One of the major players in the New York City tour and travel business, New York Cruise Lines, Inc., and The Durst Organization have announced that they have closed a transaction for the sale of New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Downtown to New York Cruise Lines, owner of Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, located on 42nd Street and the Hudson River. The combination of the Circle Line and New York Water Taxi brands expands the reach of New York Cruise Lines, which is the parent company of the Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts. Circle Line, has hosted more than 60 million passengers since 1945.
Samuel Cooperman, chairman and CEO of New York Cruise Lines, said, “With the acquisition, New York Cruise Lines will own and operate 25 ships, including transportation ferries, high speed thrill rides and sightseeing, dinner, entertainment and charter yachts, with capacity ranging from 74 to 600 passengers.
New York Cruise Lines also owns and operates unique floating restaurants at Pier 81’s North River Landing, including North River Lobster Company, an award winning casual lobster shack, as well as the brand new Fish Bar at North River Landing, a waterfront seafood lounge and restaurant with an outdoor top deck and bar. New York Cruise Lines also operates World Yacht, a luxury special events and private charter business, as well as The BEAST Speedboat summer time thrill ride. The company is located in Hudson River Park on 42nd Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square, the High Line and Hudson Yards.
North River Lobster Company (www.northriverlobsterco.com)
Fish Bar at North River Landing (www.northriverfishbar.com)
North River Landing (www.northriverlanding.nyc)
Circle Live Concert Series (www.circlelivenyc.com)
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (www.circleline42.com)
World Yacht Special Event Cruises (www.worldyacht.com)