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Yachts For Sale In Long Island

Long Island is a densely populated island that extends over 100 miles eastward from Manhattan Island, with a landmass greater than the state of Rhode Island and is the largest/longest island in the continental United States. Bordered basically by the East River to the west; Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound to north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, along with other waters. The southern coast is lined with salt marshes, coves, bays and coastal barrier islands with beautiful wide, white sand beaches. The northern coast and far eastern tip of the south fork have high bluffs that overlook the beaches below. Long Island consists of four counties; Brooklyn/Kings County and Queens County are actually boroughs of New York City, and together with Nassau County, make up the western third of the island, while Suffolk County takes up the eastern two-thirds. Two of New York’s busiest airports are on the Island in Queens County—LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport.

United Yacht Sales can help you find the perfect yacht for sale in New York. Give us a call today at 1-772-463-3131 about purchasing a new boat or listing your current yacht on the brokerage market.


photo of 78' Maori 78 Express 2021

78' Maori 78 Express 2021

New York and Miami, New York, United States

photo of 70' Princess F70 2020

70' Princess F70 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

photo of 68' Sunseeker Predator 2014


68' Sunseeker Predator 2014

Whitestone, New York, United States

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photo of 65' Custom East Bay Boat Works Paddle Wheeler 1987

Lauren Kristy

65' Custom East Bay Boat Works Paddle Wheeler 1987

Oakdale, New York, United States

photo of 65' Lagoon Sixty5 2024

65' Lagoon Sixty5 2024

New York, New York, United States

photo of 65' Princess V65 2002

65' Princess V65 2002

new york, New York, United States

photo of 64' Pershing Motor Yacht 2013

Sound View

64' Pershing Motor Yacht 2013

Port Washington, New York, United States

photo of 62' Azimut 62 2003

62' Azimut 62 2003

Freeport, New York, United States

photo of 62' Absolute 62 Fly 2022

62' Absolute 62 Fly 2022

Staten Island, New York, United States

photo of 58' Meridian 2008

58' Meridian 2008

Lake George, New York, United States

photo of 58' Sabre 58 Salon Express 2021

Sand Crab

58' Sabre 58 Salon Express 2021

Glen Cove, New York, United States

photo of 56' Carver 56 Voyager 2005

56' Carver 56 Voyager 2005

Pelham, New York, United States

photo of 56' Carver 56 Voyager 2005

True North

56' Carver 56 Voyager 2005

Greenport, New York, United States

photo of 55' Ferretti Yachts 550 2022

Time 2 Fly

55' Ferretti Yachts 550 2022

Rochester, New York, United States

photo of 55' Princess 55 Fly 2021

55' Princess 55 Fly 2021

Staten Island, New York, United States

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The Long Island Railroad that opened up Long Island to its explosive growth in the 19th century, is now the busiest commuter railroad in North America and operates year-round 24/7. Bridges, tunnels and ferries connect Long Island to Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx and beyond, with ferries crossing the Long Island Sound to Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Cross Sound Ferry takes passengers and vehicles from Orient Point, Long Island to New London, CT or to Block Island, RI, and The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Comp. takes passengers and vehicles from Port Jefferson, Long Island to Bridgeport, CT. East/West running multi-lane highways carry traffic throughout Long Island along with major north/south arteries. Helicopter travel from Manhattan skyscrapers to local Island airports, such as Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island’s south fork, is another way to travel while avoiding the traffic below!

Long Island was originally inhabited in the 1600s by a number of Indian tribes, mainly the Matinecock, Rockaway, Merrick, Montauk, Shinnecock, Narragansett, Manhasett, Canarsie and Patcheog—names recognized in towns and villages across Long Island; tribes that spoke dialects of a common Algonquian language, that also inhabited Connecticut. When English and later, Dutch settlers arrived, they began purchasing land for private ownership from these indigenous tribes who didn’t understand the concept, as they expected the land to be shared. The Dutch settlers focused on Manhattan Island and western Long Island in what became Queens and Brooklyn and Nassau County.

Suffolk County remained English and politically connected to Connecticut. Eventually eastern Long Island settlers yielded to pressure from New York and Suffolk County became part of New York State. The Indian tribes, who lived near the shores, traveled by canoe and fished the bounty of seafood in local waters—oysters, crabs, lobster and fish. Fish were used to fertilize farms of corn and other vegetable produce, that the settlers also farmed for sustenance. The settlers also ranched livestock, unlike the Indian tribes, who hunted deer, turkey and other small game. During the Revolutionary War, the British held Long Island after defeating George Washington’s troops and headquartered in Huntington until the war ended in 1783, as they used Long Island as a supply depot for British main headquarters in Manhattan.

In the 1800s, Long Island was still mostly rural and agricultural. As the western end near Manhattan grew more populous, a railroad service was built in 1836 to run in Brooklyn and Queens and was incorporated into the line completed in 1844, that became the Long Island Railroad servicing the eastern part of Long Island. Competing rail lines that were built on the south shore to bring tourists to beaches and shoreline hotels were eventually absorbed into the Long Island Railroad as Branch lines. From the opening of the first railroad service, population growth doubled every 20 years up to 1930, as bridges and tunnels were constructed allowing people from the City and other states to access Long Island by automobile. During America’s “Gilded Age” from about 1870 to 1900, a time of industrial development and rapid economic growth, wealthy industrialists (JP Morgan, William K Vanderbilt, Charles Pratt, Otto H. Kahn, etc.) built huge mansions on country estates on Long Island’s north shore within close proximity to Manhattan.

These towns became known as the “Gold Coast” and solidified as American icons by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby and the film versions that ensued over the years, starring Robert Redford/Mia Farrow in 1974 and in 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio/Carey Mulligan. It was originally a silent film made in 1926 (lost) based on the George Cukor Broadway stage version of that year. Today most, if not all, of the remaining original estates such as Otto Kahn’s “Oheka,” have been restored and repurposed as historical public parks and inns.

World-renowned aviator, Charles Lindberg took off from Long Island’s Roosevelt Field for his historic 1927 solo flight over the Atlantic to Europe in his plane, the “Spirit of Saint Louis.” This amazing feat of aviation helped establish Long Island as an early hub of aviation development in the 20th century. LaGuardia Airport opened in 1939. Mitchel Air Force Base was established during WWII along with military aircraft production by Grumman and Fairchild Aircraft, that continued in Long Island to the Space Age, with contracts for space exploration components and space shuttle vehicles. Eventually production moved out of Long Island and the early airports closed. The huge Roosevelt Field shopping mall was developed on the former Mitchel Air Force Base site. The “GI Bill” benefitted returning WWII veterans with housing incentives and Long Island’s population exploded as housing design was simplified for mass-production to accommodate demand, creating affordable instant suburbs, such as Levittown.

The 21st century has become a time of transition from the “blue-collar” industrial past to a more cultural and high-tech scientific focus with major research labs and universities, such as Cornell University Duck Research Lab, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory, Long Island University, Adelphi University and Stonybrook University. The waterfront towns and villages that had become rundown, particularly on the south shore, underwent a gentrification and transformation process as once again, new wealth invested in waterfront real estate for upscale single family homes, condos and townhomes located near or on the water—some with their own marinas. Waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment districts with parks, attractions and special events to provide family enjoyment, lively nightlife, and recreation were developed to attract area residents and visitors from the City. Marinas and Yacht Clubs, waterfront restaurants, tour and casino cruise lines dot the shorelines as people have taken to the water. Boating has skyrocketed as recreational sport fishing, pleasure boating, coastal and long-distance cruising have become the ultimate summertime pleasures of the Island life!