After overseeing the removal of more than 8 million cubic yards of household and vegetative debris and sand from the streets, the State of New Jersey has initiated an intensive effort to remove Superstorm Sandy debris from our tidal waterways. The State hired three contractors with experience in disaster recovery, debris removal, vessel salvage and coastal restoration. They will remove debris including cars, buildings, docks, boardwalks, abandoned vessels, pilings, household items, trees, accumulated sand and many other materials from coastal and tidal waterways from Bergen County to Cape May and up the Delaware Bay to the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Salem County. The affected waters of the State have been divided into 11 zones (map: www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/docs/waterway-debris-mgt-zones.pdf ), and each contractor has been assigned to zones for debris removal. The State also hired a Project Manager to ensure that the debris removal work is on schedule, in compliance with laws and consistent with FEMA reimbursement requirements. The State is seeking Public Assistance Grants from FEMA to fund the waterway debris removal project.
NJDEP Press Release regarding the Boating and Fishing Season.
Boats & Personal Water Craft on Barnegat Bay
If you are operating a personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, etc.), or a power vessel on the waters of the State of New Jersey you are required to possess a New Jersey boat safety certificate.
Out-of-state residents are not exempt from the education requirement listed above; however, the law states that an out-of-State resident who is at least 16 years of age and who will be in this State for less than 90 days may operate a power vessel on the waters of the State of New Jersey if they possess a boat safety certificate issued by their state of residence, or if they possess written proof of successful completion of a boat safety course approved by another state, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators(N.A.S.B.L.A.) or the United States Coast Guard.
No Wake Zones
"No wake" is defined as "The slowest possible speed required in order to maintain steerage and headway."
In New Jersey, it is unlawful to operate any vessel or personal watercraft (PWC) at greater than "no wake" speed when within 200 feet or less of docks, marinas, piers, or wharfs. Vessel operators are responsible for any property damage caused by their vessels wake. Remember to obey No Wake Zones in and out of the Borough lagoons and surrounding bay front areas.
Pump Out Boats
The pump out boats typically operate Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. The boats are in service Friday through Monday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and can be contacted on the Marine VHF Radio Channel 9 by identifying the boat, its location and service requested. The boats are also in operation on holidays and special events. There is no charge for the service.
The pump-out boats usually develop a routine schedule and sometimes pump-outs can be reserved in advance.
Borough Boat Ramp
Located at the base of the bridge to West Point Island
Bay Boulevard & New Brunswick Avenues
Gps 39.968195, -74.075333
Picture Taken 4/5/12
Ramp is Concrete
Prior to Purchasing Permit Check That Ramp Is Adequate For Your Needs!
A separate sticker is required for any motor drawn vehicle or trailer parked in any of the Municipal parking lots on the bay front and allows use of the municipal boat ramp. Trailer Stickers are $50.00 and are to be permanently affixed. Stickers are available at the Beach Badge Office. 732-793-2111
Memorial Day Weekend Through Labor Day Weekend Trailer stickers are required.
Commercial Trailer Stickers are available for $100.00 and are required all year.
other boat ramps in the state
Please Note The Number for Lavallette Ramp Listed Incorrectly In Above PDF.
The phone number for the boat ramp is the beach badge office number 732-793-2111
Lavallette Yacht Club
Lavallette Yacht Club
PO Box 321
Lavallette NJ 08735
NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE AVAILABLE FOR NEW JERSEY BOATERS
LAUNCHED BY NEW JERSEY CLEAN VESSEL ACT PARTNERS
Boaters across New Jersey will have easier
access to information about best boating practices, fishing
regulations and other vital and helpful facts through NJBoating.org,
a new website launched by members of the New Jersey's Clean Vessel
Act Program, which includes the Department of Environmental
NJBoating.org is a comprehensive, easy- to-use, interactive website that links visitors to a wealth of New Jersey boating information. The site contains extensive information about the New Jersey CVA Program, including pumpout station locations -- contact information, water depth at pumpout sites and GPS coordinates -- as well as additional information to assist boaters, such as locations and availability of public boat ramps, best boating practices and state fishing regulations. Visit www.NJBoating.org
To access the green boating component of Governor's Christie's Comprehensive 10-Point Barnegat Bay Plan, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/barnegatbay/plan-watercraft.htm