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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answers to your questions here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Here is the super simple bullet form list of requirements for boat owners to ensure they are covered for a minimum of the following:

  • Protection & Indemnity / Liability:              $1,000,000
  • Pollution Coverage:                                       $500,000
  • Hull / Machinery Coverage:                         In the Amount of Vessel

Commercial vessels require the following statement on their policy:

  • Include in remarks on Certificate of Insurance: “Policy includes coverage for commercial operation of vessel including but not limited to charter, construction, fishing, or other marine related commercial endeavors”

Call the Harbormaster’s office at (508) 833-0808 for current pricing.

1.    Complete form, indicated category (size of current vessel) and submit to Harbormaster with $10 initial fee.

2.    Your name is placed on the Wait List based on date/time precedence.

3.    Complete annual renewal form and submit with $20 renewal fee to Harbormaster’s office by January 1.

4.    Failure to submit within 30 days will result in an added late fee of $20 additional dollars.

5.    Failure to submit by 45 days will result in removal from the wait list.

 

A: YES, YOU CAN CHANGE FROM CATEGORY ON THE LIST TO ANOTHER CATEGORY ON THE LIST AND YOUR PRECEDENCE WILL BE BASED ON YOUR ORIGINAL DATE/TIME THAT YOU WENT ONTO THE INITIAL LIST.

 

A: NO, YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE WITHIN CATEGORIES (LENGTHS) OF THE SPECIFIED LIST (PLEASURE WAITING LIST).  EACH OF THE THREE LISTS (PLEASURE/HALF-SLIPS/COMMERCIAL FISHING) ARE MAINTAINED SEPARATELY.  HOWEVER, YOU CAN PLACE YOUR NAME ON EVERY LIST AS LONG AS YOU QUALIFY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL.  $10 FOR INITIAL INCLUSION TO ANY LIST AND $20 FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL FOR EACH LIST.

 

A: NO, YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE WITHIN CATEGORIES (LENGTHS) OF THE SPECIFIED LIST (COMMERCIAL FISHING WAITING LIST).  EACH OF THE THREE LISTS (PLEASURE/HALF-SLIPS/COMMERCIAL FISHING) ARE MAINTAINED SEPARATELY.  HOWEVER, YOU CAN PLACE YOUR NAME ON EVERY LIST AS LONG AS YOU QUALIFY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL. $10 FOR INITIAL INCLUSION TO ANY LIST AND $20 FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL FOR EACH LIST.

 

A: NO, YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE WITHIN CATEGORIES (LENGTHS) OF THE SPECIFIED LIST (PLEASURE WAITING LIST).  EACH OF THE THREE LISTS (PLEASURE/HALF-SLIPS/COMMERCIAL FISHING) ARE MAINTAINED SEPARATELY.  HOWEVER, YOU CAN PLACE YOUR NAME ON EVERY LIST AS LONG AS YOU QUALIFY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL.  $10 FOR INITIAL INCLUSION TO ANY LIST AND $20 FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL FOR EACH LIST.

 

A: YES, YOU CAN SIGN UP ON THE COMMERCIAL LIST ONLY IF YOU HOLD FEDERAL LIMITED ENTRY FISHING PERMITS OR STATE LIMITED ENTRY FISHING PERMITS.

 

A: NO, YOU CAN SIGN UP ON THE COMMERCIAL LIST ONLY IF YOU HOLD FEDERAL LIMITED ENTRY FISHING PERMITS OR STATE LIMITED ENTRY FISHING PERMITS.  REFER TO MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF MARINE FISHERIES WEBSITE FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION; http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dmf/commercial-fishing/fishing-permits

 

A:  NO, IF THE OFFICE DOES NOT RECEIVE YOUR RENEWAL FORM WITH PAYMENT WITHIN 45 DAYS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL FROM THE HARBORMASTER’S OFFICE INFORMING YOU THAT YOU HAVE PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN TWO(2) DAYS OF THE CALL OR YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.

 

A: YOU CAN INDICATE THAT YOU PLAN TO ACCEPT AND ONCE YOU RECEIVE THE LETTER COMPLETE THE FORM AND RETURN WITH PAYMENT AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

 

A: (1) YOU CAN EITHER DECLINE COMPLETELY AND YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WAITING LIST OR (2) YOU CAN SUBMIT A CHANGE REQUEST (PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF HARBORMASTER’S FORMAL LETTER FOR SLIP OFFER) TO THE WAITING LIST AND PLACE YOUR NAME IN ANOTHER CATEGORY ON THE WAITING LIST TO PRESERVE YOUR ORIGINAL DATE OF PRECEDENCE.

 

A: AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE.

 

A: YES, 10% INCREASE FROM THE SLIP SIZE MAYBE AUTHORIZED IF THE ROOM IS AVAILABLE, HOWEVER YOU PAY FOR WHICHEVER IS GREATER, THE LENGTH OF THE SLIP (I.E. 30FT) OR THE LENGTH OVERALL OF YOUR BOAT (I.E. 33FT).

 

A: LENGTH OVERALL (LOA) IS MEASUREMENT FROM STARTING POINT ON THE BOW (PULPIT) TO ENDING POINT ON THE STERN (IE. SWIM PLATFORM, OUTBOARDS IN THE RAISED POSITION).

 

A: YOU WOULD PAY FOR A 30FT SLIP (BASED ON 30FT).  YOU ARE CHARGED BY WHICHEVER IS GREATER, THE SLIP OR THE LENGTH OVERALL OF THE BOAT.  IF YOUR LOA IS 33FT, YOU WOULD BE CHARGED FOR 33FT).

 

A: THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE PLACED IN YOUR PREVIOUS SLIP OR THAT A SLIP WILL BE AVAILABLE. THE HARBORMASTER WILL ASSIGN YOU A SLIP BASED ON WHATS AVAILABLE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE MARINA/TENANTS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICY.

 

A: THE HARBORMASTER WILL PROVIDE YOU PRECEDENCE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON FOR SLIP ASSIGNMENTS.  HOWEVER IF A SLIP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THAT YEAR YOU ELECTED TO RETURN, YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST AND YOU WILL NOT BE CARRIED OVER TO THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

 

A: YES, YOU CAN REQUEST A ONE YEAR SIT OUT; YOU HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 1ST TO CONTACT THE HARBORMASTER WITH YOUR INTENTIONS WHETHER YOU PLAN TO RETURN OR NOT AND REASSIGNMENT OF A SLIP IS BASED SOLELY ON AVAILABILITY.

 

A: YES, YOU CAN REQUEST IN WRITING HOWEVER, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE A SLIP WILL BE AVAILABLE. THE HARBORMASTER WILL ASSIGN YOU A SLIP BASED ON AVAILABILITY FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE MARINA/TENANTS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICY.

Ramp Hours (May 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017):
6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Ramp Off-season Hours (October 16, 2017 – May 14, 2017):
Closed

2017 Ramp Fees:
Daily Pass : $10.00
Season Pass: $150.00