54' Cutter Rigged Ketch "Prelude" Sailing Yacht in New York

Cruising Monohull
54 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy the New York City Harbour by boat! Charter this 54' Cutter Rigged Ketch "Prelude" Sailing Yacht for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $398 per hour (2 hours minimum).


• 2 hours: $795
• 3 hours: $1045
• 5 hours: $1745

What To Expect Onboard:

The Prelude is a 54' cutter-rigged ketch, was built in 1980 in Santa Ana, California.

Although she's a modern day yacht, she's built along beautiful traditional lines with a bowsprit, clipper bow, teak brightwork, and brass and bronze fittings.

In 1984 we sailed her from the west coast of Florida to NYC. Since then we have sailed her on 28 passages between NYC and the Eastern Caribbean.and dropped anchor in many ports in Bermuda, the Virgins, the Leewards, the Windwards, the Grenadines, Grenada, Venezuela, Puerto Rico. the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and the East Coast. We've put over 75,000 miles (over three times the distance around the world) under her keel.

Marriage proposal? Anniversary? Birthday? Private dinner? Client lunch? View the spectacular Manhattan skyline and the Statue from your own private yacht with crew.


The only other persons on board are the captain and the chef. For that special anniversary dinner, you can play your own music as loud as you like.


Even under sail, you can sit anywhere on the decks, in the cockpit, or in the salon. Seating on the foredeck near the main mast or on the wicker settee on the fantail.


Crew have worked together as a charter team on Prelude for over 24 years in the Caribbean and NYC.


Start at any time. End at any time. Bring your own wine. Bring your own music. Sail up the Hudson. Sail down. Whatever it takes to make YOUR charter great.


The Prelude restaurant has the best view in Manhattan. See the sun set at the Statue and then enjoy the skyline lights.



  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Make Model: Cutter-Rigged Ketch
  • Year: 1980
  • Rental Minimum: 2 hours
  • Length: 54 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • 3 Cabins
  • Wheel steering
  • Bar
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • 2 Heads

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  • W 79th St
  • New York, New York 10024,
  • United States
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