July 26, 2017

The accompanying Boating Under the Influence Guide illustrates just how dangerous drinking and boating can be and provides some helpful tips to avoid a BUI arrest. Boating may be primarily a leisure activity for you, but that doesn’t mean you should be any less careful when it comes to alcohol consumption. Know the law and the risks, and you may save lives.


June 27, 2016

We're excited to announce we now have a brand new fuel dock.  Michael Johnson & crew gave the gas dock a fresh new look, and now it is thankfully unrecognizable from its former self. 

Come and visit us for the best gas prices on the Pawcatuck River, Cape Cod potato chips, ice, and beverages. We hope you enjoy the new addition as much as we do.

May 23, 2016

The USCG will be conducting a free vessel safety check at the marina starting at 8:00 on Saturday, June 11th.

A vessel safety check is a bow-to-stern check of your boat by trained examiners, designed to help you be safer on the water. 

Federal, state, and local regulation require certain safety equipment be carried aboard your boat. Items such as:

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Life jackets

  • Visual distress signals

  • Backfire flame control

  • Navigation lights

  • Proper display of numbers

Other topics discussed include:

  • Accident reporting

  • Local navigation charts

  • Filing float plans

  • Fueling

  • Survival

  • Weather and sea conditions

  • Handling emergencies

  • Formal boating education

  • Other safe practices on the water

Safe boats help save lives!

Register any time before June 11 at the marina office.

April 12, 2016

Norwest is going boldly where we've never gone before: online booking for your spring launch. Conveniently set your launch date 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Book your spring launch today!


February 17, 2016

With spring just around the corner, we are already looking forward to another great boating season. New this year, we are excited to announce the Refer-a-Friend Discount.


You and every friend you invite to join us on the docks this season will receive a 5% discount on your slips. And to sweeten the pot, if you invite the most friends, you will win $1,000 Norwest credit towards your next dockage or storage season.


Please note, referrals must be new, 2016 full-season dockage customers. The $1,000 credit is applicable to storage or dockage charges only.

October 28, 2015

For a limited time, purchase an eligible new Yamaha 2.5hp - 350 hp four-stroke outboard you'll receive:


Three years of Yamaha Limited Warranty cover, along with the additional protection of a three-year Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S) plan.


That's a total of six years coverage at no additional cost!


Buyers will also recieve up to $500 in dealer credit toward the purchase of additional goods or services.


Act now to add substantial value to your new Yamaha motor.


This offer is valid from October 1, 2015 - November 18, 2015.

With summers end slowly creeping in and only a few weeks before the kids head back to school, be sure to take full advantage of all things going on this weekend! 


A chance of showers possible early Saturday, but other than that the weekend weather is looking great in RI. Mostly sunny in the low 80's, consistent winds around 9 kts, and seas around 2ft have it looking like another fantastic summer weekend.


Summer is slowly coming to an end so be sure to take part in the last great firework festival of the year in Martha's Vineyard! Live music begins at 8:00 PM and it has been highly recommended that spectators arrive early as the Waban & Sunset Park fill up very quickly. With the Oak Bluffs Fireworks beginning around 9:00 PM (depending on weather), we can't think of a better way to wrap up another phenomenal summer!  


Read more at Dockwa

It's going to be another classic New England summer weekend in Rhode Island. Mostly sunny in the low 80's, paired with wind from 12-15 kts could make this one of the best sailing weekends of the summer. Swells will be 2-3 ft. Get out there and enjoy! 


Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum will be hosting the 17th Annual Newport Storm Luau at Fort Adams this Saturday! Sample some delicious food and drink while enjoying live music, hula dancing, volleyball, and countless other activities. There are plenty of ways to make sure you don't miss out on the fun! Fort Adams is a quick bike ride from downtown; the Oldport boat launch will be shuttling people back and forth from town all day or drive and park in the Fort Adams lot. 


Whether you're an avid fisherman or simply a good samaritan, support a great cause on Nantucket this weekend by taking part in the 14th annual Big Game Battle Fishing Tournament. With all proceeds going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this two day...

May 27, 2015

RIVER ROAD — Firefighters from seven fire companies battled a fire that broke out in the century-old Clark Thread Mill building, across the street from Norwest Marine, Wednesday afternoon and continued into the late evening.

The blaze started at about 4 p.m. in a silkscreen print shop, Emulsion Printhouse, in a small section of the third floor of the mill.

There were no reported injuries resulting from the fire, and no boats were damaged while crews accessed water from the river through the boatyard.


Read more at the Westerly Sun.

May 26, 2015

WiFi the way it should be!

Norwest is currently undergoing a complete WiFi renovation. Our all new, long-range WiFi projection panel is being installed for speed and reliability. Dockage guests should expect up to 85 times previous loading speeds.

Expected completion as early as next week, Norwest boaters will experience first class WiFi to surf the web, check emails, and stream video services such as Netflix and YouTube. 

At Norwest we appreciate your patronage and we are always looking at other ways we can make your boating experience even better.


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