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Charter AMANDA in Greece

Charter AMANDA in Greece

AMANDA is a classic wooden motor yacht homeported in Piraeus, Greece. Built in 1956 in the U.K., she was refitted in 2017 to her original layout. Further refit work was performed in 2018. AMANDA is a shining example of a Learn more
Captain-Only Charters aboard BALANCE

Captain-Only Charters aboard BALANCE

BALANCE, just added to the Nicholson fleet, is a modern yacht that’s also practical and durable at sea. Rob Humphreys designed the Oyster 54 with a longer waterline, slightly more sail area and a lighter displacement than the Oyster 53, Learn more
Welcome, WHEN and IF!

Welcome, WHEN and IF!

WHEN and IF, the Alden schooner whose build was commissioned by World War II General George Patton to sail on a circumnavigation he didn’t live to take, has joined the Nicholson fleet. The much-celebrated wooden schooner was built in 1939 Learn more
Eight Bells: Julie Nicholson

Eight Bells: Julie Nicholson

The world of crewed yacht charter lost one of its key industry pioneers in 2019: With family and loved ones at her side, Julie P. Nicholson died on February 27 at her home in Blue Hill, Maine. She was 90. Learn more
Classic Swedish Yachts Partners with Nicholson

Classic Swedish Yachts Partners with Nicholson

Nicholson Yachts of Newport, R.I., has been named the U.S. and Caribbean brokerage agent for Classic Swedish Yachts. The sleek monohulls are admired for their stability and safety as much as for their traditional beauty and ease of handling by Learn more
Amy Makes Three: Meet the Expanded Crew of AQUILA

Amy Makes Three: Meet the Expanded Crew of AQUILA

Elaine Lembo’s Charter Briefing The beautiful Swan 77 AQUILA, one of the most successful and busy of our fleet members, welcomes Chef Amy! Amy found her passion for the culinary arts working alongside Tina Bester, the Queen of Tarts, a Learn more
Bluewater Passages aboard ANAHITA, THE DOVE

Bluewater Passages aboard ANAHITA, THE DOVE

Elaine Lembo’s Charter Briefing Looking for a different type of sailing? Look no further than ANAHITA and THE DOVE. Comfort, speed, class — that’s what you’re in for aboard ANAHITA, a 62-foot Dynamique that accommodates six guests and two crew. Learn more
Spring Ahead 2019

Spring Ahead 2019

Elaine Lembo’s Charter Briefing EROS offers a 10% incentive: Caribbean sailing season is at its peak in March and April, so don’t miss this opportunity: Sail and save aboard the classic Gloucester schooner! EROS is perfect for families, adults, couples Learn more
Why Antigua? Reason 3

Why Antigua? Reason 3

Holiday Gift Shopping Held in early December, the annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show, among other things, is also a holiday shopper’s delight. We use the commute between marinas — where some 78 superyachts, mostly power, a few sail, are docked Learn more
Why We Return to Antigua: Reason 2

Why We Return to Antigua: Reason 2

Afternoon Tea & Hot Hot Hot Now that the 57th Antigua Charter Yacht Show is in full swing — and we’re refreshed by warm sun and cool breezes — the Nicholson team turns its full attention to the key reason Learn more
Reasons We Return to Antigua: No. 1, Fort Berkeley

Reasons We Return to Antigua: No. 1, Fort Berkeley

Every year Nicholson Yachts shrugs off the bitter New England chill and heads to Antigua for the annual charter yacht show. This is the show’s 57th year, and Nicholson president Karen Kelly Shea has a distinguished and long relationship with Learn more
FLIBS 2018: A Week in the Yachting Capital of the World

FLIBS 2018: A Week in the Yachting Capital of the World

      Staff from Nicholson Yachts and partner Seaton Yachts networked with charter and brokerage colleagues at the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 31 October to 4 November 2018. The event, reputed to be the largest in-water boat Learn more
See You in Ft. Lauderdale! Connect with Nicholson & Seaton

See You in Ft. Lauderdale! Connect with Nicholson & Seaton

You want to charter a yacht but don’t understand the process. Or you want to buy a yacht and you just don’t know where to begin. Fortunately for you, brokers from charter leader Nicholson Yachts and sales authority Seaton Yachts Learn more
Nicholson Yachts Charleston and Front Porch Travel Bring the World of Yachting to You

Nicholson Yachts Charleston and Front Porch Travel Bring the World of Yachting to You

  NEWPORT, RI — Nicholson Yachts has teamed with a highly successful boutique-style agency in Charleston, South Carolina, bringing the experience to and from your luxury yacht charter easy and fun! Front Porch Travel has been hailed by Charlestonians for creating Learn more
Nicholson, Seaton Form Limited Partnership

Nicholson, Seaton Form Limited Partnership

Nicholson Yachts and Seaton Yachts have formed a strategic limited partnership, merging decades of expertise in yacht brokerage, refit and project management with years of outstanding leadership in luxury crewed charter fleet management as well as purchase and sale of yachts Learn more
On the Docks at the Newport Charter Yacht Show through June 21, 2018

On the Docks at the Newport Charter Yacht Show through June 21, 2018

  If the phones are ringing and we don’t get to them right away, please be patient! Team Nicholson (above, left: president Karen Kelly Shea and charter and brokerage associate Julia Towne) is helping its fleet shine for brokers, central Learn more
SOLD: Frers-designed NEPHELE, former IPANEMA

SOLD: Frers-designed NEPHELE, former IPANEMA

Nicholson Yachts Brokerage Division Represents Buyer Read Frers q&a about NEPHELE Newport, RI — NEPHELE, the German Frers performance cruiser called IPANEMA when it raced to victory in the 2003 Millennium Cup regatta fresh from its launch, has new owners. Learn more
VOLVO OCEAN RACE: Help Turn the Tide on Plastic

VOLVO OCEAN RACE: Help Turn the Tide on Plastic

Nicholson Yachts takes the lead in the charter industry with the Clean Seas Pledge   The VOLVO Ocean Race fleet has made landfall in Newport, Rhode Island, the only North American stopover in the grueling global sailing competition. The Race Learn more
CYGNUS CYGNUS – German Frers Catamaran Newest in Nicholson Fleet

CYGNUS CYGNUS – German Frers Catamaran Newest in Nicholson Fleet

It’s called the Swan of Catamarans. Named for the national bird of Finland, CYGNUS CYGNUS, from the drafting table of German Frers — a name inextricably linked to the fine output of Nautor Swan, among other models in the elite Learn more
Life’s Too Short to Drink Mediocre Wine on Charter

Life’s Too Short to Drink Mediocre Wine on Charter

Onshore Cellars & Nicholson Yachts Team Up to Offer Fleets and Guests the Best in Fine Beverages Your wine, on your yacht, in your cruising location. Sound too good to be true? Thanks to Nicholson Yachts and Onshore Cellars, a Learn more