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New & Used Yachts For Sale In Rhode Island

When looking for new or used yachts for sale in Rhode Island, the amount of time it takes to narrow down exactly what you want can some times be frustrating. With so many manufacturers, models, and boat types, how do you begin to find the right yacht that meets your budget and your needs?

United Yacht Sales is the one-stop professional yacht brokerage that can navigate you through the pitfalls of boat shopping and help you make the best decision possible when it comes to its purchase. We can help you find the yacht for sale, set up the showings, help negotiate pricing, handle the yacht closing, and everything else involved, and we do all of this so you are able simply sit back and to enjoy the process. Buying a yacht requires a significant investment and it is our goal to provide you with detailed information and professional guidance.

When searching for a yacht for sale, there are a plethora of options. The yachts on our website number over 7,000 listings, including yachts built by top brands such as Hatteras, Viking, Bertram, Sea Ray, Azimut, Sunseeker, Ferretti, and more. United can also help you find the best used center-console boat in Rhode Island from brands like Yellowfin, Contender, and more.

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YACHTS LOCATED IN Rhode Island

photo of 121' Rumerys 2002

BAT

121' Rumerys 2002

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 78' Princess V78 2020

Spindrift

78' Princess V78 2020

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 72' Southern Wind Farr 72 1998

VENTUROUS

72' Southern Wind Farr 72 1998

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 66' Azimut 66 FLY 2021

66' Azimut 66 FLY 2021

Wakefield, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 62' Custom Vic Carpenter 62 1992

62' Custom Vic Carpenter 62 1992

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 60' Gunboat 60 2015

CUI BONO

60' Gunboat 60 2015

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 59' Hinckley Sou'wester 59 1985

ECLIPSE

59' Hinckley Sou'wester 59 1985

Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 58' Sirena 58 Flybridge 2020

Cielo

58' Sirena 58 Flybridge 2020

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 57' Morris 2008

CIRCE

57' Morris 2008

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 57' Royal Passagemaker 57 Expedition Trawler by Park Isle Marine 1998

GROUSE III

57' Royal Passagemaker 57 Expedition Trawler by Park Isle Marine 1998

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 56' Ocean Yachts Super Sport 1999

Gorilla Bowt

56' Ocean Yachts Super Sport 1999

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 56' Taswell 56 1996

56' Taswell 56 1996

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 55' Sea Ray L550 2018

HVA-SEA

55' Sea Ray L550 2018

East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 54' Baia Aqua 54 2001

POLARIS

54' Baia Aqua 54 2001

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

photo of 54' Hylas 54 2009

Acadia

54' Hylas 54 2009

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

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Nestled on the southern New England coast between Connecticut (west) and Massachusetts (north and east), Rhode Island also shares a small maritime border with Long Island, NY. Block Island, Block Island and Rhode Island Sounds, and the Atlantic Ocean are south. Though it is the smallest state by land area, Rhode Island is the second most densely populated state after New Jersey! Rhode Island, with its 400 miles of coastline, large bays, and inlets that comprise 14% of the state’s total area, is known for beautiful sandy beaches and historic seaside towns. Newport is a famed sailing center and its “Gilded Age” mansions that line the seashore, such as The Breakers, are a major tourist attraction. The world-class annual Newport International Boat Show kicks off the Boat Show season in September.

Rhode Island got its name from early explorers who sailed near Aquidneck Island, the largest island in Narragansett Bay and may have seen red fall foliage and/or red clay shoreline bluffs, giving the island a reddish appearance (rhode), though most of the state’s land area is actually part of the mainland. Narragansett Bay is Rhode Island’s primary topographical feature with over 30 islands within the bay. Aquidneck Island, the largest, consists of Portsmouth (north), Middletown, and Newport (south). Second largest island is Conanicut and third largest is Prudence Island. Block Island lies about 12-13 miles off the mainland coast and is separated from the mainland by a 10-mile-wide strait called Block Island Sound in the Atlantic Ocean. Block Island Sound extends east to Montauk Point of Long Island along with Plum Island, Gardiners Island, and Fishers Island, all part of New York State and to the Rhode Island Sound. To west the strait extends to Long Island Sound, all major waterways for recreational cruising vessels and commercial boat traffic.

