Enjoy a breathtaking classic motor yacht tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Rum Runner II was built in 1929 during the height of Prohibition. Originally she was built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard while smuggling cases of rum and other contraband alcohol. Today she now offers the luxury of a classic motor yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit with a history all her own.
Whether you are in Newport for the first time or a frequent visitor, you will enjoy our extremely scenic day sails and champagne sunset sails through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Madeleine is a 72-foot 2 masted schooner, which 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.
Meet the newest member of our fleet, Eleanor. Just launched in Albany in May 2016, she’s 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 boat for more intimate corporate and private sailing charters, leisurely day sails and sunset cruises on Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery while our experienced captain and knowledgeable crew fill you with the lore of yesteryear while sailing on the bay. She becomes available for ticketed sails approximately a week before the date.
Adirondack II has all the elements of a turn of the century pilot schooner and would have looked right at home in Narragansett Bay 100 years ago. The rig on Adirondack II is held in place with Kevlar shrouds, and her underbody carries external ballast taking advantage of modern wooden boat building techniques. The modern underbody is certainly designed in the spirit of the original pilot schooners, which used all the technology available to them to make their vessels as fast and yet as safe as possible. These modern design techniques help to provide a more exciting sailing experience. This elegant, 80-foot, turn-of-the-century-style pilot schooner has been a local mainstay in Newport since it joined the Scarano boat fleet in 1999.
Scarano Boat Builders designs and builds period wood, aluminum, composite and steel boats, Coast Guard certified for public transportation and excursions. Scarano Boat has developed a national reputation for modern wood construction and is the builder of all of Classic Harbor Line’s vessels. They are a related company and shared ownership.
Take a cruise on Northern Lights, a Turn-of-the-Century inspired yacht that is available daily to take guests on cruises through Boston Harbor to see Boston’s iconic waterfront sites and monuments. Northern Lights measures 110-feet in length along her waterline and expands to a 28-foot beam. She was built with a beautiful mahogany bar, ceiling accents, ceiling trim, and railings.
Comfortable seating is available in the interior, first floor, climate-controlled cabin, while bench seating is provided on our open bow and covered top deck, which offers un-obscured views of Boston Harbor and the skyline!
Offering our most premium sailing experience, Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant vessel designed for Classic Harbor Line. Added to the Classic Harbor Line fleet in 2011, America 2.0 offers the most exceptional day sailing one can find. She is the fastest, most refined, and the most comfortable schooner of the fleet.
This elegant, 80-foot, 1890s-style pilot schooner is a gem in New York Harbor. Schooner Adirondack has been sailing in the New York City Harbor since the fall of 1999. She has entertained thousands of NYC visitors and locals, and has attracted a large, and growing, number of passionate regulars who can’t stop coming back for more.
This white-hulled, fan-tailed, plumb-bowed mini-yacht is a real charm in the Classic Harbor Line fleet. Certified for up to 49 guests, we are accustomed to hosting no more than 32 or her special, intimate tours and excursions.
This epic, white-hulled 100-foot long & 22-foot beam yacht echoes everything that the first Yacht Manhattan is, but with more space, more glass and more accommodations. Manhattan II’s 1920s-inspired design continues with her hull shape and fine features, including teak decks and mahogany finishes.
This gorgeous, buff-hulled 80-foot, Twenties-style yacht offers elegance and comfort, wrapped in turn-of-the-century tradition. She is equipped with teak decks and mahogany trim. Her spectacular cabin features an all-glass observatory, cushioned seating, conversation-friendly tables, and a well appointed bar; all of which provide you and your guests with stunning panoramic views within climate-controlled comfort.
Adirondack III was designed and constructed specifically for carrying passengers comfortably, which is uncommon for historic schooners. Due to the modern and innovative design of Adirondack III, guests will have room to sit and move around the boat. Adirondack III measures 80 feet in length overall with a 16-foot beam. Her lines are modeled after 1890s style pilot schooners. Adirondack III is long and lean with a spoon bow, which helps her ply through the waters more effortlessly than the average schooner. An all-wooden vessel with a white glass overlay haul, Adirondack III is quite easy to pick out amongst her fellow schooners with her smooth clean lines.