Frequent Kingman? Start Here.

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

Getting Your Boat Ready to Launch: Choosing the Right Bottom Paint

Choosing bottom paint has become a rather complex subject as a result of environmental issues, modern chemistry, usage characterizes, and the conditions of your local waters. We have noticed a distinct difference in growth on boats in Red Brook Harbor …

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The Boatbuilding History at Kingman Yacht Center

We’ve talked with the old-timers and pored through history books and periodicals to learn the real story of boatbuilding on Red Brook Harbor, much of it dating back into the 1800’s. But when it comes to Kingman it’s somewhat confusing. Here’s what we’v …

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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Installing Trim Tabs

Short of repowering your boat, there’s probably no single improvement that will make a bigger difference in your boat’s performance than installing trim tabs on a powerboat that doesn’t already have them. Trim tab kits are readily available from West M …

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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
Dec
1
Sat
Show Off Your KYC Photo Contest
Dec 1 2018 – Apr 30 2019 all-day
Show Off Your KYC Photo Contest

As you make your plans and pack your bags for trips afar this winter, remember to pack your KYC burgee or window sticker and bring it with you on your travels.  Send us a photo of  “Your KYC” on location – preferably with a background that shows where you are.

We’ll publish suitable photos in upcoming issues of “Scuttlebutt,” and we’ll select one photo each month (December – April) to WIN THE $50 MONTHLY CASH PRIZE.  THEN, THE PERSON WHO SUBMITS THE PHOTO JUDGED BEST OF THE SEASON WILL WIN THE $250 CASH GRAND PRIZE!

Jpeg photos should be sent by email to scottzeien@kyc.us.  (Extra credit if you affix a sticker at the location and leave it for others to find later!)  

A fresh batch of stickers just arrived in the office, so stop by to pick one up before you leave.  Or give us a call at (508) 563-7136 and we’ll drop one in the mail for you.

You can check out all of the photos in the Photo Gallery.

We can’t wait to see what fun you’re having!

May
11
Sat
KYC Clubhouse Opening @ KYC Clubhouse
May 11 @ 10:00 am
KYC Clubhouse Opening @ KYC Clubhouse | Massachusetts | United States

Please pitch in for an hour or so to get our clubhouse ready to go for the season. A little light cleaning, straightening out, furniture moving, etc.  We hope to see you there.

May
16
Thu
Chartroom Restaurant Opening @ The Chartroom Restaurant
May 16 @ 11:30 am
Chartroom Restaurant Opening @ The Chartroom Restaurant | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

It’s the unofficial start of summer! Join us for The Chartroom opening for the 2019 season! Reservations are suggested at (508) 563-5350.

May
25
Sat
Kingman Yacht Club’s Flag Raising and Open House @ KYC Clubhouse
May 25 @ 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 130 families have joined KYC as full members.

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

Jun
1
Sat
The 13th Annual In-Shore Fishing Tournament @ Kingman Dock House
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 13th Annual In-Shore Fishing Tournament @ Kingman Dock House | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

The 13th 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! 

Register your boat at the Kingman Dockhouse before setting out to fish. Registration fee is $50 per boat to enter the tournament. Participants may register in advance at (508) 563-7136 X101 so they don’t have to set out from Kingman Yacht Center on 6/1. 

All money collected from entrant boats 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 are urged to keep only those tournament fish that they will weigh in and take home. 

Good luck and good fishing!

Jun
8
Sat
KYC Fish Fry @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
KYC Fish Fry @ KYC Clubhouse | Massachusetts | United States

Nothing beats the taste of local fish, freshly caught and fried to perfection.

KYC will provide the fish and the chef. We’ll ask that you bring the side dishes to share. It will be a delicious evening of fun, food and friends!

Jun
14
Fri
KYC Cruise to Nantucket
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day
KYC Cruise to Nantucket

Cruising is so much more fun as part of a group!

How about an early-season trip to beautiful Nantucket? We’ll leave on Friday 6/14 and return Sunday 6/16, taking advantage of the Yacht Basin’s preseason special rate of $1.95/ft. It’s a great time to visit Nantucket, and we’ll have a great time visiting together!

For questions and details, contact Jerry Murphy at rear-commodore@kyc.us.

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