Sound Mariner Charters was founded by Captain Kenneth Tysor in 2022 with the purpose of sharing the unparalleled experience of sailing the scenic waters around historic Newport, Rhode Island. His twin brother Perrin Tysor is also a captain. Our family has sailed in the Newport area for many generations, and we are thrilled to share our favorite spots and local knowledge with others.
Mariah is a Catalina 320 sailboat, one of the most popular and sought after models of sloops. At 32 feet, she is large enough to ensure a delightful sail, while being easier to sail than a larger boat. Mariah’s wide beam at the stern makes for an exceptionally large cockpit complete with desirable stern perch-seats. Equipped with a walk-through transom, stern swim ladder, and a hot/cold freshwater stern-shower, Mariah is the ideal charter sailboat for those who also wish to go swimming. Getting in and out of the water is much easier than on other sailboats where you have to climb over the freeboard and gunnels to get back into the boat. Mariah is fully documented with the United States Coast Guard and the State of Rhode Island as a charter boat.