See NYC from a Classic Ocean Racer

 5.0 (2)

Sparkman & Stephens Custom (1975)


  • 44 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



Boat was designed and built right here in NYC. She's a true local, crafted by the legendary Sparkman & Stephens and constructed at Minneford Yacht Yard on City Island. These guys were giants of the sailing world - their next collaboration won the America's Cup.

This is a thoroughbred ocean racer - built to tackle anything the ocean could throw at her, she gives a very stable ride and will never meet anything she can't handle. She's also comfortable and spacious, boasting a generous 44 feet of open deck space to lounge and enjoy a relaxing cruise.

Our standard sails are $660 for 2 hours, but we're happy to do longer custom sails, just let us know! Full day sails require an additional crew member.


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    Sparkman & Stephens
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Sam has been sailing since he was 12, starting off on the waters of Lake Michigan in Chicago. He went to college in Maine, but he's been in NYC for over a decade now, which makes him an official New Yorker (or so he claims!). Sam's been a sailing instructor, coached high school and college racing teams, and got his captain's license back in 2015. Before the pandemic hit, he had a "regular" job, but was still moonlighting as a charter captain. He enjoyed it so much he decided to come back to sailing full time, and that's when North River Sailing was born in 2022! Sam has a 50 Ton USCG Masters License with a Sailing Endorsement, so you can trust that you're in good hands when you're out on the water with him.


  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Radar
  • Refrigerator
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
Navigation & Safety
  • Radar
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Torch light
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Refrigerator

2 Reviews

  • dauriya
    June 6th, 2024

    We had a special request for our boat ride and Sam did the best job to fulfill our request. He is professional and enthusiastic person. The boat was clean and photos were accurate. my family had enjoyed time on the boat.

  • Sameer
    May 30th, 2024

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around Brooklyn, NY.

New York City looks great from the ground, but that view from the water is something else! Jump aboard a Sailo boat rental from the Big Apple and experience the thrill of the sea - and snap plenty of incredible pictures. Sailing in NYC is a must on your summer bucket list, whether you are visiting or a New Yorker.

It might not be the first thing you think of when finding things to do in New York City, but renting a boat for a full day or just a few hours is a truly memorable experience.

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Cancelation policy - Standard
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.