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!

We had the pleasure of an amazing birthday celebration weekend trip on AlyKat! After setting sail out of Newport Harbor on Friday night with a gorgeous sunset, we then spent time in Cuttyhunk and Westport over the weekend. Even watched fireworks from the boat one night to help celebrate, a sparkly surprise! Great accommodations, wonderful captain and first mate. A birthday to remember!

Eve K.

Patti enjoying her chartersail in Newport

You are in good, capable hands with Captain Al and Kia. Beautiful, fully equipped catamaran —- great crew, great time. Will definitely charter them next time in Newport. Highlight of our visit.

Patti B.