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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

Springtime Boating – Dress for the Water Not the Weather

Have you ever heard about the “Rule of 50.”  It says that “The average 50 year-old adult stands a 50 per cent chance of surviving a 50-yard swim in 50-degree water.” Warmer weather is on the way, and it will lure many of us back onto the water in …

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The Nautical Roots of Common Expressions

We use them virtually every day. But how many of us know that the origins of many common expressions date back to our nautical heritage? Here are some of our favorites: Bottoms Up This came from an era when English sailors could often be tricked into j …

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Wear Your Lanyard! It’s Now the Law.

NEWS From BoatUS New Boat Engine Cutoff Switch Law Goes Into Effect April 1 Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements f …

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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 every Tuesday, 50 weeks a year, 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
Chart Room Opening @ Chart Room Restaurant
May 13 @ 11:30 am
Chart Room Opening @ Chart Room Restaurant | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

The unofficial start of summer is here! 

Free Vessel Safety Checks
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm
Free Vessel Safety Checks

A officer of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer free, voluntary Vessel Safety Checks at Kingman Yacht Center on Friday 6/19 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and on Saturday 6/20 from 8:00am until 5:00pm. He’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.

The inspector will wear a mask and gloves and will not handle any of the boat’s equipment.


Information For Yachtsmen: Free Saturday Seminars
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Information For Yachtsmen: Free Saturday Seminars @ Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

We’ll be bringing in speakers on a variety of topics for informal talks under the tent at the Chart Room.

Stay tuned for details.


KYC Paint & Wine Party @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm
KYC Paint & Wine Party @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

We’ll coax out your inner artist. Come to the KYC Paint & Wine party and find out what you can create! It’s a fun, easy event. No art ability required. Hang out with friends, BYOB and produce your own stressless masterpiece!  Tuesday evening under the tent at the Chart Room.

Limited to 12 participants. $___ per person. All paint supplies and canvas provided.  Stay tuned for reservation information.

Early Season Cruise to Nantucket
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day
Early Season Cruise to Nantucket

Cruising is so much more fun as a group!

Join us as we take advantage of early-season dockage rates and explore beautiful Nantucket before the crowds arrive! We’ll have details as we get a bit closer to the date, but you can email Jerry Murphy if you have questions. 

The KYC Photo Scavenger Hunt
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am
The KYC Photo Scavenger Hunt

All you need is a smart phone and a desire to have some fun!

Teams can be made up of as many people as you want, but no more than 4 people over the age of 18 per team. Our clues will lead your team to several locations in and around KYC. Your team answers each clue, goes to the location and takes a team selfie at that spot to prove that you answered it correctly. You can answer the clues in any order, except that the last one must be done last. First team to check in at the final location and show the correct selfies wins!

Meet at the Chart Room tent at 9:45. Clues will be given out at 10:00.

KYC Cruise to Edgartown @ Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Jul 1 – Jul 5 all-day
KYC Cruise to Edgartown @ Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard | Massachusetts | United States

One of our most popular events of the summer for the last ten + years has been the annual KYC Cruise to Edgartown over the July 4th weekend, with at least a dozen KYC boats going every year for between 3 and 5 days.

Mooring reservations for Edgartown Harbor open at 8:00AM SHARP on Monday, March 1st, only on  As these moorings historically sell out very quickly (in fact, they sold out in the first 3 minutes last year), please set up your Dockwa account (or verify your account is up to date with valid CC #’s and Exp. Dates) in advance as you won’t have time on that Monday morning.  Please note the Harbormaster has not yet determined if they’ll allow rafting this summer, so all boats should make their own individual reservations, as cancellations are easy and inexpensive.

Activities in Edgartown usually include dinghy trips to Chappaquiddick Island/Cape Poge Bay, Lighthouse Beach and/or South Beach, a cocktail reception on the deck of the Harbor View Hotel (tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon, July 3rd this year), parade viewing along Main Street or North Water Street and one of best fireworks displays around on the night of the 4th.

Please contact Jerry Murphy at with any further questions and/or after you have rec’d your Dockwa confirmation with your arrival date.

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