Hudson Star

A Star Is Born

The Hudson Star is NYC's #1 Charter Boat on every major boat booking site and on Google Reviews. There is simply nothing else like her on the market here, providing guests an incredible experience that will leave you with magical memories. From the Rob Report, to the New York Times and more, the Hudson Star has been featured over and again as the best of New York's luxury yacht charters.

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Hudson Star is the top charter boat in NYC - here it is passing under the Brooklyn Bridge

Introducing the MV Hudson Star, a luxurious Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS manufactured in Wisconsin and now calling New York City home. With a length of almost 40 feet and a beam of more than 12 feet, she easily carries the USCG maximum of 12 guests. This sleek beauty is equipped with almost 1000 hp worth of engines that can reach speeds of nearly 50 knots.

The Hudson Star loves to show off her multi-zone sound system with over a dozen speakers, amplifiers, and sub woofers, and can connect to your Bluetooth device to set the perfect soundtrack for your journey.

Her guests can enjoy the sun on the large forward lounge area, while staying cool under the shade of a retractable bimini or enclosed cockpit. For cooler weather, her heating system, full enclosure and custom embroidered blankets will keep you comfortable.

Inside, the cabin there is a full size, beautiful bathroom with an automatic VacuFlush head and full-size sink. The multiple refrigerators are kept stocked with water and soft drinks. The cockpit features a lovely bar area with seating and a great space to have an engage with friends.

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The Hudson Star

For the ultimate staycation, she is equipped for a full day Jersey Shore excursion with fun water activities. There is a BBQ grill available to feed a hungry crew on an all-day beach escape.

Anchoring next to the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson Star features the only “Boat-In” private movie theater, for up to 6 guests, with a projector and big screen for the ultimate movie experience. At night, she stands out with her own custom New York skyline light show, making her the envy of all on land or sea.

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Modern, spacious, beautiful

Hudson Star is a beautiful yacht with amazing finishes and that provide a perfect nautical style. When you step aboard you will experience a luxury space that can transport you away from troubles and into those magical emotional escapes found upon the water.


Multiple lounging spaces, both in the shade and in the sun, are ready for your group. We have two refrigerators, a full head (bathroom), outdoor shower, and even a BBQ for our full day excursions. Best of all, a sound system that can make the neighbors look.

Cruisers Yachts GLS

The 2020 Cruisers Yachts GLS is the Porsche of small yachts. American built by one of the nations oldest boat builders, she has style, power and, thanks to 900HP, just a little bit of that fun NY attitude. Hudson Star is the very best way to explore your Nautical New York in style.

Perfect for mini "stay-cations"

Beach trips and BBQ ! We run down to one of the local beaches, here in the NY Harbor area, anchor off the shore and make a day of it! Jump on the paddleboards, float on the mats, walk the sandy shore, get some sun up on the bow or lounge in the cockpit shade. It is an easy, yet amazing vacation from the city.

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This American built yacht appreciates attention to detail and the finer things, with soft leather seating, quality throw pillows, blankets, and linens. Storage compartments throughout the vessel keep everything organized and accessible. We are often told she is the perfect day charter boat and we think you will see why!

In 2022, the Hudson Star arrived here at her new home at Chelsea Piers, in the heart of Manhattan, ready to make new memories with her guests. She is the perfect choice for your next celebration!

Book directly with us, avoid brokerage fees and come aboard to experience the magic of the Hudson Star.

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Our Guest's Stories

"Love. Love. Loved it! Anchored by Lady Liberty, watching West Side Story on the big screen. What a summer night. Such an unexpected NYC experience!"

Erika T, NYC

"Going under the Brooklyn Bridge was iconic. Beautiful yacht! Amal and her crew could not have been better. We cannnot wait to come back again!"

Tiffany K, Philadelphia

"I surprised my boyfriend. He was kind of blown away. Amal made it perfect with a fun banner and the boat is beautiful. Amazing day. Thanks for making it work out!"

Jen W, New York

"Credit to Amal and her crew. Our event was a hit and our team loved the experience. As a customer appreciation venue I cannot recommend Big Apple Charters enough. Top level service. Thank you!"

Gary R, Jersey City

"We were afraid it would rain and Amal, the owner, told us she was on it! Not sure her connection upstairs, but by the time the sun went down we had the best sunset I have ever seen. Thanks for making our day perfect!"

Autumn R, Brooklyn