New England Yacht Charter

The New England Yachting Experience – Part 2

Last week, we talked about New England’s diverse coastline, harbors, and sailing conditions, and discussed its eye-catching vistas. In fact, we had so much to say that we decided to split the article in two. There is simply so much natural beauty in New England, that we needed another week to do it justice.

The natural scenic wonder of New England is breathtaking, especially during the summer and fall seasons, and in this article, we’ll be talking about why a yacht charter in New England is the best way to experience the region’s seasonal variety, its lush natural beauty, and the draw of the region’s famous lighthouses, while highlighting MARGUERITE, an incredible yacht charter available to take you in style through the beautiful waterways of New England.

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And if you’re wondering how to charter a yacht for your next New England escape, our brokers at Moran Yacht & Ship can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Endless Seasonal Variety

The prime sailing season in New England runs from late spring through early fall, offering a long period of favorable conditions. During this time, sailors can enjoy warm temperatures, steady winds, and vibrant coastal scenery. The extended daylight hours in the summer provide ample time for sailing and exploring, making it possible to cover greater distances and experience more destinations in a single day.

yacht harbour Cape-Cod

The fall offers the added beauty of New England’s famous autumn foliage. The vibrant colors along the coastline create a stunning backdrop for yachting, making this a particularly picturesque time to be on the water.

Fall also brings crisp, clear weather with brisk winds, offering a different but equally enjoyable sailing experience compared to the summer months.

Stunning Natural Beauty

On your New England yacht charter, you’ll experience summertime in bloom, as the pink hue of morning turns into an afternoon of low-slung rays of light dancing across the waterways of Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

By night, the waters calm, and vessels float effortlessly in the bays and harbors made famous by so many postcards. These destinations offer a unique combination of natural beauty, historic charm, and cultural richness, providing yachters with diverse and memorable experiences.

New England’s coastline is characterized by its greenery, including verdant forests, rolling hills, and coastal meadows. This verdant backdrop creates a picturesque and serene environment for sailing. The greenery and foliage-rich areas offer numerous opportunities for shore excursions, including hiking, bird watching, and exploring scenic trails.

The Lighthouses of New England

New England is also home to many iconic lighthouses, each with its own unique history and picturesque setting, which makes for even more photographic opportunities. Beyond their functional role, these lighthouses offer a glimpse into the past, showcasing the architectural beauty and historical significance that define the region.

New London Ledge Lighthouse

New London Ledge Light (Connecticut)

New London Ledge Light, located in New London Harbor, Connecticut, is known for its unique French Second Empire architectural style. Built on a concrete pier, this lighthouse is reputed to be haunted, adding an element of intrigue to its allure. Accessible by tender, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the maritime history of the region and the architectural innovation of its time.

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse (Maine)

Marking the easternmost point of the continental United States, West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec, Maine, is famous for its distinctive red-and-white candy-striped tower. Established in 1808, the lighthouse offers spectacular sunrise views and a visitor center with historical exhibits. Its remote location and striking appearance make it a memorable destination for yachters exploring Maine’s coastline.

Great Point Lighthouse

Great Point Lighthouse (Massachusetts)

Great Point Light, situated on the northern tip of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, is accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicle. This remote lighthouse, rebuilt in 1986 after the original was destroyed by a storm, offers a peaceful and scenic escape. Visitors can enjoy the pristine beaches, observe seals, and take in the unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Castle Hill Lighthouse

Castle Hill Light (Rhode Island)

Nestled on the rocky westernmost point of Newport, Rhode Island, Castle Hill Light is a small but picturesque lighthouse that has been guiding mariners since 1890. Its location within the Castle Hill Inn grounds provides a perfect spot for sunset views over Narragansett Bay. The lighthouse’s quaint charm and the beautiful surrounding landscapes make it a popular destination for photographers and visitors alike.

These lighthouses not only serve as vital navigational aids but also as historical landmarks that offer a glimpse into New England’s rich maritime heritage. Visiting these lighthouses provides a combination of natural beauty, historical education, and photographic opportunities that are integral to the yachting and traveling adventure in New England.

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MARGUERITE: A Maritime Marvel

If you’re looking to max out your style mileage while cruising the Atlantic coast, the 201′ MARGUERITE luxury yacht is available for charter in New England from now until Fall.

Spacious alfresco social and dining areas, combined with a voluminous full beam master suite with its own study and dressing room as well as a his and her bathroom, make MARGUERITE a dream yacht charter and one of the crown jewels in Moran’s collection of luxury vessels.

On your charter, you’ll find plenty to keep you and your guests entertained, notably a gym with all the latest equipment to maintain your fitness routine, a deck jacuzzi to soak away your stresses, and enough toys to keep you busy on the water for weeks.

Your guests can take to the summer waves on Yamaha VX Deluxe WaveRunners, kayaks, foil boards, seabobs, and, for those looking for a more tranquil afternoon, fishing equipment. If you’d rather be under the water, you’ll appreciate the dive compressors and diving equipment included on MARGUERITE as well.

New England’s scenic beauty and varied landscapes make it a perfect yachting destination, creating a unique and captivating environment that offers both relaxation and adventure — making New England a top choice for yachting enthusiasts. If you’d like to book a yacht charter with Moran Yacht & Ship to sail America’s eastern coastal waterways, get in touch with us today.