HARBORMASTER'S MISSION STATEMENT:
The Manchester-by-the-Sea Harbormaster’s mission is to provide marine enforcement, rescue, and education services to boaters within the tidal waters of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The Harbormaster is dedicated to delivering these and other services to the boating community with courtesy and professionalism. Every effort will be made to foster a safe boating environment by maintaining a high state of readiness and cultivating partnerships with fisherman, recreational boat owners, marine business owners, and marine law enforcement agencies on the North Shore in order to make Manchester-by-the-Sea the safest boating waters in all of Massachusetts.
Life Jacket Loaner and Float Plan Kiosks:
Loaner life jackets and float plans are available at all town docking facilities thanks to the Boy Scouts. Life jackets may be borrowed to ensure that everyone is safe while on the water, just take what you need and return them when you are done. Likewise you should fill out a float plan before heading out on the water. Take a moment to fill out the form and leave it in the box. First responders will be better able to assist you in the event you get in trouble.
All waitlist renewal applications are available through the Harbormaster's Office and this website.
Manchester Harbormaster only tows those vessels that are in immediate danger. Please contact a towing or salvage operator should you need to be towed.