Our mooring in Mattapoisett was well built and secure, if a bit bumpy with the prevailing SW wind. Launch service can take some time as it appears there are two launchs to service approximately 600 moorings. That said, the launch operators responded promptly and picked folks up in the order in which they called. This is also a very large harbor. Personell at Mattapoiset Marine we’re very helpful and the rates were the best we received on our two week cruise.
The Harbormaster was great helping us back into a slip situation we had never experienced before and with lines on our boat that were not positioned correctly. This is a fixed dock four piling slip with roughly 3 1/2 Ft tides. Restroom are adequate but there are no showers (we knew this ahead of time). The harbor is very well protected and we slept well at night.
Great yacht club, friendly staff, members make you feel very welcome
My wife and I spent two nights at Hawthorne Cove and enjoyed our stay. Docking on their outside face dock was easy, electric and water hook up was nearby and water was calm due to the no wake zone. Staff were very helpful and informative. We walked to the MBTA commuter train one day to visit Newburyport, MA. Be forewarned the walk from the train to Newburyport harbor/town is about 1 1/2 miles.....wear comfortable walking shoes/sneakers. There is an excellent and well known pasta shop right outside the marina gate. Restrooms were always clean and during our stay available (no wait line). We plan a return trip later this season, perhaps in August for the antique boat show.
Excellent marina. We were met by dock hands Aiden and John who very professionally assisted us in backing into our assigned slip. The location is convenient to all things Boston........especially excellent dining in the North End and Charlestown. Restrooms are among the cleanest we have ever seen. Not our first visit and definitely will not be our last!