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New York, NY (March 26, 2018) Classic Harbor Line (CHL) to kick off 2018 season by adding a new boat and location to the New York City fleet. CHL will continue operating out of Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers Complex and will begin offering additional cruises departing from North Cove Marina in Battery Park City.
Beginning April 14, CHL’s 54-foot yacht Kingston, a 1920s-inspired, plumb-bowed, fan-tailed Scarano Boat Building design, will be docked at the northeast side of North Cove Marina to kick off the Spring cruising season. Then the newest addition to the CHL fleet, a 65-foot restored 1950s Grebe Yacht, Full Moon, will take over for its inaugural cruise later in the season. Each of these yachts is ideal for up to 40 guests and will feature a bar, comfortable seating and relaxing ambiance.
Perfect for a night on the water with friends, or a private charter for special occasions, the North Cove Marina location offers New Yorkers and corporate groups working nearby a convenient after work meeting point for a Sunset Cocktail Cruise, or if time allows, a One Hour Harbor Sightseeing Cruise offered most days in the late afternoon. “Wow” out of town clients after a meeting or incentivize current employees.
Tourists visiting the One World Trade Memorial can take a short 7-minute walk from the museum through Brookfield Place and step aboard one of Classic Harbor Line’s yachts to enjoy unobstructed views of Manhattan’s Financial District, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Some tours will cruise up the East River under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges and take in midtown Manhattan icons such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building along with Brooklyn and Queens infrastructure.
Yacht Full Moon is the tenth boat to be added to the Classic Harbor Line fleet, which began operating in New York Harbor in 2000 with 1890s-style pilot schooner Adirondack, built by Scarano Boat Building in Albany, NY. Classic Harbor Line also operates in Boston, MA., Newport, RI., and Key West, FL.
Scarano specializes in historic looking boats that are built for accommodating guests in comfort and style. It is their combination of the best of old world charm and today’s most advanced, proven technologies that set them ahead of the curve. With teak decks, mahogany trim, and carbon fiber rigging these boats are, by far, unique to their kind. With the craftsmanship of Scarano Boat Building, Classic Harbor Line operates safe, comfortable boats that are sure to impress and meet everyone’s needs.
Classic Harbor Line expands to North Cove Marina in Battery Park City starting April 2018. One of the smaller classic wooden yachts from the fleet will offer excursions departing from North Cove throughout the season until October. Expect to see the 54-foot yacht KINGSTON (1920s-inspired, plumb-bowed, fan-tailed Scarano Boat Building design) or the newest addition to the fleet, a 65-foot restored 1950s Grebe Yacht, FULL MOON. Each of these yachts is ideal for up to 40 guests and will feature a bar and comfortable seating and ambiance. Not only are these yachts perfect for a private charter but to enjoy an evening out on the water after work in NY Harbor for a NYC sunset cruise with friends and co-workers.
What is a Grebe Yacht?
Henry C. Grebe & Company was the successor to Great Lakes Boat Building, which had started in Milwaukee in 1915 and moved to Chicago in 1921. Grebe was famous for the style and quality of the leisure yachts he designed and built. It was located on the west side of the North Branch of the Chicago River, just north of the West Belmont Avenue Bridge. They built their last boat in 1970 but did not finally close until 1994.
The Grebe yacht acquired by Classic Harbor Line, Full Moon, was a 65 foot production in 1950. Another 65 foot production they completed a decade later, was “Florencia”, later renamed, “Sam’s Place”, which was obtained by the famous actor and comedian, Jerry Lewis. Jerry used the boat for leisure and relaxing with family in the San Diego area. This photo of “Sam’s Place” is comparable to the spirit and look of Full Moon once she is fully restored.
Step aboard one of the smaller more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and depart from North Cove Marina for a cruise in New York Harbor at Sunset. The yachts are ideal for up to 40 guests, feature full bars, comfortable seating and excellent views of the city skyline and New York harbor. Each excursion will feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. On occasion, at high tide, we may even circumnavigate the Liberty Island.
See the key NYC harbor sights in just one hour aboard the smaller more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and depart from North Cove Marina. The yachts are ideal for up to 40 guests, feature full bars, comfortable seating and excellent views of the city skyline and New York harbor. Each excursion will feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. On occasion, at high tide, we may even circumnavigate the Liberty Island. This shorter cruise is ideal for families or tourists with limited time.
Traverse every waterway that encircles Manhattan aboard the smaller more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and depart from North Cove Marina. The yachts are ideal for up to 40 guests, feature full bars, comfortable seating and excellent views of the entire island and New York harbor. On this special extended tour, we travel the Hudson, East & Harlem Rivers. Expect to see not only the key lower Manhattan sights, but also the more obscure and vibrant waterfronts of upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & the Bronx. We will see Yankee Stadium, Gracie Mansion, pass through Hell Gate & Spuyten Duyvil as well as journey pass the pristine and untouched Palisade cliffs of New Jersey. Each excursion will also feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.