The governors of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut have recently announced that boatyards, marinas, and marine manufacturers can open specifically for personal use, as long as social distancing and sanitization protocols are adhered.

Chartered watercraft and rentals will not be allowed. Restaurant activity at these sites must be limited only to take-out or delivery, like anywhere else in the three states. This announcement aligns the policies of all three states for this type of service.

“We’ve committed to working with our regional partners throughout this crisis to align our policies when and where appropriate,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “A unified approach is the most effective way to alleviate confusion for the residents of our states during the ongoing public health emergency.”

“Throughout this pandemic, we’ve worked closely with our friends in neighboring states to implement a uniform regional approach to reducing the spread of the virus,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “Aligning our polices in this area is another example of that strong partnership, and will help ensure there is no confusion or ‘state shopping’ when it comes to marinas and boatyards.”

“Our states share workforces, resources, public transit, and we all have share a connection on the water,” said Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. “This is yet another example of how our states have shared interests, which is all the more reason to collaborate on these kinds of decisions. This decision provides uniformity across our marinas.”