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Classic Harbor Line Crew

Classic Harbor Line is the operating company of the Schooners Adirondack & America 2.0 and the Luxury Yacht Manhattan of Chelsea Piers. Operating sightseeing trips on New York waters since 1999, Classic Harbor Line specializes in bringing beautiful, classic-style vessels to the New York City waterways and creating special and memorable excursions.

Our Crew, including all captains, mates, chefs, and on-land representatives at Classic Harbor Line, is what make the experience on our beautiful yachts truly magical. We have maintained a consistent history of not only operating with a professional staff, but also with warm and inviting hosts. You will, without a doubt, have fantastic views of the city and find the boats beautiful and comfortable, but what will surprise you and stay with you when you leave is the warm and special treatment you receive from our extraordinary team.


Our Captains

All of our captains are Coast Guard certified. The Schooner captains all have a minimum 50-ton license and a sailing endorsement. The Manhattan’s captains all have a minimum 100-ton license. Our captains are also trained in first aid and CPR and are registered in an ongoing drug-testing program. Perhaps of equal importance, we require that our captains have an appreciation for quality service and are extremely charming hosts.

Our Mates

Mates on both the Manhattan and the Schooners undergo extensive safety and marine training. Many of the schooner mates also have extensive sailing, racing and/or teaching experience on smaller sail vessels.

Our mates are widely remembered for their remarkable hospitality and personality which is consistently praised in our customer reviews. They love talking with our guests, sharing information on the great city of New York, and conveying their love for our classic-style yachts and the addictive mystique of being out on the water. If you are interested in joining our crew, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Our Culinary Team

Chef Paul Kim runs the galley aboard the Yacht Manhattan.  From our signature Brunch Cruise on the weekends to our stellar private dinner parties, Chef Paul prepares it all with skill and style from our on board galley below decks. 

Wendy Crispell, a wine specialist and a certified cheese master, is our food and beverage consultant.  Wendy prepares our menus, tailors customized menus for private events, selects all cheeses and tapas for our beer pairings and wine pairings and is the host on our wine tasting series aboard the Yacht Manhattan.

Our Land Ambassadors

There are a number of behind-the-scenes crew members at Classic Harbor Line. They are the team who answers the phones, plans your event, greets you on the pier and is happy to tell everyone about the cool cruises and sails that we offer. 

Everyone who buys a ticket for trips gets to meet a Land Ambassador at check-in.  They are full of information and they are the most hospitable people you will ever meet!  Ask them for recommendations on dinner after or before a sail or a suggestion on a future excursion. 



Employment with Classic Harbor Line

If you are interested in employment with Classic Harbor Line, we want to hear from you! We are always looking for experienced captains and mates with a strong background in hospitality and/or marine maintenance. Please feel free to forward a letter and resume to


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