Details for Manchester Marine

Manchester Marine

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address 17 Ashland Ave (PO Box 1469)
Manchester, MA 01944


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Heed the buoys and you'll enter Manchester without difficulty. There's not a lot of room in the channel and if you're a newcomer sailing in might be a bad idea.

Manchester Marine is a large red building off your port bow as you enter the inner most harbor. It's hard to miss.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $3.50/ft (2017-08-21)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings available $35 per night.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - SW side of the main building. It's also an easy row to the town docks.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas price$3.20/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info: Includes taxes.

Diesel price$2.86/gal (2017-08-21)

Other price info: Includes taxes.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Available during fuel dock hours.


Yes - Available during fuel dock hours.




Yes - And they're clean.





Yes - Crosby's Market is nearby, 3 Summer Street, one block from the dinghy dock.


Yes - Manchester Hardware on Beach St.


Yes - Nearby


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There is a public ramp behind the town hall. From the water, go past the railroad bridge to the innermost part of the harbor.


Yes - There is a train station within walking distanace from the boatyard where you can pick up the commuter rail that runs between Boston and Gloucester/Rockport.

Other services


Reviews for Manchester Marine
Aug 25-27, 2016, 2016-08-27
Captain: , Nahant, MA (10)

Great time! Bathrooms and showers were clean, and that is important. staff was very nice and helpfull.

Safe, secure spot, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Red Brook Hbr, MA (20)

Safe spot, dinghy access to shore and nearby town

The Pleasant Folk at Manchester Marine, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Norwell, MA (30)

We just had a most pleasant stay at Manchester Marine in beautiful Manchester-By-The-Sea harbor. We were arriving after an overnight on a mooring in Marblehead and a day at Great Misery Island on a mooring. Our batteries were depleted. I had attempted to reserve dock space for the night, but none was availaable, but moorings were. Through Dockwa, I communicated my problem to Larry at MM and he suggested that I reserve a mooring, but come to the fuel dock after 4 pm when it closes where I could tie up for the night and charge my batteries, provided we vacated the fuel dock before 7 am the next morning when it opens. This we did and it served our needs perfectly. Batteries were charged and we moved to a nearby mooring at 6:30 am to complete our stay in Manchester. The dockmaster on duty was very helpful to us both on the arrangements at the marina and on helpful advice for the things to see and do in Manchester and how to get there. The rest rooms and showers are modern and clean, and the overnight was totally peaceful and quiet. These folks know great customer service and provide a great facility for visiting boaters.

A "revisit" location, 2016-01-22
Captain: , Bourne, Ma (230)

Spent a few unexpected nights on a mooring in July while on our way to Maine. Planned stop was Gloucester but could not make it due to weather. The service was excellent. People friendly. Town small but with everything we desired for great layover. Very well protected from weather.

I wouldn't go back, 2015-09-28
Captain: , Newport, RI (10)

I stored my boat there for 6 weeks this summer (20150 and had them do some work on the boat while it was there. The left hand didn't seem to know what the right hand was doing. Of the 5 jobs I gave them they messed up 3. They even charged me to do a painting estimate and lost furniture overboard because they missplaced it during a storm. They were mad because they had to cleanup a mess they maid because they had turned off our freezer. This was a $5000 misstake!

If you're looking for a quiet stop, 2014-09-16
Captain: , Boston (619)

We spent two nights on a Manchester Marine mooring. There's no launch service but their moorings are a short row either to their dock or (a little longer) to the town docks. There's fuel, water, pumpout and nice heads and showers. The staff was friendly and accomodating.

It's an easy walk to town; shorter if you row to the town docks. There you'll find everything you need to stock up and feed yourself but not lots of entertainment otherwise.

The grocery sells beer and wine but their policy is to "card" EVERYONE! Don't forget your driver's license.

Fuel price update, 2013-07-21
Captain: , Glastonbury, CT (262)

Lovely facility for a stop going to or from Maine. I have little to add to previous reviews but on 7/21/2013 Diesel was $4.27/ gal.

Great Service, 2011-09-18
Captain: , Cleveland, OHio (421)

We pulled in with a couple of engine issues The service was
EXCELLENT! Steve, our tecnhican, fixed our problems and discovered a cracked hose. He had a repair situation that was perfect for us, which did not delay our trip or cost a fortune.

They let us stay on the dock overnight, then we moved to $35 mooring.

Highly recommend stopping in Manchester, a small town that has everything close by including the train to Boston. $6.75 for the train to Boston, takes 50 minutes.

We will be back

Manchester is Great, 2011-08-02
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (108)

First the moorings are $35/night. Manchester has everything including quiet. The Post Office, drug store, good size grocery, hardware, banks, train station, restaurants, beach all within a 5-min walk from dinghy docks. There are two town dinghy docks. One of left side at the very end of the channel and one at the far right of the pond on the west side of the RR tracks.

Overpriced $50 moorings and there's little to do in the area, 2008-09-23
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

We pulled into Manchester to get diesel and a pump out. The pump-out was free, but we were astounded to find that a mooring was $50. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the diesel price was very good. There's little to do here, but there is a large grocery store and pharmacy which is very conventient. The town is a typical, quaint New England harbor town.

The entire harbor is covered with mooring balls and I suspect that it would be next to impossible to find somewhere to anchor. Note that you can anchor at Great Misery Island.

Given the chance to do it again, I would pull into either Salem or Marblehead harbor. There's a lot to see in Salem and Marblehead is just lovely.

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