Pollution Prevention

Sunset Harbor Marina subscribes to and enforces pollution prevention procedures.  For the privilege of performing work on their boat at our facility, boat owners agree that it is their responsibility to comply with, at a minimum, the following practices:



A.     REPAIRS AND SERVICE (hull & engine, painting, cleaning, washing, sanding, scraping, etc)

    1. Work on hulls and engines only in designated areas or use portable containments enclosures with approval of marina.
    2. Use tarps and vacuums to collect solid waste produced by cleaning and repair operations.
    3. Boat bottom cleaning, sanding, scraping, and painting may only be performed by marina staff.
    4. Conduct all spray painting within an enclosed booth or under tarps.
    5. Use non-toxic, biodegradable solvents.
    6. Capture debris from boat washing and use only minimal amounts of phosphate-free, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaners.
    7. Use drip pans for any oil transfers, grease operations, and when servicing I/Os and outboard motors.
    8. Obtain management approval before commencing any repair which will open the hull. Clean and pump bilges free of contaminated materials before and after repairs which open the hull.
    9. Use spill proof oil change equipment.


    1. Non-toxic residue of any sanding, scraping and grinding of areas other than boat bottom, which is prohibited by boat owners, must be bagged and disposed of in regular trash.
    2. Toxic and non-environmentally safe solvents and cleaning liquids: dispose of with licensed agency.


    1. Fueling from portable containers is prohibited on marina premises.


    1. Recycle used oil, oil filters, and anti-freeze in proper containers.
    2. Add a stabilizer to fuel tank in the fall or an octane booster to stale fuel in the spring. Use the fuel or bring it to a household hazardous waste collection site.
    3. Absorbent materials soaked with oil or diesel fuel: drain liquid and dispose of in used oil recycling container; double bag absorbent material in plastic and dispose of in regular trash.
    4. Absorbent materials soaked with gasoline (flammable): air dry and reuse.
    5. Bioremediating absorbent products: dispose of in regular trash as long as no liquid is dripping. Do not seal in plastic.
    6. Oil filters: drain and recycle the oil; recycle the filter or double bag and put in regular trash.


    1. Maintain oil absorbent pads in bilge. Inspect no less than annually.
    2. Do not discharge bilge water if there is a sheen to it.
    3. Use only low-toxic or non-toxic antifreeze (propylene glycol). Recycle used antifreeze.


    1. Never discharge raw sewage within Maryland waters.
    2. If you have an installed toilet, it must be an approved Marine Sanitation Device (MSD).
    3. Do not discharge Type I or Type II marine sanitation devised within the marina area.
    4. Use marina’s restroom facilities when at slip.
    5. Do not empty portable toilets overboard or in marina’s restroom: use proper marina dump facility or take home.
    6. Do not discharge holding tanks overboard: use proper pumpout facility.
    7. If you must use a holding tank additive, avoid products that contain quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), formalin, phenal derivatives or chlorine bleach.


    1. Fish may not be cleaned on marina premises. Marina does not have an approved fish cleaning station.
    2. Pet waste must be picked up, double-bagged, and disposed of in trash.


    1. Recycle lead batteries in marina’s designated area.
    2. Place trash in dumpster.
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Featured Amenities

  • Card-access gated entry
  • Picnic tables and grills
  • Free holding tank pump-outs
  • Air conditioned restrooms and shower
  • Convenient parking
  • Discount marine store
  • Certified Mercruiser and Volvo service
  • WIFI access
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Marina Weather

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Thursday 06/29 0%
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Considerable clouds this morning. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 88F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
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Friday 06/30 10%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 91F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
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Saturday 07/01 20%
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Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.