Cape Yachts

Cape Yachts, representing new Beneteau sailboats and powerboats from 21 to 62 feet, including the popular Monte Carlo range is expanding with a new location in Newport, Rhode Island. The dealership also offers a wide variety of brokerage boats.

Cape Yachts has been serving Newport and the surrounding areas for three decades from its historic South Wharf Yacht Yard location in the Padanaram Village of South Dartmouth, Mass. The new Newport office will be Located at Christie’s Landing in Newport, R.I. and will officially open on Friday, June 24, 2016.

“There’s no place like Newport! We’re thrilled to have a local presence here in the sailing capital of the world,” said Dave Nolan, president and founder of Cape Yachts. “As the exclusive Beneteau sailboats and powerboats dealer in the region, we can make purchasing a new Beneteau more convenient while providing world-class commissioning, service and maintenance with our expert technicians at South Wharf.”

About Cape Yachts

Founded in 1986, Cape Yachts is one of the largest Beneteau dealerships in North America with locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Cape Yachts specializes in new Beneteau sailboats and powerboats as well as offering an extensive variety of well loved pre-owned boats of all makes and models. In addition, the historic South Wharf Yacht Yard in the Padanaram Village of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts is part of the Cape Yachts family providing expert commissioning, service and repairs. To learn more, visit

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