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I got to say I have given some bad reviews of some of the marinas I've been too, the most recent in Montauk. However Newport Yachting center is really at the top of there game. It's super clean and the staff are on point at all times. In an effort to avoid harsh weather we decided we would come in a day early. I expected at best to get a Mooring or drop anchor in Harbor. To my surprise when I called ahead the marina was able to accommodate us without an issue at the dock. They even gave us the option of leaving a day early if we didn't want to pay for the extra day. When we arrived into the harbor we were able to communicate with plenty of time by radio. The dock master new exactly where we were to dock and which side so we can prepare fenders and lines ahead of time for a Port side tie up. We easily passed the other boats already tied up with around 10 feet on each side of our boat clearance. The dock hands also climbed on adjacent boats with massive round fenders just in case I lost control. I did not.... The dock hands not only tied the boat using a double spring line for our 51 foot boat but also setup the 50 Amp electric and water. Half way thru our stay we needed an emergency pump out and as luck would have it they pumped out the boat free of charge at the gas dock since it was too late at night for the pump out boat to come. We stayed a total of 6 nights and I am looking forward to the next time we come back. BTW the marina was dog friendly however the nearest grass is a couple minute walk to America's Cup Ave. We also Rented a car for while we stayed. Directly outside the marina we were able to park for $20 per night. This made going to the store or on the mansion tours + Cliff walk super convenient.

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Starting with what was good. Location was very nice. Easy walk to Gossman's. The 50 Amp electric worked well just over 200 Volts. Water Source was plentiful. There is a really cool Tiki bar that plays live music on the property. Also if fishing is your thing this place is a great place with bait station and ice maker on premises. Now the things that I was not thrilled about: We are accustomed upon arrival for dock hands to board the boat and help tie up the boat. The reason we appreciate this so much is we are not familier with the tide swing in the area and it saves alot of effort trying to get the lines just right. On this day the dock hand did a pour job of securing the stern and never offered to assist in helping with bow or spring lines. Also since there was no Pole closer to the mid ship or bow I almost drifted into the new Viking next to me and last second I saw what was happening and climbed over the helm chair to grab the bow thruster to avoid contact. I normally have my son with me except that he needed to bring the tender over and when he asked the dock hand where he can tie up even temporarily the dock hand said I don't know. So I was left on my own! In the 3 days we were there we never saw a dock hand walking the dock to check on any of the boats. The Docks are old and dilapidated. The poles are old and weathered with no pole caps on top. The adjacent property had a fish cleaning station that someone left a garden hose spraying through the fence all day and night onto the dock. So every time anyone on our dock need to get onto land we would get wet. There is no person to contact at night in case of emergency. I know this because I tried to call about the water spraying across the dock. I eventually walked thru the spray around the fence and relocated the hose to stop spraying the dock. On the plus side the complete lack of Dock hands made staying past 11am check out easy if wanted to since we never saw them. I wouldn't tell or suggest to others not to visit there. I would just prepare them for the less then yacht club experience that we experienced and to be prepare to take maters into your own hands.

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Very Nice place. excellent service. Nice place to relax. Not loud!

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Thank you very much for your visit and response, we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Oak Bluffs MarinaJul 08, 2019

Great Location close to shopping and the Ginger Bread houses...

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This was our first boat trip to shelter island. The staff at island boatyard was kind and curtius. The marina and restaurant are very nice with clean facilities.

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