An All-American Day Boating On Vintage Huckins Motor Yacht Kingfisher


Hamptonites have charted a clear new course to enjoy safe, luxurious, and unforgettable outdoor experiences….on the water!  Chartering a private yacht or boat for an intimate group to cruise to hidden harbors and coves from Shelter Island to the North Fork is the only way to go for those in the know.

Based in East Hampton, KINGFISHER is a vintage motor yacht offering classic all-American customized cocktail and brunch cruises,  intimate events, brand immersion experiences and exquisite wedding celebrations. All charters include a seasoned, professional crew including licensed Captain, stewardess, food and wine.

I gathered a small group of old friends for a cool cruise aboard the beautiful vintage Huckins motor yacht Kingfisher @yachtkingfisher out of East Hampton.  We shared lots of laughs over a delish dock to dish lunch whipped up by @kevinjoseph. Perfect conditions and a great captain & crew.

“Our Kingfisher clients love to cruise, swim, paddle board or chill on the foredeck sun lounge while exploring the stunning coves and beaches of Three  Mile Harbor, Gardiner’s Bay, Shelter Island,”  shares Dhardra Blake, Co-Founder KINGFISHER Yachting & CEO,

Martha McCully and Melanie Brandman

Charter options include 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours (half-day) 8 hours (full-day) and multi-day excursions.  Additional dining options including premium spirits, private chef, tastings, champagne & caviar and other customized amenities available upon request.

With my awesome Aussie friend Melanie.


“We love hosting guests & sharing our Vintage Huckins yacht for relaxing cocktail/lunch/brunch cruises, swimming, paddleboarding or or simply sunbathing on the spacious foredeck sun lounge while exploring the stunning coves and beaches of Three Mile Harbor, Gardiner’s Bay, Shelter Island, as well as the surrounding areas.”

Private chef Kevin Joseph

 Private dining options include the “The Seven Course Marine Cuisine Experience”, featuring Founder of NY Oyster Week, Chef Kevin Joseph, who put together a delicious dock to dish lunch for our outing.
*To reserve Kingfisher contact Dhardra Blake 813.484.5663 or visit


** See more of my day on Kingfisher in my Delaney’s Dossier column for Hamptons magazine