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A Destination All Its Own
Enjoy swimming at a mile-long white sand beach. You’ll find provisions and discover unique clothing, artwork and gifts in our shops and chandlery. Savor sunset over drinks and the daily catch at the Chart Room Restaurant.
A Full Service Marina & Boatyard
KYC offers gas and diesel; engine repairs, maintenance and repowering; complete repair and maintenance services; haul out up to 60 tons; electronics sales and service; mobile marine services and over-the-road boat hauling. Our dealership, Buzzards Bay Yacht Sales, features new boats by Everglades, Steiger Craft, Invincible and Yellowfin, and an active power yacht brokerage.
Been to Kingman before? We’ve got a page just for you, with all of the most important information our frequent guests need at hand, including our calendar of events, dockage & storage forms, and hurricane plans.
If you are staying at Kingman for your first time or just visit us a little less frequently, welcome (or welcome back)! We’ve put together some resources that are handy for our visitors who aren’t as familiar with all we have to offer.
Since 1932... Brand New Every Day!
All of this is sited on beautifully maintained grounds with immaculate facilities, amidst an ever-changing array of events and activities. We’re locally, family-owned and operated, and take real pride in making you feel as welcome here as you would be in our homes.
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Them Red Brook boys ‘got an odd tradition
When the sun starts gettin’ to a summer-like position,
They build a little fire down along the docks,
They doff their shoes and they burn their winter socks.
Yes, they burn their socks at the marina docks;
You might think that’s peculiar, but I think it’s not,
See, they’re the same socks they put on last fall,
And they never took ’em off to wash ’em, not at all . . .
So they burn their socks at the marina docks
In a little ol’ fire burning nice and hot.
Some think incineration is the only solution,
‘Cause washin’ ’em contributes to Red Brook’s pollution.
Through the spring and the summer and into the fall,
They go around not wearin’ any socks at all,
Just stinky bare feet stuck in old deck shoes,
Whether out on the water or sippin’ on a brew.
So if you sail into the Harbor on the 29th of May,
And it smells like Limburger sautéed with old hay,
You’ll know you’re downwind of the Kingman docks
Where they’re celebrating summer by burning their socks.
We’ll raise the flags and sing the National Anthem at 5:00. Sock burning thereafter. The first 25 people to burn a pair of their winter socks will receive a free hat (one per family)
Officers of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer free, voluntary Vessel Safety Checks at Kingman Yacht Center on Friday 6/3 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and on Saturday 6/4 from 8:00am until 5:00pm. They’ll check to make sure that your boat has all required safety equipment aboard, and boats that pass will get a sticker to tell authorities that you are in compliance with maritime laws and regulations.
Sign up at the Kingman Dockhouse, or by phone at 508/563-7136 x100.
Cruising is so much more fun as a group!
Our first KYC Kruise of the season will be a two-night trip to Nantucket over the weekend of June 10th. We will be traveling to the Nantucket Boat Basin, taking advantage of their special early-season discounted rate of only $2.50/foot (75% off their normal rate). Scheduled activities include a cocktail reception on Friday night at the “famed” Waterfront Slip 14 and a Saturday afternoon tour of the Cisco Brewery.
There is still time to join the 8 Kingman boats that are booked for the Kruise. You can make reservations on Dockwa.
Please reach out to your Rear Commodore (Jerry Murphy) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or to let us know once you’ve made your reservation.