Hunt Yachts to build 80’ Sport Motoryacht

hunt-yachts-yachts-in-harbourHunt Yachts has announced it is about to build its largest ever yacht, a 80’ Sport Motoryacht. The yacht has been commissioned from a Hunt Harrier 25’ owner, who was so pleased with his new boat, that he decided he wanted a another one styled and built in exactly the same way, but this time over three times the size. Continue reading

Hot Spots to Head to This Spring Once Your Boat is out of Yacht Storage

Beaches BahamasWe are hoping your boat has survived the recent winter storms, you have arranged any vital post winter yacht repairs and are now thinking about planning your first spring sailing trip.

Or perhaps your boat is still in yacht storage, but you want to be absolutely sure of where to head once she is back out on the water.

We at Becket & Co., a leading provider of yacht care services on the East Coast of the United States, the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, have put together the following list of destinations to consider for the first sailing expedition of 2014: Continue reading

Want to build a yacht? Spring Boat Shows for Future and Existing Boat Owners

Boat Shows East Coast Build a BoatThe weather is warming up and the days are getting longer, it is time to start looking ahead at this year’s yachting calendar. A great way to get back in to the swing of things and dust off the cruising cobwebs is to go along and experience the amazing selection of boat shows being held across the country this spring.

Whether you already own a boat or you are about to purchase one, Becket & Co. offers a great portfolio of yacht management services nationwide. We can manage your yacht maintenance wherever your boat is moored. We have also helped many a client finally realize their dream to build a yacht, and we can do the same for you! We will assist you in choosing yacht surveyors and advise you in choosing the right yacht insurance for your particular needs. Continue reading

Welcoming of new Hunt Yachts Harrier 25 Sport

Sunset Yacht management servicesAt Becket & Co. we have a long history of offering yacht services to those who are fortunate enough to own Hunt Yachts, so we were delighted to hear about the introduction of a new boat announced earlier this month.

Hunt Yachts started the year with a bang when it revealed it would soon introduce the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport which is being billed as the ultimate ‘off-road vehicle’. Continue reading

Our Yacht Managers Start Sailing Year With Providence Boat Show Trip

Yacht ShowAt Becket & Co., Newport’s premier yacht management services provider, we appreciate we are fortunate to be positioned at the heart of one of the most important yachting centers on the East Coast of the United States.

We are surrounded by some of the best sailing in the world, with thousands of kilometers of spectacular coastline, sheltered beaches and historical towns to explore by boat.
The area is also spoiled for choice vis-a-vis the number of yachting events which are held annually at various spots along the coast, such as the Providence Boat Show, which takes place next month. Continue reading

Florida Sailing & Florida Yacht Management

Key West FL Fort Zachary Taylor

The East Coast of the United States is blessed with some of the best sailing in the world, with miles upon miles of stunning coastline and intricate waterways offering hours, days and months of fun in your boat.

And without doubt one of the beauties of this coast is that the sailing can be pretty much all year around if you are willing and able to travel in order to find the sun. Alternatively you might be fortunate enough to live in Florida where sailing is a year-round pursuit.  Continue reading

Ten Steps to Winterize Your Boat

Boats in Marina at WinterThe days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder and it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your boat before you put her into yacht storage.

So what should you do before you kiss goodbye to your beloved yacht for the winter season, and let her rest up for a few months?

Below are a few steps that we at Becket & Co. – premier yacht management experts on the East Coast – recommend you follow to keep your yacht in tip top condition over the winter months. Continue reading

Hinckley Yachts Reveals new Bermuda 50

Hinckley Yachts in HarbourOur team of experts at Becket & Co. is specialized in working aboard Hinckley Yachts so we were all delighted to learn that a brand new Hinckley boat will soon be added to its fleet.

The Hinckley Bermuda 50 is the result of a successful collaboration between the massively talented Hinckley Company and naval architects Tripp Design, masters in their own field.

The newest addition to the Hinckley fleet is a take on the Bermuda 40, a yacht we are very familiar with having worked on a number of vessels over the years through our full range of services which include yacht cleaning, yacht refit and yacht storage.

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Hinckley Yachts Present at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boat ShowNow the curtains have closed on Europe’s Monaco Yacht Show, the collective thoughts of the sailing world will turn towards the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which begins at the end of the month.

Held in Florida, the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’, the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is regarded as one of the oldest and most important events on the yachting calendar attended by thousands each autumn.

Show exhibits at the five day show, which begins this year on Halloween, range from local yacht builders such as Hinckley Yachts to interior designers, luxury service providers and even supercar manufacturers. Continue reading

Becket & Co. Tips on When to Sail on the East Coast

Newport sunset

Having mostly grown up in New England, our team of experts at Becket & Co. consider the region to be one of the best sailing destinations in the United States – but there again we might be biased!

So for those of you who are not so familiar with the coastline, we thought we would publish a few user-friendly guides to help you acquaint yourself with this stunning area in the northeast corner of the USA.

And the first subject we have decided to tackle is the climate in New England, a basic understanding of which is crucial if you want to make the most of your boat, and our yacht services. Continue reading