Welcome Aboard!

NewportKat LLC is our private sailing charter based out of Newport RI. We’re a husband and wife team, and really enjoy sharing our love of sailing with our guests. Our boat, AlyKat, is a 41-foot catamaran sailboat that can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people for a day sail. Two full-sized cabins can accommodate up to 4 guests for multiple-day and overnight sails.

Whether you want to explore destinations away from Newport, or you want to keep Newport as your vacation base, we can customize all trips to suit your needs and destinations wishes. If you want to learn how to sail a catamaran or learn general seamanship I will tailor the sail to be a great learning experience.

Take a look around our site to learn more, or jump in and contact us to describe what your perfect sail experience would include.


Al Girard
Al Girard, Captain

Call or text 401-835-4863 or 401-862-5577 to charter a sail now!

Lori and Bill all set for their charter sail on the AlyKat

We loved our sail on this beautiful catamaran and have taken trips on it several times. We couldn’t have asked for better hosts than Kia and Al. Low-key, good food and drinks, and great music!

Lori R.

Family time on catamaran

My husband has been dreaming about owning a Catamaran and I wanted to surprise him with a sail. Newport Kat made it possible for us to have that opportunity. We were able to get our daughters and their boyfriends to join us for the day which made it even more enjoyable. Kia and Captain Al were waiting for us and they made us feel welcome before we were even on board. The hospitality they offer is genuine and sincere which makes it really easy to relax. Hanging out on the trampoline with our kids and listening to music as we watched the sails unfurl was pure heaven. Later we stopped to do some paddle boarding and had lunch at the table on the deck. Captian Al and Kia were very helpful to inexperienced paddle boarders and had us up and running in no time! We were then given an informative tour of Newport Harbor and learned a lot of interesting facts about the waterfront. We also enjoyed looking at the variety of boats that we saw along the way. We had a perfect day with family that we will look back on and value for years to come.

Cyndi M