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Newport Yachting Center Marina

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20 Commercial Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
41° 29' 6.77'', -71° 19' 4.61''
VHF Ch. 9
Newport Harbor
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Newport Yachting Center Marina
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
73℉SSW at 5 knots
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2020

Gas Premium$3.29
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Status: Open

April 2, 2020 - We recognize during these trying times that looking ahead to warmer weather is hard to fathom, however we wanted to let all of you know that we are still accepting reservations for the 2020 season.

We have had to put contingencies in place that assure not only the safety of our customers, but also the staff and other vendors who try to make your stay with us the best experience it can be!

Please understand that due to the fluctuating state of this health crisis, these provisions may change at any given time without advanced notification. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will be operating in compliance with state and federal mandated policies.

  • Anyone entering the harbor from out of state must immediately contact the Newport Harbor Master until further notice. Click here to learn more.
  • Any communication between the marina and the boater will be made via phone or e-mail.
  • Payments for dockage will be made in advance weekly via credit card. They can be made by phone or online reservation.
  • The marina will be able to provide dock space only. Electric hook ups are available if requested. Please contact the marina for assistance.
  • Water service and rest rooms are currently unavailable.
  • The Boater and all guests utilizing the facilities must maintain all regulations (including quarantine guidelines) put forth by the health department, state and federal authorities.
Last Updated: 2020-04-29 13:28:30 UTC



Welcome to the Newport Yachting Center Marina; a full-service marina in the midst of historic downtown Newport! We offer top quality amenities along with personal and reliable service. Special requests are encouraged in order to make your stay as memorable as possible. We host seafarers from around the world both seasonal and transient, and our central location makes us a favorite rendezvous destination for many boat owners, boat manufacturers and yacht club groups.

Come ashore at the Newport Yachting Center Marina and be in the heart of all the downtown activities, restaurants, shopping and more! The Newport Yachting Center hosts the Newport International Boat Show from September 8th-21st and will not be taking reservations during the listed dates.

Berth Capacity



Minimum Approach Depth:13.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:14.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Water Taxi:Yes
Swimming Pool:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:Providence
Dog Park:Nearby
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:250.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:250.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
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glennbigOct 21, 2019

Really helpful staff, great location in center of town yet surprisingly quiet, and the cookies they give you upon arrival are delicious.

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soundwavesOct 21, 2019

Great Experienced, Helpful and Informative Staff

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valcourtOct 20, 2019

Always great. We make it an BBC annual trip.

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jaimecunhaOct 15, 2019

Great place to stay.

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bsellandOct 14, 2019

Dockhands/staff were great and friendly! We had a great weekend. Beautiful marina, we will definitely come back ☺ Thank you! P.S. the fresh baked cookies in the office at check-in totally swayed our review 😉

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Great place to stay with a friendly group to help you with anything during your stay. Fresh baked cookies and coffee everyday.

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donna476Oct 02, 2019

Newport Yachting Center is our favorite Marina to visit. All of the staff are very friendly and professional. The Dockmasters, Luke and Carter, are so accommodating and helpful. Each time we visit there is always someone on the dock to welcome us and assist with tying up. Their restrooms are very clean. They have a rooftop deck to relax on and watch the sun set. They are centrally located to great restaurants and bars. On many a weekend evening there is usually a wedding taking place which is always enjoyable to watch or listen to the music. Would definitely recommend NYC if visiting Newport.

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tomandkrisSep 29, 2019

Perfect as usual. A favorite destination! The best run docks, awesome customer service- always a great time!! Thanks Luke and all the team!!

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aahogSep 28, 2019

We were treated by all employees very well

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brian_mcnallySep 04, 2019

This place is the best! The staff is friendly and helpful. The facilities are great. Luke and his team take care of their customers. I use Dockwa to book it.

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johnmcallahanSep 03, 2019

Terrific stay. Very helpful staff

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bowles51Sep 01, 2019

Wonderful! Great facility. Excellent staff which is eager to provide satisfaction. Good security.

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alex48Aug 26, 2019

Great marina, I would give it 5 stars but the Trafic in front of the marina rocks the boats a lot during the day. Harbormaster is definitely not doing his jobs. Some of the other marina docks are position boat E-W so boat don’t rock as much.

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raf389Aug 26, 2019

Floating dockss are long and designed for very large yachts. We were right on the outside on the harbor with great views but subject to wake, although for the most part, it was very calm. A 115 foot yacht bowthrusted in behind us. Our friends in a 36 sail boat were stuck well inside behind sky scaper yachts with no view and no air. The facility is right next to Bowens wharf so a short walk from the center of the action. There is nothing at the marina but clean bathrooms/showers, fuel dock/pumpout and a small area to sit on a raised deck. Staff are very nice and competent with the lines.

