A Classic Sailing Schooner with Modern Amenities
Hand built in 1929 from native hardwoods, the 82-foot schooner Shearwater harkens back to a bygone era of yachting. New York City’s only floating designated landmark, Shearwater has been taking New Yorkers and the city’s visitors sailing in the harbor since 2001.
Celebrating her 80th birthday last year and still going strong and sailing gracefully, the Gatsby-era yacht comfortably accommodates up to 48 passengers, and departs daily from lower Manhattan’s North Cove Marina on public sails and private charters
Experience the Magic of New York City with the Shearwater NYC Yacht Charter
New York is one of the greatest cities in the world and if you really want to get to know it intimately, you should explore it using a yacht charter. Our Shearwater NYC Yacht Charter is the most established vessel boasting the distinction of being the only floating National Landmark in the city. This 82-foot marvel of boat designing takes you back to the age of true sailing when elegance and adventure were blended on every vessel. The Shearwater was hand-built way back in 1929 using beautiful yet sturdy natural hardwoods. This classic Newport-style schooner is a piece of genius, which seamlessly blends aesthetics and functionality and it was built by Rice Brother Corporation one of the most successful hull builders of all time. Our Gatsby-era boat comfortably seats 48 passengers and is ideal for private parties, sightseeing tours and corporate events.
If you want to relish the hidden gems of the city, this rental boat party NYC is your best bet. You can opt for a daytime Statue of Liberty Sail, champagne brunch sail, sunset sail, city lights sail, wine tasting sail, or July 4th sails to make your event more glamorous. This classic charter allows you to enjoy not only the most elegant interiors but also fascinating views of the city’s skyline, historic bridges including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Williamsburg, Empire State Building, Ellis Island among other landmarks that make New York great.
Our schooner is a great part of the American Maritime History and a veteran of the greatest passages including the Panama Canal among others. With more refined contemporary fittings without losing the original classic touch, this rental boat party NYC guarantees you the most exciting moments on the NYC waters. The Shearwater NYC Yacht Charter is primed to make your time out on the water unforgettable. It departs from North Cove Marina in Lower Manhattan daily for both public and private charters. Whether you have a private function or a corporate one there is a professional crew to help you make it a great success.