Portsmouth Yacht Club

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76 Piscataqua Street
New Castle, NH 03854
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 78

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46 Reviews

by Philip A. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Wonderful, helpful, friendly service!

by Russ C. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful

by Ed B. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Friendly staff, launch service is a big plus. Purchased gas at the Yacht Club next day - price is good, dock staff excellent.

by Jason B. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
The PYC is on a main channel in Portsmouth harbor, the 4a commercial boats send wake the knocks around boats on mooring. The staff was nice and dinghy dock was fine. Only detractor is the heavy traffic and tossing and turning.

by Barbara T. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
We were confirmed for a mooring but after 2 emails and then calling the club we were finally given the mooring number. All other stops on our trip we always received a welcoming email with directions and all pertinent information like passwords facilities available and mooring number so when we arrived in an unfamiliar port we were well informed. Once we did call the woman was very polite just wasn't very forthcoming

by abbott l. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Great spot, great people. Stayed at the Pepperel Cove side.

by Mark C. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Extremely friendly and helpful crew!

by Ed A. on Aug 19, 2023
The kids working on this marina are 5 star plus. BUT the current on the mooring is insane. Very rolly and the. The fishing fleet comes out at 5 am rocked us with a huge wake. Go across to safe harbor better option

by Judith M. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
This Club is terrific ,,,,,,PYC accommodated our last minute reservation change , without an issue . We did not use any services on this stay , just an overnight mooring to stay ahead of weather. Definitely will be back.

by Carlos D. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Excellent stopover! Really enjoyed New Castle. PYC is very courteous.

by Edward A. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great location! We did not use shore facilities but they were offered, along with launch service. Reachable, helpful, and friendly staff!

by Butch J. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Nice friendly, and accommodating

by Ben B. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Nice location good for transient travelers

by Ken K. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Responsive to our request for a mooring near the NH side and wonderful launch drivers.

by Will P. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Very friendly. Great place.

by John J. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Nice spot, be prepared for powerboat wake and rather strong current on the mooring. Very friendly and nice club.

by Chris S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Great location. Launch will run you across to dinner at Pepperrell Cove

by Robert R. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Very helpful and friendly

by Captain F. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
Great launch staff and welcoming members. Would return.

by Christopher H. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Great staff: hospitable, informative, friendly and gracious. Wyatt and Liam were wonderful ambassadors and took us across the river to a restaurant. Steel your nerves when picking up your mooring, the current was running about 3 knots when we picked up ours.

by Bill e. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
We had a lovely stay at Portsmouth Yacht Club. Pretty clubhouse, easy walk to New Castle beach. Thanks to launch driver Liam, such a great host.

by Alison O. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
Lovely clubhouse. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. At times getting a launch pickup at Pepperell Cove was a long wait.

by Beth W. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Nice YC! right inside the harbor on port. Floating dock with diesel, ice, water available at the dock. Dock hands were very helpful when we pulled in. Portsmouth pump out boat "Royal Flush" available with a day's notice. Great guy!

by Allen J. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
One of our favorite places. The dock hands are simply a great group of young adults. We really enjoyed them. We have a black lab, Blackberry, with us that requires going ashore multiple times a day. The dock hands were very accommodating in picking us up in the launch whenever we requested. The town is delightful. There is one heck of a strong current and it can get rolly but hey, that's part of boating. We are definitely coming back. S/V Lyric

by Carl N. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2023
Quiet anchorage. Did not use launch or facilities.

by David W. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2023
Facilities and dock staff are great. We rented a mooring for a week but were not sleeping on our boat. The Piscataqua River has a lot of current and location is susceptible to windy conditions. If sleeping on your boat, conditions would be a bit rough and you rock back/forth.

by Nancy B. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Wonderful dockhand in Liam. Loved the history information and his polite manner. Beautiful harbor at Pepperell Cove.

by Marshall s. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2022
Helpful friendly dock crew. Easy mooring access (note that most actual moorings are across the river, but close with quick launch service) and quick fuel and ice too. Will definitely be our go to when visiting Portsmouth.

