NorthPoint Yacht Charters
P.O. Box 252 Rockport, Maine 04856
Telephone/Fax: 207-557-1872

NorthPoint Yacht Charters arranges sailing and power boat cruising charters in Maine, Northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes. We offer a wide variety of boats owned and managed by individual owners including both power and sailboats from 20-80 feet. Both bareboat and crewed charters as well as daysails are available. We also offer transportation, concierge services, bed and breakfasts, custom itineraries, provisioning, catering as well as special events.

We are proud of our boats and take the extra time to make sure that your cruise will be pleasurable and trouble free. This year we are partnering with local businesses to help you with all your chartering planning. Please check our Main Resources Listings. We always look forward to hearing from you about your experiences on our boats.

We encourage you to examine our available boats for the 2012 cruising season! Please read our How To Charter page to learn how to reserve a boat.

Experience Resume – All skippers must complete and submit this resume when requesting any charter reservation.

NorthPoint Yacht Charters, LLC is owned and operated by Larrain Slaymaker since 1999. Prior to NorthPoint Yacht Charters, Ms. Slaymaker founded and operated Bay Island Yacht Charters for four years before selling the company. NorthPoint Yacht Charters, LLC operates:

Fleet of boats owned and managed by individual owners
Power and sail boats from 12-80 feet offered at reasonable prices
Conveniently located boats available from Martha’s Vineyard, MA to Northeast Harbor, Maine
We will work hard to find you the perfect boat. Our extensive experience in the New England Charter business allows us to offer you a solid and diverse selection and to find the right boat easily and effectively. We offer assistance with your travel, accommodations, provisioning and additional services that help to make your time aboard as pleasant as possible.

For additional information please Contact Larrain Slaymaker.

Steps for Chartering with NorthPoint Yacht Charters

What you need to know about booking a charter with us!

  • Determine when you would like to come and your preferred vessel.
  • Email to discuss your boat rental needs; to determine availability and cost of the yacht charter booking.
  • Fill out the Charter Resume and send it to us.
  • When the resume and dates are confirmed we will send you contracts.
  • Once the contracts have been signed and a 50% deposit has been received [you may use our On-Line Secure Form to make a payment], your charter time is booked.
  • Balance and security deposit will be due according to the contract.
  • About ten days before your charter you will receive any contact information, travel information and last minute details about your boarding with the boat owner(s).
  • Security deposits are generally returned within ten days of the conclusion of the charter. Longer may be involved if there are any charges against the security deposit.


  • Yacht Charter Booking Deposit: A 50% deposit is required to secure your sailboat charter booking [you may use our On-Line Secure Form to make a payment].
  • Balance of yacht charter booking fees: These are to be paid in full according to the contract terms.
  • Cancellations: If a Charterer must cancel, you must send a written notification. If you cancel your charter, the cancellation fee is $150 if we are notified at least 90 days before your scheduled charter date. If you cancel less than 90 days in advance, we will be unable to provide a refund or credit unless we are able to re-book the yacht. If the boat is re-booked, we will refund your charter payment, on a pro-rated basis, less the $150 cancellation fee.
  • Security Deposits and Insurance: All of our boats carry hull coverage and liability insurance including a rider for bareboat chartering. The bareboat provision states that the charterer is covered as the owner to the constraints of the policy, which include the insurance deductible. The charterer must provide a security deposit equal to the deductible; the amount varies per boat, but is no less than $1000. The security deposit check is cashed and the money is placed in an escrow account. A refund check, less the cost of diesel fuel, float fees, and any losses or damages, will be mailed to you generally within a 10 days of your returning the boat.
  • Boarding Times: Our charter operation runs seven days a week. We try to made the boarding and return times as flexible as needed given the needs of the charters and the boat/manager owner.
  • Safety Equipment: All of our boats are outfitted with all safety gear required by the Coast Guard for coastal cruising.

Where We Are

Charters out of Rockland will have the opportunity to explore the town and Rockland’s large harbor. A vibrant town and sailing center, Rockland offers many specialty shops and a wide choice of cuisines for dining ashore. You’ll find everything you need to provision for your cruise in the several top-notch supermarkets and fine gourmet stores located within a mile of the harbor. Cultural attractions include numerous art galleries and the highly regarded Farnsworth Museum, which has a distinguished collection of works by three generations of Wyeths. The Atlantic Challenge organization is also headquartered here and hosts many youth sailing programs and events throughout the summer.

There are two major airports, one in Portland and the other in Bangor; both are about two hours from Rockland by car. There is also a commuter flight on Colgan Air from Boston to Rockland’s airport, which is a five-minute taxi ride to the marina. Bus service from Boston is provided by Concord Trailways.

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