Here’s a charter with more than a little touch of class: A totally restored 1959 vintage 48-foot Huckins named Kingfisher with the company’s trademark fairform flyer hull for cruising comfort and performance.
Like many cruising snowbirds, Kingfisher moves with the seasons. It’s in the north from June through October, available for cruises in Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, Greenport and Montauk on Long Island, even over to the Hamptons. From January through May, Kingfisher can be found in Palm Beach, but you can charter it for trips to Miami or the Keys.
The yacht is available for anything from a three-hour to a multi-day charter, although it specializes in customized brunches, sunset cocktails, family reunions, weddings, or just a day or so on the water. Dining possibilities are almost infinite, and run from tastings with a private chef to multi-course dinners. All charters include a licensed captain and a stewardess, fuel and water or ice.
Kingfisher has a shaded flybridge and a roomy salon with a large settee and side windows offering sweeping views while cruising or at anchor. A two-person sun lounge is on the foredeck, and a table and chairs are ready for eating al fresco on the aft deck. The Huckins has two cabins below; both have heads and showers. Read more: