Seveys Boatyard Inc

Calendar & News

1. The waterfront dockage installation is Complete. The Launch ramp is open and the main pier and personal leisure dock are in. Customer docks and lifts are now available. Moorings are also now available for use.

2. We require 2 weeks notice for boats coming out of storage.

3. United States Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Use of Engine Cut-off Switches. New York State already has a similar law.
           Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress.
           The ECOS and ECOSL prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose. The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to a switch that shuts off the engine if the operator is displaced from the helm. The ECOSL is usually a lanyard-style cord that attaches to an ECOS either in close proximity to the helm or on the outboard motor itself if the vessel is operated by a tiller. When enough tension is applied, the ECOSL disengages from the ECOS and the motor is automatically shut down. Wireless ECOS have recently been developed and are also approved for use. These devices use an electronic “fob” that is carried by the operator and senses when it is submerged in water, activating the ECOS and turning the engine off. Wireless devices are available on the aftermarket and are beginning to become available as manufacturer-installed options.
           Each year the Coast Guard receives reports of recreational vessel operators who fall or are suddenly and unexpectedly thrown out of their boat. These events have led to injuries and deaths. During these incidents the boat continues to operate with no one in control of the vessel, leaving the operator stranded in the water as the boat continues on course, or the boat begins to circle the person in the water eventually striking them, often with the propeller. These dangerous runaway vessel situations put the ejected operator, other users of the waterway, and marine law enforcement officers and other first responders in serious danger.
           Section 503 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 required manufacturers of covered recreational boats (less than 26 feet in length, with an engine capable of 115 lbs. of static thrust) to equip the vessel with an ECOS installed as of December 2019. Owners of recreational vessels produced after December 2019 are required to maintain the ECOS on their vessel in a serviceable condition. It is recommended that recreational vessel owners regularly check their existing ECOS system to ensure it works, following manufacturer’s instructions.
           Section 8316 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 requires individuals operating covered recreational vessels (less than 26 feet in length, with an engine capable of 115 lbs. of static thrust; 3 HP or more) to use ECOS “links.” Using the ECOSL is required only when the primary helm is not within an enclosed cabin, and when the boat is operating on plane or above displacement speed. Common situations where ECOSL use would not be required include docking/trailering, trolling and operating in no-wake zones.
           The Coast Guard believes that the overwhelming majority of recreational vessels produced for decades have had an ECOS installed, so this new use requirement simply obligates recreational vessel operators to use critical safety equipment already present on their boat.
           Seven states currently have ECOS use laws for traditional recreational vessels, and 44 states have ECOS use laws for personal watercraft (PWC).
           Boaters are encouraged to check the
U.S. Coast Guard website for additional information on this new use requirement and other safety regulations and recommendations.

4. The Store, Restrooms & Bethel are currently open during business hours.

5. We will update the COVID-19 pages from time to time as things develop. They can be found here: COVID-19 Page.

6. The campsites are available.

7. Marine Parts and Accessories for the do-it-yourselfer are available year round.

8. Those desiring dockage or moorings should email us with their contact and boat information.  There is currently a long waiting list.

9. The moorings and navigation aides are in the inspection phase. Watch here for when the moorings will be available for use

10. Active, Retired, Reserve Military, Veterans and their families are always welcome. Inquire for special rates.

11. Our operating hours are, closed on those days shaded in red and open from 9 to 5 on those days shaded in green, from 9 to 7 on those days shaded in blue and 10 AM to 4:30 PM on those days shaded in yellow. Days shaded in orange, are available by appointment only, weather permitting.

12. With regard to trash and recyclables, the boatyard, ramp and parking area are carry in, carry out. You may use the dump station referenced in item 10 below. We are also a SMOKE FREE ZONE. Please, NO SMOKING on the grounds, docks, lifts or in the restrooms. Thank you.

13. Parking passes, seasonal and daily use, are required. The launch ramp area fees for non permit holders, are $10 per vehicle daily for parking. If you are launching a motorized vessel, the fee is $20 daily. Trailers and vehicles must be separated and parked next to each other to conserve space. Our usage rules and fees are posted at the launch ramp. We use the honor system and hope you do too. Seasonal use passes are available in our office, by email or by mail. Contact us for pricing and details.

14. A dump station, recycling bins and dumpster are provided on the “camp road”, Fire Lane 13 for your convenience. They are located at the last right turn coming down the hill before the first big turn as you come in, or your first left after the second big turn as you are going out.  If you come by boat, please take your trash and recyclables with you.

15. The entire facility is under 24 hour video surveillance.

                      As always, we truly appreciate your business and we are looking forward to serving your needs for 2021 and beyond.

Thank you!  The members of Seveys Boatyard

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Don’t miss the New Hope Fire Departments’ Chicken days. They are held on the third Sunday of each month, March through October each year. Reservations are required  and you can obtain information through the departments  barbeque page.