NAUSET MARINE, INC.
A boat—like a home or car—is a major purchase that should only be made with the help of experienced professionals like those at Nauset Marine. With three locations in Pocasset, and two in Orleans, Nauset Marine has been assisting the Cape Cod boating community for over 50 years with reliable and trustworthy service.
By asking the right questions and working in tandem with customers, the sales staff is justifiably proud of their ability to find the best boat for each buyer. “You have to trust your broker and make sure they aren’t selling something you aren’t trying to buy,” says sales manager Doug Ewing. “We guide the buyer through a fair transaction and make sure things are being done by the book.”
In addition to their new and used boats, Nauset Marine is a custom builder of Downeast powerboats. Like a custom home, owners can build the boat how they want, inch by inch. From the initial inquiry, to the day the boat hits the water, Nauset Marine is there to facilitate the process and ensure total satisfaction. The whole process can take up to 12 months, so it’s best that owners begin thinking about and planning for their dream boat at least a year ahead.
For visitors and those on the fence about committing to boating, Nauset Marine has a fleet of Boston Whalers available for half- and full-day reservations. “Unless you’re fully committed to owning a boat, and you want to make it a part of your lifestyle, renting is a great way to see if you really like it,” advises Ewing.
From the dedicated sales team and seasoned technicians, each of Nauset Marine’s nearly 50 employees have rightfully earned the company a reputation as of one Cape Cod’s leading and most respected marine facilities.
RYAN & DARCEY HEWSON / MOCEAN
It’s been over a decade since Ryan Hewson abandoned the suit-and-tie world and opened MOCEAN, located in Mashpee Commons, alongside his wife, Darcey, and their two children, Madilynn and Bailey. Today, MOCEAN has grown to become one of Cape Cod’s top outdoor retailers. “We sell the stuff you want to live in, and give away the lifestyle you want to live,” says Hewson. “We’re all about spreading Cape Cod Aloha.”
Part of MOCEAN’s growth has been due to the tremendous rise in the popularity of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and MOCEAN’s ability to cater to the Cape’s growing demand for the sport. As more and more cars head to the water with SUPs strapped to the roof, paddlers are finding more ways to incorporate the sport into other activities like fishing, touring/distance paddling, surfing, racing, and yoga.
For those new to paddleboarding, MOCEAN offers one of the largest rental services and lesson programs on the Upper Cape. Rentals are offered on daily, weekend, and weekly basis, and individual and group lessons are offered throughout the week. (MOCEAN’s instructors can also make custom trips to your favorite beach.) MOCEAN is also the official provider of SUP rentals and instruction for New Seabury. Beginning this year, MOCEAN brings rentals, lessons, and summer SUP camps to Snake Pond in Sandwich.
In addition to SUP, MOCEAN has deep roots in the surf culture and the outdoors. Its Mashpee Commons headquarters has a stand-out collection of swimwear, sandals and summer footwear, wet suits, beach toys, boogie boards, longboards, and beach cruisers. As the business continues to grow, the Hewson family has one aim in mind: to serve the community in which they live and spread the aloha.
BECKY FINN / PICNIC FASHION
Get away from the dinner table this summer and take your family—and your meal—to the beach. Picnic Fashion of Chatham provides everything you need to experience dining on the Cape in a whole new way, from collapsible baskets to luxury picnic trolleys—even a tote designed especially for wine and cheese.
Picnic Fashion offers a variety of picnic-ware that makes it easy to take your favorite meals on the go. “The ability to entertain outdoors and to be in a different venue than your home makes it very exciting,” says owner Becky Finn. “Packing a lunch, getting on the boat, and unpacking on the beach takes a little work but it allows you to really reflect your personality outside of the home.”
Sturdy melamine “paper” goods are easy to transport and easy to clean, providing the ease and classic look of paper plates without the inconvenient pile of trash afterwards. And after your meal, there’s no need to skip ice cream for dessert: The “ice cream chiller” by Zak Designs will keep a pint of your favorite flavor at the perfect temperature until you’re ready to indulge. If you’re looking to spend a unique and romantic night with a loved one, Picnic Fashion has all the trappings you’ll need to create a charming picnic date night. From candlesticks to beautiful yet durable wine glasses, you will find everything you need for an elegant, outdoor dining experience.
Be sure to stop by Picnic Fashion to pick up the essentials for an unforgettable Cape Cod picnic experience, and take full advantage of the summer sun and ocean breezes while you can. With so many enticing destinations, who wants to waste even a moment of these precious months inside?
PEASE BROTHERS / PEASE BOAT WORKS
Few nautical businesses on the Cape and Islands offer a spectrum of services like those provided by Pease Boat Works & Marine Railway in Chatham. Perched on Mill Pond—with quick access to Stage Harbor and Nantucket Sound—these expert craftsmen handle all aspects of boat upkeep and construction, from restoration and repairs to handcrafting custom boats.
Going custom is one of the best luxuries a boat owner can afford. Working with Pease Boat Works means boaters can build the vessel of their dreams or commission a proven design to be built using modern wooden boat construction methods. All boats are built using high-quality woods, like cedar and teak, and fastenings and hardware are made of noble metals such as bronze. “Because these materials have passed the test of time, the boats are always repairable, and float through the seas like no other material,” says owner Mike Pease.
A unique feature at Pease Boat Works is their marine railway, which is key for getting larger vessels in and out of the water without leaving the cradle for service. Capable of hauling vessels with drafts up eight and a half feet, casual visitors standing on the beach next to the railway to Pease Boat Works may by chance see some pretty interesting vessels on the railway receiving various services.
Pease Boat Works’ Stage Harbor location makes it one of the most storm-friendly boatyards on the Lower Cape. A mooring at Pease Boat Works means easy access to all the local waterways, and from the boatyard it’s just a quick stroll from the water to downtown Chatham. Combining an enviable place on the waterfront with a talented and experienced crew, Pease Boat Works & Marine Railway is a boater’s haven.