Newport, Rhode Island, “City-by-the-Sea,” has many fabulous marinas. One of the perks of being a waterfront business in Newport is being able to dock our America's Cup, 12 Meter Yachts at them all! We thought we’d give you a glimpse of some of the views and amenities at these great marinas. Whether you are visiting Newport with a boat or without, these Newport marinas offer more than just dockage! This month let's check out the Newport Shipyard.
Newport Shipyard, located on the northern edge of Newport Harbor, showcases the “it” boats in Newport. From luxurious cruising yachts to the “who’s who” of racing, you will find them all at the Newport Shipyard. We are not embellishing! The Shipyard’s 2011 list of summer tenants is sure to impress any yachtsman. Let’s see, there were the America’s Cup J-Boats: Ranger, Velsheda and Hanuman. There are only five of these yachts left in the world and three of them were at the NSY this summer. Then, there were racing greats including Rambler and the Puma team. Impressed yet? The massive Maltese Falcon, one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in the world could also be seen at the NSY in 2011. And right now, the Mirabella V is on their dock. It is the largest, single masted sailing yacht in the world. The mast is so tall it won’t even fit under the Newport Bridge!
If all the drooling over beautiful yachts has worked up your appetite, check out Belle’s Café for lunch. They have great indoor/outdoor dining where you can soak in all the action at the Shipyard. And Belle’s is pet friendly so bring your first mate doggie.
Next time you are in Newport visit the Newport Shipyard to see classic Newport yachting at its finest. For more about the Newport Shipyard visit – www.newportshipyard.com.