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. One full-sized guest cabin can accommodate up to 2 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.

We are currently taking reservations from September 1st – 23rd and October 1st and 2nd.


Al Girard
Al Girard, Captain

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

Al and Kia are a great team. We had a fantastic time on their boat.

Karl N.

Nantucket sunset

Thank you Kia & Al for a magical week of sailing. You brought us to some wonderful places & we now have fabulous memories of the sunset + moonrise at Menemsha, tranquility of Lake Tashmoo, quaint Nantucket and the hidden treasure of Quissett.  You were both very generous hosts and experienced Captain and 1st Mate.  We were amazed by how quickly and well the boat sailed and the comfort of our cabin.  We hope to sail with you again soon!

Alyce and Russel