Welcome to the Newport Mooring Association

Our Mission

The mission of the Newport Mooring Association is to be vigilant in protecting and promoting the rights and interests of owners of mooring permits in Newport Harbor. The moorings have a long history of contributing to the success and ambiance of our unique harbor and they bring an affordable option to boatowners wishing to berth a vessel in Newport Harbor. The Newport Mooring Association is steadfast in the belief that affordable and responsible ownership as mooring permittees, with rights to transfer the permit, is the only way to ensure affordable access to boating in Newport Harbor.

Our Activities

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The Newport Mooring Association monitors the following activities:

  • City Council legislation
  • Code enforcement
  • Harbor Commission activities
  • State initiatives
  • Changes to the environment

Recent Accomplishments

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The Newport Mooring Association was directly responsible for:

  • Reduction of mooring fees from $55 per linear foot to $35 per linear foot
  • Reinstatement of mooring transferability
  • Transparency of mooring availability through the City's website


Key 2019 Initiatives

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  • Participate in the City Reorganization and Development of the new Harbor Department
  • Monitor New Code Enforcement Activities
  • Monitor Sea Lion Abatement
  • Improve Mooring Accessibility
  • Increase paid membership and membership involvement 

Board Members

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Byron Grams - President & Man On The Water

Wayne Chase - Treasurer

Eric Conard - Newsletter

Megan Delaney - Vice President & Community Outreach

Carter Ford - Community Outreach

John Fradkin  - Sea Lion Abatement

Dan Gribble - Newsletter

George Hylkema - Mooring Accessibility

Eric Langenbach - Technical Advisor

Chuck South - Technical Advisor