Details for Acushnet Safe Boating Club Marina

Acushnet Safe Boating Club Marina

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Average rating 4.7 stars from 10 reviews

Address 80 Middle Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Payment discounts

$0.10 off gallon of gas for cash payment.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: April-October.


Stay east of Crow Island. Use caution on the east side of Crow Isalnd, keep the 2 green markers to port as there is a large sand bar on the NE corner of Crow Island.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: 20

Other info: 60 foot maximum at the floating courtesy dock.


Transient: 6
Total: 142
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2016-07-28)

Other price info: Available if renter leaves or a slip has not yet rented. The courtesy dock is available for transient dockage.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00 (2014-09-06)

Other price info: Moorings and slips.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available

Pricing info: $10 per day. 2016

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.10 off per gallon for cash or check.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Must be on a leash. There is a small park/boat launch next door with some grass areas and a large park two blocks away with enough room to allow dogs to run.

Disability access


Launch service

Yes - New Bedford Launch is $3 per person each trip monitors VHF 09. Cell #: 508-989-1328. 2016

Pump out

No - Available at Fairhaven Harbor Master, Saturday and Sunday only 9 am-1 pm,
or Popes Island Marina, daily 9 am - 4 pm.










No - Available 1/2 mile walk away.


Yes - Available within 1 mile.


Yes - 1/2 mile walk. Large West Marine store is 1 mile away.


Yes - There are many local restaurants within walking distance. Two that should be visited are Elizabeth's and Margarets - great scallop dishes.


Yes - There are many within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Seaport Marina and Hotel is nearby.

Repair capabilities

Yes - There ar many local repair facilities, Niemiec Marine, Bayline Boat, and Fairhaven Shipyard.

Haul out capabilities

No - There is a boat ramp within 100 yards. Other boat repair facilities have hydaulics trailers or travel lifts.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Local charter's are available. Inquire at the fuel dock or check with the pier chairman.

Internet access

Yes - Password required.

Boat ramp availability

No - 100 yards away is a public landing.


Yes - A very nice bike trail begins across from Margaret's Restaurant, about 5 blocks from the Boat Club. 1.25 miles east on the trail brings you to the back of multiple shopping centers, one which has a major grocery store.

Other services


Historic Town of Fairhaven - Visitors' Center is located behind the high school. Take the New Bedord Launch cross the harbor and explore the New Bedford Historic District and the Whaling Museum.

Reviews for Acushnet Safe Boating Club Marina
Very nice and a great deal, 2016-10-19
Captain: , Boston (155)

Very clean and friendly club run by Coast Guard Auxiliaries (it shows). For the cost of a mooring, they offer very protected docks with electricity, not far from downtown Fairhaven. No laundry, but the water shuttle will take you to the New Bedford or a laundromat for 3$ each way.

One of the nicest places I've stayed for a while.

Tops in New Bedford, Great folks and location, 2016-08-12
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

What a treat and relief form the crazy over priced marinas in New England. We came in 07-28-16 to see the Whaling Museum (a must see) and check out New Bedford and Fairhaven. Both very nice towns with lots of history and great fresh seafood. New Bedford is more "gritty" industrial than Fairhaven which has lot's of great restaurants Elizabeth's and Margarets great!!!. The Whaling Museum is an all day visit with much to absorb for a gray haired (all 4) tourist like me. Just call the launch and ride to the ferry docks just two blocks from the museum.The Whaling Captains Homes up the hill are interesting to drive by but border a depressed part of New Bedford. This is the major fishing fleet harbor which is the top money producing fishing location(scallops, clams, etc.) in the US. Only Alaska produces great volumes but less $$$. The hurricane gate is a great protection feature and be aware they will closed it for tides above 4.8', nor esters and other storms that can cause flooding in the harbor. They have limited 50 amp service so may need a 30 amp adapter. 30 amp outlets are $10 each.

The place to stay in New Bedford/FAarhaven, 2015-09-23
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (420)

Welcoming people; good facilities; great wifi; very economical. Use the launch to go to New Bedford. Do not miss the New Bedford Whaling museum. For outstanding Italian food take a taxi to Riccardi's either in NB or Fairhaven-worth the trip.

Best Deal in New England, 2015-09-08
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4015)

The Acushnet River Safe Boating Club welcomes all cruisers at their transient dock, or in an empty slip. Welcoming in both that they will give you dockage, and that all the members will show their welcoming attitudes when you meet them on the dock. With great restaurants, wonderful people, amazing architecture, and a lot of history, this is a stop that can keep cruising boaters entertained for days. There is even a plaque where Joshua Slocum left and returned on his solo voyage around the world on Spray.

The best is yet to be seen, 2015-08-23
Captain: , Fairhaven,Massachusetts (10)

welcoming folks. Safe harbor in storms.
much to do and see while.
not the "old" new bedford harbor , by far.
whaling museum ad black whale restaurant are a must.
we'll see you here soon.

Very friendly place, 2015-06-23
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1459)

As noted a club marina for USCG Aux members. Very welcoming by locals, we stayed 2 weeks and rented a car for sightseeing. Laura works the fuel dock, call her ahead of time for availability. Again, one of the friendliest places we have even been.

Acushnet River Safe Boating Club, 2015-06-10
Captain: , Fairhaven (10)

Generally has the lowest priced gasoline in the harbor. Also transient slips are available. This is a club that houses the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 65. The members are friendly and helpful. A GREAT stop!

Good stop during our 3 mo. trip, 2014-09-06
Captain: , Groton, CT (284)

We have been stopping here for the last ten years. Always welcomed by members (they remember us from years past). Great area to explore, Unitarian Church, Library, and Town Hall a must.
restaurants in walking distance, our favorite being Margaret"s. Floating dock / 30A $1/ft. Call ahead.

Great , Stay, 2014-07-13
Captain: , norwalk (34)

We were Towed in by BoutUS New Bedford , great people was back underway fast as possible (i now have unlimited towing its worth it).
$1.00 a foot to dock 1.25 ice 7/10/14 walk to pizza plus , package store , clumberland farms .
clean showers , nice folks on the dock
very large fishing port with large a fishing fleat , it was a treat to see so many large boats in there home harbor .
no wakes , we had no wind issues

Good value, 2009-06-08
Captain: , Fairhaven (27)

This Marina is associated with The Coast Guard Auxillary. Slips are available if unrented or the renter is away, ask at the gas dock.

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