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!

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.

Trampoline time on catamaran

As the setting sun closes on our day with you we are grateful for kindred spirits, wind, time off and so much love.  Keeping you in our hearts til we me meet again.

Brenda & Rick