by Tom M. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Very nice stay in PYC’s mooring field in Pepperill cove. It was a little rolly early morning with the fishing boats headed out but other than that not complaints. Great launch drivers and clean facilities. Did not buy fuel but did note pricing for gas and diesel seemed the going rate. Headed to Chauncey Creek for seafood while visiting. Prices seemed high and the quality was a little lower than expected. Gritty muscles and a tourist lobster. The captain from Maine was not impressed. Newark’s seafood was much better!

by James D. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Spent a lovely evening in Pepperril Cove. Launch took us to PC dock for a very nice dinner at Frisbees.

by Stephen T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
The staff was helpful from the minute we pulled up to the fuel dock till we left in the morning.

by Mary S. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
I had to modify my reservation a couple of times and Portsmouth Yacht Club responded quickly and were able to accommodate me. In addition launch service worked well.

by Rick B. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2022
Staff - Mattie and Patrick were incredibly helpful and professional. Also other dockhand helpful with fuel up. Club shower washrooms very clean Easy access with Uber to wonderful historic downtown Will definitely return and stay here! Tune Cat

by Kathy M. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2020
Very friendly staff and appreciated the prompt launch service. Location is great if you've got bikes to head into downtown Portsmouth. However, the location of the moorings are right next to a busy channel and the current is fierce. It made for some uncomfortable rolls and challenging on/off the boat launch.

by Edward M. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2020
Nice mooring. Good comm.

by Campbell M. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
Great setting, nice people to work with, offers nice launch service.

by Douglas F. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2020
Place is great. Helpful fuel dock, easy to approach with 36’ sailboat. Great clubhouse, clean showers. Mooring we stayed at was on the Kittery side, nice restaurants harborside. Hefty mooring ball, surrounded by some beautiful boats. Would chose PYC again in a heartbeat. Sidenote: current rips here and the channel is wide to cross in a dingy without an engine.

by Scott F. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2020
Very pleasant, helpful and happy staff.

by Michael R. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2020
Great location for transit from Maine to MA or vice versa. Friendly small club. Recommend larger showers. Launch drivers and guest host were great!!

by Misza T. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2020
Stayed in Pepperel cove. Easy in and out off the morning.

by Jay S. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2019
Mooring field in Pepperell Cove is subject to the wakes of a lot of river traffic, and the prevailing SW wind and waves. A lot of rocking and rolling...

by Mark S. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2019
Excellent! Great facility. Kyle, at the dock, was super friendly and helpful. Thank you for the stay!

by Robert H. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2019
Very nice location. Friendly helpful staff

by Martin M. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
It was a bumpy night with a southerly wind. Once you get a confirmation of a reservation YOU need to call for your mooring assignment

by David C. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2019
The launch drivers were very friendly and professional. We got in late and wanted to go to dinner, one driver stayed on for and extra 30-minutes for us to get back. Great facility, friendly members. Sorry I forgot the HYC burgee for exchange

by Dan G. on Sep 08, 2010
Nice facilities, showers, free WIFI, The only diesel and Gas in Portsmouth Harbor, transient moorings (although no transient dockage) with launch service.

About Portsmouth Yacht Club

Located on the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Yacht Club was founded in 1898 in Portsmouth, NH, and moved to its present location in New Castle, NH, in 1938. Our facilities include a full kitchen, outdoor grills and refreshing showers as well as fuel for your vessel. The fuel dock is open 7 days a week in season and is available to all boaters. Our club members and staff will provide a welcoming atmosphere for visiting yachtsmen.

Transient moorings, located in front of the club as well as in Pepperrell Cove in Kittery, ME, are serviced by our launches that will bring you to the club or the Pepperrell Cove docks.

Although the clubhouse is open seasonally, the membership is active year round. Our annual activities include club races and cruises, many social functions, weekly dinners in summer, as well as family events, all of which are always well attended.

As Commodore of Portsmouth Yacht Club it is my pleasure to extend an invitation to passing yachtsmen to visit our club and enjoy our hospitality.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 50'

Max Beam: 20'

Max Draft: 10'


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 11/30/2023 at 1:55PM

  • Super Gas: $4.69

  • Diesel: $4.49


  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Captains Lounge
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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