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    newportphotoboat at Newport Yacht Club
    Sailboat Racing Photography and Spectator Boat
    Doug on the look out
    12 meters under Newport Bridge

    Sailboat Racing Photography and Spectator Boat

    5.0(7 reviews)
    40 bookings
    Estimated price
    USD $200 / hour (3 hours minimum)


    Welcome aboard Note.  The boat is licensed for a maximum of 6 passengers. No pets please. Meticulously Maintained Spectator Boat.  $200 per hour.  Up to 4 photographers recommended.  Stable and agile boat puts you at the start, run alongside, or meet the boats at the turning marks and finish. Charter includes: - Licensed and insured Captain – 50 Ton USCG Master License - Decades of boat handling experience - Meticulously maintained 23’ center console, 300HP Verado Engine - All fuel and dock charges included - Ample and dry storage - Convenient pick up and drop off locations in Newport, Jamestown or Wickford Town Dock. - Creative freedom to go anywhere and anytime you want  If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

    Captain is included.
    A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
    6 guests
    Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
    Center Console

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    5.0 (7 reviews)
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    • Itinerary & Experience

    1. JH

      Marsha and Doug were the best captains and hosts. They made our day so enjoyable and truly made it an unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate to book your boating trip with Marsha and Doug!

    2. BV

      Our family of four spent a wonderful morning with Doug! We had a terrific time. The day far exceeded all of our expectations! We highly recommend this!

    3. CG

      We had such a wonderful afternoon with Doug and Marcia. They are kind and responsible- definitely take the necessary precautions around Covid. We highly recommend them!

    4. AG

      We had an excellent boat charter! Couldn’t be any happier!

    5. JO

      My family had a such a nice time!



    40 bookings

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE​ Doug's professional career spans over 35 years of aviation. He was a pilot for Air Florida, Southwest Airlines and United Parcel Service. After 18 years at UPS, Doug retired as a B-747 Management Instructor, FAA Check Captain and UPS International Chief Pilot. Doug is easy going and a fun guy. Always cool and calm under pressure. He has a perfect record of professionalism and safety and is regarded by many photographers as one of the best boat drivers in the business. ​​• Decades of boat handling experience ​​• United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Master License CHASE BOAT EXPERIENCE Inside the ropes of a race course is serious business and only a few are afforded entry. Captain Doug is one of them. • 100% focus on what’s happening on the race course and its surroundings • Tracks racers in tight quarters adjusting to wake, wind and visibility disruptions • Masterfully recognizes, prepares and reacts to multi-directional high speed closure rates of racers while matching boat speeds • Quietly listens and adapts to creative stylings and sensitivities of the photographer • Doug is a true professional, calm, quiet, friendly and attentive, with a perfect safety record he has a 6th sense on the water, a photographer’s eye for composition and experience to get you where you want to go

    Features & Details

    • Life jackets/required safety gear
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheel steering
    • Bimini
    • Trailerable
    • Single Engine
    • Fuel type: Gas
    • Tow Bar

    Approximate Location

    You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

    The boat's approximate location on a map

    Cancellation Policy

    Full refund up to 1 day prior.

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