Event of the Week: 2015 South Shore In-Water Boat Show

Photo by Tom Richardson
Photo by Tom Richardson

The 2015 South Shore In-Water Boat Show takes place this weekend, April 25-26, at the Hingham Shipyard Marinas in Hingham, MA. The event brings together the top South Shore-area boat dealers and vendors to showcase over 20 different boat lines.

Participating dealers include:

3A Marine Service Inc.

Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson
Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

Bayside Marine

Bosun’s Marine 

Boston Yacht Sales

Eastern Yacht Sales 

McShane Yacht Sales

North Atlantic Inflatables

Russo Marine

Smith Yacht Sales

South Shore Dry Dock

Tern Harbor Marina

This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Highlights include:

  • Entertainment
  • Great Food
  • Family Activities
  • Marina Bazaar
  • Free Admission & Parking
  • Hingham Shipyard Marinas is also offering discounts on boat slips with a new boat purchase.
  • Huge savings on leftover inventory
  • Free Sea Tow membership with any new boat purchase 
  • Financing Arranged/Trades Considered


About Hingham Shipyard Marinas


Located 3 nautical miles to the open ocean and within easy reach of metropolitan Boston, Hingham Shipyard Marinas has in recent years been reborn as the ultimate boater’s destination.

Offering a full range of amenities and services, HSM provides an ideal location for exploring the region’s beautiful seaside attractions.

Hingham Shipyard Marinas
24 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA 02043
T: (781-749-2222)
• 500+ Slips
• 100 Moorings
• Secured Gates
• State-of-the-Art Concrete Slips
• 40-Ton TraveLift
• Friendly Dock Hands
• Pump Out
• Launch service
• Electric & Water 30, 50,100, 200 amps
• Gas/Diesel Dock
• Showers & Restrooms
• Laundry
• WiFi
• Ice
• Marina Gift Shop
• ValvTect Gas/Diesel
Daytrip Destination: Hingham Shipyard Village
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After a day on the water, transients and slip owners often make the most of the many offerings at the Shipyard Village—which has become a popular destination for boaters and landlubbers alike! The village features seven restaurants, including the acclaimed Alma Nova, Walhburger’s and a new addition, Union Fish, set to open in the spring of 2013. Spa services and a movie theater also provide visitors with plenty to see and do, and in-season special programming, such as live concerts at the outdoor amphitheater and mini-golf, appeal to families.

One of the nicest services HSM provides its transient guests with is transportation to nearby sites–such as World’s End, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Weymouth Neck, site of a Revolutionary skirmish known as the Grape Island Alarm, downtown Hingham, which Eleanor Roosevelt called the most beautiful Main Street in all of America, and John Adam’s birthplace. Additionally, HSM is uniquely situated so that visitors can hop aboard the commuter boat, which runs from Hingham to Long Wharf in Boston, making for an easy jaunt into the city as well.

The Hingham Shipyard Marinas occupies the site of a former Navy Shipyard. Photo/Hingham Shipyard Marinas
The Hingham Shipyard Marinas occupies the site of a former Navy Shipyard. Photo/Hingham Shipyard Marinas

History lovers will also delight in learning about the role the Hingham Shipyard played in the efforts of World War II. The Shipyard was one of the largest shipbuilding centers in the entire country. Workers were pounding out ships at a rate of over six a month. The Navy pushed Hingham hard, demanding sixty Destroyer Escorts in 1943 alone. But, the shipyard ground out ninety—50 percent more than the Navy thought possible. This remarkable history has been memorialized throughout the Shipyard Village.

But mostly, what draws boaters to HSM is the beauty and the service. From the boardwalk of this quintessentially New England setting boaters enjoy views of Boston Harbor and Boston Light, the oldest light station in America. It’s an easy hop to the North Shore, the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, and other ports leading north and south. With gracious berths and accommodating, friendly staff eager to please, HSM is a destination that transient boaters revisit again and again.

Daytrip Destination: Hingham Shipyard Village
Photo by Tom Richardson

The Hingham Shipyard Marinas offers 500 slips and 100 moorings, secured and gated state-of-the-art concrete slips, and expanded larger single loaded slips for seasonal and transient dockage for almost any size vessel.