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Is Your Boat Prepared for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm?


During peak hurricane season (August-September) it is important to keep an eye on the weather and any developing storms. If you're boat is still in the water, we recommend all boat owners take precautions such as:

  • Double up on mooring pennants
  • Reduce windage ( dodgers, sail covers, and any canvas)
  • Secure loose objects 

Washington Street Driftway Stickers (Including Willow Street Rack)


If you are interested in storing your dinghy or kayak at one of the driftway locations in The Point section, you must purchase a sticker. The stickers will be on sale starting on Friday, March 31 at 8:00am at the Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Ave. The stickers are available on a first come, first serve basis (this applies to the Willow Street Rack as well).

Forms will be available in the office. Cash or check accepted.


2017 King Park Dinghy Rack Policy Change


Due to the high demand and popularity of the King Park Dinghy Rack, rack space will be allotted by a lottery system.  If you wish to obtain a space on the rack, you must enter the lottery.  Applications for rack space will be accepted Feb 1-Feb 28. The lottery drawing will take place on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 9:00am at the Newport Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Avenue (Perrotti Park). Applications will be available online and in the office. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 401-845-5815. 


Trash Skimmers Installed at Perrotti Park

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To learn more about the trash skimmer project, click the following link:

Trash Skimmers in Newport Harbor

Narragansett Bay Restricted Zones

July 19th, 2016: The Navy has published a press release regarding the restricted zone around the Newport Naval Base. Please read and share with others. Click link: #6 Narragansett Bay Restricted Zones


In February 2014 the Newport City Council passed changes to the Newport Harbor Ordinance. The revised ordinance includes:

  • No vessel shall remain in the anchorage areas longer than 14 consecutive days and must vacate the anchorage areas for a minimum of 4 days between visits. No vessel will be permitted  to anchor in an anchoring area on a permanent basis.
  • If you plan to stay long term in Newport Harbor, you may wish to consider the following options:
    • Rent a mooring from the City or other commercial mooring providers
    • Rent a dock space at one of the many marinas in the harbor



May 1, 2014- The Newport City Council passed changes to the City Harbor Ordinance Ch.12.28. The changes will effect all NON RESIDENTS on the Newport Mooring Waiting List.In an effort to maintain the 3:1 mooring ratio of residents (3) to non residents (1),  no new non resident mooring permits will be issued until the 3:1 ratio is achieved. Currently, more than 25% of the private moorings are NON RESIDENTS.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact the Harbormasters Office for further information.

Click the link below to view the entire ordinance:

Newport Harbor Ordinance



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