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Annisquam Yacht Club

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17 River Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
42° 39' 5.98'', -70° 40' 46.8''
978-283-4507
VHF Ch. 68
$100/night
www.annisquamyc.org
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Awards


Boaters' Choice 2017Boaters' Choice 2018Boaters' Choice 2019Boaters' Choice 2020Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2021Boaters' Choice 2022

About


Guest Mooring Information:

The Club maintains five transient moorings: two that can accommodate yachts up to 42' and three that accommodate yachts up to 50’. Members wishing to moor their own yacht for a limited period of time may do so at no charge for no more than seven days per season. Guests of members and visiting yachtsmen with vessels will be assessed $100 per night Monday through Wednesday and $125 per night Thursday through Sunday for launch service and use of Club facilities (excluding the tennis courts and dining, which are not available to visiting yachtsman). A non-refundable $4.40 credit card fee is also applied to every reservation. No more than 7 consecutive days on a mooring per reservation.

General Rules on Mooring Reservations:

1) A credit card is required to secure the reservation through www.Dockwa.com or the Dockwa app.

2) Reservations for a specific area or mooring are not accepted since placement depends on vessel length and draft (yours as well as others).

3) The club reserves the right to cancel any reservation in the case of inclement weather forecasts (e.g. hurricane warnings) or club racing events.

4) AYC Waterfront Staff will respond to your reservation requests through Dockwa based on availability. If confirmed, the first night’s reservation will be charged immediately and any additional nights will be charged upon arrival.

5) Reservations will not be taken until after May 24th, 2022 at 10 a.m. The Club reserves the right to manage availability.

6) Rafting multiple boats on AYC Moorings is not permitted under any circumstances per Club Policy. One boat per mooring only.

7) Mooring reservations are for a 24 hour period with check-in after 12 noon and check-out before 12 noon the following day.

8) Customers cancelling 48 hours in advance of their arrival date will receive a full refund less a non-refundable $4.40 credit card fee. Any cancellation made within 48 hours of the arrival date will not be refunded or credited for future visits.

9) The AYC does NOT provide transportation to or from any area beaches under any circumstance.

How to Access Dockwa

Go to www.annisquamyc.org.

Under the Waterfront Tab, choose Guest Moorings.

Click on the Dockwa Badge.

It will direct you to the reservation page for Dockwa and you may proceed from there to make your requested reservation.

Or:

1.Log on to www.Dockwa.com or Download the Dockwa app for your Android or Apple device.

  1. In “Request Reservation”, enter dates, length and draft of vessel.

  2. Dockwa will have you set up an account if you are not already a user.

  3. Enter all vessel and payment information.

->->Responses to mooring requests will be sent via email from Dockwa

2022 Launch Schedule:

June 20st-September 5th

Mon-Thur: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fri-Sat: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

September 6th-October 10th

Mon-Tues: CLOSED

Wed-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fri-Sun: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:5

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:0.0 Meters
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:0.0 Meters
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Fuel Dock:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Moorings:Yes
Anchorage:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Restaurants:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:50.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:0.0 Meters
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Meters
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Excellent location, friendly staff.

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Beautiful historic club at the perfect location to participate in the fun of the Annisquam on an August weekend.

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Beautiful location, friendly staff.

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Fantastic We had a great time

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Awesome Yacht Club. Been visiting for several years now. Very welcoming. Karen in office is great. Tony could not be nicer. Very professional run club. Nate and his marina and launch staff are professional, courteous and helpful with any of your needs. Look forward to my next stay.

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Very cute club, with friendly people—the Commodore and VC guessed I might be a visiting yachtsman and came to introduce themselves—nice private shower, easy mooring close to the clubhouse, and a launch running 0800-2000 that comes right away. Possible to Uber into Gloucester for provisions but that can be iffy. No stores in easy walking distance.

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The guys on the radio were very attentive and helpful.

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We were entertained all afternoon, while on a mooring, watching all the small boat activity on the beach. Enjoyed the buffet Wednesday evening at the club. Launch service was prompt. Good stop.

