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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.
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
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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 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!
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.
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!
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 Tuesday holiday, many of the KYC boats will be going for 4 or 5 days. You can stay as long as you like!
If you were not able to reserve one of the “sold out” moorings back on March 1st, there are a limited amount of slips at either www.theharborsideinn.com or www.madmaxmarina.com. Otherwise you can try the Edgartown Harbormaster www.edgartownharbor.com or call on channnel 74 upon arrival for any last minute cancellations. As an alternative there is always anchoring off of “Chappy” beach.
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 email@example.com with any further questions and to confirm your arrival date and Edgartown location (slip, mooring or anchoring).
The KYC Boat Parade
Dress your boat for the holiday and join us at the head of the Kingman/Parkers channel at 11:00AM on the 4th. We’ll parade past the reviewing stand on the Kingman front docks, and we’ll have prizes for the most patriotic and best dressed boats. Please preregister your boat at firstname.lastname@example.org to be eligible for prizes.
The 1st Annual KYC Raingutter Regatta
Lung-powered racing sailboats will replace the Cardboard Regatta this year. Stay tuned for details.
The Greasy Watermellon Challenge!
Just so the guys don’t feel left out. First one back to the beach with the watermelon wins!
Following the waterfront activities, Kingman Boaters meet back at the Clubhouse for an old-fashioned, family barbeque. Please bring a side dish to share.
Bring a smile and a dish to share Dinner’s at 7:00 – followed at 9:00 by a Boat-In Movie.
The movie will be projected onto the wall of the big shed facing the front face docks, and the soundtrack will be broadcast on 90.3 FM. Watch it from your boat, or pull up a chair on the “lawn” next to the travel lift.
It’s more FREE fun from Kingman Yacht Center!
TONIGHT’S FEATURE FILM IS “FINDING DORY!”