Newport R.I. / Need Best Marina Recommendation

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  1. AQPILOT

    AQPILOT New Member

    11
    May 3, 2010
    Sag Harbor, NY
    2014 510 DA, Raymarine E125's
    Cummins w/Zeus (550 HP each)
    Looking to take my 510 from Sag Harbor to Newport R.I. for a relaxing weekend trip this summer.
    Can anyone recommend a clean, upscale, & centrally located marina in Newport R.I.?
    Thanks,
    AQ
     
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Active Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    The Newport Harbor Hotel is where you want to be - second choice would be the Newport Yachting Center......If you want the most expensive/snobby 41* north....
     
  3. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Member GOLD Sponsor

    232
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    I also hear very good things about Newport Marina, they just in the last year or two complete remodeled include all new floating docks.

    I am going to try them this summer on our visit.
     
  4. ShaneOnYou

    ShaneOnYou Member

    360
    Jun 12, 2013
    Merrick, New York
    "Shane On You II"
    2009 43 Sundancer

    "Shane On You"
    2008 310 Sundancer
    Twin Cummings Turbo Diesel Engines, 480hp
    I second the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.... it's in the best spot in town... nightlife is a hop skip and a jump away and if you have kids they have an indoor pool for when it's raining :)
    Jealous I want to go this year but not going to make it.... maybe next season


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  5. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    615
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, 2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    496 Mercruisers with Bravo IIIs, Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    We also prefer the Newport harbor hotel marina. The staff is great and location is even better.
     
  6. Sea Gull

    Sea Gull Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    CT
    2015 L650 Fly #509
    CAT C-18, 1,150 HP
    Upscale - 41 North
    great Marina, great location - Newport Yachting Center
    Need a pool - Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
     
  7. bmac

    bmac Active Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    I would agree with Jeff's assessment above.......with a caveat. We've stayed at all three of these marinas, but had an interesting experience with the first two. I don't recall the year, 2010, maybe, but we had a one week reservation at the Yacht Center. Great location, great dock, great staff. We arrived as scheduled on a Sunday with a Saturday morning departure scheduled. On Wednesday the Dockmaster informed me, with no explanation, that the marina would be closed the upcoming Friday and Saturday nights and that we were being relocated to 41 North (although I don't think that was the name at the time). When I protested they Dockmaster told me it wasn't his fault but a dignitary was having her new yacht delivered and didn't want any boats under 60 feet in the marina for her parties. No degree of discussion was going to change it so we moved. As it turns out, the DM finally relented and told me the dignitary was "Mrs. Heinz", who I assumed was of the big ketchup money. I did not know she was John Kerry's wife (not that such knowledge would have changed my opinion of her, him or the marina at the time....it still hasn't changed about her and him). I haven't been back to Newport since but if I did visit I would likely stay at the Yacht Center despite my experience. It is the best facility and right in the midst of all the action (and my LOA is 61' so I wouldn't suffer the displacement.....I guess). The one caveat is if you have kids, the the Hotel and Marina are a better choice.
     
  8. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Member GOLD Sponsor

    232
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Ah, that must have been the yacht then MA senator Kerry tried to have docked in RI to avoid paying MA sales tax, that is of course after he had it built in New Zealand at the same time 2-3 custom builders in RI\CT were struggling to keep afloat (some of which didn't).

    I believe the Yacht Center have reciprocal privileges with the Marriott for use of the pool and gym etc.
     
  9. AQPILOT

    AQPILOT New Member

    11
    May 3, 2010
    Sag Harbor, NY
    2014 510 DA, Raymarine E125's
    Cummins w/Zeus (550 HP each)
    Guys,
    Thanks so much for all the useful feedback.
    Since I'll be bringing the kids...I'll shoot for the NHH&M.
    AQ
     
  10. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    We stayed at the NHH& M before and were very happy with the facility & the staff.

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  11. saopm

    saopm Member

    659
    Oct 6, 2010
    Great South Bay - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    We are planing a trip out to Newport next week. Probably stay at NHH& M. Any recommendations on where to get fuel?
     
  12. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Active Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Anywhere but Newport.......probably the most expensive gasoline in new England.....stop at point Judith.....if you must get fuel there try the yachting center, bannisters wharf or goat island.....all are face docks - easy in/out
     

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