About the Harbormaster

The Harbormaster works under the direction of the Police Department and enforces the Kennebunk River Ordinance and the laws of the State of Maine that pertain to water safety. The Harbormaster is responsible for maintaining the mooring registration list, mooring waiting list, mooring assignments, and mooring inspections. The Harbormaster works in conjunction with the  Kennebunk River Committee.

2024 Mooring Registration and Inspection Forms

View the 2024 Mooring Registration Form

View the 2024 Mooring Inspection Form

View the 2024 Mooring Inspector Form

View the 2024 Mooring Tackle Documentation Form

View the 2024 Mooring Tackle Guidelines


Permanent moorings are by assignment only. Assignment is determined from the current Waiting List. The waiting list is maintained annually at a cost of $15 per registrant. To apply for a position on the waiting list, please fill out the Waiting List Application (PDF).   

View the 2023 Recreation Mooring Wait List 

View the Commercial Mooring Wait List

View a list of Mooring Inspection Contractors (PDF).

Transient Moorings

A transient mooring rental is available on a first come, first served basis. The fee is $25 per night, with a maximum of three (3) nights, 34 foot vessel length maximum. Please use this link to reserve and pay for use of transient moorings in the Kennebunk River. FMI, call the Harbormaster at (207) 205-0991.

Pay for your Mooring

To view and pay for your current mooring, please use your login link provided or request a login link by using your email address on file.  FMI, call the Harbormaster at (207) 205-0991.

Anchorage Outside Kennebunk River

For those vessels visiting the Kennebunks that are too large to enter the river, the preferred area for safe anchorage is broadly defined by the following sets of coordinates:

43-20.56’N ... 70-28.84’W
43-20.38’N ... 70-28.88’W

Anywhere within a few hundred feet radius of either location will offer 20+ feet of water at MLW, places you outside lobster gear, and will offer swing distances of over 500’.

FMI, visit to the USACE charts  or contact the Harbormaster.