Happy Holidays

Posted: December 17, 2014



Happy Thanksgiving

Posted: November 26, 2014



Happy Halloween

Posted: October 28, 2014

Looking for some Halloween Fun? Don’t miss the Annual Halloween parade!

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The Marion Art Center will host the annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31. Costumed characters of all ages are welcome to be a part of this family event. Meet at the Marion Music Hall at 4 p.m. Under the direction of Hannah Moore, the Sippican Elementary School Styxx Drum Corps will lead the parade followed by witches, goblins, princesses, ghosts and all sorts of spooky and amusing spirits.


Visit to Bird Island in Marion

Posted: October 23, 2014

Have you ever wanted to know more about Bird Island in Marion? It’s a one-acre chunk of land in upper Buzzards Bay. Click Below to watch an interesting video about the islands annual visitors.



Barden’s Welcomes Kate’s Simple Eats to the Neighborhood

Posted: October 01, 2014

photo 2 (1) photo 1 (1) Well, Marion has another delicious new spot for lunch…Welcome to Nestled behind China Trader Antiques, this cozy and comfortable cafe at 148 Front St. is a welcoming space for a quick, delicious sandwich. The nautical theme is so lovely, and includes artwork from local artists and an outside custom canopy over the patio.

The menu has a wide variety of culinary creations. Was hard to make a choice, as everything looked scrumptious, but we decided on a yummy Pear, Brie, Spinach & Fig warm sandwich and a Roast Beef, Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper, Caramelized Onion, Spinach Ciabatta.

Check this place out as soon as possible. You’ll be planning your second trip before you finish your first.

Marion Welcomes the Brew Fish

Posted: July 16, 2014

marionIf you’ve spent time in Marion prior to 2014, you’ll notice something is different this summer when you arrive at the fork in the road at Rt 105 & Spring St: Welcome the Brew Fish! This local spot has been transformed (formerly was The Wave) into an absolutely stunning ‘Eatery and Pub’, as they are calling it. The place is gorgeous and will quickly be everyone’s go to spot in town for a cold one. You may find it challenging to decide which ‘cold one’ you should have because the beer selection is extensive, as well as a menu including fun, signature drinks. The food menu is evolving so the plan is to keep changing it up over the coming weeks, but the options range from appetizers and pizza to a complete entree (or maybe try CH’ALE – the unique Portuguese chowder.)

Stop by soon to check it out and plan on going back – you’re going to love it.


Tips for Safe Boating

Posted: July 10, 2014

As summer really kicks into high gear, we wanted to offer a few reminders to make sure you soak up every moment of summer as safely as possible.

No matter how many years you’ve been around boats, people who fish from boats have one of the highest boat fatality rates. More die from falling off boats 16′ and smaller, and most boats are anchored at the time.

• Be weather wise. Sudden wind shifts, lightning flashes and choppy water all can mean a storm is brewing. Bring a portable radio to regularly check weather reports.
• Bring extra gear you may need. A flashlight, extra batteries, matches, a chart of where you are, flares, sun tan lotion, first aid kit, extra sunglasses. Put those that need to be protected in a watertight pouch or a container that floats.
• Tell someone where you’re going, who is with you, and how long you’ll be away. Then check your boat, equipment, boat balance, engine and fuel supply before leaving.
• Ventilate after fueling. Open hatches, run blower, and most important, carefully sniff for gasoline fumes in the fuel and engine areas before starting your engine.
• Stay dry and warm. Wear several layers of light clothing; bring rainproof covering. Never wear hip waders in a small boat. Keep fishing gear clean and well packed. A loose fish hook can cause a lot of pain and ruin a great outing. Bring an extra length of line to secure boat or equipment.
• When changing seats, stay low and near center line of small boat.
• Be ready for trouble when a powerboat passes you in a narrow channel. As the lead boat (which always has the right of way) stay on your side of the channel and maintain a steady speed so that the overtaking vessel can pass you safely. Use your radio to discuss this with the passing boat.
• Anchor from bow, not stern. Use anchor length at least five times longer than water depth.
• Take a safe boating course. As an extra benefit, you may earn lower boat insurance costs. (Find more information at

Barden’s Boat Yard is a proud member of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association. These Tips for Safe Boating for Fishermen, Hunters & Campers has been provided courtesy of the United Safe Boating Institute.

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Social Media

Posted: July 3, 2014

Hello All,

We have come to the point where we know we need to keep up with the ever changing times and we have decided to embrace the communication changes and technology and join the world of social media. We know many of you (our customers) are interacting with the world through facebook daily and we want to be a part of that. So two big changes happening here at Barden’s Boat Yard this July! We have joined facebook and we are starting a boat yard blog!

We will use this blog to keep you posted on local happenings, community events, boat yard news, seasonal updates, boating day trip ideas and some basic boating tips etc…

Please stay tuned for future posts!

Please visit our new facebook page and “like” it so you will get our updates and notifications. Since this is new to us, please share any feedback or suggestions and please share any photos you take out there on the water this summer! We would love to hear from you and see some fun boating pics!

Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

Thank You,

Barden’s Boat Yard Family


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