The Ipswich Harbormaster mission is to provide marine law enforcement, search & rescue operations and educational services to boaters operating within the waters of Ipswich Bay and our tributaries. We are dedicated to delivering these services to the boating community with courtesy and professionalism. Our goal is to foster a safe boating environment by maintaining a high state of readiness and cultivating partnerships with fisherman, clammers, recreational boat owners, and other marine law enforcement agencies within Ipswich Bay

Staff & Fleet
The Ipswich Police Harbor Division consists of police officers and 2 civilian employees. The Harbor Division fleet consists of a

  • 25’ Foot SafeBoat-Primary Response Boat
  • 21’ Boston Whaler Guardian-Secondary Response Boat
  • 19’ Ribcraft-Fire Boat
  • 16 Foot Aluminum-Shellfish Constable
  • 23’ Pump Kleen © Pump Out Boat

The patrol boat, along with the Boston Whaler, patrol 43 miles of the Ipswich coastline and the Ipswich river. Additionally the Police Harbor Division manages over 1,000 moorings located in Ipswich waters.

VHF Channels
The Police Harbor Division monitors VHF Channels 9 and 16.

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Harbormaster Rules & Regulations

Application for a Mooring or Dock

Mooring Wait List

License and Registration Forms and Applications – (Motorboats, Snowmobiles, and ATV’s)

Safe Boating Education
The Ipswich Harbormasters Office encourages all who use or own a recreational water vessel to take a safe boaters course. These courses are offered in many locations and provide excellent information on safe boating to make sure your experience on the water is safe and fun. Please visit the helpful sites for more information.