As we approach the sunset of a very strange season we must also appreciate how lucky we are. The sea still beckons and we are surrounded with great friendships. Something about being on the water always brightens our day...even dark moments become bright again.
There are still many beautiful boating days remaining, however too, it is time to make arrangements for fall decommissioning, winter layup and refine those wish lists you would like our CMS team to complete before early spring. Indoor storage arrangements (heated/non-heated) must be confirmed NOW to hold a space. Outdoor storage space is still flexible although our haul date calendar is READY NOW to accept your haul “any time after date."
Our Ship's Store is well stocked with everything you need, including parts for most major engine systems.
Over the winter, our technicians participate in continuing education to stay sharp. Together with our vast list of affiliated contractors, specialized equipment and shop facilities, we are ready and able to service your cherished vessel.
Over in the ferry world, we are expecting to continue the Scenic Cross-Bay Cruises and the Hop-On Hop-Off service will operate on the fall schedule beginning Sept 8th. We will post any changes on the web site.
The COASTAL QUEEN sunset cruises departing Jamestown every Tuesday evening have been real crowd-pleasers. We will continue to offer them as long as there is interest. Along with that, we are considering several departures for seal tours on weekends into mid-December. Her upper-deck side curtains and warm lower-deck glass-enclosed salon make her ideal for viewing all that goes on in the bay. Stay tuned!
Marina is Still Welcoming Guests
Contact the Dockmaster today for discounted weekly rates in September and October.
The fuel dock is open every day and from Labor Day to Columbus Day will be open from 9-5. Contact us on VHF 71. For arrangements past October 12, email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.
Marina guests still looking to enjoy some time on the water in September and in need of a marina dock slip or mooring can click the button below.
Peace of Mind for Boaters
Siren Marine has been full steam ahead with the new launch of their cutting-edge, smart-boat technology that allows customers to monitor the precise GPS location of their vessel, set multiple geo-fences, and receive alerts when critical events occur. They will be able to track the location and movement of their boat and receive alerts if it leaves a defined area. Additionally, they will be able to monitor the boat’s battery and receive alerts if the voltage is low. Visit their website for more information at sirenmarine.com or email them at email@example.com.
Cruising into Fall
Look for Scenic Bay Cruises and Sunset Cruises departing from Bowen's Wharf in Newport and East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown to continue through the fall. COASTAL QUEEN now has her own Facebook and Instagram @coastalqueencruises pages so you can stay in touch!
COASTAL QUEEN is also available for private event charters.
Coastal Queen Cruise to Mark the Start of the 93rd Around the Island Race This Sunday
Join us! This cruise is $48 per person, which includes a COMPLEMENTARY MIMOSA and binoculars will be available. Free parking and shuttle available to 1 East Ferry Wharf from 260 Conanicus Ave. at Taylor Point Boat Yard at 8 am. Surfaces will be sanitized and seating has been limited to allow for social-distance seating. Cloth face-covering required to board. 8:45 am–1 pm (Free parking and shuttle to One East Ferry Wharf at 8 am.)
8:45 am board at Bowen's or 9:45 am board in Jamestown. Photo by Onne van der Wal.
Hauling and Storage Time
Conanicut Marine Services has world-class storage for all size vessels. Here is the link for arrangements, whether you prefer indoor, indoor heated or outdoor boat storage. We can safely transport your vessel to our facility. For folks who have the space to store their boat at home, we can transport it there as well. After haul out, we provide an accurate square-foot measure of your vessel so your contract will be precise.
If you have special requests for maintenance you would like done while your boat is with us, contact our service manager, Kevin Greene, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 423-1556 x210. Sanitizing surfaces as we depart your vessel is the new norm.
Check Out the 20% OFF Clothing and Shoes Sale and New Merchandise for Fall
The Gift Shop has a wonderful new selection of fall gift merchandise. Contact us or stop by 20 Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown's village, we have a large selection of men's, women's, and children's clothes and shoes on sale September 4–7. Shop local, no need to search off the island! Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-3, Sunday/Holidays 9-2. Social distancing and sanitization practices are in place. We ask you to bring a mask to go into the store. To inquire about items in the shop, call Marilyn at (401) 423-1556 x202.