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Just put a deposit on a 2020 330 express. I'm excited to be a part of the community.

I'm looking at marinas in the northshore of Massachusetts. Currently, thinking about Salem (hawthorne cove). Anyone have any recommendations or pros/cons about the local marinas? I grew up boating on cape cod so this area is going to be new to me.

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Congrats on the new boat. Brewers, aka Hawthorn Cove, is supposed to be a nice marina, with the exception of its' exposure to north east winds. Not familiar with their pricing. Your local choices are limited. Beverly Port Marina is very well protected, but expensive and not very well maintained. It is a great location if you want quick access to open water and has plenty of parking. Another option is Danversport Yacht Club Marina. Great marina for socializing, less expensive than others in the area and very well maintained. The only real issue is that you have a half hour trip up river at no-wake speed if you catch both bridges, Otherwise it can take much longer. Another option is Tuck Point Marina (next to Beverly Port) which is reasonably priced, fairly well maintained, but may be hard to get a slip due to its' size (about 40 slips). Parking can be tough also. I spent 15 years at Beverly Port and 5 at Tuck point and wintered 20 years at Danversport. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. Good luck.
 
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Congrats on the new boat. Brewers, aka Hawthorn Cove, is supposed to be a nice marina, with the exception of its' exposure to north east winds. Not familiar with their pricing. Your local choices are limited. Beverly Port Marina is very well protected, but expensive and not very well maintained. It is a great location if you want quick access to open water and has plenty of parking. Another option is Danversport Yacht Club Marina. Great marina for socializing, less expensive than others in the area and very well maintained. The only real issue is that you have a half hour trip up river at no-wake speed if you catch both bridges, Otherwise it can take much longer. Another option is Tuck Point Marina (next to Beverly Port) which is reasonably priced, fairly well maintained, but may be hard to get a slip due to its' size (about 40 slips). Parking can be tough also. I spent 15 years at Beverly Port and 5 at Tuck point and wintered 20 years at Danversport. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. Good luck.
Thanks for the info. Going to try first in Salem cause the wife likes the idea of being able to walk to restaurants etc. Danversport is beautiful, but I really want to avoid long transit times if possible. I was also considering Charlestown but parking looks to be a nightmare.
 

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I officially own my first boat! I have to say, Baert Marine was great to work with. No sales pressure, let me take my time making the decision. April cannot come soon enough! Now time to pick out electronics!