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Commitment: We are at your service! 12 Meter Charters is dedicated to providing guests with a unique and pleasurable sailing experience. Our friendly and professional “on shore” staff will customize and plan every detail of your event with you right down to greeting you and welcoming you aboard on the day of your sail. Once on board, our skilled and knowledgeable crew are at your service, tailoring your sail to your guests’ need. Our crew is the best in Newport and our guests agree!

A sail aboard one of our famous America’s Cup yachts is designed to combine the fascinating history of Newport and the America’s Cup with an interactive sailing experience…an experience that is unparalleled in Newport!

Experience: Our captains have over 35 years of experience sailing in New England waters and around the world, so you can expect the finest and most rewarding sail possible on your visit to Newport, Rhode Island. Our captains are all U.S. Coast Guard tested and licensed. The 12 Meter crews are extensively trained to assist their captains in providing the most enjoyable and safest experience for those who sail aboard our America’s Cup yachts. Our professional team has over 100 years of combined sailing experience – let them share their passion for sailing with you!

12 Meter Fleet: Newport’s Finest! All of our 12 Meter yachts have competed in the America’s Cup. In order to race in the most competitive sailboat race in the world, the America’s Cup 12 Meters were built to the highest standards, Lloyds of London A-1 specifications. Today, they are all U.S. Coast Guard certified and meticulously maintained to reflect their prestigious America’s Cup history. Their home port, Newport, Rhode Island, has the largest fleet of America’s Cup 12 Meters in the world, eight of which are available for charter through 12 Meter Charters.

Traditional schooners and classic motor yachts: Luncheon and/or spectator boats, are also available for charter through 12 Meter Charters to complement your America’s Cup sailing experience.

Set sail with the 12 Meter Charters’ Team, Newport’s Best!

Guest Comments

“Meredith made it simple to coordinate the event, and she kindly answered all of our questions. Kevin and crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful time sailing with the crew and really enjoyed being put to work. Our team had a blast. Mid boat ride our CEO was already giving the nod to book again next year!”

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