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Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals
Willowdale Dam, 230 Topsfield Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7 Days. Open April thru October. Foote Brothers is a family owned and operated business. We have been renting canoes from our livery at Willowdale Dam since 1955. Equipped with top of the line Grumman canoes, we also provide shuttle service to several drop-off points upstream, and instruction for beginners. Three rate packages to choose from. For information and reservations please call (978) 356-9771.

Hog Island Boat Tours
The Trustees' private dock on the estuary side of Crane Beach is a launch site for guided tours; private boats are not permitted to utilize this dock. Water craft may not be launched from The Trustees' private dock.

Ipswich Bay Yacht Club
(978) 356-2502
The Ipswich Bay Yacht Club is a private club located in Ipswich Massachusetts on Plum Island Sound. There are approximately 200 Boating Members and a Social Membership for those desiring the club atmosphere, but perhaps retired from active boating. The facilities consist of the club house with a dining area and a waterfront area with a large floating dock. These facilities are for the exclusive use of members and guests, however we have guest moorings for cruisers desiring to visit the area. Launch service is available every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Fuel, both gas and diesel are available to the public.

We also have a separate Educational Foundation that offers sailing lessons to the area youths between the ages of 8 and 16.

Ipswich Public Boat Launch

RAMP ETIQUETTE - Click here for more information

Backing a trailer, launching a boat and trailering it are perhaps the most intimidating aspects of boating to many newcomers. Done properly, it can become quite easy. New boat owners often need instruction in proper launching and loading methods.

All boaters need to practice common courtesy at the ramp! Poor ramp etiquette is a common problem. Officers spend much time at the ramp directing traffic and cooling tempers. Proper ramp etiquette can be the start or finish of a pleasant boat outing.

Local Boating Resources *
American Marine & Boat Sales
Newburyport, MA 01950
defiance sail charters
Windfall, our 49-foot classic sailing vessel, is available for day or overnight sailing charters and "B & B" (Boat and Breakfast) out of Gloucester, Massachusettes and beyond.
Freedom Boat Club
Beverly Port Marina, Beverly, MA 01915
New England Boat Show
Bayside Expo Center
Boating Stores *
Paddling Links *
Boating Magazines *
Boating Cruising World Offshore Sail
Boating Life Motor Boating Trailer Boating
Boat Manufacturers Links *
Nautic Star Triumph
Yacht Manufacturers Links *
Nordic Tug
Engine Manufacturers Links *
Other Links *
* The boating links listed above are not affiliated with If you notice any brocken links please notify us. Thank you. 
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