The 13th Street Pier will be really hopping this summer. The Applied Development Company is “reinvesting in the marina,” says Applied project manager Colin Leary.
The marina has 85 slips, which can be rented by the season, month, week, or day. For those of you who may be fantasizing about being Sleepless in Hoboken, there are no live-aboards! The marina, which is owned by Applied, has been in operation for about a decade, and the Shipyard was developed in the early to mid-1990s.
Sailing anyone? “We bought some new boats and are rehabbing some others and will have a fleet of five sailing boats,” Leary says. The fleet includes J/24 boats, as well as a French-designed Archambault racing boat.
All this is to draw boating enthusiasts to the Hoboken Sailing Club. “We’re putting some energy into getting members,” Leary says. “We’re getting the marina into shape for the season.” Folks who want to learn to sail or just beef up their skills can take sailing lessons. In order to become a member of the club, you have to take a boating safety course. The season starts in May and runs through Oct. 31.
Visit shipyardmarina.com for more information on the sailing club and all the other amenities the marina offers.
White with Foam
After a hard day negotiating the swells and the winds and the currents and the white caps on the Hudson, how about a cold brew at the Pier Garden? That’s right, this waterside watering hole, which opened around Memorial Day, is the perfect spot to chill out on a summer day or evening. Future plans call for food service at the Pier Garden, but until then a fleet of taco trucks and other food trucks is slated to take up the slack.
“We’re also working with an architect to renovate the interior of the boathouse,” Leary says. Eventually, food service may be offered in the boathouse.
Using other local waterfronts as a model, such as Battery Park City, South Street Seaport, and the Frying Pan in Manhattan, the Shipyard Marina could feature movie nights, games for kids, and other fun stuff in its future. The pier, which is 675 feet long with 275 feet of grass at the end, lends itself to creative possibilities.
But, says Leary, “We want to keep it simple, and let the space do the talking. The biggest thing about Pier 13 is obviously its location, the unique atmosphere, and the breathtaking views of New York City. It’s a unique spot in Hoboken, and we hope to bring a lot of people to it.”—Kate Rounds