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Classic Harbor Line expands to North Cove Marina!

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Classic Harbor Line expands to North Cove Marina!

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. 


Sunset Cocktail Cruise departing North Cove

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.

  Duration: 1.5 hrs – Departing from North Cove Marina  Boat: Kingston or Full Moon  Cost: Adult $46

1 Hour Harbor Sightseeing Cruise departing North Cove Marina

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.

  Duration: 1 hr – Departing from North Cove Marina  Boat: Kingston or Full Moon  Cost: Adult $28

Around Manhattan Narrated Tour Departing North Cove Marina

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.

  Duration: 3.25 hrs – Departing from North Cove Marina  Boat: Kingston or Full Moon  Cost: Adult $72