Rhode Island’s first English settlement was Providence on land granted by the Narragansett people to Roger Williams in 1636, who was fleeing religious persecution. Other people who were political or religious dissidents or social outcasts fled to the area and settled Aquidneck Island, founding Portsmouth in northern part and Newport in the south. Samuel Gorton bought land from the Narragansetts in 1642 and obtained a separate charter from the crown in 1648 for the settlement he named Warwick. Roger Williams and other settlements consolidated to apply for colony status from the English crown (Charles I) as “Providence Plantations (Colony)” from 1643 to 1663, when a new charter was issued. Providence Plantations was the first colony to call for a Continental Congress in 1774 and renounce allegiance to British rule in 1776. In 1790, after the American Revolution, the new state became known as State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and the name remained until 2020 when voters finally dropped the latter part. Rhode Island was the last of the 13 original colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution, only after being assured that a Bill of Rights would become part of the Constitution.

The capital and most populated city is Providence, and the location of ivy league Brown University, founded in 1764, one of nine colleges granted charters before the American Revolution and the first to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation, in character with Rhode Island’s first settlers. The city’s green is now named Roger Williams Park, after the founder. Providence features the landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk with the famed WaterFire art installation, a 1994 sculpture by Barnaby Evans presented on the rivers of downtown Providence. The sculpture consists of 86 burning braziers; some float just above the rivers’ surface as they flow through Waterplace Park and center of downtown Providence. Originally created in celebration of the “First Night Providence” New Year’s Eve music and performing arts festival’s 10th anniversary, it has now become an annual public art attraction.

Rhode Island had a primary role in the Industrial Revolution in New England in 1787 with the advent of cotton mills powered by flowing river water. Moses Brown of Providence and partner Samuel Slater built the first water-powered cotton mill in America, on one of the many rivers in Rhode Island. Moses Brown and brother Nicholas co-founded the college that became Brown University. Many of Rhode Island’s major metro centers today derive from industrial development along the Blackstone, Seekonk, and Providence Rivers where water-powered textile mills were built.

The fifty years following the Civil War were a time of great prosperity and affluence for Rhode Island as it became the center of the “Gilded Age” when many of the country’s most prominent and wealthiest industrialists built grand residential mansions or summer “cottages” on Rhode Island’s beautiful shores. Newport became the summer haven for New York’s uber-wealthy to build opulent estates and found private membership sports clubs for recreation and socializing. The Newport Casino, built in 1879 to 1881 by New York Herald publisher, James Gordon Bennett, Jr was the focus of “Gilded Age” social life through the 1920s for a variety of outdoor and indoor recreational activities, including lawn tennis. The first American Lawn Tennis championships were held on the Newport Casino courts. The shingle style building was designed by noted “Gilded Age” architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White. Newport Casino was designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1987 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places (NRHP) in 1970. It now houses the International Hall of Fame and features an active grass-court tennis club.

Some of the most notable historic mansions in Newport were designed by McKim, Mead & White, such as “Rosecliff,” built 1898-1902 for socialite Theresa Fair Oelrichs (silver heiress from Nevada) who commissioned the design of a summer home for entertaining on a “grand scale.” The Providence capitol building, Rhode Island State House, was also designed by McKim, Mead & White and features the fourth largest structural stone dome in the world. Another prominent architect of that era, Richard Morris Hunt, designed the Vanderbilt family’s 5-story, 70-room mansion “The Breakers” in the Beaux-Arts Renaissance Revival style, and designed Alva & William Kissam Vanderbilt’s summer cottage “Marble House” in the Beaux-Arts style of peerless opulence when completed in 1892. The mansion’s interior was used for several films (The Great Gatsby in 1974, 27 Dresses in 2008), a TV Series (America 1972-73), and a Victoria’s Secret holiday commercial in 2012. Today it is a museum run by the Newport Preservation Society. “Belcourt” was another “summer cottage” mansion designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, son of August Belmont, Sr. for whom the Belmont Stakes were named. Oliver loved horses and the “castle” as it came to be known, had extensive stables and carriage areas that were part of the main house. The estate is currently owned by Harle Tinny and is the only mansion in Newport that is open to the public as a museum of antiquities and architectural & social history with a private owner in residence.
Block Island was discovered in 1614 by Dutch explorer Adrian Block, who named it for himself. The island, just 13 miles from the Rhode Island coast, was settled in 1661 and incorporated in 1672 as New Shoreham. For nearly 200 years it remained a fisherman’s outpost, until the mid-1800s when steamboat passage opened up the island to visitors from the mainland for summer island getaways and sprawling Victorian beachside hotels were built to accommodate them. Tourism replaced fishing as the dominant economy. Two historical lighthouses, North Light, built in1867 of brownstone and the red-brick Southeast Lighthouse, built in 1800s, stands atop dramatic cliffs of Mohegan Bluffs overlooking rocky beaches below. Crescent Beach is a popular sandy beach on the east coast for summer visitors arriving by ferry or boat. Actor Christopher Walken has a summer home on Block Island.

