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.

Thanks for a great season!  Stay tuned for our 2023 dates….


Al Girard
Al Girard, Captain

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

If not on the boat...get off and swim

You both warmly welcomed us on your vessel with big smiles and open arms.  The experience allowed the family to bond and forget about life’s trials and tribulations. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for your love and time. You gave us an unforgettable night of laughs, love, good views and memories.

The B. Family

Fresh seafood with dingy

Chartering with NewportKat will be the best decision you make while in Newport. The Boat, Crew and Vibe are perfect. We set sail on a four hour tour (sorry Gilligan!), and had an awesome day. The weather was a little uncooperative in the beginning of our sail, but Capt Al adapted and came up with numerous ideas to maximize our day. Needless to say the weather cleared up and the winds came on and we had a great day on the water. With Catp. Al and Kia we would have had a great day even without the weather change, they are knowledgeable, accommodating and most importantly nice!

The boat is equipped for offshore sailing so no matter what the conditions you will still feel comfortable and pampered. The trampoline up front is so nice you may never explore any other part of the AlyKat.

Thanks again Al and Kia we had a blast!, Hope to sail with you again very very soon!

Gordon W.