5 Options for Exploring New England by Charter

From the Portland Head Light to the clam chowder, there are plenty of reasons to charter New England.

Chantal Ma Vie
Fraser, Charter, Chantal Ma Vie
The base rate is $230,000 to charter this 179-foot Feadship, which is part of the Fraser fleet.Billy Black

Because, let's be honest, aren't two hot tubs better than just one? Aboard Chantal Ma Vie, charter guests can soak on the sun deck or near the waterline — depending on which view they care to enjoy.

Magrathea
Charter, Oyster Charter, Magrathea
Oyster Charter markets this 72-foot Oyster at a lowest weekly base rate of $23,000.Courtesy Oyster Charter

Magrathea is outfitted with a performance carbon rig as well as Spectra sails, all of which should give charter clients a thrill when she takes off on a broad reach. Inside, the décor is teak with light leather, intended to be as comfortable at night as Magrathea is exhilarating by day.

Pioneer
Charter, Y.CO, Pioneer
Y.CO offers this 150-foot Palmer Johnson at a lowest weekly base rate of $120,000.Quin Bisset

As you can see in the photograph at right, Pioneer is an expedition-style yacht, one constructed to go just about anywhere charter clients might have in mind. But don't let that rugged exterior fool you; inside, this yacht is just as luxurious as any other.

Whisper
Charter, Churchill Yacht Partners, Whisper
With Churchill Yacht Partners, this 116-foot Holland Jachtbouw has a base rate of $60,000.Billy Black

Check out the size of the covered cockpit aboard Whisper, shown in the photograph at right. Few sailing yachts on the charter market offer that kind of kick-back-and-relax seating with a view.

Rhino
Charter, Yachtzoo, Rhino
This 154-foot Admiral charters with Yachtzoo at a lowest weekly base rate of $140,000.Billy Black

Rhino used to charter by the name Ohana and has continued to earn high marks for her charter program under the current owner. Plenty of references are available from former clients.