The Port of Edmonds boat marina is the only public-access boating facility in the 48-kilometer (30-mile) zone between the Port of Everett and Seattle's Shilshole Bay. Governed by a five-member board of commissioners, the Port of Edmonds is charged with promoting economic development in an environmentally-responsible manner and ensuring quality services to port customers.
The Port of Edmonds develops and operates fully self-funded marina facilities, levies taxes to benefit the community, and assures that commercial activities and facilities meet relevant regulations and minimize risks to public resources. At the same time, the Port of Edmonds plays a leadership role in promoting and enhancing environmental programs and informing port constituents about potential environmental impacts. The Port of Edmonds provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to serve the local boating community and assures that port facilities are user-friendly, accessible, clean, safe, and attractive.
The Port of Edmonds operates an active program to communicate Port of Edmonds activities and issues with the public. Held twice each month, all meetings of the Port Commission are open to the public and include time for public comment and questions. When decisions are to be made, advanced public notice is made to assure the community has input. For major development issues, Port District residents may vote to assure the community supports decisions involving taxes and major community impacts.
The Port of Edmonds marina is the port's primary business focus, and it generates over 80% of port-generated revenue. The marina is dredged to a depth of four meters (13 feet), and it extends about 152 meters (500 feet) west into Puget Sound. The breakwater extends about 731 meters (2400 feet) along the shore. After a major storm in 1996, the marina was rebuilt with the highest quality concrete and steel.
A certified Clean Marina, the Port of Edmonds marina includes 665 wet moorage slips and 232 dry storage spaces, including about 30 short-term slips. The Port of Edmonds marina includes 360 covered slips and 305 open slips. There are 98 slips for 6.1- to 7.9-meter (20- to 26-foot) vessels (22 covered, 76 open), 346 slips for 8.5- to 9.8-meter (28- to 32-foot) vessels (238 covered, 108 open), 139 slips for 10.4- to 12.2-meter (34- to 40-foot) vessels (78 covered, 61 open), and 72 slips for 13.4- to 16.5-meter (44- to 54-foot) vessels (22 covered, 50 open).
Guest moorage is available for short-term and overnight visits. There is a considerable waiting list for the 9.8- to 15.2-meter (32- to 50-foot) slips, but the smaller slips are generally available. The Port of Edmonds provides restrooms, showers, fuel, and boat launch services for guests and tenants. Port staff operates the fuel dock which contains two tanks for unleaded gas and one tank for diesel. With new point-of-sale dispensers, tenants can now purchase fuel after hours. The staff also sells fuel-related products, assures the safety of Port of Edmonds facilities, and helps boaters with tie-up.
The Port of Edmonds has operated a boatyard since 1987 where skilled staff provide haul-out, pressure washing, and boat-blocking services. Boat repair and maintenance services are provided in the Port of Edmonds by private vendors approved by the port.
During the summer months, guest moorage is available seven days a week on a first-come first-served basis at Docks I, J, and L. From November 1st through May 1st, guest moorage may be available, so advance reservations are recommended. Group and/or yacht club mooring can be reserved in advance at the Port of Edmonds.
The Port of Edmonds has a sling-launch system that allows boaters can launch from trailers without having to back the trailers into saltwater. The state-of-the-art launch is operated by skilled staff and is open twelve hours per day in season and ten hours per day in the winter. Trailered boats from 3.0 to 7.9 meters (10 to 26 feet) in length with maximum beam of 2.7 meters (9.0 feet) and maximum dry weight of 6500 pounds can be launched.
The Port of Edmonds Marina and public launch are open from 8am until 4pm daily. The fuel dock closes at 3:30pm. With a call-ahead deadline of 3pm, dry storage facilities are open from 8am until 4pm daily. The Travelift operates from Monday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm, with last drop-in by 2:30pm. The moorage office at the Port of Edmonds marina is weekdays except Wednesday from 8am until 4pm and on Wednesday from 7:30am until 4pm. The administrative office is open on weekdays from 8am until 4:30pm.
The Port of Edmonds owns, and the State of Washington's Department of Transportation operates the Edmonds Ferry Terminal to support passenger and vehicle ferries moving across Puget Sound between Kingston, Washington, and the Port of Edmonds. The Port of Edmonds Ferry Terminal has berthing distance of 134.1 meters (440 feet) with alongside depth of 8.5 meters (28 feet).
In the Port of Edmonds, Chevron USA owns and operates the Point Wells Terminal Wharf to ship and receive petroleum products, to load harbor bunkering barges, and to handle supplies. Marine diesel fuels are provided at the wharf and via barge to vessels. Three pipelines connect the wharf to three steel storage tanks at the terminal with total capacity for 866 thousand barrels. There is a 446-square-meter (4800 square foot) storage building on the wharf. Two surface rail tracks serve the plant at the rear of the wharf and connect with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The Port of Edmonds Points Terminal Wharf has one berthing station with berthing distance of 9.8 meters (32 feet) with alongside depth of 9.8 meters (32 feet) and two berthing stations with berthing distance of 76.2 meters (250 feet) with alongside depth of 9.1 meters (30 feet).