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!

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

Janet enjoying catamaran sail

We loved our first sail so much we came back and had a sunset sail last night. Absolutely beautiful. Cooked some burgers on the grill after the sail and enjoyed the evening on the boat. Thank you Al and Kia for such a wonderful experience.

Janet I.