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Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard

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1 Washington St
Newport, RI 02840-1566
41° 29' 25.08'', -71° 19' 15.95''
VHF Ch. 9
Newport Harbor
Check out Belle's Cafe at Newport Shipyard
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
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71℉SSE at 12 knots
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Status: Open

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard is working diligently and methodically under the guidelines and laws of our local and federal government during the COVID-19 scenario. We realize many boats will start their journeys north for the summer and our marina is open for business and we look forward to welcoming many yachts to Newport in the coming days and weeks. Our team has been working remotely and will continue to do so until it is safe for everyone to re-convene in our office. We encourage yachts needing dockage to contact our Dock Office via email ([email protected]) and we will respond in a timely manner with availability, rates, approach instructions, and we will do our best to answer questions related to: quarantine rules, provisioning, local available amenities, medical access, and more. We are remaining positive and hopeful that the actions taken by the Governor of RI and our residents to proactively minimize the spread of COVID-19 will pay dividends in the weeks and months ahead. We look forward to welcoming you to Newport and please contact us with any questions you may have.

Last Updated: 2020-04-29 13:42:57 UTC


As a yachting destination, Newport is hard to beat. The beautiful harbor, lively regatta circuit, charming town life and central location ensure that "America's sailing capital" lives up to its billing every summer. At the center of the action is Newport Shipyard. With the biggest lifts, cleanest facilities, and the most dock space in town - as well as a full-service yard, ship store, restaurant and fitness center all right on the harbor front - Newport Shipyard has become New England's yachting hub, attracting the best boats on the East Coast.

Berth Capacity

Linear Docks:3500 Feet


We are located at 41˚29.4 N and 71˚19.4' W. You will enter Newport Harbor in an easterly direction with Fort Adams on your starboard side and Goat Island off your port. Continue heading north through the mooring field until you see the Goat Island bridge. The State Fishing Pier will be off your starboard side and the Goat Island Fuel dock will be off your port as you approach Newport Shipyard. After passing the Goat Island Fuel Dock and the Fishing Pier our ‘T Head’ will be off your bow. We encourage you to hail us on VHF Channel 09 once you enter the harbor for further instructions and assistant getting on the dock.
Minimum Approach Depth:24.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:25.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Yes
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:1
Dog Park:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Slip Length:350.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:80.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:280, 480
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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stgo60Jul 09, 2020

Very helpful staff Clean facilities Not cheap

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. Hope you have a great summer!
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movinalongJul 07, 2020

Crew there was great; very pleasant and helpful!!! bathroom facilities were less than expected...shared public, not marina men's and lady's...a bummer. docks and such were great. great protected location. hope to go again sometime this year! .... well, we went again for the 4th and again it was outstanding! 3 boats shared a finger dock (comfortably) which was unexpected and appreciated! Watched sunset from the marina, awesome. Breakfast at Belle's, awesome! can't wait to go back...

Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review. The bathrooms are on the list to update and we hope to see you again in the near future!
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denisecJul 06, 2020

Nice place and location. The dock hands are great.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again. Have a great summer!
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smith40342Jun 25, 2020

Dock and dock hands were good. Restaurant was good also. Slip was too small.. Person at the front desk did not know much and we had to ask about everything to get answers.. (Bathrooms, internet, showers). Terrible smell.. Internet was terrible.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback - good and constructive - and will share this with our staff/management. Our internet is on our radar and have plans to improve the signal throughout the marina/yard. Thank you again and we hope you'll give SHM Newport Shipyard another shot the next time you're in Newport. Sincerely, NSY Dock Office
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bplohrJun 15, 2020

Great location and the staff was very helpful.

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Thank you for your review!
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mbrostekJun 14, 2020

dock staff was excellent, guard at entrance very nice and helpful and the food at Belle's was awesome. I would order from boat and prepay and take out since lines were long for tables. Great time and nice location!

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard and thank you for the great review!
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jcollemerJun 14, 2020

Such a beautiful marina/shipyard! Loved it!

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Thank you for the great review!
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tuffstuffJun 10, 2020

Great service, people and awesome facility. Special thanks to their dockmaster, Mike.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Have a great summer and we hope to see you again!
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zca159Jun 03, 2020

We came in for a night. Marina staff were Rock Stars! I wish I caught their names but they brought us in promptly and were very friendly. Another two staff members even brought us a gift bag which was great because I was in need of a coozie. Marina was nice as well. Only issue was this older gentleman taking pictures of us and our friends children In front of the store front. At one point even hiding behind a bush w a camera taking pics while we were on the dock. He was staying on a sail boat there. When we told the staff he immediately confronted the other guest to stop takin pics which we appreciated. A+ job to the staff.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review and are happy you enjoyed your stay! We apologize you experienced such an event but have addressed the situation with our customer. Have a great summer! - NSY Staff
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gguwilligMay 29, 2020

Our stay last weekend to Newport Shipyard was great break from 3 months at home. The yard was extremely professional during these C 19 times were all living in. Owen was waiting when we arrived, guided us to our assigned slip and and assisted with docking. The yard location is perfect for any stay in Newport. From its location it’s a short walk to anywhere in town.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard and look forward to seeing you again.
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bracesbobMay 26, 2020

Beautiful marina with very friendly staff. We will definitely be back!!!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review. We look forward to having you back!
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curley15Sep 04, 2019

We came into Newport Shipyard for a weekend stay recently. Great help finding our slip. Upon arrival we were helped to get secured to the dock, and all powered up. Facilities are top notch, and couldn’t ask for better experience. The fact they cater to larger vessels shows in their professional approach to everything they do! The dock was nice and quiet at night, and we really enjoyed our stay.

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pkeltyAug 25, 2019

Dock hands were fantastic, bathrooms/showers were immaculate Free beer friday on the main dock A bit pricey, but you are in Newport Our 4th visit there, will be back

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alittlejohnJul 18, 2019

Always friendly, polite and has the most interesting boats to look at!

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sevenseas024Jan 28, 2019

Not enough can be said about the hard work that every member of the NSY Team puts into making the Shipyard the yachting hub it is today. Great facilities, world class service department and ship store, great environment for families and crew, Belle's Cafe has great food, and the close location to Downtown and Broadway makes this place a must go, by land or by sea!

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manleyjwAug 11, 2018

Outstanding! Excellent facilities. Staff was very professional, courteous and friendly. Would definitely choose Newport Shipyard on a return trip to Newport!

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ingotAug 02, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to Newport Shipyard. Great management team, great dock team, great service, great location.

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