we grow our amazing team.
The joy of a Christmas Winter Getaway
Swap the winter blues for the vibrant ocean blues of the tropics this Christmas and New Year’s on board a luxury yacht charter.
The ‘White Christmas’ sung of in songs rarely comes to fruition; long nights of cold rain and grey windy days are a far more accurate portrayal of a temperate zone Christmas.
The ancient kingdom of Thailand is a mystical land famed for stunning scenery, unique cuisine, colourful culture and the friendly nature of the locals. A yacht charter in Thailand will undoubtedly awaken all of your senses- from luscious jungles to tropical islands and ancient ruins, it isn’t hard to see why over 12 million visitors arrive each year.
Knowing your Windward from your Leeward Islands
Plan a Caribbean charter and you may hear lots of confusing terms thrown around, referring to different groupings of the islands on your itinerary. Two common island groups you might encounter are the Windward and Leeward Islands.