Marinas, yacht clubs, and boatyards provide critical services to the boating public—maintaining, mooring, fueling, storing, and launching vessels of all kinds. While modern facilities and efficient service are essential, clean water is a key attribute of successful boating-based businesses. The Massachusetts Clean Marina Guide, which was released by CZM in 2001, is designed as a reference for owners and operators of marine boating facilities, collectively referred to as “marinas.” It provides information on cost-effective strategies and practices to reduce marina and boating impacts on the coastal environment.
To order a hardcopy of the handbook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address or call CZM Information Line at (617) 626-1212.
Links to Documents
Massachusetts Clean Marina Guide (PDF, 4 MB) - Published 2001
(Links to PDF versions of all chapters, which were all published in 2001 unless otherwise noted, are provided below.)
- 4.1 - Hull Maintenance and Cleaning - Updated 2007
- 4.2 - Boat Cleaning
- 4.3 - Engine Maintenance
- 4.4 - Bilge Water Handling
- 4.5 - Fueling
- 4.6 - Spill Response
- 4.7 - Boat Sewage and Wastewater Management
- 4.8 - Shoreside Facilities and Pet Waste Management
- 4.9 - Solid Waste Management
- 4.10 - Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management
- 4.11 - Fish Waste Management
- 4.12 - Stormwater Management
- 4.13 - Boat Operations
Addendum to the Massachusetts Clean Marina Guide
A Guide to Selecting Pressure Washing Management Practices and Technologies: Supplement to the Massachusetts Clean Marina Guide (PDF, 1 MB) - A comprehensive guide to pressure washing at marinas
Also Included with the Clean Marina Guide
Boater Fact Sheets (PDF, 99 KB) - Printer-ready fact sheets to help boaters reduce environmental impacts of boating
Please contact Robin Lacey, CZM's Marina Technical Assistance Specialist, if you have any questions related to clean marinas.