If long days spent lounging on the sand are inspiring you to set sail, the Hamptons—with numerous yacht clubs, charter companies, and other seafaring amenities—has you covered. From a female adventurer who shows no signs of slowing down to restaurants where you can dock and dine, here are some ways to sample the local nautical lifestyle. Anchors up!
Someone Who Inspired Us
“I’m an adventurer to the bone,” Missy Mellor told Hamptons Magazine. “In the winter I used to sail ‘frostbite regattas.’ This was long before Gore-Tex, and we’d wear wool mittens that would get wet and freeze and then we’d capsize on purpose just to say we did it.” Mellor, who runs Little Dutch Sailing Charters in East Hampton, is a certified U.S. Coast Guard captain who has logged over 5,000 nautical miles in the last decade; she’s also sailed across the Atlantic, a 28-day journey she undertook in 2007 with only two others onboard.
Add It To Your WishList
Any good sailor knows that preparation is key when the winds change, storm clouds appear out of nowhere or a perfect day gets a bit chilly. Helly Hansen’s crew jacket is windproof, waterproof, breathable—and meant for maritime adventures. It’s available in a range of colors, but why not wear white between now and Labor Day?
Check It Out
Sailing to your supper? Montauk’s Navy Beach restaurant serves casual coastal cuisine on a private beach—pictured above—with lots of space to anchor. In East Hampton, there’s Bay Kitchen Bar on the Three Mile Harbor, which has a few slips for diners arriving by boat. The restaurant is known for its refreshing cocktails (watermelon caipirinha, anyone?) and locally sourced seafood (below).
Know Your Stuff
With so many options, chartering a boat for a day trip or fishing jaunt can be confusing, but Boatsetter is intended to make your nautical lifestyle easy. Type in your location, date and party size to find out what’s available. Listings include catamarans, yachts, fishing boats and everything in between—all with user reviews. When you hear “captain speaking,” you want to know you’ve got a good one.
Inside 28 Ring Neck Road, you’ll find designer details and finishes, but it’s the exterior amenities of this Remsenburg listing that make this home a boater’s dream. Over 100 feet of beautifully crafted bulkhead was added to this Hamptons property offering the perfect place to dock your boat. You’ll also find a boat lift and two personal-watercraft lifts that provide peace of mind for waterfront living.
Photos in order of appearance: Courtesy of Stephan Marshal via Dwell; Courtesy of Hamptons Magazine; Courtesy of Helly Hansen; Courtesy of Navy Beach; Courtesy of Bay Kitchen Bar; Courtesy of Boatsetter.