51ft Classic Ketch Béchamel...PLUS YOUR OWN LAUNCH BOAT!
Join us in the sailing capital of the world, Newport, RI, on our beautiful 51 foot classic ketch “Béchamel” and her side sick “The Pineapple Express”, our very own Herreshoff launch boat! The Béchamel is a beautiful and impressive yacht. Designed by world famous yacht designer John Alden and built by America’s oldest yacht builders, Hodgdon Brothers of Maine. Evey sail is different and every guest is different. We can sail aggressively and fast or keep it mellow and even keeled. We can just do light snacks and water or we can serve gourmet local delicacies and top shelf beverages. You’re the boss on this unforgettable nautical experience! We’ll start the day by picking you and your party up on The Pineapple Express at downtown Newport’s most exclusive hotel & marinas, 41 North where you can valet your car and enjoy a top shelf beverage while checking out the mega yachts. With drinks and raw bar on board, The Pineapple Express with take you out to Béchamel via a 30 minute scenic tour of Newport Harbor where you’ll get up close and learn about all the world famous yachts, yacht clubs, race boats, light houses, and sea life. We’ll then arrive to the “Béchamel” with her friendly crew waiting with champagne and more local delicacies to snack on. After a safety briefing and an overview of how a sailboat works, it’s time to sail! Any guests who want to help sail the boat, now’s the time to learn to hoist the sails! Off we‘ll sail under the Newport Bridge, past The Rose Island Light House, past Clingstone (the house on the rocks), Fort Adam’s, Goat Island, Fort Witherill, Castle Hill, and into Rhode Island Sound where you‘ll really start to feel the wind blow! Depending on how long your group has chosen to stay on the water, we can either find a cove to anchor and swim, paddle board, snorkel, and eat and drink some more or we can start heading back towards downtown newport with the wind at our backs. Once back on the mooring we’ll say our good-byes and take a moment for some last minute photos before one of our crew will shuttle you back to the marina on The Pineapple Express. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Cruising Monohull
I’m Captain Steve, a 35 year old Newport local who has worked for years here as a commercial scuba diver and avid sailor. My beautiful wife and your master of ceremonies Bec is from Australia‘s Gold Coast and is a world class cook, host, and sailor! We also have a deck hand to make sure we can be 100% attentive at all the tasks required to deliver a safe and unforgettable day on the water in Newport!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fishing gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- Center Cockpit
- Chart Plotter
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 10 days prior.