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Great mooring, friendly launch service, delicious dinner

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COVID shutdowns put a damper on the stay. Maybe next year we can finally dine at the club. Thanks

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Great place to grab a mooring with helpful staff!

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Great stop as we headed home from our Maine Cruise. The launch drivers and staff were very friendly and courteous. Had a nice dinner overlooking an enjoyable sunset and, of course, the evening colors and the cannon blast.

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Beautiful Spot. Beautiful clubhouse. Beautiful beach right across the river. Didnt eat there, but did have drinks Pricey, but actually worth it

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Superb experience. Wonderful location, excellent staff, solid moorings and beautiful village. Enjoyed a wonderful meal. Highly recommend

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An excellent Club to visit. The GM, Dean was very helpful. We hope we can reciprocate if Members visit Camden Yacht Club.

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Lovely, if crowded, spot

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Great location with substantial moorings right off the beach. Tide is strong so be careful if you swim off your boat.

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Helpful staff, easy to find moorings. Enjoyed my stay!

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Excellent place to stay beachside!

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Very nice setting. Beautiful 360 around. A lot of current with tides. Friendly staff.

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They charged $75 for a mooring and did not offer launch service (reserved only for members!). Also directly across the Annisquam River from the beaches - a very dangerous place. I saw three women (drunk) drive their boat right into a channel marker (red nun). At 5 am, many boats started screaming down the river out to sea. One of them was going at least 30 mph and many others at 15 to 20. Visibility was very poor. No sign of a harbormaster.

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Great location and Always excellent hospitality by yacht club staff.

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Very friendly, responsive and helpful Yacht Club and good mooring site. We stayed beachside -- lots of current and some swell from the oceanside. And the Annisquam River is lovely!

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Nice mooring. Shore boat service ended 5pm, and club closed (Thursday.) Maybe reduce $75 fee on days such as this? -Cap’n stingy

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The marina instructions were clear, the location is good as far as beach access and access from the water. They have tender service to and from their clubhouse. They were not able to give local information about the river/canal. They were not able to help me find food. Beware: the restaurant on premises is often closed. We were told it would open at five, and since there was no other food within walking distance (or dinghy distance on a river with current), we waited. When 5pm rolled around, we were given new information: the restaurant was closed for a private event that evening. (Note: there is a rather nice restaurant nearby, but it's not open 7 days a week, and AYC staff gave conflicting information on whether they were open. Fortunately, I had checked and the restaurant was closed, so I didn't walk/dinghy over there)

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The launch driver Pete was very professional, pleasant and accommodating. We dined at the restaurant on the casual side. The service was very slow, food was mediocre. Our waitress and the manager made us feel like we didn’t belong there. We will never go back to the restaurant!!!

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We were not able to get to Gloucester because of inclement weather. I am disappointed with my inability to contact the person managing this reservation at the Annisquam Yacht Club despite the multiple modes I employed to do so. Because of this issue, I’m not sure I will use Dockwa again to make an advance reservation. Knowing that there were open moorings yesterday that they able to rent made my $75 investment even more painful.

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Very nice staff, great location

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Nice restaurant and launch was helpful.

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The yacht club was lovely and the staff couldn't have been nicer

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We always enjoy going to the Annisquam Yacht Club moorings. The beach is beautiful, the sunsets and the view of the ocean is amazing. The things that keep this from being a 5 star review are: 1. The fishing boats that run out to the river in the early morning throw a mean wake at you while you sleep. 2. The crazy weekend boaters partying and consuming the entire beach with their boats anchored on the beach is a bit annoying. I recommend going during the week if possible and avoiding the weekend. We totally enjoy the evenings and mornings best before the weekend boats show up. 3. I wish the Yacht club would upgrade it's menu. They have a very limited menu not really designed for dinner.

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The yacht club was very nice. The people,location and moorings were great along with the restaurant . I will be going back.

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Short stay-nice club and beautiful mooring field area. Even he early AM lobster boats were at polite speed

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Nice quite mid week overnight

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Nice facilities, great location and wonderful hospitality.

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