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We are known as the boutique of New York Harbor yachts, and boasts a small fleet of turn-of-the-century style boats. Each yacht is known for their craftsmanship, and intimate, elegant and comfortable environments.

Whether you are looking to propose and have it just be the two of you, to doing micro weddings or the full family and friends, we have the perfect venue for you.

The Schooners’ beautiful sails and construction offer a nautical wedding on the open air decks as you pass by the Statue of Liberty and say your vows! The yachts Manhattan and Manhattan II offer old-world nods and full sit-down dinners as you pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. The Yachts Full Moon and Kingston are cozy and elegant. We have a classic yacht for every taste and style.

We love NY! Each yacht was handcrafted here in the State of New York, along the Hudson River. Made with great detail and pride, each vessel features teak decks, mahogany trim and a number of brass fittings and well-appointed fixtures. These beautiful boats are ideal for wedding ceremonies, entertaining before or after your ceremony, rehearsal dinners, proposals, elopements, micro weddings, to your close entourage, or the whole list of friends and family! Whichever it is you are looking to do, it will be a beautiful and memorable occasion!

Book your Nautical Wedding on any of our Yachts!

Take a look at our NYC Wedding Packages.

Our preferred event decorator is Eastern Elite Decor. Their team is familiar with our boats and offers beautiful package options for any event. They also offer completely customizable options!

Proposal Packages available

Proposal Charter Rates

Take a look at some press coverage of a Nautical Wedding as seen in New York Magazine’s The Cut!  Click here to read the article. 

Bride and Groom Wedding on a yacht in NY Harbor, NYC

Wedding Ceremonies

Say, “I DO!” while taking in the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building. Let New York City’s iconic skyline act as a perfect backdrop on your perfect day! We also have Captains that are available to be your Officiant!

Tie the knot as the sun sets, casting its golden glow over the world’s most famous city! Share this moment on a quiet sail aboard either our 80-foot or 105-foot schooner with the sails raised and the sound of only gentle breezes and lapping waters around you. Say your vows as you cruise aboard either our 1920’s style, Great Gatsby-esque yacht, the Manhattan and the yacht Manhattan II or set sail aboard the Adirondack or America 2.0! Our yachts are perfect for “smaller ceremonies” with large amount of charm and uniqueness: Kingston up to 36, Adirondack up to 49, America 2.0 up to 76, Manhattan up to 65, Manhattan II up to 130

If you are planning a Fall Wedding, you may want to take advantage of our west side location and take a north bound route on the Hudson to experience the famous Fall Foliage of the Palisades along the Hudson River.

 

Proposals aboard our Classic Yachts

NYC Proposal Idea

YES YES YES! CHL offers proposal packages for anyone looking to pop the question on a boat in New York Harbor with the perfect New York City skyline view in the background. Cheers to a bright future with just you and your fiancé or bring your entourage or the whole family to join in the celebration. Food and beverage packages available on all departures. Optional add-ons for extra special romantic gestures such as floral backdrops, archways and table arrangements along with bouquets and candles are also available.

Proposal Packages
Proposal Charter Rates

Wedding receiption on a boat in NYC

Wedding Receptions

Complete your wedding with an elegant, comfortable and classic reception on our 1920s style motor yacht, Yachts Manhattan and Manhattan II. Treat your friends and family to the classiest yachts in town as you cruise around Manhattan! Our yachts are the only New York City Yacht of their caliber that can smoothly circumnavigate the entire island of Manhattan — passing underneath all 18 bridges! Full Dinners can serve up to 80 guests, and passed hors d’ oeuvres receptions can accommodate 110.

 

After Wedding Brunch Cruise aboard yacht Manhattan II in NYC

Day-after Brunches or Afternoon Teas

Treat your day-after friends and family to our famous Around Manhattan Brunch or Around Manhattan Afternoon Tea. If they haven’t had time to see the sights, this relaxing, intimate, private brunch or afternoon of tea covers all the bases while you get to say ‘Thank You’ and ‘Good Bye’.

Guests sit back and relax with an open buffet and bar service. Both our brunch and tea menus are chocked full of local items from New York City and New York state food purveyors. Your guests will truly experience a “Taste of New York” featuring New York State cheeses, teas from the Chelsea T Salon, and renowned local bakeries. You can fully circumnavigate the Island of Manhattan during Brunch or ‘Tea’ from the elegant glassed-in observatory of the Manhattan. This climate-controlled space makes this venue a perfect environment to host your brunch reception during the Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter.

Brides Bridal Shower aboard a classic yacht in NYC

Bridal Showers

The Manhattan is an ideal venue to host the traditional bridal shower! She is great for smaller, elegant, and memorable gatherings. Its spectacular glass observatory has plenty of cushioned seating and hand-crafted wooden mahogany tables to display your gifts and flower arrangements.

Bachellorette Wine Tasting Party on a boat in NY Harbor NYC

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

What better place to host your friend’s bachelor or bachelorette party than with Classic Harbor Line! These vessels offer an elegant way to go down memory lane and celebrate the future on the horizon! You will be away from the sounds of New York City and have a peaceful time to reflect on the past and take in the thoughts of the future. Circumnavigate the Island, or add a wine tasting to your night out! Dance the night away or sit back and relax while chatting with you your closest friends and family! Sail or Cruise past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and the Financial District. Pass under the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and the George Washington Bridge! Whether you decide to sail the day away or cruise into the sunset, this is a great, elegant, and original idea for a Bachelor or Bachelorette party.

 

Rehearsal Dinner on a boat in New York City

Rehearsal Dinners

Only in New York! Hop aboard our 1920’s-style yacht, the Manhattan, and host your Rehearsal Dinner in style! Take to the New York Harbor and let your guests experience the thrill of seeing the iconic New York City waterfront sights, while reveling in the excitement of this pre-wedding tradition! Let our famously-friendly crew take care of you and pamper your closest friends and family while sipping on champagne and enjoying a ‘local’-inspired menu for dinner or a passed hors d’oeuvres sampling by our in-house chef. The Manhattan can accommodate up to 75 guests for passed hors d’oeuvres, up to 50 for a dinner (buffet service), and for smaller party’s of 25 or less, plated dinners are available.

Wine Tasting Cruise on a classic boat in NY Harbor NYC

Themed Cruises

To make this gathering ‘pop’, you should know that we are experienced at hosting a number of Themed Cruises: Our in-house food and wine expert can design and host a wine tasting dedicated to the guest of honor; inquire about our Morimoto Sushi and Sake Sail; or make use of one of our many local brewery partners for a NY State Beer and Cheese Pairing Sail.