PHOTO: Jim Raycroft

Charlestown Marina Making Waves in Boston

Charlestown Marina has emerged as the newest yacht facility in Boston’s inner harbor. It’s not just designed to accommodate yachts to 400 feet (122 meters). The owners have brought significant experience to the development of this state-of-the-art marina.

Charlestown Marina is in the heart of the old Navy Yard, which closed in the 1970s. The marina has welcomed nine megayachts since opening last summer. The 144-foot (44-meter) Arete is among them. (Boats upwards of 25 feet, or 7.6 meters, dock there, too.) The owners, Charles and Ann Lagasse, installed ipe (pronounced EE-pay) wood decking throughout, plus aluminum gangways and docks capable of handling golf carts. Charlestown Marina has a 900-foot-long steel/concrete floating breakwater system to protect the 350 slips, too. Additional amenities include metered electrical service of 30, 50, 100, and 200 amps, with single and three-phase power. Complimentary pump-out, free wifi, and paid parking right on the pier attract yachting clientele, too. Among other exceptional features, Charlestown Marina has 24/7 security staff and cameras, plus dockside fuel delivery. Convenient provisioning is nearby at Whole Foods and Kappy’s Liquors.

Charlestown Marina

PHOTO: Jim Raycroft

Charlestown Marina has all these, plus more, because of the Lagasses’ background. They grew up “messing about with boats” on Boston’s North Shore. Their first family boat was a Striker sportfisherman. They’ve been in the marina industry for 35 years, too. During that time, the Lagasses have built, owned, and operated five marinas in Newburyport, Massachusetts. “Marinas and boating are in our DNA,” they say. (Their daughter Megan is the general manager of Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale.)

Being in the heart of the Navy Yard, Charlestown Marina offers a commanding view of the Boston skyline. Pier 6 waterfront restaurant is just steps away, with arguably the best sunset view in the city. The marina is also in proximity to the many historic Boston landmarks and cultural attractions that make this seaport city a world-class destination. Owners and guests can literally step off the yacht and onto the Freedom Trail, or visit the Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and Old North Church, among others. For more modern-day entertainment, catch a Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park, take in a play in the renowned theater district, or score tickets to a concert at the Boston Garden.

The staff at Charlestown Marina can also help with reservations at their sister marinas, Boston Yacht Haven and Provincetown Marina on Cape Cod.

One thought on “Charlestown Marina Making Waves in Boston

  1. Kappy’s is good but it’s miles away in Medford, why not try Charlestown’s McCarthy Brothers Liquors (within walking distance) or Charlestown Liquors on Main Street?

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