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Newport Classic Cruises: Schooner Adirondack II, Madeleine, Sloop Eleanor & Yacht Rum Runner

Newport Classic Cruises offers an unparalleled sailing experience in Newport, RI, featuring a fleet of elegant vessels including the Schooner Adirondack II, Schooner Madeleine, Sloop Eleanor, Yacht Rum Runner II, and the Yacht Full Moon. Each vessel promises a blend of luxury, tradition, and hospitality, ensuring a memorable excursion on the pristine waters of Newport. Whether you visit Newport for boating, the Newport Folk Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Boat Show, or for a Newport Wedding, you can find our fleet conveniently located on Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf. Whatever reason brings you to Newport, RI, a classic cruise, whether it be a day sail, sunset sail, or sightseeing boat tour is well known to be the quintessential Newport activity that will highlight your stay and be the lasting memory forever.

Newport, known as the "Sailing Capital of the World," provides a picturesque backdrop for these classic cruises. Whether embarking on a day sail, sunset cruise, or sightseeing tour, guests are treated to panoramic views of Newport's iconic landmarks, including majestic mansions, historic forts, and scenic lighthouses. The experience is elevated by the impeccable service and warm hospitality of the captain and crew, ensuring an unforgettable journey for every guest.

Consider tickets for one of our famous Newport Sunset Sails, afternoon day sail, Cocktail Cruise, Mimosa Sail, Lighthouse Tours or Sunset Cruise; or Privately Chartering one of the sailboats for a special family event or corporate event, you will be amazed by their beauty and comfort. Newport Classic Cruises is a cousin to the well known Classic Harbor Line which is known for operating with amazing sailboats and classic yachts in Boston, New York, and Key West, but they are also renowned for their outstanding hospitality and customer service. You will find your captain and crew extremely capable, accommodating, helpful, and friendly whether you are spontaneously buying tickets for a classic day sail or planning your one-of-a-kind wedding day.

Built in 1999 by Scarano Boat Building, Adirondack II is reminiscent of a classic turn-of-the-century Pilot Schooner. Like the Pilot Schooners that worked the coast throughout the 19th century she is a wooden hulled traditionally rigged schooner and is a working boat known for her elegant profile and surprising speed. At 80 feet, she provides a comfortable, safe, high-performance sailing experience. With her roomy deck space and large cockpit, Adirondack II can accommodate up to 57 passengers. Her size, comfort and classic lines make Adirondack II the perfect boat for corporate and private sailing charters, leisurely day sails and sunset cruises on Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Built in 2016 by Scarano Boat Building, Sloop Eleanor is a custom designed Scarano 48’ sloop that can accommodate up to 24 guests in her roomy cockpit with wrap-around seating. Her size and classic lines make Eleanor the perfect vessel for a more intimate private boat party.

Built in 1992 by Scarano Boat Building, Schooner Madeleine is a 72 foot sailing beauty. This yacht was specifically designed and built to carry passengers easily and safely sailing through the local waters of Newport. The Schooner Madeleine maintains 19th century sailboat style with a 21st century sailing comfort and convenience. She is certified for up to 49 passengers.

The classic yacht Rum Runner II was built in 1929 at the height of prohibition. This classic boat is certified for up to 49 passengers and is the perfect way to cruise through the Narragansett Bay water with style and a little speed! Adding to the allure of the fleet, for the months of July, August, and September, the esteemed Yacht Full Moon joins as a distinguished member. The Yacht Full Moon, a Grebe Yacht, embodies the epitome of leisure yachting with its rich history and exceptional craftsmanship. Originating from Henry C. Grebe & Company, renowned for their superior yacht design and construction, the Grebe Yacht legacy dates back to the early 20th century. Situated along the scenic Chicago River, Grebe yachts garnered fame for their style and quality, with the Full Moon being a notable 65-foot production from 1950.

Acquired and restored by Scarano Boat Building in 2018, the Full Moon exudes timeless elegance and operates both public cruises and private charters. With meticulous attention to detail, this Grebe Yacht offers a luxurious setting for guests to indulge in leisurely cruises or intimate gatherings, showcasing Newport's coastal charm in unparalleled style.

Whether savoring the romance of a Champagne Sunset Sail, enjoying an afternoon day sail, or hosting a private event aboard these magnificent vessels, Newport Classic Cruises invites guests to immerse themselves in luxury and relaxation while exploring the beauty of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

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