Welcome to Ring’s Island Marina, Salisbury, MA

Located on scenic Ring’s Island in Salisbury, Massachusetts, Ring’s Island Marina (formerly Dawn Marina) is ideally situated to provide the absolute best boating experience on the Merrimack River. Its close proximity to the mouth of the River provides boaters with minimum travel time to the Atlantic Ocean. Our location on the quieter Salisbury side of the river lends itself to fabulous views of historic downtown Newburyport and breathtaking sunsets. The Marina has the capacity to dock 4,000 linear feet of boats.

Scott Corbin, Dockmaster, has a long history with the Marina. He grew up on Ring’s Island and built the original Dawn Marina with his father. The Corbins operated the marina until 1998. During his boating / marina career, he has served as Dockmaster for marinas in Florida and Massachusetts. We are very pleased to have such a knowledgeable person involved with Ring’s Island Marina. Few people know marinas and the Merrimack River as well as Scott.

Ring’s Island Marina has gone through an extensive transformation. In conjunction with the new docks, The Marina building has been renovated with new cedar shingle siding, windows and doors, and two new club rooms have been added. The first is in the main marina building. This room is a haven from the river on those rough days. It is heated for those cold mornings as well. New showers and restrooms have been built with beautiful granite counters, mahogany doors and trim and imported Italian tile throughout. The showers are Italian tile with Swanstone walls.

We also have a beautiful club room on the main deck. This room is perfect for hosting parties. The room is fully furnished and air conditioned. Gas grills are available for use on the deck next to the club room. Free wi-fi access is available at all slips. We provide ice on a 24-hour basis. It is on the honor system for payment. We make our own ice so we’re able to provide you with this amenity. The large deck is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the waterfront.

Office Manager extraordinaire Melina “Mel” Melvin will be your point of contact regarding all financial business at the Marina. The office is located at the rear of the maintenance garage. Email correspondence is preferred and will be checked daily.

Ring’s Island Marina hosts many social events during the boating season. We hold a Striper Fishing Tournament as our annual fundraiser for the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks. We also have many cookouts during the year. The largest party is the Annual Pig Roast in August. Our September party is a clambake with a bonfire. These events are well attended and the marina community makes them all enjoyable.

In addition to summer dock space and moorings, we also offer additional services such as Winter Storage, shrinkwrapping, mechanical services, etc.  Click on our “Services & Rates” page for more information.