Details for Emerald Coast Boat Yard

Emerald Coast Boat Yard

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Average rating 3.6 stars from 12 reviews

Address 32 Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Larry Imhoff, General Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Traveling East, turn at the 2 pilings right before ICW Red '16'. Watch for 6' water, then head to the 3rd pier to the east .

NOTE: The two pilings referenced above are the marked entrance to the Ft. Walton Yacht Basin. Proceed directly toward the fuel dock before turning east to Boat Marina and Boat Yard docks. There are two large travel lifts to help guide you.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 7
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Piers are short, but there are piligs to guide you and tie to

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: They welcome all sorts of pets.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out






Yes - 3 showers (old, but clean).


Yes - 2


Yes - Free, 1 washer and 1 dryer.




Yes - Ships Store.


Yes - Nearby


Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - Hull and propeller.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Two large travel lifts, one is 25 tons and the other is 75 tons. The 75 ton lift can handle boats up to 165,000 lbs. They also have a jib crane for removing motors and replaceing them, and a all terrain crane for removing and reassemble boat towers.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Emerald Coast Boat Yard
Great Price – Nice People!, 2015-10-22
Captain: , Panama City, FL (60)

Needed a place to park the boat for a few days. Strong winds out of the East made getting into the slip a little tricky (on your own here) and docks are not new. But got dockage, electricity, showers, and free laundry for $25 per night – a deal. Secretary told me the price is supposed to be $35 per night, but when I called the owner had misquoted so she honored what he had told us. I needed a padlock and she even had one that she gave me. Would definitely recommend if you need a layover in FWB. Not fancy, but does the job.

Even less than you pay for, 2015-02-27
Captain: , Cincinnati (252)

Sometimes an inexpensive item can turn out to be a real bargin, but in this case you get even less than what you pay for. It took backing into and tying up to three different slips before finding one that had working power and even then it had to modified to fit a standard shore power cord. The docks are fixed concrete in poor condition with very short finger piers. We radioed before arrival and the owner told us to take any open slip, this resulted in the shore power issue. When we asked for help we were told no one was available. On the positive side it is an easy walk into town with many restaurants and stores. Stayed January 2015

Friendly owner, 2014-01-25
Captain: , Satellite Beach, Fl. (125)

Nothing fancy here folks but a great owner. We only wanted a place to stop for the night and this filled the bill nicely. This is not a resort but had what we were looking for and we would return in the future. We did not use the rest rooms or showers so I cannot rate them and docking was ours alone since all the help were busy with other business.

Unable to dock here, 2013-05-24
Captain: , Buffalo (1154)

We had planned to stop here for the night, but because of the wind and waves, we could not get into a slip. No one from the marina was there to assist, and when we phoned, the lady in the office explained that she was there alone, and was unable to leave her office.

The docks are fixed concrete in poor condition, but then the price is cheap --- I think

Unexpected stop, 2012-12-07
Captain: , Athens, AL (641)

We had planned to continue further east but we began losing our house bank of batteries so I called about 1 PM (no prior notice). I knew the batteries were getting close to dying so I needed 6 replacements. BMBY said they didn't do batteries but referred me to someone that did. I called Best Marine Services and told him the brand and model batteries that I needed. He found them within 15 minutes at a very competitive price and agreed to meet me at the dock and install the batteries that afternoon. Within only 2 hours I had a new bank of batteries, went ahead and rented a slip for $25/night, did a walking tour of the local area, and had dinner at The Crab Shack a couple of blocks away (the best crab cakes we've ever had, all meat not breaded), all while we had laundry going, free of charge. The docks are nothing to brag about but for the price and the service we received, can't complain. Great stop, highly recommended.

Quality work and folks, 2012-09-18
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Florida (330)

Jim Tucker has been around for a long time and runs a quality operation.

Convenient location, low cost, 2011-11-01
Captain: , Marthas Vineyard (506)

2011 price $25 w/elec&water. Wifi not available for marina customers. Great lookout tower closed to the public. Docks and restrooms are adequate if a bit rustic. You can walk to lots of restaurants. We are getting waked but not too bad.

marina on ICW, 2010-04-24
Captain: , Pensacola (510)

Called about 3 hours before arrival. Told to pick any slip we wanted. Reasonable price ($21/nite). Free laundry and clean showers. Dock rock with SW winds was the only downside.

Inexpensive, nice place, 2010-02-18
Captain: , La Salle, MI (122)

Long term docking was $100 for the month which may have been a special deal, but shows how inexpensive the place is. Decent facilities, easy walking to many restaurants, churches, stores. Really nice lookout tower gives quite a view of the area.

Wow what a deal!!, 2009-11-05
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

$24 a nite with electric!! They loaned me a car to go to pulbix also.
Walk around the property, wierd duck, birds. peacocks, and the office is an old 150 ferris cement boat.
Real nice lady checked us in.

Good stop along the way, 2009-02-06
Captain: , Knoxville, TN (1788)

This is basically a boat yard that allows transients to tie up for a night or two, and they charge practically nothing ($21 for our 46' yacht, including electric & water). Very nice, friendly, helpful folks. Laundry is free and they have 3 showers. Fixed docks with pilings with short piers. Restaurants (including fast food) in walking distance. Definitely a good place to stop when you need a safe harbor as you are traveling along the ICW. They are right on the ICW at ICW Red 16.

Boat Marina, 2007-02-12
Captain: , Ft Walton Bch Fl (12)

Excellent full servi

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