Recent renovations, meticulous adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, and appealing amenities and services for yacht captains, owners and crew make The Marina the place to berth for the 2021 season

 For yacht captains and owners seeking entry into the Sailing Capital of the World, The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf is the place to berth. Located at the historic heart of the coastal city within walking distance of an impressive array of attractions from trendy restaurants to galleries and museums, the Marina offers a three-season setting for traveling to Newport in 2021, with a raft of well-considered amenities and services to make yacht owners, captains and their crews feel right at home.

Newport has long been a top bucket-list destination for members of the international yachting community, and we offer a superb marina experience with all the amenities and services to ensure their stay will be smooth sailing from the moment they arrive,” said Charlie Moore, Marina Manager of The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf. “From our recently renovated docks, to our meticulous adherence to COVID-19 health and safety measures, our marina is prepared and excited to meet the needs of the global yachting community in 2021 and beyond.


Harboring yachts from far and wide for more than two decades, The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf will be welcoming vessels from April 1 through November 30, 2021. The deep-water Marina’s new composite floating docks offer 1,300 linear feet of slips and can accommodate yachts up to 400 feet in length, with a maximum beam of 55 feet and a maximum draft of 20 feet.

The structural components of The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf floating docks are composed of aluminum rather than wood, providing unparalleled durability, a non-slip surface, and an elegant aesthetic for the discerning yachtsman looking to call Newport their home port for the season.

Recent renovations have kept The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf at the top of the dockage game in Newport. Last summer, Brown & Howard installed Slammer Integrated Dock Fenders, which provides optimal hull protection and makes docking a breeze. A comprehensive dredging project secured Brown & Howard’s place as a deep-water facility, with a maximum draft of 20 feet. A new state-of-the-art pedestal system delivers uninterrupted, metered electricity, enabling luxury conveniences including LAN high-speed Internet and cable TV.

Those are just the start of what is available for captains, owners and crew at The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf. Additional amenities and services include:

●      Dockside concierge offering provisioning, laundry pickup/drop-off, dinner reservations, flights, tours, and day trips

●      Strongest, most-reliable electricity and best water pressure in Newport

●      Dock carts

●      Dockside mail and package delivery, along with access to an office with fax, scanning, and mailing capabilities

●      On-site, rapid COVID-19 testing available

●      Pet friendly      

●      Large area for private events

●      Monthly social events, bar events, concerts, and more for crew

●      Wi-Fi throughout The Marina

●      Free parking for yacht crew and guests

●      Fully gated, private and professional security


The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf has a number of partnerships with local businesses offering appealing benefits for captains and their crew. Partners onboard for 2021 include:

–       Clementine’s Homemade Ice Cream for delicious homemade ice cream delivered dockside.

–       Dynamic Bicycles, Inc, a smart phone enabled, app-based bike share service for easy, convenient local transport and exploring the sites around Newport. 

–       Refreshments delivery by Gold’s Wine and Spirits.

–       Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a local non-profit whose “Market Mobile” provides dockside delivery of locally grown goodness so that farmers can focus on farming.

–       Pat’s Pastured for free-range, grass-fed quality meats.

The Marina also has a partnership with The Wellington Resort, offering captains and their crew access to a gym, two pools (indoor and outdoor) and sauna, as well as discounted room rates. With its downtown location directly off historic Thames Street, The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf is within steps of myriad Newport attractions, such as trendy restaurants, galleries, museums, boutique shopping, and bustling nightlife.


The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf takes the health and safety of its guests, visitors, and staff very seriously. The Brown & Howard Marina has added rigorous cleaning protocols, increased the overall frequency of its sanitation efforts, and developed thoughtful approaches to reducing contact while still providing a warm and welcoming Marina experience. All policies and procedures have been developed in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Masks or face coverings are required at all times when on the premises and social distancing will be enforced. The Marina will also offer onsite COVID-19 testing for the 2021 season. For specific details on The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf COVID-19 measures, please visit here.

2021 Rates

The 2021 season at The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf is scheduled from April 1st, through      November 30. Brown & Howard will be offering special promotions for seasonal boats for the 2021 season.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Charlie Moore, Marina Manager of The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf at; or


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About The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf

The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf, located in the heart of the historic district of Newport, Rhode Island, welcomes an international yachting community with exceptional hospitality. The world class marina can accommodate yachts up to 400 feet in length with beams up to 55 feet and drafts up to 20 feet. The Marina’s unmatched level of privacy, attentive service, exclusive amenities and prime location within walking distance of Newport’s celebrated restaurants, attractions, and bustling nightlife scene, make The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf one of the best in the Northeast.