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{010} Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina
256 Marginal Street
Boston, MA 02128

Location: Boston Harbor
Ph: 617-561-1400
Fax: 617-561-9539

VHF Channel: 9

Description of Facilities

Located on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in East Boston, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina is the only marina on Boston Harbor with a panoramic view of the entire Boston skyline. Since 1988, the marina has grown to 180 deep-water slips on floating docks. There is 40 feet of water in the marina and 25 feet at low tide. Vessels up to 200 feet can be accommodated.
BHS&M has an outstanding staff and is well maintained. Less than one mile away lies Massachusetts Bay. Hang a right and a good day of cruising will bring you into Provincetown. Take a left for lunch in Marblehead, or dine at anchor in Gloucester.  Boston Harbor has a myriad of islands to explore. If you want to sail, tour the Freedom Trail, go to museums, the theater or great restaurants while on your summer cruise, you know where to go.

Marina Approach & Docking

When coming to Boston, proceed to "B" buoy or the Boston Buoy located at coordinates 42°22.10'N, 70°47.00'W. From buoy B, take a heading of 295° to the RW BG, Broad Sound Buoy located at 42°23.40'N, 70°51.50â'W.  Green buoy 5 will be on your left approaching the Broad Sound buoy. From RWBG buoy, head 260° to RWNC, a whistle, Boston's north channel buoy located at 42°22.50'W, 70°54.30´W. From RWNC, head 255°. This will bring you into the North Channel of Boston Harbor.  When you get to green 3, head 225° down the channel until you come to green 15, the President Roads Buoy. Head 280° into President Roads. Follow this channel into the harbor where you will pass the airport and a ValvTect sign on your right. Once you are in the area, hail the marina on VHF channel 9.

LAT: 42° 21' 49.2"N
LON: -71° 02' 03.0"W

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At A Glance

Dockage Rate: $2.50/ft
Payment: Amex/Visa/Discover/ MC
Hours: 7am - 8pm
Transient Slips/Total Slips: 20/180
VHF/Working: 9
MLW/LOA*: 25´/200´
Electric: 30/50 Amp
Pump-out: Yes
Fuel: ValvTect gas, diesel, oil
Repair: On-site
Restaurant/Miles: Walking distance
Pool: No
Haul-out: 60-ton travel lift
Head/Shower: Yes/Yes
Laundry: Yes
Internet Access: Free Wireless Internet
Cable: Yes
Ship's Store: Nearby
Nearest Town/Miles:Minutes to Boston via water taxi or the "T"
Shopping: Short drive away
Storage: Wet & dry
Airport/Miles: Logan Airport/5 minutes, convenient shuttle service
Transportation: Water taxi or the "T"/Mass Transit
Yacht Brokerage: Yes
Special:Continental breakfasts served every weekend, easy access
to historic Boston & East Boston's Piers Park, Fitness Center on-site.