The harbor in the Port of Beverly has a long history. Since it was created in 1626, the Port of Beverly was a fishing, trading, and farming community. One of the country's first ship-building yards was located there. Today's Glover Wharf Municipal Marina was the original Glover Wharf from which the Hannah sailed in 1775.
The Port of Beverly's Ferryway landing is the oldest operating common landing in the United States. Commercial fishing continues to be an important part of the local economy, and the Port of Beverly is the home port of some thousand recreational boaters. Many services are available in the Port of Beverly, including transient mooring and rental slips, pump-out facilities, fuel, and haul-out.
The Harbormaster's Department in the Port of Beverly oversees over 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) of coastline that includes the mouths of the Danvers and Bass Rivers as well as Bakers, Misery, and Little Misery Islands at the mouth of the harbor. The Harbormaster is responsible for permitting vessels moored or stored in Port of Beverly waters, inspecting private mooring systems, patrolling the harbor and waterfront, enforcing local and state boating regulations, and conduct rescue and first aid operations.
Boats moored in Port of Beverly waters, tied at city slips, or rack-stored on waterfront property pay an annual fee of $5.50 for the service. The Port of Beverly has four transient moorings in the inner harbor and eight transient moorings in coves on Misery and Little Misery Islands. The Harbormaster Department manages the use of transient moorings.
Located on Massachusetts' North Shore, Beverly Port Marina is a popular base for day trips to Boston and Maine and beyond. Ideally suited for transient boaters, the Port of Beverly Marina docks are located on a federally-maintained channel with depths of 7.3 meters (24 feet) where larger vessels have safe and easy access.
The Beverly Port Marina has an accomplished service department that is experienced with Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki, Honda, MerCruiser, and many other engines. The Marina in the Port of Beverly also has a ship's store and fueling docks that are open throughout the year.
The Port of Beverly Marina has both inside and outside wet and dry storage for boats of under 30.8 meters (101 feet) all year. Offering state-of-the-art boat-handling equipment, the marina in the Port of Beverly has two 35-ton travel lifts and two marine forklifts. The Port of Beverly marina has a fully-enclosed rack system for boats of less than 13.1 meters (43 feet). The facility offers quick service and 24-hour security.
The Port of Beverly Marina docks offer water, electricity, cable TV, telephone, and keyed-access security. In addition to its store, fueling docks, and service department, the marina in the Port of Beverly has free parking, bath and laundry facilities, areas for cook-outs, and ice machines. There is also a boat showroom on the site.