Enjoy a breathtaking classic motor yacht tour of Newport Harbor and relive the speed and thrill of the chase of the smuggler boats from the days of Prohibition. Motor yacht Rum Runner II was built back in 1929 during the height of Prohibition. Originally built for two New Jersey mobsters to elude the Coast Guard while speeding cases of "hooch," it offers the luxury of a classic yacht and intrigue you would imagine of a high-speed bandit motor boat with a history all her own while touring Newport Harbor.
Aboard the high speed motor boat Rum Runner II, you will cruise by Newport mansions and former speakeasies that were fueled by seaborne smugglers back in the 1920s and 30s. This restored Elco Motor yacht carries you swiftly and safely through local waters of Newport Harbor on an adventurous motor yacht tour. Originally powered with three Packard airplane engines, she has been re-powered with twin turbo-charged 350HP Caterpillar Marine Diesels, to ensure our Newport Harbor tour is both thrilling and comfortable.
Newport Harbor is one of the most historic, exciting and beautiful harbors in New England and a harbor tour or late afternoon Smugglers Cocktail Cruise on Rum Runner II is the best way to experience it. Don't let your family or friends miss out on experiencing a harbor tour like no other with Classic Cruises of Newport. Our dedicated and experienced crews are there to ensure that your harbor tour or cocktail cruise is the perfect addition to you Newport vacation.
Rum Runner II Specs:
Length overall: 58'
Flag: United States
U.S. Coast Guard approved for 49 Passengers