Newsletter Archive List

Scuttlebutt is the weekly email newsletter of Kingman Yacht Center. It’s one of the best ways to keep up with news and events happening at the Marina and in the Kingman community. Below is a list of our past newsletters, but if you’d like to be included in all the new ones, sign up using the form field below!

Past Newsletters


  • Thank You for Your Attitude that the Customer Comes First…

    Over the past few weeks, I have been working with Chris Gagne on a maintenance question. The manufacturer’s recommendations were not clear, and Chris needed to do some work to find the right answer. He consulted with your recently hired Yamaha expert, and together both of them told me that it would not be necessary to perform the maintenance at this time. I very much appreciated the straight answer.

    I realize the difficult position that a service manager can be in, torn between producing revenue for the employer and their obligation to the customer. Clearly, Chris made the right call in this situation. It is a tribute to Chris, and to you, for fostering the attitude that the customer comes first.

    – Frank F.
  • Great Marina in Well-Protected Harbor

    Kingman Marina offers transient moorings in a well protected harbor with free launch service at $50/night. The marina has a ships store, restaurant (The Chart Room) and fuel dock. Great harbor for cruising around in your inflatable and enjoying the great beaches.

    – EGOB via 8/15
  • Very Nice Marina…

    Restaurant on premise, but pretty far from everything else. No shuttle service. Two lane road was not good for walking to any other restaurants or provisioning. Staff very good. Excellent ships store and repair facility. Nice beach for dinghy exploration.

    – Arther A. via 7/15
  • The perfect stop on the way north or south…

    Vacation report…we came down the CC Canal and took the north channel around the Bassetts Island with absolutely no problem at all (except all those sailing school people who thought we could dodge the Optimist Prams with our Sabreline 36 in a severe fog…good thing we sailed for 30 years before switching over to the “dark side” and could predict their random actions). We were on the Kingman’s face dock for a couple of days last week and had a great time at the Chart Room and also we walked into town to the Pocasset Corner Cafe, plus the hardware store and all the other high points in town.
    The cruising guides describe Kingman’s as a place to do nothing at all, and that is right on! We were so lazy we didn’t even launch the dink and motor over to the island for a day at the beach!!!

    – sblunden via The Hull Truth