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paulfAug 25, 2019

This was one of our best stops we made on this trip. The staff and marina focused on every little detail to insure we had a great stay. The marina is just about centered to all of the shops. stores, and restaurants. Definitely a marina to stay at when in Newport

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movinalongAug 21, 2019

Spontaneous visit to Newport, first time to Newport Yachting Center and couldn't be more pleased! Great staff, facilities, location....Clean, newer, even a cookie and a koozy at check-in...can't beat that!!

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dmelnickAug 19, 2019

I got to say I have given some bad reviews of some of the marinas I've been too, the most recent in Montauk. However Newport Yachting center is really at the top of there game. It's super clean and the staff are on point at all times. In an effort to avoid harsh weather we decided we would come in a day early. I expected at best to get a Mooring or drop anchor in Harbor. To my surprise when I called ahead the marina was able to accommodate us without an issue at the dock. They even gave us the option of leaving a day early if we didn't want to pay for the extra day. When we arrived into the harbor we were able to communicate with plenty of time by radio. The dock master new exactly where we were to dock and which side so we can prepare fenders and lines ahead of time for a Port side tie up. We easily passed the other boats already tied up with around 10 feet on each side of our boat clearance. The dock hands also climbed on adjacent boats with massive round fenders just in case I lost control. I did not.... The dock hands not only tied the boat using a double spring line for our 51 foot boat but also setup the 50 Amp electric and water. Half way thru our stay we needed an emergency pump out and as luck would have it they pumped out the boat free of charge at the gas dock since it was too late at night for the pump out boat to come. We stayed a total of 6 nights and I am looking forward to the next time we come back. BTW the marina was dog friendly however the nearest grass is a couple minute walk to America's Cup Ave. We also Rented a car for while we stayed. Directly outside the marina we were able to park for $20 per night. This made going to the store or on the mansion tours + Cliff walk super convenient.

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therealjerseyjakeAug 13, 2019

Caters to very large yachts. Not really looking for smaller (>40ft) sailboat. Extremely expensive. Large mega yacht shut down the fuel dock. Dock corners have no bumpers, and have exposed metal couplings. Dock hands were immature and uncoordinated, causing confusion.

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psbechtaAug 13, 2019

This is our third stay at the Newport Yachting Center. We love the location, spotless bathrooms and the roof deck to watch the sun set over the harbor.

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prkeyesAug 11, 2019

Great place to stay. Perfect location, first rate facility, and top notch dock crew.

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tmanzoneAug 10, 2019

Beautiful location and marina

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leeberry17Aug 06, 2019

best marina nd staff in newport

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paulgaravelAug 05, 2019

Staff was very accommodating.

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obmd1Aug 02, 2019

Well staffed with helpful people and close to everything in Newport.

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joeshmoJul 31, 2019

Crew does an excellent job, good and clean facilities, good location

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tamir1Jul 30, 2019

The dock-hands were awesome! Very helpful with docking and casting off. This was especially important , b/c our sailboat has no thrusters. Gas facility is efficient. The place was clean. Electricity and water hook-ups were fine. Restrooms and showers were clean. Very close to restaurants, stores etc. The only criticism is the loud music from the wedding / party facility on the premises. We had to scramble to get ear-plugs so we could sleep. This should probably me mentioned on the website. Having said that, we would use this marina again.

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ehatchJul 27, 2019

Pretty good. Dock staff friendly. Only issue which was resolved was that we were buried deep in a side tie up slip with larger boats in front of us making it impossible to leave till these boats left. Luckily the marina and other boat owners agreed to jockey around so we were positioned to to be first boat out. In hind site should make it known the approximate time we would like leave when making reservation to try and avoid issue ,

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mgchalosJul 23, 2019

I was disappointed that on our first night at the marina, even though we requested 50 amp/240 service, we got 50 amp/208 service which is not enough to run my A/C units, without causing possible damage to the equipment. This issue was rectified the following day by moving us to a berth with the proper electrical service.

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mbhJul 22, 2019

Great location and staff. Only thing missing was on premise laundry facilities.

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capt561Jul 22, 2019

Dockmaster Luke and his staff are very accommodating and have a high tolerance for our silly dogs always barking!! Thanks bud!! See you in August..

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jaiello47Jul 21, 2019

Wonderful place. We had a great time. Everybody is so friendly and helpful. Great restaurants close by but make your reservations early. Try the Mooring. The food is delish

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tomnee1Jul 15, 2019

Great spot Very clean

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Morning yoga on patio on top of dock office was wonderful!!Spectacular view of harbor ,First class operation and staff.

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wkregan24Jul 14, 2019

Loved it, great spot

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mgardenJul 13, 2019

We had an excellent 3 nights at the marina. The staff was courteous and helpful. The marina was clean and quiet in the evening. Everything that is needed was within walking distance. The facilities were spotless. We will be back.

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whitcombrJul 12, 2019

We rented a car while in port and paid thru Thursday but was asked to leave lot before end of day to make room for catering function huests.

