Details for Drakes Creek Marina

Drakes Creek Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 7 reviews

Address 441 Sanders Ferry Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Don and Blanche Wolfard



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: 8-6 daily






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Renovations are planned 3/15:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 201
Transient price: $1.00/ft (0000-00-00)

Other price info: Transient slips for an overnight stay for a fee of $1.00 per foot without electric and $1.50 per foot with electric


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

No - Corps of Engineers lake, no liveaboards allowed.


Fuel brand: Unbranded 89 octane non-ethanol.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - At the fuel dock.











Yes - Dockstore with limited items at the fuel dock


Yes - Dockstore w/ limited items at the fuel dock.


No - Restaurant is in the planning stages 3/15


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 35 ton travel lift.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Drakes Creek Marina
Room for improvement, 2016-12-19
Captain: , Nashville, TN (273)

Only marina on the lake with a lift for larger boats. Professional staff on the lift end of the business but service should be limited to smaller stern drives and detailing. Scheduled a haul out for bottom paint and minor PM (Shaft seals, seacocks) a month in advance. Boat hauled April 4 and took over a month to complete. Very poor customer relations, despite several attempts to meet with service personnel to explain work list, never really had time to listen, but had plenty of time to haul the boat 2 or 3 times to repair leaks caused by poor workmanship on the seacocks and thru hulls. I had to re-do shaft packing myself after they overheated. Lead service tech said he doesn't believe stuffing boxes should drip...maybe he only works on dripless systems?? Anyway, the bottom paint looks good (so far) and they gave me a $400 good will refund on my $8000 bill. They are under new management so maybe they will get their act together. I hope so, Nashville has great potential for boaters and the marine industry and is woefully underserved in the large (>30') boat market.

Solid Marina, 2015-11-11
Captain: , Nashvile, TN (133)

I have used this marina for both fuel and service. I wish they had some food options.

Service team is good, but is certainly on the higher end of the price scale. I had them do a survey haul out and compression test, and because of their attention to detail, I ended up failing the vessel and saving myself a ton of heartache. They are certified on both Volvo and Mercruiser.

We Berth Here, 2015-08-16
Captain: , Nashville TN (10)

Under new ownership as of spring 2015. Lots of upgrades planned in next 2 years including a restaurant. Gas price as of 8/16/15 is $3.98. Great year round marina. Bill and Matt are the best.

My favorite marina on the Lake, 2015-01-03
Captain: , Hendersonville Tennessee (10)

Bill and matt take really good care of their people

Friendly service, 2013-10-11
Captain: , Chicago, IL (1056)

Recently fueled up at Drakes Creek, dock hands were at the ready to help us tie up; Dan is the marina manager. Note: diesel fuel is in a large tank that needs to be tractored over to the fuel dock, not a big deal, just call ahead so they're ready for you.

The best functional marina on the lake, 2012-08-01
Captain: , Nashville, TN (23)

It doesn't have a resturant, but the dock-side services can't be beat. There are always hands on deck to get you into and out of the fuel dock/pumpout. (Unlike some other marinas downstream where you have get yourself tied with your own lines on and then track someone down for fuel) Also, fuel prices are very reasonable. Family owned and operated. Full service Volvo Penta and Regal dealer too. If you are just passing along on the main channel, definitely worth the turn up Drakes Creek.

Drakes Creek Marina, 2010-05-12
Captain: , Plantation Yacht Harbor, Islamorada, Fla. Keys (4686)

Nice marina, service yard, and new boat dealer in Hendersonville. Service is not cheap, and has, in the past, had a mixed reputation. Staff seems knowledgeable, and definitely are friendly and helpful. Dock store is well stocked. Largest haul-out on the lake.

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