Safe Harbor Onset Bay named a ‘Boaters’ Choice’

Jan 7, 2020

The Safe Harbor Onset Bay Marina was named a Boater’s Choice Elite Fleet winner for the second year in a row by 

The marina received more than ten reviews this year, with an average star rating higher than 4.8 out of 5. The marina was part of the Elite Fleet in 2018, and was a Boater’s Choice in 2017.

Reviewers cited the helpful staff, clean facilities, and the access to Onset Village within a relatively short walk, along with the “breathtakingly beautiful” bay.

The Safe Harbor Onset Bay Marina is described as a full-service marina which offers slips, moorings, structural and cosmetic fiberglass repairs, winter storage, and fuel, among other amenities.

John Boone, the general manager of the marina, said that the marina’s success is largely due to its staff.

“We’re kind of a small marina boatyard without a big swimming pool or a tennis court or anything,” Boone said. 

“We employ a lot of college kids as dockhands in the summer time. We’ve been lucky with some good ones who the customers really like,” Boone said, noting that those employees, along with Dockmaster Roland Murphy are on the “front line” in the summertime.