We are located at Bristol Marine in Bristol,
RI, an ideal harbor from which to begin and
end your cruise. The town with its magnificent inventory of beautifully
restored Federal and Victorian buildings boasts one of Americaís most beautiful
main streets and plays host to the Nationís oldest and most elaborate Fourth of
July Parade. Fine restaurants and pubs, boutiques and antique shops line
the waterfront. Classical and jazz concerts take place at Blithewold,
a splendid estate overlooking the harbor featuring an English style manor house
and arboretum with an extensive collection of exotic and native plants.
However, the greatest draw for the yachtsman has to be the HerreshoffMarineMuseum,
boasting an extensive collection of Herreshoff yachts and memorabilia as well
as the Americaís
Cup Hall of Fame Museum. On display are boats ranging from some of the
ďWizard of BristolísĒ earliest creations to a modern seventy-five foot Americaís
Cup IIAC Class boat.
Bristol Marine offers one of the finest facilities of its type in Narragansett
Bay. There is dockside loading from your car, free overnight
parking, restrooms, shower, and a free launch service to your boat.† Major supermarkets are a few minutes away.
Adjacent to Bristol Marine is ColtState Park with its superb ocean
front recreational facilities and bike path that runs all the way to Providence,
much of it along the ocean. Kayak rentals and lessons are available
at the boatyard. BristolHarbor
is the perfect spot for this type of activity.
Procedure for Booking a Charter:
We accept Charters as short as three days duration from repeat
charterers or six days from first time charterers and,† as a rule, limit charters to five people.† Reservations will be held for four days, pending
receipt of a 50% deposit, and approval of the Bareboat Charter Application &
Sailing Resume Form which you can complete and submit right from this
web site. If you prefer, call or email us first to determine availability.
Once the basic requirements have been met, we will send a confirmation. Charter
agreement and other details you will need to know.
Cancellations: Should circumstances require the cancellation of your
charter less than 60 days prior to its commencement, your deposit less a $75.00
cancellation fee will be refunded if the yacht can be rebooked for the dates
you had reserved. We will do everything possible to accomplish this in
the event that you are forced to cancel.
A security deposit of$2,500 and due 21 days before the charter commences.
Following the charter there will be a thorough inspection of the vessel and
its inventory, including a professional diver who will perform an examination
of the bottom. Provided there is no damage or loss
(excluding normal wear and tear), the deposit will be refunded within ten
All boats are extensively equipped and include the
necessary galley & cooking utensils and service for 6.
instruments, 8/50 binoculars, a mapping Garmin GPSt, charts covering Narragansett
Bay to Nantucket including Buzzards Bay and Block Island, Eldridge Tide
and Pilot book, and Embassy/Maptech Guide to Mass.& RI.†
(Charts and Guide for Eastern LI Sound available upon request.)†
include pillows, pillow cases, and bottom sheets only. (Sleeping bags
and/or blankets, top sheets and towels are to be provided by the charterer,
or they may be rented for an additional charge.
Inflatable dinghy with outboard motor.†
are available to qualified individuals for an additional charge of $100.
Courtesy Early Boarding:
We offer courtesy boarding the evening prior to departure provided the boatís
turnaround preparations have been completed, and time and daylight
conditions permit. To take advantage, arrangements must be made with
us in advance.† Normally you should† plan to arrive
between and † There is
no extra charge for courtesy boarding which will enable you to stow your gear,
become familiar with the boat, sleep aboard, and get an early start in the
morning.† However, we do ask for your
cooperation and insist that you arrive punctually.
C harterers are required to complete a check-out of the vessel prior to departure.
The purpose of this procedure is to familiarize you with the details of the
yacht, explain the various systems, review the inventory and answer any questions
you may have.† In order to do a thorough
job and be certain you are comfortably acquainted with the vessel you should
allow at least two hours for this procedure.
From the Northtake Route 24 south through
Fall River and Tiverton,
RI to exit 2, and follow the signs to the
MountHopeBridge and Bristol.
Just over the Bridge, stay left at the fork where the road splits into routes
114 and 138 (staying on route 114). Continue through the center of Bristol.
A few blocks beyond the center you will notice a brown sign to CoggeshellFarmMuseum
on your left. This is the corner of Poppasquash
Rd. Take this left and follow the road around
the head of the harbor for a mile into Bristol Marine. The actual address
and link is
99 Poppasquash Rd., Bristol, RI.
From the South, take I-95 north to route 138 East
exit). Follow route 138 over the Jamestown
After the NewportBridge
you will pick up route 114 all the way into the center
of Bristol (about 13 miles).†
Continue from the center to Poppasquash Road
and into Bristol Marine.
TF Green Airport, take I-95 North to I-195 East, then exit 7 onto
Route 114 through Barrington and Warren into Bristol. Poppasquash Rd. is six tenths of a mile
after the entrance to ColtState on your right.