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

A (Somewhat) Brief History of Bassetts Island

Boaters on upper Buzzards Bay have enjoyed afternoon stops on Bassetts Island as summer traditions for generations. But how much do you really know about Bassetts? We came across a rather exhaustive article by Ellen J. O’Flaherty in the Fall 2014 editi …

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The End of Paper Navigation Charts

From As long as there have been electronic charts, mariners have been advised to keep a set of backup paper charts just in case the electronics fail. Back in the day, a trip to a store that sold genuine NOAA charts was how you got them — bro …

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Going to the Boat Show? Here are Some Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Visit.

Boat show season is here, and the New England Boat Show moves into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center next week. If you plan to go to the show, or to the Miami show the following week, here are some tips to make  the most of your visit .. …

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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
KYC Clubhouse Opening @ Kingman Clubhouse
May 9 @ 10:00 am
KYC Clubhouse Opening @ Kingman Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

Please join us in getting the clubhouse ready for another summer of fun! Some light cleaning, a little paint here and there, move some furniture, etc. Many hands make light work! 

Chart Room Opening @ Chart Room Restaurant
May 14 @ 11:30 am
Chart Room Opening @ Chart Room Restaurant | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

It’s the unofficial start of summer! Join us for The Chartroom opening for the 2020 season! Reservations are suggested at (508) 563-5350.

Kingman Yacht Club’s Flag Raising and Open House @ KYC Clubhouse
May 23 @ 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.

Information For Yachtsmen: Tips to Get the Most From Your Sails @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Information For Yachtsmen: Tips to Get the Most From Your Sails @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

Brad White of North Sails, sailmaker, championship sailor and international competitor, will talk with us about getting the most out of your sails.

  • Controlling sail shape through halyard tension, outhaul tension, vang, traveler and genoa leads.
  • How twist affects power and pointing.
  • Down wind sail use and trim – trimming an asymmetric or a symmetric.
  • Trimming for different wind conditions.
  • Taking care of your sails to make them last a long time.

Coffee and donuts. The talk will last about an hour, or as long as you keep having questions.

It’s all free. Come as you are.

Free Vessel Safety Checks @ Kingman Docks & Mooring Field
Jun 13 @ 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.

Sunday Brunch @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 14 @ 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 Fish Fry @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 20 @ 6:00 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!

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