Boats in Boston Harbor This page was last updated in October, 2013.
  I ride through Boston Harbor every day in a commuter boat to get to work, and in summer 2008 I started taking photos on my cellphone of the boats I see. Many of these are large luxury motor yachts. Whenever I see a new boat I Google its name and try to find out more about it. The builder of the boat is usually easily obtainable but not the owner.
  • Aurora and Asteria (formerly Nora Vittoria) are commuter boats I ride to work
  • Salacia is the Provincetown ferry in the summer that is used as a commuter boat in the off season (my Salacia interior photos)
  • The Winthrop Ferry (Anna) used to be named The Gracious Lady and was the first commuter boat I took from Hingham back in the early 80's
  • Majestic Princess was formerly a commuter boat and is now a private charter yacht berthed at Rowes Wharf
  • Odyssey and Freedom are Boston Harbor excursion boats
  • Iroquois, owned by John Henry (principle owner of the Boston Red Sox), is docked at Rowes Wharf in the Boston boating season
  • My Shanti, at 211 feet, ranks in the World's 100 Largest Yachts
  • Aviva is so large (223 ft) it was difficult to get it all in the picture
  • Lady Christine (not to be confused with Lady Christina) has a helicopter on it
  • Star Ship, a charter yacht, also has a helicopter on it
  • Turanor PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat in the world that can reach speeds of up to 14 knots
  • Water taxis are available for trips around the harbor or to the airport
These are the boats I see around the harbor (click any photo to enlarge and start a slideshow at that point)

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