Derelict dinghies in danger come July 17

Provincetown harbormaster to remove boats without a permit from the beach

Derelict dinghies may be in danger come July 17 in Provincetown. In a public notice, the town announced that on or around Thursday, July 17, any beached boats, dinghies or vessels without proper permit will be removed from the beach.

As outlined in the Provincetown Harbor Regulations, dinghies or vessels stored on the beach for seven consecutive days, or posing a hazard to other vessels, property or the beach itself will be removed by the harbormaster if they are not properly permitted.

Once removed, the vessel will be stored by the harbormaster for 15 days. If not claimed, the harbormaster has the right to dispose of it. 

Applicable fees are $50 for removal plus towing, disposal and other costs. Boats will be stored for $25 per day.

To obtain a permit, ask a question or report a derelict boat, contact Harbormaster Rex McKinsey's Office at 508-487-7030. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on