Newport Yacht Rendezvous Benefits Boys & Girls Club with Splash!

“Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.” --Charles Simonyi


Jonathan Pogash serving up


To sail the world’s seas in an elegant and beautifully appointed yacht is an aesthetic experience.  To visit them in port in Newport is to oooh, ahhh and sigh over the exquisitely designed interiors and flawless accoutrements.

Newport’s Super Yacht Rendezvous, in its third year, once again invited enthusiasts (and those who like to dance,) aboard several gorgeous yachts (including M/Y Where’s Waldo”, M/Y Our Heritage, S/Y Eros, S/Y Gesture, M/Y  Marine Max, M/Y Palm Beach and M/V Mermaid Star) to see how life can be at sea.


Even though we looked fore and aft, above and below deck, Waldo was nowhere to be found, but luxurious dining rooms and exquisitely appointed, designer kitchens and  bedrooms were.


The gaily decorated land tent

After going from vessel to vessel (no shoes allowed), where guests were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, there was a Newport-style party in a gigantic tent at Newport Shipyard, complete with dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction.

Kim Herrlinger & son David Herrlinger

Always an exuberant party, with sea breezes blowing, this year Newport Seen ran into Joe Pratt, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Newport, committee chairs Eli and  Lauren Dana. Tom Eberhardt, Richard and Barbara Bohan,  Pamela O’Connor and son, former Ralph Lauren model Morgan O’Connor, Kathleen Beckett, original founder of the event Kim Herrlinger and son, and hundreds of others. 



Guests bid lustily  on a Rose Island stay for 10, 10 bottles of Fine Wines. and a Bespoke English Inn package, as auctioneer Deacon John Silvia elicited the highest bids.

The evening was a definite “10”.          


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Thomas Assad & Tom Eberhardt


Rick & Terry Grosvenor


Scott & Carol Williams


Galley on "Where's Waldo"


Kathleen Beckett & Whitney Beckett



Tish & MIke Behan


A bedroom on "Where's Waldo?"



Which yacht to see next?


Mary Loeb Cavanagh, Bryan Harris, Robin Holloway & Desiree Harris


Still looking!


The Heritage


Kerry Whittaker & Diana Bell



Peter & Jane Elebash


The band warms up


The tables are set


The silent auction beckons


Joe Paolino, Lianne Paolino with Angus & Joanna Davis



Catherine Mureddu, of the Boys & Girls Club of Newport


David Rosenberg, Holly Paterson & Cathy Wicks



Dave Northrup, Dan Hareding & Bill Pike with M/Y Palm Beach



Phyllis Lynch, Ben & Leslie Pratt, Chris Lynch


A refreshment tent


The team from Boys & Girls Club


The crowded dock


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Morgan O'Connor & Michael Bowden


John & Linda Purdy


A magnificent yacht in drydock


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