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If you’re one of our many seasonal customers or have experienced Kingman Yacht Center before, you’re in the right place. We’ve assembled some of our most sought-after resources for our regular customers, including Dockage and Storage contracts and forms, our calendar of events and hurricane readiness plans.

Strategically placed in the northeast corner of Buzzards Bay, Kingman Yacht Center is a gem in the realm of full service marinas. For seasonal and transient boaters alike, Kingman’s offerings are unsurpassed in in an area that is known for well-established boating facilities. From their modern, professionally manned service department to their beautiful competently staffed marina, there is no better place to spend the season or stop for a day than Kingman.

Forms and Important Info

Dockage & Storage Forms

Planning on staying with Kingman for the season, or storing your boat for an extended period? You’ll find our rates, requirements and contracts here.

Hurricane Plans

Each hurricane season we all hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Kingman has a complete set of hurricane readiness plans. You can find them here. 

Weather and Tides

Knowing what weather and tides to expect is essential to enjoying your time on the water. From today’s forecast through the next five days, plus accurate tidal information, we’ve got the data you need.

Recent Blog & News Posts

Our Favorite Destinations: Quissett Harbor

Twelve miles SSW of Kingman Yacht Center, the last harbor to port as you approach the Buzzards Bay entrance to Woods Hole Passage is as if you had painted an image of the ideal New England harbor from your imagination. A pastoral setting …

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Paddlers – Please Use a Vessel ID Sticker

Every year we hear of a search and rescue operation that’s initiated by the discovery of a kayak, rowboat or canoe found drifting with no boater in sight. Maybe someone is in the water, maybe they are stranded somewhere, or maybe the boat slipped off o …

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Why In the World Would I Join a Yacht Club?

‘Most everyone is busier today than they were last year, or they were the year they first got into boating.  Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to enjoy your boat at all.  So, why would you want to add the activities of a yacht club members …

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Enjoy Your Stay!

Kingman Yacht Club

The social arm of Kingman Yacht Center, the Yacht Club plans and implements activities designed to enhance the boating experience of its members. Yacht Club Full Members have an advisory role in the planning and design of KYC affairs, and member committees have the financial and personnel backing of Kingman Yacht Club, LLC.

Scuttlebutt Archive

Scuttlebutt is Kingman Yacht Center’s email newsletter. Sent semi-regularly, it’s a great way to stay abreast of events and news items passing through the marina. Have a thumb through our archive of newsletters or sign up and get the newest delivered straight to your inbox!

Event Calendar
Kingman Yacht Club’s Flag Raising and Open House @ KYC Clubhouse
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kingman Yacht Club's Flag Raising and Open House @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

It’s opening day for a season chocked full of events, trips and activities. Join us as we hoist the colors and raise our glasses to summer. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to find out why more than 120 families have joined KYC as full members.

Free Admission. Complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Come as you are.

The 12th Annual In-Shore Fishing Tournament @ Kingman Dock House
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 12th Annual “Get Out On Your Boat and Fish for Fun, Prizes and Bragging Rights” Tournament – right in the heart of the best black sea bass fishery in the world! This year, we’re teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable housing on Cape Cod.

Register your boat at the Kingman Dockhouse before setting out to fish. Registration fee is $50 per boat to enter the tournament., and an optional $50 per boat to register for Habitat’s  “Hook for Homes Derby.” Participants may register in advance at (508) 563-7136 X101 so they don’t have to set out from Kingman Yacht Center on 6/2. Derby packages will be available to all boats at the weigh in so they can keep the fun going for the rest of the month.

$10 from every boat registered in the tournament will be donated to Habitat Cape Cod. The remaining $40 per boat will be presented as prizes to winners in each of 2 categories: the largest striped bass and the largest string of 3 black sea bass. Prize purse will be based upon number of boats participating in the tournament.

There are no boundaries for the fishing area but all boats MUST be in the weigh-in area at the Fuel Dock at Kingman Yacht Center by 3:00PM sharp. Contestants will be urged to keep only those tournament fish that they will weigh in and take home. The continuing Derby is catch and release.

Good luck and good fishing!

KYC Team Trivia Night @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
KYC Team Trivia Night @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

A favorite in the finest bars and watering holes everywhere – Team Trivia comes to KYC! Bring your own team, bring your “A” games, BYOB.

Free Vessel Safety Checks @ Kingman Docks & Mooring Field
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free Vessel Safety Checks @ Kingman Docks & Mooring Field | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

Representatives from the USCG Auxiliary will be on hand to provide free, voluntary vessel safety checks.  Make sure that your boat has all required equipment on board – for the safety of you and your crew, and to be compliant with Federal and State laws.

Boats that pass inspection will be given a Vessel Safety Check sticker that tells authorities you recently complied with all regulations.

Sign up at the table in the main parking area on Saturday morning.

First Aid for Boaters @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm
First Aid for Boaters @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States


When someone is taken ill or injured on board, knowing how to respond may be the difference between a healthy recovery or much worse.  This class will teach you how to deal with things like broken bones, head injuries, choking, hypothermia, etc. that might occur when help is not immediately available. We’ll learn when we have to call for help, and how to best to stabilize a patient until assistance arrives.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Sunday Brunch @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am
Sunday Brunch @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

Every year, this is one of our most popular events.  Breakfast with all the fixin’s on the deck overlooking the harbor.  A perfect morning!

The Club will take care of the coffee, scrambled eggs and bacon. It would be great if you’d bring a breakfast dish to share. Any questions, just ask Ellen Sullivan.

See you there!

KYC Cruise to Edgartown @ Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Jul 4 – Jul 8 all-day
KYC Cruise to Edgartown @ Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard | Massachusetts | United States

One of our most popular events of the summer is always the annual KYC cruise to Edgartown over the July 4th weekend. With this year’s Wednesday holiday, many of the KYC boats will be going for 4 or 5 days. You can stay as long as you like!  Mooring reservations for Edgartown Harbor open at 8:00AM on Thursday, March 1st, only on  Dockage reservations open at 10:00AM on February 15th, also on

Activities in Edgartown this year will include dinghy trips to Chappaquiddick Island / Cape Poge Bay, parade viewing at the  Harbor View Hotel, and a fireworks party on the night of the 4th.. Please contact Jerry Murphy at with any further questions and to confirm your arrival date and Edgartown location (slip, mooring or anchoring).

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