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New Englands Top 3 Marinas

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 27, 2016 9:53:01 AM / by Patrick Donovan

What are the Top 3 Marinas of Lower New England ? Check Below to see who made the list. 
If you live near a coastal town in New England, chances are you drive by a marina on your way to get a cup of coffee in the morning. Most coastal towns cater to the frequent boater in one way or multiple. Normally, when you start your search, you’ll find a marina, a boat dealer, a service provider, or all 3 in 1. Some marinas may cater to all sailboats or cruisers more than powerboats and therefore, may have different services provided that won’t make sense for you boat. Although, some marinas cater to all types of boaters and can handle all types of situations. When shopping for the right marina you need to do your research and find one that fits your lifestyle needs and your boats needs. Whether it is for a quick trip or a season, you need to check out these three marinas. Below is a list of the top marina in each state you should check out when shopping for a marina.
  • Kingman Yacht Center ( Massachusetts)
Kingman Yacht Center has it all. A full service department, electronics dealer, mooring and slips, excellent customer service, a popular restaurant and even valet parking. These along with 235 slips and 130 moorings are some of the benefits that this marina has to offer. Strengthened by the community they've built, this one-stop shop provides their patrons with weekly activities that even outshine some resorts. Tournaments, movie nights, regular parties and even Cape Cod’s own Boat Show, provide the customer experience with plenty of family activities. Whether you drive on the lot or pull into the dock, you’ll see that this Marina,  puts it’s customers first. Click here to check out  Kingman Yacht Center
  • Boats Inc ( Connecticut)
Nestled in Niantic CT ,  is a well known marina and boat dealer that has won multiple awards from Boating Industry, Grady White, Yamaha and more. It would be hard to find another marina staff that cares more for their patrons then the family that was built over at Boats Inc. Offering Parker Boats, Grady-White and 186 slips and open 7 days a week,  this spot is close to some of the best fishing that New England has to offer. An easy clip to the fishing grounds of Long Island Sound. For the offshore fisherman and for the offshore fisherman. Be sure to check out the annual One Tide Challenge fishing tournament that hands out over $25,000 in cash and prizes. Even if your not in the running for the cash, this event is always a great time. 
  • Newport Marina (Rhode Island) 
Located right downtown Newport, this marina is well protected, has a huge capacity and has access to one of the more fun towns in New England. A quick clip to Fort Adams ( civil war fort in the bay) , Jamestown or down past Narragansett and Point Judith, this marina is located in the center of everything you would be looking for. Perfect for the weekend getaway or long haul, this marina offers quick access to multiple summer vacation activities. 
There are over 100 marinas in New England and picking the right one for you can be a hard decision. Hopefully you live close enough to take a look at these top Marina’s for your state. Thank You for taking the time to read through these top Marina’s and if your still not sure which boat your going to get into, please            
Patrick Donovan

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