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Old 10-20-2015, 05:15 AM
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Hi all,

I live out in Metrowest and am looking for a place to keep my 25' Grady. I like the place I keep it now EXCEPT for the fact that the docks run perpendicular to the river current and wind and docking it is a HUGE PITA.... plus the two bridges I have to clear to get out onto Broad Sound.

I'm looking for a place that is very family friendly, isn't too uptight about well-behaved dogs, and is close to the Boston Harbor islands and not too much further from Lynn to the Cape. Yacht Clubs are not preferred as I work so much as it is, the idea of adding annual work parties will just further compress what time i have for the boat. But if there is one that has more of a marina approach I'm all ears!

I was leaning towards Captains Cove in Quincy, but saw some comments here about shoddy docks... Can anyone school me on that marina or others? Slip is a must...

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Old 10-20-2015, 10:21 AM
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I would look at Marina Bay. Turnpike to 93 South ~ 6 miles south of Boston. $135/foot summer storage.
Captain's Cove is known for being cheaper ~ $90/foot, and you got to drive all the way through Quincy to get there...Bay Pointe is even further south than Captain's Cove, and more expensive than them all!
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:17 AM
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Where exactly are you coming from?

A couple North of Boston options...

Crystal Cove in Winthrop
http://www.crystalcovemarina.com/Home.html

Seaport Landing in Lynn
http://www.cityoflynnoecd.net/projec...rtmarina.shtml

A volunteer yacht club will definitely be a less expensive option
http://www.mbyca.org/
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I have been at crystal cove for about 20 years. and it is a great location, and prices are decent . under a hundred per foot. give them a call. Parking is good and easy drive if you live in MW call them 617-846-7245 good luck. JW
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We kept our boat at Constitution Marina in Charlestown for many years. Beyond boating, lots of things to do when you are back at marina - short walk into North End or Charlestown for food. Freedom trail goes right by marina. Service was great. Only downside is staying at headway speed until you clear airport Hilton on the way out.
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Originally Posted by BOSBoatMan View Post
I would look at Marina Bay. Turnpike to 93 South ~ 6 miles south of Boston. $135/foot summer storage.
Captain's Cove is known for being cheaper ~ $90/foot, and you got to drive all the way through Quincy to get there...Bay Pointe is even further south than Captain's Cove, and more expensive than them all!
x2 on Marina Bay. Very convenient to whatever water you want to navigate. Short run to the city and easy to go north and even easier to head south.
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Originally Posted by city slicker View Post
I have been at crystal cove for about 20 years. and it is a great location, and prices are decent . under a hundred per foot. give them a call. Parking is good and easy drive if you live in MW call them 617-846-7245 good luck. JW
Are you from Winthrop?
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by BOSBoatMan View Post
I would look at Marina Bay. Turnpike to 93 South ~ 6 miles south of Boston. $135/foot summer storage.
Captain's Cove is known for being cheaper ~ $90/foot, and you got to drive all the way through Quincy to get there...Bay Pointe is even further south than Captain's Cove, and more expensive than them all!
I wouldn't agree with most of your reply.
My opinion Baypoint or any place in the Town River is pretty easy to get to (by car)
Burgin parkway and 2 turns and I'm at my marina (Town River Marina)
I wouldn't say Marina Bay is easy to get to by car, especially if your not coming over the Neponset bridge, and if you are good luck with se expressway traffic.
Captains cove is kind of a dump and priced accordingly.
Baypoint is about the same $ as Marina bay and you don't deal with the yuppie atmosphere with all the overpriced shops, stores & restaurants.
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Constitution marina Charlestown hands down your best option, dogs are more than welcome and the place is clean as can be, proven by meticulously clean bathrooms. Only challenge is you need to call this week or they will be booked.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:00 AM
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Thanks everyone! Some great suggestions in here. Much appreciated!
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Const. is great. It's pricey and fills up fast, but nice protected location, parking and top notch facilities. I bring my dog all the time.
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Tern Harbor in Weymouth is a bit further down, might be an option.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:30 PM
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Hewitts Cove in Hingham might fit your needs.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:28 PM
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Try Sunset Bay Marina in Hull, It's about 45 mins from Newton MA. The people are friendly and the location for access to harbor islands is perfect.
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Try Sunset Bay Marina in Hull, It's about 45 mins from Newton MA. The people are friendly and the location for access to harbor islands is perfect.
Maybe on a good day but you can make Newton to Winthrop in about 15 minutes and you're in Boston Inner Harbor.
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Coming from concord - hull would be a haul! I still need to check out these options but leaning towards Winthrop or Quincy.
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I come from the same general area you are. Constitution is a straight shot in on rt2. In early morning it's ~45, likely 30 for you depending on where in concord. It's a 15 minute no / Low wake ride out to the outer harbor. Driving in the car to hull is likely the same, your just doing it in the car vs boat. Wherever you end up check out the wakes, some of the marinas get huge waves from the commercial traffic even in the inner harbor.

I've considered hull myself as it's quite a bit cheaper, but there was minimal security at the marina (no gates etc).
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:25 AM
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Sunset Bay Marina does has a secure gate going to the docks and several people live on their boats during the season.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:01 AM
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Curious where you decided to try, Craig. We're on the waiting list at Hingham Marinas and I'm re-starting the search for alternatives incase we don't get in. We actually like having "everything" right there like at Hingham and Marina Bay.
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I have my boat at Baypointe Marine, it's before Captain Cove on the river. I think it's well run and the boaters I have meet are great.
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