The Yacht Full Moon in Newport RI is a Grebe Yacht: What is a Grebe Yacht? Henry C. Grebe & Company was the successor to Great Lakes Boat Building, which had started in Milwaukee in 1915 and moved to Chicago in 1921. Grebe was famous for the style and quality of the leisure yachts he designed and built on the North Branch of the Chicago River. The Grebe yacht acquired by Newport Classic Cruises, Full Moon, was a 65-foot production in 1950.
The Full Moon has been fully restored and operates both public cruises and private yacht charters out of Newport Classic Cruises at the Bannister’s Wharf. The yacht is Coast Guard Certified for up to 40 passengers, however our recommended number for private events is 28 guests. Yacht Full Moon has a large open bow and open-air back deck to view the sights of Newport! She is equipped with an onboard galley to provide a variety of food services for private events. Full Moon also has a full bar and interior lounge to host small gatherings. There is one marine head onboard.
The Yacht Full Moon operates out of Chelsea Piers NYC in the months of May, June and October. It operates out of Newport RI in the months of July through September.
More about Yacht Full Moon and her Grebe build: Grebe & Company built their last boat in 1970 but did not finally close until 1994. Another 65-foot production they completed a decade later, was “Florencia”, later renamed, “Sam’s Place”, which was obtained by the famous actor and comedian, Jerry Lewis. Jerry used the boat for leisure and relaxing with family in the San Diego area.