Welcome Aboard!

Newport Kat 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 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

To inquire about a sail please use our contact page or call or text 401-835-4863.

Snacks after sail!

My daughter Daisy (13) and I went on our first overnight sailing trip on AlyKat. We went to Block Island and dropped anchor. Al asked Daisy if she would like to help catch dinner, and the two of them hopped into the dingy with their rods. Ten minutes later they returned with a gorgeous sea bass. Al fired up the grill, Kia opened a bottle of wine, and dinner was delicious!

Monica L.

Newport RI sweatshirts at sea

WOW! It was truly an honor to be your first sail of the season. For our first trip to Newport, you have exceeded our expectations and made our 4th annual girls trip one we will remember forever. Thank you for the knowledge and hospitality, the snacks and you are welcome for the awesome music.

This is truly an example of an amazing local business and if we only had one more day here, this is exactly how we would spend it.

The Suitmates