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FAQs2017-04-24T10:52:29-04:00

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.

WHEN IS MY PAYMENT DUE?2019-01-16T09:27:12-04:00

Annual Pleasure Slipholder Payments:

  • November 15th
  • February 15th
  • May 15th

Annual Commercial Slipholder Payments:

  • October 1st
  • January 1st
  • April 1st
  • July 1st

Waitlist Payments:

  • February 15th
HOW MUCH INSURANCE COVERAGE DOES MY BOAT REQUIRE AS A SLIP-HOLDER2017-10-26T14:17:37-04:00

Here is the super simple bullet form list of requirements for boat owners.  The following amounts are recommended to ensure your properly covered for the following:

  • Protection & Indemnity / Liability:         $500,000
  • Fuel & Other Spill Liability:                      $939,800*
  • Hull / Machinery Coverage:                      In the Amount of Vessel

*Fuel-spill liability: Some policies only pay the cost of cleaning up a fuel spill if it occurs due to a “covered loss.” So if your sunken boat wasn’t covered because the outdrive bellows failed due to wear, tear or corrosion, the resulting fuel spill won’t be either.  Sometimes fuel spill coverage is subtracted from other liability payments.   A better insurance policy separates out fuel-spill liability and provides coverage up to the maximum amount you can be held liable for under federal law, the Clean Water Act, which is $939,800.

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”
WHAT ARE THE FUEL PRICES?2017-05-03T16:43:42-04:00

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

WAIT LIST MECHANICS FAQ’S2018-02-21T14:15:11-04:00

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 February 15.

 

WHAT ARE THE BOAT RAMP HOURS OF OPERATION?2017-10-25T08:13:14-04:00

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/unmanned

The marina uses an honor system to pay to utilize the public ramp.  Envelopes and pens are in the box outside of the ramp shack for payment. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE THE BOAT RAMP?2017-10-25T08:15:53-04:00

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

The marina uses an honor system to pay to utilize the public ramp when it is unmanned.  Envelopes and pens are in the box outside of the ramp shack for payment.  

CAN I CHANGE LISTS?2017-04-24T10:33:45-04:00

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.

 

CAN I CHANGE FROM THE PLEASURE WAITING LIST TO THE COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL LIST?2017-04-24T10:33:25-04:00

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.

 

CAN I CHANGE FROM THE COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL LIST TO THE PLEASURE LIST?2017-04-24T10:34:32-04:00

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.

 

CAN I CHANGE FROM THE HALF-SLIP LIST TO THE PLEASURE WAITING LIST?2017-04-24T10:35:42-04:00

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.

 

THE WAITLIST FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS IS MUCH SHORTER, CAN I SIGN UP FOR THAT LIST?2017-09-21T16:44:38-04:00

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.

 

I HAVE A COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS PERMIT CAN I PLACE MY NAME ON THE COMMERCIAL WAITING LIST?2017-08-25T08:42:32-04:00

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

 

WILL MY PRECEDENCE ON THE WAITING LIST BE PRESERVED, I MISSED THE RENEWAL APPLICATION DEADLINE AND ITS PAST DUE?2018-02-21T14:18:22-04:00

A:  NO, IF THE OFFICE DOES NOT RECEIVE YOUR RENEWAL FORM WITH PAYMENT BY FEBRUARY 15TH YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVE MY INFORMAL CALL FROM THE HARBORMASTER INDICATING THAT I AM ABOUT TO RECEIVE A SLIP AND I’M STILL INTERESTED?2017-04-24T10:37:25-04:00

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.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVE MY INFORMAL CALL FROM THE HARBORMASTER INDICATING THAT I AM ABOUT TO RECEIVE A SLIP AND I’M INTERESTED BUT NOT READY?2017-04-24T10:37:52-04:00

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.

 

HOW OFTEN CAN I CHANGE MY NAME ON THE LISTS?2017-04-24T10:38:16-04:00

A: AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE.

 

I PLAN TO BUY A 32FT BOAT AND MY SLIP IS 25-30FT, CAN I PUT A 32FT IN A 30FT SLIP:2018-03-19T11:42:40-04:00

A: YES, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR SLIP LOCATION BUT AN INCREASE FROM THE SLIP SIZE MAY BE 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. 32FT).

 

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE LENGTH OVERALL?2017-04-24T10:39:06-04:00

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).

 

WHAT SIZE BOAT CAN I PLACE IN A HALF-SLIP2018-02-14T15:36:45-04:00

Half-slips can only accommodate up to a 22 foot boat.

IF I HAVE A 28FT BOAT IN A 30FT SLIP WHAT DO I PAY?2018-03-12T10:40:02-04:00

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).

 

HOW MUCH DO I PAY FOR A HALF-SLIP?2018-03-12T10:52:17-04:00

A:  Half-slips charges are similar to full-slip charges and that is based on whatever is larger, the length overall of the boat or slip.  A half-slip is up to 22ft and the minimum charge for a half-slip is the annual rate times 22ft.

IF I ELECT TO RETURN AFTER A ONE YEAR SIT OUT, CAN I RECEIVE MY PREVIOUS SLIP?2017-04-24T10:40:30-04:00

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.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I ELECT TO RETURN AFTER A ONE YEAR SIT OUT AND A SLIP IS NOT AVAILABLE?2017-04-24T10:41:20-04:00

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.

 

I NEED TO TAKE A YEAR OFF AND DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP MY SLIP BUT DUE TO MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES, I NEED TO SIT OUT FOR A YEAR FROM MY SLIP, CAN I DO THAT?2017-11-15T13:53:23-04:00

A: YES, YOU CAN REQUEST A ONE YEAR SIT OUT; PLEASE NOTIFY OUR OFFICE BY NOVEMBER 15TH TO CONTACT THE HARBORMASTER’S OFFICE WITH YOUR INTENTIONS WHETHER YOU PLAN TO RETURN OR NOT.  REASSIGNMENT OF A SLIP IS BASED SOLELY ON AVAILABILITY.

 

WHILE ON A ONE-YEAR SIT OUT; CAN I CHANGE TO A LARGER SLIP OR SMALLER SLIP?2017-04-24T10:41:44-04:00

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.