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Summer Charter Yacht Vacations in Greece

Summer Charter Yacht Vacations in Greece

Vacation sailors often ask about the suitability of Greece in August, a time when the dry north winds   — meltemi — can blow in hard. Colleagues at Mirya Yachting deconstruct summer season yachting in Greece with some excellent tips. Mirya’s Learn more
Don’t Hide Out in Hurricane Season: Book ANAHITA

Don’t Hide Out in Hurricane Season: Book ANAHITA

ANAHITA available in Caribbean and through holidays 2019 – 2020   Guyana, Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada — if these destinations are on your bucket list during hurricane season through the end of October 2019, then book ANAHITA, the 62 foot Learn more
Why is Fall the Best Time to Buy A Boat?

Why is Fall the Best Time to Buy A Boat?

While everyone is carving pumpkins and decorating for Halloween, you should be deciding on your next (or first) boat. Here are a few great reasons to buy a boat in the fall… Learn more
Rhode Island Yacht Ownership Tax Advantage

Rhode Island Yacht Ownership Tax Advantage

The Rhode Island Advantage: No Sales-Tax on Boats Whether it’s in the form of hundreds, thousands, or millions, every boater has a budget. Regardless of the figure, we all want to stretch our dollars as far as they will go. Learn more
Crewed Charter Etiquette

Crewed Charter Etiquette

Elaine Lembo’s charter briefing As communications director for Nicholson Yachts and editor at large for Cruising World magazine, I always pay attention to what my colleagues advise. Theirs is the voice of authority. Perfect case in point: Lynda Childress, who Learn more
EROS- A Classic Schooner Rich with History

EROS- A Classic Schooner Rich with History

Available for Newport’s Classic Yacht Regatta! Learn more
M/Y BLUE HORIZONS New Price $325,000

M/Y BLUE HORIZONS New Price $325,000

Blue Horizons- A Classic Hatteras with Modifications!       Learn more
Camp Newport Yacht Rendezvous: Ship to Shore

Camp Newport Yacht Rendezvous: Ship to Shore

The call goes out to the luxury leisure yacht industry to do its part to support a worthwhile community cause Save the date: Friday, August 9, 2019, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Newport Shipyard Did you cry when your mom sent Learn more
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: A Week in the Yachting Capital of the World

FLIBS: 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