Our Story

The concept for Naples Nantucket Yacht Group (NNYG) was born in 2005 while chartering off the island Jost Van Dyk in the crystal blue waters of the British Virgin Islands. Founder Captain Bill Charbonneau, was inspired to find a way to share his passion for boating and provide a superior opportunity for clients to experience yachting on the waters of southwest Florida. The plan for NNYG, a luxury boutique yacht charter company was drafted on the back of a beverage napkin with the help of a ‘Painkiller’ or two from Foxy’s.

Like many small businesses, NNYG was founded with high aspirations and humble beginnings just a short time later in November 2006. Captain Bill and his Formula 37’ offered half and full day charters in the waters off the coast of Naples, FL. We are known for our detail and make sure that each guest received service expected and delivered by the finest hotels & resorts in the world. A dedication to providing every guest who came on board the most memorable day of their life and an experience larger than the boat. It is our belief that it is the little things which add up to be the most important things of all.

By 2010, functioning under the name Fly Ride Charters, NNYG had built a quality reputation in the Naples community, had a growing fleet, not only in number of yachts  available but in the size offering with yachts ranging from 40’ to 80’.

As NNYG began to expand exponentially in size and geographic reach it was time to re-brand and develop a long term plan. In 2013, Naples Nantucket Yacht Group’s name was incorporated and plans were made to expand the charters services outside of SWFL to include the East Coast of Florida, the Bahamas and the Northeast during the summer months.

As the charter business grows at an exponential rate, the NNYG plan’s to expand with a plethora of unique services. We hope you’ll join us on the water and let us provide you with an once in a lifetime experience.

“Dream it, Live it & Share it- with a fortunate few”

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Captain William Charbonneau

Principal Owner, Naples Nantucket Yacht Group

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Katie Lyons,

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Naples Nantucket Yacht Group