Grand Tour of New EnglandNantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Labor Day in Newport, and more…
August 28th - September 3rd, 2019
The American Sailing Association has chartered the yacht Arabella and invites our members to join us on an amazing seven day sailing vacation that includes Labor Day.
Arabella is one of the most beautiful sailing yachts in the world. She epitomizes classic elegance and graceful style and has been an icon along the East Coast in summer and in the Caribbean in winter. Arabella is also US Coast Guard certified, one of the few mega yachts with this designation in our country.
“Arabella” is a 157 foot mega yacht featuring three masts with staysail schooner rigging. She has 20 staterooms with all the modern luxuries you’d expect on a mega yacht – all rooms have their own shower, heads, and individual climate control. “Arabella” has teak decks, a Jacuzzi, cushioned sun deck, as well as a covered aft veranda. Her main salon is spacious enough for all her guests to enjoy fine dining and features a beautiful varnished mahogany bar.
Arabella is an incredible sailing vessel and the captain & crew love to hoist the sails, turn off the engine and feather the prop and give you the chance to helm this magnificent vessel. Discover the magic of Arabella as she slices through the water powered by the wind.
...not as a tourist, but as an exclusive guest onboard a mega yacht!
“Steering a 157 foot schooner under full canvas in 20-25 plus winds was exciting, with the wind tearing at my hair. With beautiful blue skies and turquoise seas in 80 degrees, what could be better?”
Marge Benning, Denver CO
“Everything is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about anything. You just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh sea air and fantastic ports of call to explore. In a very short time, we all got to know each other and everyone felt like family to me. I learned a lot, and enjoyed sharing this brief moment in time and space on this lovely boat called the Arabella.”
“What do a film producer, a tech consultant, a dad and his son have in common with a group of Puritans? They all boarded a boat named Arabella bound for Massachusetts, albeit 385 years apart. Unlike John Winthrop and crew the modern passengers sailed in comfort on an ASA sponsored voyage to Martha’s Vinyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk islands!”
“Absolutely no better way to relax… A full day of sailing aboard the “melts my heart” Arabella, lobster for dinner and slow trip back to the schooner during golden hour. Fantastic!”
Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan
Everyone deserves this type of mega yacht sailing experience at some point in their lives, but few can afford it until now. As an ASA member you have the opportunity to join us on this unique, and unforgettable, sailing vacation.
Staterooms are available exclusively for ASA Members and start from $1,890 / person.
Still have questions? Contact the Arabella Concierge
Day 1 - Wednesday, August 28th
Day 2 - Thursday, August 29th
Day 3 – Friday, August 30th
Day 4 – Saturday, August 31st
Day 5 – Sunday, September 1st
Day 6 – Monday, September 2nd
We set sail in the morning and return to Newport late morning/early afternoon. Enjoy breakfast with your shipmates on your final day under Arabella’s billowing sails. After your grand entrance to Newport Harbor, you can choose to disembark that same day or, if your schedule permits, you can spend another night onboard in Newport and enjoy the Labor Day festivities.
Day 7– Tuesday, September 3rd
Disembark by 1pm. Use your extra time in Newport to visit the mansions, sail on an America’s Cup 12 Meter, ride the Rum Runner at sunset and party like a sailor.
The Owners Staterooms (#15 and #16) are Arabella's largest and most luxurious. They are located amidships in the most stable part of the boat. These staterooms feature a queen bed, private shower and head, individual climate control, and plenty of room for you to spread out and relax.
Pricing is $3,450 / person, based on double occupancy.
These spacious Premier Staterooms (#7, #8, #9, #10) are located amidships of the yacht and feature a queen bed, private shower, head, individual climate control, and all the amenities a sailor could ask for.
Pricing is $2,950 / person, based on double occupancy.
These Deluxe Staterooms are located in the forward section of the yacht and feature a double bed, private shower, head, and individual climate control.
Deluxe Staterooms #3 and #4 have an over/under single/double bed configuration.
Pricing is $2,650 / person, based on double occupancy.
These staterooms are located in the aft section of the yacht and feature a pair of over/under single berths, private shower, head, and individual climate control.
Pricing is $1,890 / person, based on double occupancy.
America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts
Sailing enthusiasts may want to book a spot to sail on one of the historic America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts which do day sails out of Newport.