A powerboat anchored off-shore of an island

Choosing a Powerboat for Your Chesapeake Charter

Experience the thrill of a powerboat charter trip on the Bay. See more of what the Chesapeake Bay has to offer when you book a high-performance cruising yacht, with the option to take the helm yourself*, or with a Cruise Annapolis provided Captain. Below we explore the reasons why you should choose a powerboat for your next trip:

Powerboats Perks


Have the need for speed? Look no further! The engine power of a powerboat allows you to zip around quickly and see more of the Chesapeake Bay. This gives you more relaxation time and less time underway.


No wind? No problem. With a powerboat, you can simply turn the key in the ignition and go. Enjoy the convenience of being able to cruise at the speed you choose, which is useful if you want to travel to St.Michael’s or Solomon’s Island.


Powerboats are comfortable for living and sleeping because more of the boat is above water. It makes for a great 360-degree water view as it is designed like a terrace open to the exterior. Feel the bay breeze and layout on the foredeck— you’ll be close to nature on a powerboat.


Powerboats feature a shallower draft which means they can get into tighter areas. Get closer to the shoreline and explore the land on your charter trip! Perfect for a fun day anchored at Dobbin’s Island socializing and lounging on rafts in the sun. Have one of our qualified captains take you and you won’t have to worry about anything— other than how much fun you can have!

We currently have the Jeanneau NC 33 powerboat in our fleet. Designed for life on the sea, the Jeanneau NC 33 has 2 cabins/ 1 head and features an excellent hull-design that maximizes performance. Live on the water, experience full comfort onboard and play with modular living spaces: these are just a few of the pleasures of the NC concept!

We can add a Powerboat Instructor to join the clients if they need to learn more about chartering an NC33 for an additional fee.

If you’re interested in a catamaran Motor Yacht (we explain the differences between catamaran and monohulls here) then we have a Fountaine Pajot’s MY 44 available for charter. With 3 cabins/ 3 heads you can accommodate a larger group. Enjoy the many comfortable relaxation and lounge spaces where you can enjoy outdoor activities all day long.

Take advantage of our charter special on powerboats: we are offering 15% off if you pre-book for now for April or May 2020.

*Specific experience required. Speak with your charter experience specialist for complete details.