Founded in 2003, Charter Sails, LLC owns and operates the Catalina 34 sailing sloop, Prime Time. She is a 35 foot, 12,500 pound, United States Coast Guard documented vessel. We also charter a 30 foot Maine Cat catamaran, the Kay Tee, owned and operated by Idylwild Enterprises, LLC and the Bristol 35.5 sloop, ForeWind, owned and operated by FourWind Sailing, Inc.
For those who rater motor than sail we introduced Westwind, a 30' Baha Cruiser owned and operated by Westwind Charters.
For larger groups we have the 54 foot power vessel MARINER , owned and operated by Classic Boat Rides, LLC.
Your sail aboard Prime Time carries only six passengers and we accommodate couples for that "special occasion". Trips are scheduled daily from May through October at 9:00AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00PM Sunset cruises. All day excursions and off shore sailing is available upon request. Reservations are required.
Kay Tee is the only sailing catamaran for charter in the Sandy Hook area. She is a 30 foot sailing catamaran built by Maine Cat Yachts, USA.
ForeWind, a Bristol 35.5 is a 15,000 pound US Coast Guard documented vessel, licensed to carry up to six passengers. She is one of only 183 vessels ever built. Designed by the world famous yacht designer, Ted Hood, she is a modern classic with the meticulous craftsmanship of Bristol Yachts in a responsive yet comfortable racer-cruiser.
Prime Time, ForeWind and Kay Tee sail the waters of Sandy Hook and Lower New York Bays as well as off shore along the New Jersey coast. With Views of the Verrazano Bridge, the Manhattan skyline and historic Sandy Hook lighthouse this area offers some of the finest sailing in the Northeast. All day cruises to the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor are also available.
MARINER is a classic 54 foot WOOD boat powered by twin diesel engines. She is a Coast Guard inspected vessel licensed to carry up to 40 passengers. Docked at the Atlantic Highlands Municipial Marina she is ideally located for cruises up the Navisink and Shrewsbury Rivers or out towards the Manhattan skyline.
Westwind is a 30' Baha cruiser; she is fast and comfortable. The perfect boat to cruise the Rivers, take a trip to the Statue of Liberty or a private fishing charter for up to 6 passengers.
Our Skippers, Captains Frank Muratore, Tracey Dell, George Roth, Mike Grecco, and Dan Schade are US Coast Guard licensed Master Captains each with over thirty years of experience. Captains Dell, Muratore and Roth are also certified ASA sailing instructors. Formal class instruction leading to ASA certifications from basic through advanced sailing courses are available through our affiliate company, the TRACEY SCHOOL.
Our vessels carry all USCG required safety equipment and are fully insured.