Storing your boat in the cold seasons: The best docking marinas in NYC

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The Hudson River is great for boating and sailing, as the numerous boat owners in the New York can confirm.

In case you are one of them, you have surely encountered the daunting task of finding a docking marina for your vessel during autumn and winter. Although there is a variety of docking marina options, there are a few important points to consider when choosing the safe harbor of your cherished boat for the cold seasons. Make sure you don’t forget additional practicalities such as covering your boat with heavy duty tarp as well. 

The review of these five docking marinas all around NYC can help you to make the right choice for your boat’s winter home.

Bronx: Hammond’s Cove Marina

With 160 slips, the Hammond’s Cove Marina is located in Throgs Neck. It offers docking options for both seasonal and year-round customers. The family-owned marina offers summer wet and dry dockage, as well as winter wet and dry dockage.

This docking marina does not offer a club option, nor a fueling service. However, there is a restaurant – the Waterfront Cafe, as well as a Ships Store for hardware.

Brooklyn: King’s Plaza Marina
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Situated in the Mill Basin neighborhood, the King’s Plaza Marina has 150 slips. The full-service marina is equipped with Hydrohoists for dry storage out of the water, but also offers floating docks for wet storage.

With full launch services offered, the docking marina also provides electricity, shoreside restrooms and fueling.

This Brooklyn marina offers in-house repairs, as well as a discount boating store with OMC, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, Envinrude and Yamaha parts. The store also has boating, docking and anchoring supplies, engine and other parts.

Manhattan: 79th Street Boat Basin

79th Street Boat Basin
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The 79th Street Boat Basin was established in 1937 as the “recreational boating gateway to NYC.” Today the Boat Basin has 116 slips and 80 moorings for any-size boats.

This marina provides transient slips and moorings, free waste pump-out station, fresh water and parking. Fuel is available nearby.

In terms of dining and entertainment, the Boat Basin Cafe and walks along the West Side Manhattan waterfront can satisfy all needs.

Queens: World’s Fair Marina

World’s Fair Marina
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Located in Flushing Bay, Queens, the public World’s Fair Marina has 300 slips for up-to-120-feet vessels. The marina has a rich history dating back to the 1939 New York World’s Fair and was redesigned in 1964 as well.

The marina offers electricity, fueling with both diesel and gasoline, free waste pump-out station, 50-ton travel lift, winter boat storage and parking for customers.

As for attractions, The World’s Fair Marina restaurant and banquet, a historical bistro, offers a rich menu and catering services.

Staten Island: Atlantis Marina & Yacht Club


Atlantis Marina & Yacht Club

The Atlantis Marina & Yacht Club offers floating docks for 140 boats sized between 18 to 100 feet, as well as 30 flotation slips. There is also a holding tank pump-out station. Docking can be dry or wet summer rental, wet winter rental or transient slips.

This full-service marina has a Marine Supply Store, boat repairs services, storage, hauling and mooring services, and 38-ton travel lift.

The amenities include a club house, barbecue area, hoses, docks, bath houses, parking and locker space.

NYC boaters should not worry about the docking of their vessel in the cold seasons. There is a great variety of docking options along the Hudson River – the choice is all yours, depending on conditions you need your docking marina to meet.

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