Details for Ashtabula Yacht Club

Ashtabula Yacht Club

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Average rating 4.7 stars from 7 reviews

Address Marina Drive (Second Marina Entrance)
Ashtabula, OH 44004


After hours contact

The marina is private and does not have fulltime staff, so when you call on the phone you are actually talking to one of the members.

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

Does not monitor. Call or email.


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

ILYA and Yachting Club Of America member. Check the reciprocal list in the clubhouse for details of our agreement with your club. Otherwise $1.50 per foot per night for guest dockage.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May to September, Summer boating on Lake Erie.


In inner Ashtabula Harbor, second marina south of the lift bridge. Lift bridge raises on the half hour. One long, one short to raise the bridge.





Tide & current additional info

Wind driven tide only. Minor current in river.


Approach: 25
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The river has been recently dredged and is 20+ feet in all of the Yacht Club except for the lagoon area which is 10-12 ft but as little as 5 ft at the mouth of the lagoon only.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Guest dock next to pump out facing main clubhouse.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: 20

Other info: Additional docks available as members are away on cruises.


Transient: 2
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2012-08-14)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 120v, 60 hz.

Pricing info: Free with dockage.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Members only, (ask someone will share).

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - At each dock.

Dinghy access

Yes - Not necessary at guest dock, but can be accessed by the dinghy lift.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Summertime for members and member guests only.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Yacht club is on level ground with no steps to use clubhouse facilities.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - By guest docks.


Yes - Available at 'Rauols Clubhouse' which is where the sailors hang out at the southern end of the club on the river.




Yes - Newly remodeled 2011 at both the main clubhouse and at Raouls clubhouse.


Yes - Main clubhouse and Raouls.


Yes - At Raouls clubhouse.


Yes - 1/2 mile away. Someone is always willing to give you a lift.


Yes - Lowes, Home Depot, and Busy Beaver are within 3 miles. Ask around for a lift.


Yes - Many fine and entertaining restaurants within 3 blocks walk.


Yes - Colorful type local bars have entertainment on weekends.

Hotels or motels

Yes - 3 within 5 miles.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Sutherland's Marina next to AYC has haulout, repairs, fuel, and parts.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Members only.

Storage facilities

Yes - Members only.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Fishing supplies and fish cleaning available at Ashtabula Marine next to the lift bridge.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Fishing charters at Sutherlands and Kisters Marina next door.

Internet access

Yes - Good cellular strength for major carriers. WiFi for members only.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Nearby at Lakeshore Park.


Yes - Cabs available. See phone number listings inside main clubhouse next to the guest sign-up desk outside the restrooms.

Other services


Wineries, wooden covered bridges (longest wooden covered bridge in USA), parks, natural river habitats, bird watching, fishing (Walleye, Perch, etc.), harbor festivals (Wine and Walleye in Aug., Beachglass in July), Arts Center with summer theater, Sunday sailboat racing (got a PERF rating, come and join in), great golfclubs throughout the county, and more!

Also see for more interesting and exciting things to do in the area.

Reviews for Ashtabula Yacht Club
Very friiendly club, 2017-06-17
Captain: , Britt, Ontario (711)

We are back again in 2017 and the club is still the same - lots of friendly folks and even the loan of a car to provision.

2013 We arrived at the yacht club mid-afternoon and several people on shore followed us along to show us where to dock. Once we tied up, we had more than one person offer us the use of their cars if we needed to shop and made sure we knew where to find everthing at the club...awesome group of people. Good deep water and easy to get in to.

What a nice Surpize!, 2015-10-09
Captain: , Buffalo, NY (50)

Im a newbie Capt and it was our first time to Ashtabula from Buffalo,
I was a little afraid looking at the chart, but my fault really, very easy to get to.
Lift bridges arent as scary as I thought!
Facilities were nice and clean, showers , laundry.
Transient dockage was easy. Easy walk to the town, loved Classy revitalized Bridge st , very cool, nice shops and reastaruants
and well if u are a Thrift shopper like me, there is a terrific huge Goodwill facility right up the street
pick up some goodies there!

we will be back next season!
I gave it 4 stars, cuz it seemed pretty well unmanned, but was able to contact the Commodore by phone, nice guy!
frankly considering the town and expeirence i give my stay a 5!

super friendly club, 2015-08-19
Captain: , Grand River (109)

Brought my wife and kids up for a weekend get a way and had a superb time. The club members were over the top helpful and friendly. Excellent heads and shower facilities. Lots to go eat, explore, and see locally.

Friendly and accomodating, 2015-06-10
Captain: , Rocky River, Ohio (20)

Early season transit from Toronto to Cleveland. Allowed a car drop prior to arrival, and no hassle about where to tie up for several days. Low key, member run club. Very friendly and helpful. The Commodore called me back with the gate code on a SUnday evening to allow an early m orning derpature. I will not hesitate to stay there again.

Great Stop On South Shore, 2014-08-10
Captain: , St. Clair, Michigan (456)

Good docks and they were able to accomodate us even though they had a scheduled sailboat rendezvous. Got a ride in to the Sav-A-Lot Supermarket by the dock master. Grounds are well maintained and the showers were very clean. Good number of local restaurants within easy walking distance. We were able to get a ride from one of the members to the seafood restaurant, excellant meal. Bascule bridge opens on the hour and half-hour so time your entry coming off the lake.

Great folks, 2013-08-06
Captain: , traverse city (120)

Friendly members, offers of transportation,very clean showers, etc, convenient access off river, and accept non- yacht club members

Yacht Club, 2013-06-16
Captain: , escanaba, mi (283)

Nice dock area for the night. Members and staff were very helpful. Close to resturants and bars

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