About Us


Established in 1944, the Madaket boat yard began as a family owned boat repair shop. Boats were brought into the shops by using the high tides, and were placed up onto railroad ties while repairs were made. In 1966, Hither Creek Boat Yard was formed by a small group of Madaket residents, and in the 1980's, Madaket Marine was formed as a division of Hither Creek Boat Yard, Inc.

More than forty years later, Madaket Marine continues their commitment to taking care of our customers and protecting the local environment. As the last water front marina on Nantucket Island, we are dedicated to safety and environmental responsibility. We take great pride in keeping both a safe and clean marina, and look forward to the reoccurring faces season after season.



Summer Hours
7 days a week 8:00-4:30
*The Parts Store is open Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30, Sat 8:00-12 noon and Closed on Sunday

Winter Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Our Staff

Christopher Shannon - Chief Operating Officer, Yamaha Master Technician
Catherine Slattery - Chief Financial Officer
Jill Ferrantella - Chief Administrative Officer
Shane Amos - Parts Manager, Facilities Manager
Eric Ray - Yamaha Master Technician, Yard Foreman
Warren Manning - Forklift & Yard Maintenance
Fred Lindquist - Captain
Taylor Devine - Office Manager, Service Administrator
Grant Kimble - Yamaha Technician
Rob Nowak - Yard Laborer
Karen Gibbs - Service Writer


Where should I park?
Customers can park on the West side of North Cambridge Street in areas marked customer parking. There is no parking permitted inside of gates. Please call if you need to come in to drop off. Carts are provided in the parking areas for your convenience.

Does Madaket Marine offer any daily/weekly/monthly rentals?
At this time, Madaket Marine does NOT offer any transient rentals. All of our slips, valet spots, and rental moorings are leased on a seasonal basis only. Also, we are no longer taking additional names for our wait lists.

Does Madaket Marine rent boats and/or kayaks?
Due to liability issues, Madaket Marine does NOT offer any type of vessel rentals.

Does Madaket Marine offer any fishing charters/captain services?
Madaket Marine does NOT offer any charter or captain services. However, there are a number of different charter companies that operate out of our marina. All pricing and reservations are made directly through the charter companies; not Madaket Marine.

Check out their websites for further information:
Cross Rip Outfitters
Bill Fisher Outfitters
Capt. Tom Charters  

Can I fuel up at Madaket Marine?
Yes, Madaket Marine supplies gas, diesel fuel, and Yamalube (oil). In our gas dock, you can also find a variety of other items, such as snorkels, water tubes, sunscreen, disposable cameras, crab nets, kayak accessories, snacks, and water. We only accept cash or check, no credit card or debit cards.

Can I dock my boat at Madaket Marine for a few hours?
No. Although Madaket Marine is a public marina, we do not have the space. Halfway down the creek is a public dock (Barrett’s Pier – which is located off F Street) and is open to the public for launching and/or loading.

Employment Opportunities

Marine Technician

In search of an Outboard Technician that will be working on Yamaha Engines and Boat Operating Systems. Applicant must have an understanding of 12volt electrical systems, hydraulic steering and fuel systems. Hours are full time with opportunities for overtime in the summer season.

Applicant must be self-motivated, dependable, a team player and be willing to improve on skills as we provide annual training for all technicians. Full benefits including year round housing is available for the right candidate.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Test run boats
• Operate Forklifts, Hydraulic Trailers and Trucks
• Perform preventative maintenance to manufacturer s specifications. In addition to winterizing and commissioning boats seasonally
• Electronics Installation and wiring
• Attend any schools or seminars deemed appropriate by Managers. Must pass course to be compensated
• New boat, motor and trailer installation for Sales department
• Coordinate with Parts department in maintaining necessary inventory and supplies
• Obey all safety and Best Management Practices as described by managemen
• Dispose of all waste gas, oil and filters in their respective and appropriate containment areas
• Assist and direct customers while docking or fueling as needed in season
• Maintain tools in good working order
• Maintain cleanliness of shop and other work area
• Assist in tie down or removal of boats in case of storms
• Operate work boats for service calls, assistance to clients on the water, and the hauling and setting of moorings
• Service moorings
• Make service calls
• Install and remove shrink wrap

Please Contact:
Christopher Shannon
(508) 228-1163