New to Kingman? Start Here.

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 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.

Here we’ve assembled a starter page for our transient and non-seasonal guests. You’ll find maps of the marina’s amenities and mooring field, the location of our facilities, and mooring reservation forms.

If you have any questions at all, please reach out to us!

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  • Great Stopover!

    Stopped here for a night on our way to Martha’s Vineyard from Duxbury. Channel coming in looks intimidating but is really very negotiable. Staff was very helpful and the free launch service was great to go ashore for dinner. The Chart Room is hopping place. In the launch we met another sailor who gave me some good intel about the passage through Woods Hole. Helped a bunch and we had a smooth passage.

    – Maris E. via 8/15

Forms and Important Info

Reservations & Facility Details

We’re thrilled that you’re planning a stay with us! Click here to reserve a mooring or slip and to learn more about what Kingman has to offer. We’ve also included a map of the entire marina.

Marina Amenities

Kingman offers a full suite of services to our guests. Enjoy our clean restrooms and showers, our full laundry facility, a meal at The Chartroom and much more! Click below for the complete list of what we offer.

Weather & Tides

Knowing what weather & 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 Boating Through the Cape Cod Canal

Most people think of the Cape Cod Canal as the sea-level “river”, otherwise known as the land cut, connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay. In reality the Army Corps of Engineers controls a passage that extends from Cleveland Ledge Light in Buzzards B …

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20 Hacks to Make Your Boating Life Easier

We hope that at least one of these makes your day: — A good shot of spray lube might get your electric horn working again. The diaphragms get coated with salt and stop vibrating. — You can safely clean rubber-backed boarding mats by shaking them out …

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Inflatable SUP’s are a Great Choice for Boaters

Every year we see more and more boats with paddleboards strapped to their decks. They’re fun to use at your favorite anchorage, but they take up lots of space when not in use.  If you’re a boater who’s caught the SUP bug, you should consider purch …

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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.

Reviews & Comments

Our true measure is how well we serve our guests. We think these reviews speak for themselves, and hope that they’ll convince you to stop in as well.

Event Calendar
Free Vessel Safety Checks @ Kingman Docks & Mooring Field
Jun 24 @ 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 25 @ 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 Craft Night @ KYC Clubhouse
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
KYC Craft Night @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for our first-ever KYC Kraft Night. Tonight we’ll be painting wine glasses!

We’ll provide the paint and the glasses. Just bring a smile and whatever you’re drinking!

KYC Cruise to Edgartown @ Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm
KYC Cruise to Edgartown @ Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard | Massachusetts | United States

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 or Otherwise you can try the Edgartown Harbormaster  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 with any further questions and to confirm your arrival date and Edgartown location (slip, mooring or anchoring).

Annual July 4th Boat Parade, Raingutter Regatta & Family BBQ! @ Kingman Docks & Mooring Field
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am
Annual July 4th Boat Parade, Raingutter Regatta & Family BBQ! @ Kingman Docks & Mooring Field

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 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.

Dinner and a Movie @ KYC Clubhouse
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
Dinner and a Movie @ KYC Clubhouse | Bourne | Massachusetts | United States

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!


Texas BBQ @ KYC Clubhouse
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm
Texas BBQ @ KYC Clubhouse

Smoky hot, down home, delicious BBQ. Maybe even a little line dancin’ and moonshine.

Stay tuned for details.

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