The Charlestown Marina is a brand new state of the art Marina that just opened in May of 2015. This exciting new addition to the Boston waterfront is located on Pier 8 of the Charlestown Navy Yard, just a short walk away from many of the city’s museums and historic landmarks. Take a walk down the waterfront and you will run into some of the greatest pieces of naval history in the nation.
Worried your boat wont fit within the spaces available at the Marina? Well you can now rest easily because the Charlestown Marina can accommodate vessels anywhere from 25 to 400 feet in length! The Charlestown Marina offers a range of amazing amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and pump out services, electrical services up to 200 amps, grilling stations, and even dry cleaning! The Marina is also equipped with a newly installed 900-foot breakwater system to reduce any wake motion from the outer harbor.
There are many fantastic restaurant and lodging options available within the Navy Yard and the surrounding Charlestown area. On the other hand, if you are looking forward to spending the day or night in Boston, it is extremely accessible. In addition to the options of taxis and the MBTA bus, the walk from the Charlestown Marina to Boston proper is a quick fifteen minutes. For the history buffs out there, you can even walk along the Freedom Trail!
While on land, we recommend strolling down to the USS Constitution and its corresponding museum right next door. The museum is a must-see in town, and is fascinating and fun for all ages. Head north and you will find yourself weaving through the narrow Charlestown streets leading up to the Bunker Hill Monument.
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By: Team Dockwa
Published on 6/9/15 10:55 AM