(Northshore Magazine - August 2014)
Best Marina: Newburyport Harbor Marina
Dock your yacht just steps from downtown dining, theatre, and shopping at this scenic 70-slip gem. Part of the 500-slip Newburyport Marinas complex, which also includes Hilton’s Marina, Windward Yacht Yard, and the Newburyport Boat Basin further up the Merrimack River, it can accommodate sea craft up to 125 feet. Of course, they offer all the amenities, like free WiFi, pristine showers, grills, and a concierge service to assist with restaurant reservations or golf tee-times. But what sets them apart are the helpful and knowledgeable dockhands, who ensure a perfect landing despite the mighty Merrimack’s sometimes powerful currents.
Rear 51 Water St., Newburyport, 978-462-3990, newburyportmarinas.com