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!

A great day on the water! I am a sailor myself and was looking for a sailing opportunity, and I found a great one! Gracious hosts, a lovely boat, and true sailing skill. I can wholeheartedly recommend!

Patrick V.

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.