Safe Harbor Sakonnet
Safe Harbor Sakonnet

Welcome to Safe Harbor Sakonnet

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Safe Harbor Sakonnet offers complete marina, boat yard services and dockside amenities with slips in a quiet, peaceful setting. Our crew is particularly known for exceptional stern-drive, finishing, and fiberglass work.
Slips Transient Slips Mean Low Water Max Length/Beam Fuel Pumpout Hauling Capacity Winter Storage

292 floating docks

1+ floating docks



Gas & Diesel (ValvTect)


35 tons


Sakonnet Marina is a six-acre spread, between its North and South Yards, offering plenty of service accommodation and storage space. A breakwater protects Sakonnet South’s 125 slips, while Sakonnet North’s 189 slips are sheltered by Cedar Island Point—a basin just off the Sakonnet River. Nearly 400 boats are maintained and cared for every year.

Safe Harbor's Sakonnet Marina is just 20 minutes from Providence and conveniently situated to all major business centers, recreational opportunities, attractions, and the Providence Airport. By water, there are over thirty islands in Narragansett Bay, as well as the nearby popular ports of Newport, Block Island, and Cuttyhunk.


Sakonnet Marina Members enjoy a strong sense of community. Slip neighbors enjoy dock parties and friends gather at the pool located at the water’s edge and offers panoramic views of the Sakonnet River. Whether a summer slip holder or a visiting boater, everyone is treated like family by the Sakonnet crew.

For those interested in a round of golf, Montaup Country Club is within walking distance. As for nightlife, two nearby restaurants offer courtesy transportation for marina guests. A third dining option, an open-air restaurant, can be accessed by dinghy for a great eating-out experience.

  • 110v / 30A
  • Water at slips
  • 220v / 50A
  • Heads & Showers
  • Laundromat & laundry services
  • Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Picnic Areas
  • BBQ Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Ice
  • Fuel
  • Pump out services
  • Nearby Restaurants

About the Area

Founded in 1638, Portsmouth is said to be the first town in the nation established by a woman (Anne Hutchinson), and, according to many, is America's first true democracy. The Portsmouth Compact of 1638 marks the first authentic guarantee of civil and religious freedom in the New World. Encompassing almost 60 square miles, Portsmouth is comprised of more water than land. Surrounded by the Ocean State's proud marine heritage, Sakonnet Marina is in the heart of it all. Nearby Newport is famous for America's Cup sailing, the Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and the Museum of Yachting. The town of Portsmouth is also home to many renowned yacht builders, while four of the state's top five boat dealers are located in town. Sakonnet Marina’s peaceful, protected location provides a safe and convenient port for cruisers. Whether exploring Narragansett Bay or cruising to nearby Newport, Fall River, Block Island, Cuttyhunk and Buzzards Bay, there are plenty of ideal weekend getaways. By dinghy, the Kickamuit River's gunk holes and inlets provide endless opportunity for exploring. Wine lovers will appreciate the coastal vineyards located throughout the region, as well. By land, Portsmouth is only 20 miles from Providence, and 10 miles from Fall River. Nearby T. F. Greene Airport in Warwick serves eight major airlines, while Logan Airport in Boston accommodates flights around the world Just two miles away, the Newport State Airport provides service to executive jets and charter flights. Portsmouth, Rhode Island –


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Safe Harbor Summer Events

Slips / Storage

Summer Slips

Sakonnet Marina is located on Aquidneck Island, which is the largest island in protected Narragansett Bay. There are over 300 slips on floating docks between the North and South Yards, which are essentially a stone’s throw apart. Protected by a breakwater, Sakonnet South offers 125 slips while Sakonnet North, tucked into a basin, has 189 slips.

The dockside amenities and modern conveniences are just what you would expect to find at a first class facility. The dock staff are always within a radio call, and are ready to help you with your every need.

  • 320 slips
  • 10′ dockside depth at MLW
  • Approach channel well marked
  • Floating docks
  • Water at slips
  • 110v / 30A
  • 220v / 50A
  • Pump out facilities
  • Fuel dock: ValvTect Marine Gas & ValvTect Marine Premium Diesel
  • Dock staff monitors channel 9
  • Free WiFi Internet

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Winter Storage

Sakonnet Marina offers several storage options:
Inside storage is available in two of our North Yard buildings. Buildings are heated during working hours, and all indoor boats are covered with plastic dust covers for the winter. Inside storage rates are figured by the square foot; and all spring commissioning and winter work is completed by Sakonnet staff, who work year ‘round to ensure proper care for your boat.

