BOSTON IS KNOWN FOR historic sites, delicious clam chowder and baseball games at Fenway Park -- but the growing Seaport District is the hottest new scene that has the city buzzing.
As 50 lineal miles of waterfront make up Boston Harbor, 47 of those miles are accessible by a continuous public harborwalk that passes through the Seaport District. This hip, urban spot is Boston's hottest up and coming destination and is hardly recognizable from a few years ago.
Recently renovated Fan Pier Marina is situated on a breakwater-protected basin in the heart of the Seaport District. Open to seasonal and transient boaters, Fan Pier is the latest addition to the Ocean Havens family (formerly Lagasse Marinas) and is a sister property of nearby Charlestown Marina, Boston Yacht Haven, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina and Provincetown Marina.
The facility has nine moorings and 100 floating docks accommodating vessels up to 500 feet. The marina has also installed new electric services up to 800 amp 480-volt 3 phase, plus amenities including free Wi-Fi, water, restrooms, showers, 24/7 security surveillance and complimentary pump out.
Harbor Fuels across the harbor in East Boston also provides in-slip fuel delivery at a discounted price for marina guests. Ideal for yachts that require large drops, Harbor Fuels barge will provide convenient in-slip delivery.
The downtown area is packed with restaurants, retail and residential high-rises and it is home to a bustling nightlife. Harborwalk creates a delightful atmosphere where you often see people jogging, biking and doing yoga along the waterfront promenade. High-end hotels, provisions such as Trader Joe's and transportation, including the water taxi and Boston bike shares, are easily accessible.
In a short walking distance from the marina, you can enjoy attractions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Children's Museum, the Boston Tea Party & Ships Museum, and Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, a waterside concert venue. Dine at high-class restaurants including Mastro's Ocean Club for juicy filet mignon or Strega Waterfront for Italian cuisine served in a glam setting.
There's a lot of vibrant young entrepreneurs, upscale businessmen and women, as well as people who are retiring that just want to have a nice place to keep their boat and see it from their apartment, says marina director Matt Lussier.
"We saw a desire for the community that wanted a nice, fresh, clean atmosphere that is state-of-the-art. So, we want to make sure they know they're coming to a super five-star facility where we're going to treat you right," says Lussier.
Ocean Havens is rapidly growing, as plans for another Seaport marina at Pier 4 is in the works. Stay tuned for updates and exciting news at fanpiermarina.com.