500,000 Reasons to Long-Term-Lease Your Slip

More than 500,000 new boats have been sold in the U.S. Each year since 2000. The number of new boat slips created is a tiny fraction of that amount. As demand for dockage grows – particularly at premium marinas – DOCKOMINIUM ownership is an attractive option to insure against rising slip rates and limited availability.

A dockominium is the water-based version of a condominium. Rather than owning an apartment in a building, the owner has the remainder of a 99-year lease of a boat slip in our marina. In addition to the exclusive right to use the boat slip, dockominium owners may use the common areas of the marina, much as one would have the right to use the common areas in a residential condominium development. The owner may occupy or rent the slip, or sell interest in the lease at any time.

The marina manages the common areas and provides all required services such as maintenance, security, insurance, administration, legal, brokerage and property management of the dockominium facility. Owners pay an annual fee to cover their share of those expenses.

Dockominium ownership assures that you’ll always have a place to keep your boat at one of New England’s premier marinas, free from worries over dockage rates and availability of slips.

Dockominiums at Kingman Yacht Center start at around $85,000. Slips suitable for a range of boat sizes are available. To learn more, email John Burman or Jeff Pimentel, or call 508-563-7136.


  • You Really Do Get What You Pay For….

    I’m a seasonal renter here. I’ve learned over many years and many different marinas that prices and service levels vary wildly. And, service is not always in line with the price. But, at Kingman’s it really is. Everything is pretty high-end here. The professional staff, the well-maintained facility, the restaurant and tiny shops. Over time I’ve learned that I can trust these people to do what they say and help when asked.

    Also, given a few comments below I feel the need to comment on the quality of the work from the yard. It is simply the best I have come across in two decades of cruising New England. Yes, it is going to be pricey as they don’t give anybody a ‘deal.’ But, the work gets done right (every time -no kidding). My 1997 Hunter has had its share of issues. Once the staff at Kingman spends time on it, what was broken stays fixed. That’s something that I can’t say of most of the other yards I’ve dealt with.

    – Glenn Dill via ActiveCaptain.com 7/14