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


  • A Great Place to Wait for the Canal Current…

    The channel on the way in looks tight, but it’s pretty easy to navigate and we carried 6.5ft draft in at mid-tide easily. Never saw less than 10ft, often more.

    People are great, easy fuel dock and the restaurant, The Chart Room, has decent food and nice atmosphere.

    – SSR via
  • Dock n’ Dine at the Chart Room

    Thank you to New England Boating for their review of our very own Chart Room restaurant – a New England favorite for 44 years!

    You can read what they had to say HERE:

    – New England Boating
  • “Great Staff – Helped Me in 911”

    Unfortunately/embarassingly i have to share this experience. Recently I tied up at a mooring and got transported in for lunch at the Chart Room. After the meal we were transported back to the mooring. The young lady asked what mooring and I said U16 and she said we are here – but no boat. We looked to the right and about 400 yards away my boat was helplessly drifting away. She immediately called into home base at Kingman and requested another boat, since her launch couldn’t sail across the apparent shallow water afar. Within minutes, two young men in a boat bee-lined to my boat, secured it and brought it back safely to the mooring.

    The coolness, coordination of efforts and a happy ending must be shared by all of those involved here. The boat wasn’t secured enough to the mooring, my fault. Disasaster was averted by this obvious well trained staff. Thank goodness, the boat didn’t hit any other boat, rocks, wall, etc…..the stars lined up for this runaway boat of 22 feet. What clearly could have been a monumental disaster was quickly taken care of by the staff. Kudos to the Kingman staff.

    – Glen Hannington via
  • 5 Stars!

    The Kingman Marina is one of the best in Buzzards Bay. This a great harbor to stay in prior to going through the Cape Cod canal. There are 2 ways into the harbor, one from the north and one from the south. The way in from the north is a bit longer but the preferred way. Keep your eyes on the depth sounder and don’t cut any marks or you will surely run aground. Fortunately the bottom is mostly sand. Friendly, helpful staff. In 2016 Moorings cost $50 /night which includes launch service which runs until 9 pm on week days and 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. There is a full service boatyard which can perform almost any type of repairs.There is a great restaurant called The Chart Room. Good food & fair prices. Friday and Saturday night be prepared to wait for a table. It gets very crowded.

    – Tony Smith via Waterway Guide, 1/17