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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

Tips on Packing a Ditch Bag

A ditch bag – or abandon ship bag – is one of those things that you hope you’ve wasted a lot of money on. The fact is, however, if you boat and fish with enough frequency sooner or later you will be confronted with a potentially compromising situation. …

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It’s Time to Make Your Summertime Cruising Reservations

It should come as no surprise that many of our area’s most popular harbors are chock-a-block full most weekends during the height of the boating season.  Transient slips seem never to be available unless you arrive at inconvenient times, and moori …

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Boat Care & Maintenance Guide

Kingman Yacht Center is pleased to present the 2018 Boat Care & Maintenance Guide. It’s a complimentary, comprehensive overview of boat systems, often-overlooked maintenance items and service recommendations. Whether you work on your own boat …

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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
Show Off Your KYC Photo Contest
Dec 1 2017 – Apr 30 2018 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  (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! 

KYC Clubhouse Opening @ KYC Clubhouse
May 12 @ 10:00 am
KYC Clubhouse Opening @ KYC Clubhouse

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.

Chartroom Restaurant Opening @ The Chartroom Restaurant
May 17 @ 11:30 am
Chartroom Restaurant Opening @ The Chartroom Restaurant

It’s the unofficial start of summer! Join us for The Chartroom opening for the 2018 season! Reservations are suggested at (508) 563-5350.

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.

Kingman Galleries

Show off your KYC
KYC Marina
KYC Events 2016
KYC Events 2015
KYC Events 2014
KYC Events 2013
KYC Events 2012
KYC Events 2011
KYC Events 2010
KYC Events 2006-09
BassAckwards Race 2015
BassAckwards Race 2014
BassAckwards Race 2013
BassAckwards Race 2012
BassAckwards Races 1998-2011
KYC At Home
Flexiteek Decking
Redbrook Harbor Club