Wet Storage is an option at both the North Yard and South Yard. To secure your winter slip, proof of insurance and payment is to be provided. Electric use is metered and billed accordingly, throughout the winter. We welcome live-aboard customers, but for safety reasons, do not allow electric heaters.

Outside Storage is available in both the North & South Yards; most boats under 30′ are stored in our South Yard. Jack stands are checked on all boats throughout the winter season. Batteries are stored in a designated shed, and are charged throughout the winter months.

Mast Storage is accommodated in both yards. Masts are wrapped in plastic on request, and are stored outside.

Outdrive & Outboard Storage is available both inside and outside our heated mechanic shop.

Please Note: For the safety of all customers, covers should never be tied to boat stands. During windy conditions, covers can act like sails and cause boats to fall over, which can create a domino effect for other boats, as well. Also, please do not lock ladders to boat stands.

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The Sakonnet Brewer Service Yard is a proud member of:

  • ABBRA—American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
  • ABYC—American Boat & Yacht Council

The Sakonnet Brewer Service Yard has a great reputation for stern-drive work, top-notch fiberglass repairs and quality paint jobs – in addition to a full-range of services. With plenty of acreage, spacious top-notch facilities, and a talented team, our Brewer Service Yard handles 400 discriminating boat owners on an annual basis. The repeat customers and marina’s reputation is testament to this team of service professionals.

With 10,000 square-feet of well-maintained, up-to-date service shop space, the service crew is capable of maintaining, repairing, and restoring almost any yacht. In addition to the top secure facilities, the fire-alarm system offers extra protection to boats stored indoors. A 35-ton travel lift, 20-ton hydraulic trailer, 5-ton forklift, and15-ton crane, are more than adequate to handle the task at hand.

The three-man mechanical team is especially known for quality stern-drive service. Fully certified by MerCruiser, two members of our team attend tech schools annually to keep up with the latest in the industry. Managing everything from new engine, refrigeration, and air conditioning installations, to running gear and fuel system replacements, our crew handles everything onsite.

Our finish department has enjoyed a long-standing reputation for exceptional Awlgrip application, gel-coat patching, and color matching. Accurate estimates and excellent results keep this crew in high demand. We also maintain bright work.

Our ABYC certified technicians are capable of rewiring, trouble-shooting, and installing new electronics packages, as well as handling any other electrical project or challenge.

Skilled in a full array of repairs and modifications, including bulkhead replacement, custom cabinetry assembly, and teak decking and cabin sole installations – our carpenters are experienced and talented.

Onsite rigging services include building furlers, inspecting and wiring masts, servicing winches, and installing radars.

For a more complete review and explanation of our services, please call (401) 683 3551 or stop by for a tour of our facilities.

The Sakonnet Brewer Service Yard Specializes in:

  • Awlgrip
  • Interlux
  • Pettit
  • Furlex
  • Max-Prop
  • Yanmar
  • Westerbeke
  • Mercury
  • Espar
  • SeaLand
  • Side-Power
  • Teak Decking Systems
  • Harken
  • Koehler Generators

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Make the good times BETTER. Invite friends and family to join your marina. With the Safe Harbor Referral Program, when your friend signs up for a slip or winter storage, you will both receive a $250 credit towards your slip/storage agreements (see link below for more details).  Please contact your marina office to help answer any additional questions you may have about this program.

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Our Staff

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    Joe Palmieri, General Manager

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    Lynne Parenteau, Office Manager

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    Rich Lapointe, Yard Manager


Sakonnet Marina

222 Narragansett Boulevard Portsmouth, RI 02871
General Manager:
Joe Palmieri
(401) 683-3551
(401) 683-9188
Buoy Ref:
41° 37'59"N / 71° 13'10"W
Directions by Sea: To get to the top of Aquidneck Island, take either the west passage past Newport and through Narragansett Bay, or the east passage up the Sakonnet River. Marina entrance is at the top of the island north of the Tiverton Bridge, which crosses the Sakonnet River.


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222 Narragansett Boulevard Portsmouth RI 02871 USA
41.645465 -71.218395