New England continues to attract the global superyacht fleet each summer. With its pretty anchorages and long sandy beaches framed by thick green forest and rolling hills, a New England yacht charter is hard to beat. Grand New England mansions sit by grey shingle crab shacks and white-painted lighthouses, sailing masts crowd picturesque marinas, and historic whaling towns have been transformed into A-list havens of boutiques and art galleries.
One of the great yachting cruising grounds of the world, here are 7 top reasons to cruise NewEngland this summer.
The New England party scene is as rich now as it was in the Jazz Age, when wild society parties lit up the night in flamboyant Great Gatsby style. Nearly a century later, the A-list summer parties glitter on in the lush grounds of stately homes, around beach bonfires, or on the decks of superyachts, and the club scene rings in the dawn with champagne-spraying abandon. Expect the celebrity factor to be dialed up high, with first daughters, tycoons, actors and it-girls all getting involved in the summer fun.
Whether you’re walking past the grand summer ‘cottages’ of the Vanderbilts in Newport, strolling through the cobbled streets of Nantucket where whalers once returned with oil to light the lamps of the world, or following the pilgrim fathers’ journey to the New World in Cape Cod and Massachusetts, you can trace America’s meteoric rise to greatness in New England.
Newport, Rhode Island is the centre of all things sailing in New England, with a bustling, merry sailing scene full of camaraderie and friendly competition. The biggest regattas of the summer are the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta (previously the Newport Bucket), Newport Racing Week, and in 2017, the inaugural World J-Class Championship, which will definitely be a sight to see! – on from July 27-29, 2017.
Delights of New York State are but a short cruise away
Now, we all know that New York is not technically part of New England, but anyone who says that New York, the exclusive Hamptons, and Long Island aren’t part of the wider New England yacht charter scene doesn’t know their New York pastrami on rye from their clam chowder.
Seafood is like nowhere else
When it comes to creamy clam chowders, soft delicious lobster rolls, crispy fried clam cakes, and freshly shucked oysters, New England is the reigning king of the seafood world. Maine, of course, is unbeatable for lobster, but as for the best clam chowders… that’s a topic that can start a fist fight in this neck of the woods.
High-life is all too easy here
Whether you’re checking into a luxury day spa on Cape Cod, dining at a fine dining restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard, or strolling through the glamorous boutiques of Sag Harbour and East Hampton, a yacht charter in New England is pure luxury living.
Scenery is glorious
From crystal clear anchorages and rolling sand dunes, to craggy mountains and deep green forest that stretches all the way to Canada, New England is a dream destination for beauty and tranquility. Also, the cityscapes of New England are stunning- as anyone who’s ever approached Boston or New York by superyacht will tell you. (Yep, we know, NY is not part of New England, see point 4.)
So, there are so many reasons to cruise New England on a superyacht, floating from one stunning destination to the next. To find out more about organizing your dream private yacht charter in New England, contact Worth Avenue Yachts.