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Handy Boat Service

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215 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
43° 43' 41.7'', -70° 12' 30.15''
VHF Ch. 9
Long Island
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Handy Boat Service
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
53℉S at 7 knots
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Gas Regular$2.98
Octane: 89;
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Status: Open

Open for business 8:00AM - 9:00PM Daily. Fuel Dock is open. We are launching boats.

Last Updated: 2020-06-24 18:52:29 UTC



Welcome to Falmouth, Maine’s largest anchorage and home to Handy Boat Service since 1934. Our members enjoy season after season of sailing and boating on beautiful Casco Bay. With the convenience of being less than 15 minutes from Maine’s largest city Portland, Maine, and a full service boat yard and marina without the commercial traffic and bustle of the city. For our cruisers stopping in for a shorter stay Handy Boat has over 50 transient mooring rentals for boats up to 65’ and dock space available, our launch service, full service boatyard, Dockside Provisions convenience store, fuel, ice and of course The Dockside Grill restaurant. All of our amenities are available to our seasonal and short term customers to make Handy Boat a can’t miss for boating in southern Maine.

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Services & Amenities

Last Updated: May 01, 2020

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Closest Airport:
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:65.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
Live Aboard:Yes
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kmcgovern517Oct 03, 2020

They can't control the weather, but unfortunately during our stay we arrived in 20+ knot winds and had a few days of rough weather. The mooring field is fairly exposed, so a bit rocky at times. On the days where the weather was mild, was fantastic. Really liked the location just north of Portland. Was an easy bike ride into town, with nice sized bike lanes into Portland or to the local grocery store. Launch service was outstanding. Very friendly personnel. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a pick up or drop off. The mooring balls luckily have two pendant lines With the heavy wind, one of the lines actually snapped. We called to let them know. They directed us to move to a nearby vacant mooring buoy. First time (and hopefully last) that has ever happened to us. Would definitely stay here again.

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rapitiAug 28, 2020

Perfect, as usual! Recommended

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bmastrorAug 27, 2020

Super friendly staff. Very clean and felt safe with compliance to COVID-19 guidelines

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pschrodelAug 18, 2020

We had a fabulous dinner at the Dockside. Both the restaurant and dock handled the COVID-19 situation beautifully.

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drgtmartinAug 11, 2020

Easy in, easy out. Handy Boat was preferred than stopping in Portland on our way up the coast. Everyone was very nice and the Dockside Grill served excellent food.

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rjh6154Jul 29, 2020

Thank you, Handy Boat. A very enjoyable stay. Dinner at the Dockside Grille was wonderful.

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silverheelsJul 18, 2020

This is an open area that gets some chop in windy conditions (20+ knots) but doesn't seem to get rolly. We love that the moorings are spaced far enough apart to keep a good distance between all the boats and to allow for maneuvering while picking up the ball. The balls are rigged with two long pennants that easily reach to each side of the 13' high bow on our boat making pickup much easier for us. The launch service is excellent and runs from 8am to 9pm. The restaurant on site is very good and there's ample free parking if you have a car or visitors. There are good cycling paths on the roads into Portland. Kayaking and paddle boarding around the harbor is nice in calm conditions. The preserve on nearby Clapboard Island has a dinghy landing and walking trail. We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. We'll definitely return.

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rc2463Jul 10, 2020

Super nice people, very accommodating with my date changes. Lovely spot on Casco Bay. We’ll be back.

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karichgbJul 07, 2020

Great stay on a mooring. Staff was extremely helpful helping us with a mechanical issue. Would highly recommend visiting Handy’s.

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kmaine66Jun 27, 2020

Felt very welcome. Are at Dockside Grill and it was fantastic.

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charlottesmilesApr 23, 2020

I've used this boatyard for ages: They've serviced my mooring, launched my J24s and now I use them regularly in a professional context as a yacht broker. Their yards estimates are fair and their fuel dock attendants are very pleasant! The dock house sells cute gear, boozy provisions and ice... In the summer time, the Dockside restaurant has excellent fries, martinis and and rotating entrees. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a table because it's usually packed but it's one of the best places in Falmouth. We take our older family members to the restaurant on a regular basis because it's very accessible.

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fjmaloneySep 11, 2019

The nearest transient moorings to Portland. Friendly, excellent service. The boat launch in facilities, including the clean bathrooms and laundry, our first rate. One of the better stops on the eastern seaboard. SV Wild Rumpus

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bstaymoreSep 01, 2019

Very nice, but they but the transits on the outside moorings when there were several moorings in Closer that were not private. The restaurant was great.

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nicholaAug 30, 2019

Friendly marina (especially dog-friendly). Good, clean restrooms and showers and a very reasonably-priced washing machine and dryer. Included launch service means the dinghy can stay stowed. Small service job was very efficiently performed. Numerous and helpful staff, especially helpful when docking.

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hartleyAug 30, 2019

Great marina - friendly staff, very responsive and always trying extra hard to be helpful. The Dockside restaurant is also very nice ($$$) and while we didn't utilize them this trip, the service department is very competent.

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bill.kimbellAug 29, 2019

Everything was great. Staff helpful and friendly, launch service prompt and convenient. Restaurant was very good - be sure to make reservation as it is very popular with local residents in addition to marina guests. I did not have work done, but several friends did and were pleased with results.

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t37windchimeAug 26, 2019

Nice views and handy launch service! Dockside restaurant at the marina was also very good.

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kevincarriganAug 18, 2019

Staff was great! Restaurant is excellent. Great place to get a mooring. Easy Uber to Portland

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firsttriJul 29, 2019

The staff were great to deal with! They took extra care to insure the mooring was initially too crowded so they moved us to a much quieter mooring. The launch drivers were quick to respond and always careful on approach to the boat. We will be making this an annual Summer visit!

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swelteJun 29, 2019

Diana and crew very helpful!

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