Marblehead Harbor is going digital with the launch of the premier online boating community, HarborMoor.

HarborMoor was founded by Marbleheaders active for many years in the boating and sailing community.  We know boats, sailors, and local waters, and over any summer weekend we can be found aboard our sailboat or power boat with family and friends enjoying the camaraderie and fun on the water that Marblehead uniquely provides.  We’ve always admired the Water Rat’s advice to the Mole in Kenneth Graham’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, who said: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Over Memorial Day weekend, while taking a tour around the harbor on a Boston Whaler, we were curious to know more about each of the boats we saw and admired, and that other local boating and sailing enthusiasts would also like to know more about boats in the harbor.  We were also inspired by international sailor Dee Caffari, the U.N.’s Ambassador to the global sailing community,  who during the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race aboard Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic, raised global awareness about sustainability of our oceans and harbors. 

We thought it would be fun, interesting, and meet a need to provide an online directory of Marblehead’s 2,000+ boats, the marine service providers who help maintain them, and—through a blog—celebrate the people, boats, and organizations that make Marblehead a world-renowned sailing capital.  Thus the idea of HarborMoor was born.  We invite you to join us online, claim your boat (if you have one), and comment on individual boats and on the wider harbor which is the heart of our hometown. 

Whether you grew up on the water or are brand new to boating, we invite you to join us at Welcome aboard!