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218 Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
41° 35' 7.49'', -70° 56' 41.66''
VHF Ch. 9
New Bedford Harbor
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
South Wharf
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
75℉SW at 10 knots
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If you're looking to play around the best waters the Cape & Islands have to offer without the Cape traffic, and more importantly, the high cost, South Wharf Yacht Yard & Marina is perfect for you.

One of New England's best kept secrets, South Wharf is a full-service yard and marina in the historic village of Padanaram, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Just an hour from Boston and 30 minutes from Cape Cod, Newport and Providence, we offer deep-water slips up to 130 feet. Located across from Cuttyhunk, we're in the middle of New England's prime sailing and cruising grounds with Martha's Vineyard, the Elisabeth Islands and Nantucket all within easy reach.

We have full hauling and launching facilities including a 60-ton travel lift as well as winter storage making South Wharf a go-to location for boaters who care about how their boats are treated. Our factory-trained and certified technicians are experts in the installation and repair of marine electronics, inboard and outboard engines, electrical, heating, plumbing and A/C. We're the authorized servicing dealer of Yamaha, Volvo, Yanmar, Raymarine, Simrad, Garmin, B&G, Cummings and AB Inflatables offering complete outfitting/repair and customization of sail and power vessels.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2019

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:Providence, T.F. Green
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:130.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:20.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:240, 208
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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mvlatitudeSep 04, 2019

Our third visit and we will return - great well-protected location with professional staff. Great location in Buzzards Bay for a layover prior to heading to Maine. Facilities for heads, showers and laundry are convenient and first rate. Very professional dock and yard staff - completed oil changes for both main engine and genset on prior visit. Good restaurant on-site and very nice local stores nearby. Excellent stop for a layover.

Marina Response:
Thank you and safe travels! Hope to see you again.
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benholtzAug 29, 2019

This was our 4th or 5th trip to South Wharf and we have loved it every time. Great help docking and leaving, They even brought us some steps to help get on and off the boat. They have concerts on Friday evenings in the summer that are fantastic. Easy walk to the village for shops and restaurants.

Marina Response:
Glad you were able to enjoy one of our Brews & Tunes concerts. We hope you come back and join us again next season. We appreciate your kind words!
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markriceAug 17, 2019

Convenient location with a very helpful staff. They were always available to take our lines when we arrived back at the marina.

Marina Response:
Nice to hear. Hope you visit again soon!
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robnrickAug 16, 2019

Great facility and staff - Logan was particularly helpful and informative. We'll definitely be back!

Marina Response:
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the thoughtful words and look forward to seeing you again.
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tmaunderAug 08, 2019

First time to South Wharf and will return next time we are in the area. It was just an overnight stay, marina staff were helpful and facilities were clean. We had an end dock with great views, loved the South Dartmouth village and we ate at the restaurant attached to the marina. Could not have been more convenient.

Marina Response:
So glad you enjoyed yourself. Please be sure to come back and visit again!
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avanteJul 26, 2019

What a friendly staff and lovely marina!

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the kind words. Hope you enjoyed your stay!
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cannedyouJul 17, 2019

Easy in, helpful dockhands and did some laundry. Cute town nearby.

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!
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mysteryJul 17, 2019

horrible yard. they do shoddy work, damage boats, low quality extremely high priced, an absolute nightmare.

Marina Response:
We apologize to our customers and friends for having to read this extortion review. The photos and emails are altered or have nothing to do with our work and the post is using a newly created alias. Mr. Josh Stein (alias Avid Boater, Mystery & Josh Harrison) arrived at our yard in late December with nowhere to go as each Beneteau dealer and several yards up the East Coast kicked him out or refused to do work for him. As a boating community gesture, considering the time of winter, we agreed to help him during his time of need. We now regret our offer of help. However, we do not regret standing up to his threats of extortion for money. We stand by our reputation created over the past 33 years of servicing our New England boaters and trust if you have any questions or concerns, that you will call us at 508.990.1011 and ask for true customer referrals and people you can speak with directly. Thank you.
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geli1951Jul 16, 2019

South Wharf in Padanaram is a delight! It’s a well run facility, with friendly and exceptionally helpful staff. The property is clean, the bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are fully up to date and spotless. The marina and docks are well maintained and in good repair.

Marina Response:
We're happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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tsaidnaweyMay 01, 2019

This year will be our 3rd boating season at home in the Marina at South Wharf. My wife our family and I love spending our summers on board at South Wharf! The marina offers very easy boating access to most of our favorite destination, the full service staff at South Wharf works very hard at lending a hand into our slip and keeping our boat on the water. The quaint, quiet, humble Village offers outstanding amenities all within walking distance of the marina. From there dock master to the marina owners this is a first class operation. We are proud members of the South Wharf family. Tom and Denna

Marina Response:
Hi Tom & Denna. Thank you so much for the kind words. We are happy to have you as part of the South Wharf family and hope to see you again next year.
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schippmomAug 31, 2018

Very helpful friendly staff. Wonderful village to visit and walk through. Best marina showers ever! And same with laundry

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review and we hope to see you back next season!
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oakiedokieAug 06, 2018

Peter and all the staff were friendly and professional. No hesitation to recommend both Dockwas and South Wharf

Marina Response:
Thank you again! We hope to see you back in Padanaram next season!
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northstar1Jul 28, 2018

South Wharf,, great facility and great docks. Right downtown. Close to restaurants and ice cream. Great showers and heads. A bit short of electrical power and old pedestals. Would certainly go back.

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We've added new power since your last visit. We hope you return for another visit.
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prhugretJun 14, 2017

Competent dock staff (Ryan) and Dockmaster (Brian). Clean facility with all services except cable TV as needed. Fuel is right next door at the New Bedford YC.

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