The Port of Rochester is working on a project to develop a new public marina that could generate as much as $132 million in private investment over the coming decade. Including residential units and commercial and retail space, the new marina will capture the recreational character of the Port of Rochester. The marina development will add to the Port of Rochester's deep-draft docking facilities, the Port Terminal Building, and cruise ships plying the Great Lakes.
The Port of Rochester is connected to the rest of the world by Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal, and the Genesee River. The river is a popular spot for boaters, fishers, and hikers in the Port of Rochester. Along the river are hotels, retail outlets, office spaces, and restaurants that are landmarks for the Port of Rochester and the Genesee Riverway Trail. The Erie Canal now supports an increasing tourism industry in the Port of Rochester.
Located in nearby Greece, New York, the Port of Rochester's Braddock Bay Marina has more than 300 slips available for seasonal contracts and short-term use. All docks have on-site water and electric, and the marina can store boat trailers on their grounds. They also dock jet skis. Wet dockage and winter storage is available for a full year at $50 per foot. Summer wet leases are $40 per foot, and monthly dockage is available for $15 per foot with a (4.6-meter) 15-foot minimum. Daily transient dockage is available at $1 per foot with a 6.1-meter (20-foot) minimum. (Boaters should check with the Marina to verify prices.)
Braddock Bay Marina in the Port of Rochester offers a range of amenities that include beautiful grounds with nature trails. Docks are lighted at night, and the marina has gasoline available. Ample parking is available near these Port of Rochester slips, and the Willow's Yacht Club in the marina has a clubhouse and year-round activities. There is an on-site waste pump-out facility at this Port of Rochester marina as well as modern restrooms and showers. The Ships Store carries a full line of supplies, convenience items, and parts. The marina has a double-wide concrete launch ramp that is available to the public for $8 per day. Braddock Bay Marina also offers secure fenced land storage for boats.
The Port of Rochester's Braddock Bay Marina can maintain and repair sterndrives, inboards, and outboards. They offer factory-approved service and parts for Mercury, Volvo Penta, and MerCruiser. Spring launch services include off-site pick-up, oil and filter changes, and sterndrive service. Winterization services at this Port of Rochester marina include haul-out, pressure and acid wash, oil and filter changes, shrink wrapping, and winterization of engines, water systems, air conditioning, and generators. They will also step and unstep sailboat masts.
Shumway Marine in the Port of Rochester offers more than 200 concrete docks for boats from 4.6 to 45.7 meters (15 to 150 feet) in a protected deep-water basin. Customers have 24-hour access bathrooms and showers, and all docks have free wireless Internet. Seasonal and transient dockage is available. The Port of Rochester's Shumway Marine also offers both indoor and outdoor boat storage, with space for boats up to 5.2 meters (17 feet) wide and to 40 tons. Storage areas have power, water, and lighting. Shumway Marine's service department can repair everything from 20-meter (65-foot yachts) to rowing shells.
The Port of Rochester's Shumway Marine craftsmen make cosmetic or structural repairs for wood and fiberglass. Certified mechanics work on all types of engines. The paint shop can work on boats to 13.7 meters (45 feet), and painters are experienced with gelcoat, Awlgrip, and Imron. The paint shop can also do bottom painting, blister repairs, and doll-ups. The service department can also work on electrical wiring and custom rigging. The Port of Rochester's Shumway Marine has a complete line of products, including engine parts, to keep boats in top condition. The fuel dock in this Port of Rochester marina carries gas and diesel. In 2012, the marina began carrying ValvTect Ethanol-Free marine gas.
Located at the south end of Irondequoit Bay, the Southport Marina in the Port of Rochester was dredged to 2.7 meters (nine feet) in 2009. Water and electric hook-ups are free with slips at the Southport Marina. The marina enjoys calm protected waters and is secured by a lock gate. This Port of Rochester marina offers remodeled bathrooms and showers, ample lighted parking, vending machines, and free Internet access. The marina has a picnic area with grills that overlooks the Bay, and it has a full-service Italian restaurant that delivers to the docks. There is also a convenience store on-site. Rates at this Port of Rochester marina vary by dock size and range from $1529 to $2699.
The Port of Rochester's Gibbs Marina is a full-service marina that offers affordable waterfront living. Summer dockage on the river is available for all size boats, and free winter storage is available for customers who pay in full before the end of October.