134' or 40.6M (At normal water levels) 132 ft of air draft gives the minimum vertical clearance of 2 ft at any stage of tide, which is required to pass under all bridges on the Hudson River.Calculating Air Draft
Maximum Draft - 30'FW Vessels transiting the Upper Hudson River with drafts of 27' to 30'must be set up for the correct stage of the rising tide. Daylight transits only north of Kingston.
Maximum Draft - 33' FW Vessels transiting the Lower Hudson River with drafts of 31' to 33' must be set up for the correct stage of the rising tide. Vessels with a draft of 31' or less may transit the Lower River any time.
All vessel draft information is subject to existing weather and river conditions at the time of transit. The various docks and types of vessels calling to the Hudson River have different criteria in regards to tug assistance and time of arrival or departure due to tide and current. Please call our Dispatcher to be put in contact with a Hudson River Pilot for assistance in setting river transits and questions to specific jobs. Hudson River Pilots - (718) 815-4316
Launch service for vessels, which do not require pilotage service, in the vicinity of the the Hyde Park (Norrie Point) Pilot Station and Yonkers Pilot Station is available to customers by contacting HRPA dispatch at: (718) 815-4316 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. As much notice as possible is needed for services to and from a vessel such as crew change, mechanical needs, and stores runs.
|Rates:||Yonkers, NY||Hyde Park, NY|
|First 2 Hours:||$350.00||$350.00|
|Hourly rate after||+ $100.00||+ $100.00|
When requesting such service from Hudson River Dispatch please have the following information: Arrival time to the Pilot Stations, number of personal needing launch service, Vessel name, point of contact phone number, Company Billing address, and purchase order number (if needed). Prior to boarding the launch boat, personal will need to read and sign the hold harmless agreement provided by the launch operator or available here: (Norrie Point PB Flynn, Yonkers PB Trenton) Note: There is no long term parking at the pilot stations.
The Hudson River Pilots, as required by state navigation law, provide pilotage for foreign (or enrolled) yachts from Yonkers, NY up to Federal Lock, Troy, NY. A number of marinas and docks are available, which can accommodate yachts up to 200 feet in length, located in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Catskill and Albany.Pilotage Requirementsfor Yachts
In August 2011, many foreign and U.S. flagged yachts seeking shelter from Hurricane Irene came to the Hudson River. These yachts safely moored at commercial docks in the Port of Albany, marinas, or anchored at various locations throughout the river to ride out the damaging storm. On the right is amateur footage of vessels docked in the Port of Albany before the arrival of Hurricane Irene.