• Draft: 6.5
  • Beam: 17
  • Rig Height: 63
  • Freeboard: 4′ 6”
  • Sail Area: 2000
  • Tons: 37
  • Hull: Steel

Organization: Sightsailing Inc


Aquidneck is a gaff rigged, coasting schooner designed and built specifically for the passenger charter trade.   She is an accurate reproduction of a late 1800’s coasting schooner that was built in Southhampton, NY. She is named after Aquidneck Island on which Newport, Rhode Island is located. Sister ships include the schooners Freda B (ex Liberty) and Inland Seas. Aquidneck offers daily scheduled day sails and private charters from historic Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, RI.


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Adults
  • Program Type: Passenger Daysails, Private Charters
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound
  • Sailing Season: May-October
  • Year Launched: 2003
  • Number of Crew: 3
  • Name of Contact: John Hirschler
  • Phone: 401 862 4718
  • Website: https://sightsailing.com