Historic, summer resort town, Newport “City-By-The-Sea” on the south end of Aquidneck Island, was the site of the first US Open Tournaments in both tennis and golf, and every challenge to the annual sailing regatta, America’s Cup, for over 50 years (1930-1983) in Newport Harbor. Newport is considered the “birthplace of tennis” and “America’s First Resort” with stunning views of Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay, and Newport Bridge. Named by major travel magazines as one of the top destinations in the country for its famed seaside mansions and other beautiful historic architecture, galleries, restaurants, shopping, and the many other activities, events and attractions enjoyed by visitors from all around the world.

The historic waterfront shopping district includes the lower Thames Street and America’s Cup Avenue that run parallel to the waterfront, the Brick Market Place with its picturesque wharves reminiscent of Newport’s seafaring days, Long Wharf Mall, Bowen’s Wharf, Washington Square, and Bannister’s Wharf & Marina with Clarke Cooke House Restaurant as its focal point. The entire area is lively with eclectic dining, boutique shops, and nightlife. Bowen’s Wharf with deep water dockage for yachts to 185ft LOA is located in the center of Newport’s waterfront and features boating, dining, cocktails, shopping, events, tours & attractions, and nightlife.

The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS) is one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation spanning 13 acres and attracting more than 40,000 visitors annually in September to Newport’s famed downtown waterfront. In-water exhibits of the newest offerings of Powerboat and Sailboat models plus Charters, Marine Equipment, Services and Accessories surrounded by gorgeous fall foliage scenery, national historic sites and museums, world-class restaurants and shopping, and exciting nightlife make Newport International Boat Show the ideal kick-off to the U.S. Boat Show season.

With over 30 islands to explore in Narragansett Bay along with the many seaside towns and harbors along its 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island is a wonderful boaters’ destination. There are numerous marinas and marine facilities along the waterways that offer very basic services to a full array of amenities, such as power and water hook-ups, restrooms, showers, pump-out, wifi, floating docks, ice, laundry facilities, security, dinghy docks, fuel dock, ships store, captains lounge, onsite restaurant/bar, BBQ grills, picnic area, swimming pool, maintenance facilities, oil recycling, travel lift, and more. Some marinas are open seasonally, some have mooring fields, some have day rates. Dockwa.com is a great resource for finding a marina and reserving a slip.

The following is a list of some cities and towns with marinas:
Barrington—Safe Harbor Cove Haven; Block Island—Champlin’s Marina & Resort, New Harbor Boat Basin, Ballard’s Marine; Bristol—Bristol Yacht Club, Town of Bristol Marina & Maritime Center, Herreshoff Marine Museum; Cranston—Pawtuxet Cove Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Island; East Greenwich—East Greenwich Yacht Club, Prime Marina East Greenwich, East Greenwich Marina; Jamestown—Safe Harbor Jamestown, TPG Conanicut Marina, Clark Boat Yard & Marina Works, Dutch Harbor Boat Yard; Little Compton—Satonett Point Marina; Newport—Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport Yacht Club, Westwind Marina, The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Marina; New Shoreham—Payne’s Dock & Mahogany Shoals; North Kingston—Safe Harbor Wickford Cove, Mill Creek Marine; Portsmouth—Safe Harbor Sakonnet, Safe Harbor Northeast Boatworks, Safe Harbor Island Park; Providence—Providence Marina; Watch Hill—Watch Hill Boat Yard, Watch Hill Docks; Wakefield—Mantunuck Marina, Safe Harbor Silver Spring; Warwick—Safe Harbor Greenwich Bay, Fairwinds Marina, Safe Harbor Cowesett, Harborlight Marina; Warren—Warren Boat Yard.