The Winthrop Harbormaster Department offers free pump-out services to all recreational boaters in Winthrop Harbor. The department manages both a self serve pump-out station located at the Winthrop Town Landing and a pump-out boat.
To reach the pump-out boat call (617) 207-9092 or hail "Winthrop Pumpout" on VHF Ch. 06. Please DO NOT hail for pumpouts on VHF 16.
Self Serve Pump-out Station
The self serve station is located at the bottom of the gangway in the marina at the Winthrop Public Landing. Those wishing to dock and pump-out should contact the harbormaster office prior. It is best to dock on the outside of the marina (between the marina and the main pier). The pump-out hose and fittings are inside the white dockbox and the on/ off switch is directly across the dock. Please be courteous when docking and using the pump-out station as there are marina members who rent slips in the marina for the season.
The pump-out boat is available upon request during it's operational hours of 10am to 2pm daily. The pump-out boat will come to any Winthrop yacht club, marina or mooring. Boats not docked or on a mooring can not be pumped out. When requesting a pump-out, the boat owner or their representitive must be on board at the time of service. The pump-out hose and fitting must be attached to the waste nozzle by the boat owner or their representive. The pump-out boat operator will supply you with the hose and fitting. During busy times, a list of boats may be established and there may be a wait for service depending on demand.
For a complete listing of all pump-out stations in Massachusetts please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/czm/program-areas/coastal-water-quality/clean-boating/pumpout-list.html