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reelmagicJul 09, 2019

Pleasant as usual. Dockhands very helpful. New docks were at great surprise as well as the view from the top of the dockhouse...

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lmello09Jul 06, 2019

Amazing! The staff and deckhands were kind, courteous and helpful. Facilities were new and clean. We were welcomed with freshly baked cookies and a small gift. The marina is in the middle of all attractions however is quiet and we did not have the foot traffic peering into our boat that we've had at other marinas nearby. We couldn't have asked for a better stay! Will definitely be back!

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tadfJul 03, 2019

Good staff. Great facilities. Construction work was a bit noisy at times, but other than that a great stay.

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captcoleJun 26, 2019

Excellent marina always a nice stay. Great staff and great location! oh and great Cookies

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rla410Jun 20, 2019

Another nice stay at NYC. It’s staff and facilities remain great.

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mdrd18Jun 10, 2019

Great dock crew, very attentive and Helpful!!!

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cgklinck892Jun 08, 2019

Vice nice staff, clean restrooms, good dock help. Convenient to the heart of Newport.

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jburnhamJun 04, 2019

Great facility and amazing service.

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beneteau42Jun 02, 2019

The absolute TOP boating destination in downtown Newport with breathtaking harbor views and sunsets! The best of everything is just right around the corner… Superb restaurants, cafes and music. The marina and fuel dock are exceptionally well run and the staff is all about customer service…. very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable people. Everything is done with a smile and nothing is too much to ask. FANTASTIC! ~~~_)~~*~~

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mcboatingMay 29, 2019

Great memorial day weekend, staff was awesome as usual. Can't wait to go back !! Mike & Sylvia Cook Irish Paradise

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perseveranceOct 22, 2018

left Phone message asking where to dock. No answer. Found a spot ok.

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captainschradeSep 30, 2018

Good location, wasn’t open when I arrived, stayed in the fuel dock. No hook up for 30amp without an adapter so was unable to use any power.

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cbucket3Sep 03, 2018

Great staff they make it so nice to be here

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captgary175Aug 30, 2018

Pricey but very pleasant. Great staff/dockhands and nice facilities right in the heart of Newport.

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cocotasAug 22, 2018

Very nice and very helpful staff.

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jgrilloAug 22, 2018

Great views, friendly staff, excellent choice of restaurants

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mikekAug 14, 2018

Staff at the fuel dock was Okay but could have been more attentive. I took on 160 gallons and requested the High speed diesel but the dock boy told me he was informed not to use the high speed. So I was around 30+ minutes pumping at the lower speed, delaying our departure while other boat were waiting to get to the fuel dock. Maybe I don't undestand business but moving more product means more revenue for the business and also meeting the customers request means a better review.

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samricheyAug 07, 2018

Upon arrival, in a heavy westerly wind a extension to a power post scratched my topsides. The dock staff was ineffective and unknowing.

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goofeyoneJul 25, 2018

Repeat visits. Always a pleasure. Great service & staff! We will return.

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sschoenerJul 16, 2018

Marina facility was excellent and the bathrooms were spotless. Problem is there were wedding receptions every night we were there (Fri, Sat, Sun) in a tent right on the dock with loud music until 11. So loud it was difficult to have a conversation in my cockpit.

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tennis895Jul 15, 2018

We love coming to the Newport Yachting Center Marina , fabulous stay , see you again at the end of the month !

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rwessonJul 13, 2018

Great stay in a great town.

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Excellent service and staff

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lunaseaJun 24, 2018

Clean, Convenient, Excellent staff

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jsf1106Jun 15, 2018

Couldn’t of asked for better accommodations and nicer people

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jbaltJun 01, 2018

Excellent staff, great location. Might ding a half star for a couple cable and the WiFi for streaming was a little inconsistent even though there was a booster 20’ from our stern. Might also suggest slightly longer shower curtains or installing shower doors as water from the showers seems to find its way out on to the floors of the otherwise very clean heads. Overall had a great stay and really enjoy this marina...have stayed here 5-6 times and intend to be back.

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curtannMay 21, 2018

Great location (both in harbor and right off of Thames), reasonable pricing - and outstanding dock crew! Great stay and headed back shortly!

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kaplanSep 06, 2017

The best as usual Love staying at the yachting center

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capalhatAug 08, 2017

staff and management were perfect. Hands well trained and always available

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jddianaJul 15, 2017

A clean and up to date marina. The dock staff were great and knew what they were doing. Close or right in town. Great restaurants and all within walking distance.

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dymondgirl33Jun 26, 2017

As always, a wonderful time in a breathtaking harbor. The marina staff was professional and friendly as always!!

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pjsullivnMay 30, 2017

As usual, the staff and the accommodations were outstanding. Always a good bet for NYC.

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scottdMay 22, 2017

Great Location and nice facilities. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. I look forward to staying there when I come to Newport in the future.

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