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Design et al has honored Newport Yacht Interiors with our inclusion in The Style Bible volume 14. The Style Bible highlights key designers in the luxury design sector, who work at the pinnacle of the design market. 

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce has honored Newport Yacht Interiors with the 2020 Excellence in Business Award for a Woman Owned Business, recognized for our impact and contribution to the local yachting industry, as well as our global professional accomplishments.

Newport Yacht Interiors has been named one of

The World's Leading Design Names 2019 by the luxury interior design publication, Design et al /Luxe et al.

NYI has been nominated for the International Superyacht Society Design Awards for our interior design onboard M/Y Calliope.

Newport Yacht Interiors is shortlisted for the 2019 International Yacht & Aviation Awards for our interior design onboard M/Y Calliope.

Best of Newport 2021

Newport Yacht Interiors is pleased to be a Finalist in the 2021 Best of Newport County Awards, presented by Newport Life Magazine.  NYI was nominated for Best Interior Design Firm.

Newport Yacht Interiors is credited in the September 2018 issue of BOAT INTERNATIONAL for our interior design onboard Superyacht M/Y Calliope, hull #2 NuMarine 32XP.

Newport Yacht Interiors is Co-featured in Berkshire Hathaway's PRESTIGE luxury publication in July 2017 issue.

Newport Yacht Interiors' Cheryl DiGennaro featured in July 2017 issue of Boston Voyager.

Client Testimonials

"Cheryl DiGennaro of Newport Yacht Interiors was spot on in achieving precisely the ambiance we envisioned onboard Calliope. She immediately connected to our vision of vibrant colors, those found in Monet's Water Lilies, playing off of neutral-toned larger pieces, then expanding and clarifying it in the loveliest of ways. For the Main Salon, she deserves a medal...she selected the furnishings and exquisite fabrics in varying patterns, tones and textures to embody the impressionist style. The variety she chose was extraordinary. Her talents are evidenced throughout the boat. We could not be happier with Cheryl's creative talents to define and refine the concept we had for our new yacht."

Owners of M/Y Calliope; 2018 Numarine 32 XP

"Cheryl DiGennaro undertook work for me on my yacht Gloria, 126 ft classic schooner. I found Cheryl to be an extremely pleasant person to work with, most helpful, reliable and professional. The quality of her work was excellent. I would be happy to work with Cheryl again in the future."

PETER DE SAVARY; Intl. Entrepreneur, Yachtsman, Founder of St. James Clubs, Brown & Howard Resort & Marina, Carnegie Abbey

"Cheryl literally transformed our yacht from a drab and tired look to a vibrant, classy and beautiful oasis on the water. Cheryl has an incredible eye and really listens to her client’s needs and desires and delivers on them - above and beyond. Everyone who comes aboard Harvest Moon asks us where we went for our interior work and we enthusiastically tell them about Cheryl and Newport Yacht Interiors!”

Joseph Willen; President of Advantage Group

" I have known and worked with Cheryl DiGennaro of Newport Yacht Interiors for many years. I have always known Cheryl to be professional, attentive to the wishes of her customer, hard working, knowledgable in her trade and delivers the highest quality of work. She is a hard working business owner with a strong entrepreneurial spirit that contributes to her success. Cheryl is the best in her field which is why I return to her for any work I need to have done onboard my yacht, Impossible Dream."

Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.; Former RI Mayor, Paolino Properties, Brown & Howard Wharf Marina

"Cheryl has a unique eye for design; she is innovative, creative and no detail escapes her. She finds the individual personality of each client so their yacht is not another cookie cutter design, but a true reflection of the owner's identity and taste integrated with refreshing ideas that creates something personal and inviting. She has a flair for fabrics that appeal to many but include standout detail features to make them show stoppers. She is organized, responsive and her enthusiasm makes the design process an experience, not a project."

Rhonda Myers; Boston Yacht Sales

“Cheryl DiGennaro has a wealth of experience in Yacht Interior Design and décor with hands-on involvement with yacht projects from builders such as Sabre Yachts and True North Yachts just to name a few. In the end, it is the details that not only makes a project spectacular but hold it together for years to come. What makes her stand out in the field of Interior Design is that she has both a very creative design vision and also understands the fabrication side as well. The fact that she has a thorough understanding of how the interior components need to go together properly from a fabrication point of view means that in the end, the finished interior not only looks great at the dock, but more importantly holds together while under way."

Sam Howell; Yacht Designer, Naval Architect at Langan Designs

"Cheryl worked closely with a very important client of mine on a 65’ yacht. Her attention to detail, style, and professionalism is unparalleled. The final outcome was both fresh and timeless. She was able to assist me in an area that is certainly not my expertise, and make the entire project go smoothly through to completion.

I highly recommend Newport Yacht Interiors and look forward to our next endeavor. "

Gregg Miraglia; Yacht Broker at Staten Island Yacht Sales

"Cheryl did an outstanding job on our new Formula. Her fabric selections and suggestions made our boat feel like a custom yacht. We had Cheryl do the main stateroom, dinette and cockpit. We love the end results and get tons of compliments."

Diana Leccese; yacht owner 

"Cheryl is an absolutely first-class professional. She took my boat "from crayons to perfume" in one month. What an extraordinary talent! And a real pleasure to work with, too. I can recommend her without reservation."

Jonathan Wendell; Managing Partner Nassau Point Investors

"Cheryl is professional, creative and efficient. My project was done in a timely manner and the workmanship was excellent. I would highly recommend Newport Yacht Interiors. My husband and I were very pleased and hope to use NYI for any future design services."

Marilyn Cocozza Trillo; Yacht Owner

"We found Cheryl to very creative as well as easy to work with. She adjusted to our needs with ZERO drama. She also was able to work within an almost impossible time table. I would HIGHLY recommend her!"

Tim Newslow; Yacht Owner

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