Traditionally Unique. Jamestown Boat Yard welcomes seasonal and transient boaters to our peaceful and beautiful mooring field and waterfront facility. Jamestown Boat Yard is nestled in the "Dumplings" region of the Narragansett Bay, close to the Jamestown and Newport waterfront centers. With our recently expanded mooring field, and new waterfront amenities, JBY has become a memorable place to stay the night or stay the season. Our customer amenities now include full launch service, a waterfront grille and deck, outdoor and indoor showers, a full galley, and a waterfront bocce court. Our summer months are filled with customer cookouts, a one of a kind pig roast and grape crushing festival, the sounds of Newport's world famous music festivals, and Swan Owner's Association regattas. JBY is a very unique place, and we provide our customers with one of a kind service.
For over 100 years shipwrights have plied their trade on the site of Jamestown Boat Yard, gaining us a reputation of providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our reputation for high quality & dependable service has helped us earn a loyal following and the distinction of being recognized as a premier repair facility, and a Nautor's Swan Certified service center. Offering full repair and maintenance services, we can meet almost any need. Our technicians and project managers are highly trained and certified, and known for traveling all around the world to assist our customer's cruising and racing needs. Come for a night on our moorings, or come for a full refit... all of our customers receive the same high quality service.
Very pretty harbor, view of Newport bridge, well-equipped moorings with two bow lines and a pickup stick. Launch service was great. Not far from the shipping lane so you do get a fair amount of rolling here. About a 20 minute (hilly) walk into town.
I just stayed 2 nights at Safe Harbor Jamestown Boat Yard. I’ve been to Jamestown before, but this is my first stay at JBY. My experience was excellent. I arrived in boisterous weather courtesy of Hurricane Teddy. Crew member Hallie kindly guided me to a relatively protected inner mooring next to an initially ominous big rock. I came to like it. The quarters were tight for my 34 ft sloop, but it proved to be an excellent mooring. The first night was quite bouncy, but view of NB East Passage and Newport was awesome, especially at night. The accommodations are hardly posh, but most adequate. I had use of their motorized dinghy after hours, which was most convenient. During working hours the staff was most accommodating with launch service. I spent one afternoon biking to Beavertail State Park. The scenery going and there was beautiful. Don’t miss this. I look forward to staying at JBY next cruise East. Cap’n Mitch Gilbert s/v Pleiades, Safe Harbor Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook, CT
Halle was awesome. Great guidance and great skills. Definitely will return.
We spent July & August at JBY. Top notch operation all around. Great facilities, service, and people.
Beutiful scenario , loved it
Friendly, low key and beautiful spot for swimming and sightseeing with the rocks and birds and spell bridge in the distance. Take advantage of the launch rather than using the dinghy, as it can get breezy and Skip is full of great recommendations for sightseeing.
Friendlyness and great service are the best words to describe this yard.
Gorgeous location and the marina launch service is very friendly and helpful as is Ellen who replies to Dockwa inquiries. We’ll be back again and again!
Pretty convenient, we stayed on a Friday and it was hard to sleep because of noisy birds, wakes of boats passing by late, and loud music. The launch service was excellent and free! The views from the marina were stunning. We wished it would have been closer to downtown Jamestown.
Excellent and responsive service, a quick and friendly launch, and a beautiful location! We love visiting.
Beautiful mooring field, helpful staff, great spot overall, but no frills.
We had a nice, relaxing stay. Great service from the staff, including prompt pickup from the launch. Very dog friendly. About a mile walk into town (along relatively quiet roads). The launch stops at seven, so plan accordingly if you’re out for dinner. The mooring field is open to the north and east, and an occasional wake rolls in from the larger ships.
The launch was great and timely. The launch operator was informative and friendly. There was only one 1/2 bathroom (unisex) and it was very dated. I did not see a galley that was described online. There was poor signage. The only showers we saw were 2 outdoor showers. There was a small deck with one table and one grill. It was positioned next to the boat launch which was pretty smelly at low tide. We had a nice inside mooring so the waves were minimal even on a busy 4th of July weekend. The view was picturesque from the mooring.
Nice stay for 2 days
Very nice and full of dumplings.
Good people... safe spot to lay up.
Great place to access or view all of lower Narragansett Bay activities. Boatyard shares their property with local homeowners association, so some areas are just for them. Nice scenic walk to the south facing coves & Fort Wetherill.
Enjoyed our stay - Friendly launch - A dingy ride to quaint & cozy Jamestown - About a 30 minute walk to the Fort - GREAT spot for watching all of the Harbor Activities!!! Little rolly from the waves but tolerable.
Good quality mooring, double pendant. Widely exposed to wakes. Spartan facilities. Beautiful views.
Thanks to JBY for a great experience! The staff and service here are second to none! We will be back to visit again.
Nice marina, great location.
The launch driver was nice. But the waterway was not well protected from waves. We came back to the boat to find the cooler upside down on the other side. AND a fire extinguisher detached and discharged on the flybridge.
Very pleasant mooring, wonderful service with free launch. Gorgeous scenery, low-key. A little bumpy with winds from the north but if they’re not too strong it’s still great. Highly recommend.
Moorings are VERY exposed to the North, so it was lumpy! Launch crew was very helpful and friendly.
Stayed here one night mid-week. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I left a bag in town at a restaurant. When I asked management if I could pay someone to give me a ride, I was told “you don’t have to pay anyone for that.” First, the manager looked for a company vehicle to loan me! When she found that was being used, she asked someone to drive me in her personal car! Where does that happen these days?!? I would definitely return.
Wonderful crew offering abundant hospitality.
The harbor master went out of his way to be as accommodating as possible. None of our group of 10 boats had stayed there before. We all agreed that we were looking forward to a return visit.