Details for Hartge Yacht Yard

Hartge Yacht Yard

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Average rating 5.0 stars from 9 reviews

Address 4701 Woodfield Rd
Galesville, MD 20765

Phone410-867-2188 fax: 410-867-8390

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Alex Schlegel, Owner. Luke Frey, Service Manager, (



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Stay in the middle of the creek and mind the two smaller red buoys to the north. Do not head much past the barges at Smith Brothers as the depth gets low very quickly.





Tide & current additional info

No current but tidal changes can be upwards of 3 feet on a wind-driven very low tide. North winds lead to low water


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info: There is 8 feet MLLW in mid creek. As everywhere in Chesapeake Bay, sustained north winds will result in lower water. There is 6 feet at the end of the piers. Deep soft mud bottom. The fuel dock is West River Fuel Dock just upstream of the mouth of Tenthouse Creek on West River.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 20
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Shallow slips are $2,400 per year.

For transient dockage, contact Donna with Chalk Point Marine at 410-991-9660


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Accessible to most piers and slips.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Good signals for ATT and Verizon wireless.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Accessible to most piers and slips. Also accessible throughout the dry storage area. The water is supplied from a deep well. This well was used by the former ice packing operation.

Dinghy access

Yes - There's a floating dock on the western side of yard; small beach on the eastern side.

Liveaboard info

No - Transients are welcome to liveaboard while docked for services.


Fuel brand: Available at West River Fuel Dock at the mouth of Tenthouse Creek on West River.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Yes - 7 miles to propane fill. Check with the office for directions.

CNG refills are available at the office.

Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - There's pump out at West River Fuel Dock on West River. West/Rhode Rivers Riverkeeper operates a pump out boat Friday through Monday 0800 - 1800 May through October; call "Honey Dipper" on VHF 71 or call 410-940-3754.












Yes - 1 mile to High's convenience store.
South: 4.5 miles to Christopher's Fine Food in Shady Side.
North: 7.5 miles to Safeway and Food Lion grocery stores in Edgewater.


Yes - Hartge Yacht Yard's marine strore is located at 1000 Main Street. They are well known for their complete stock of mechanical parts and fasteners. If they don't have the part you need, they will order it for immediate delivery.


Yes - Nearby. Pirate's Cove and Thursdays are the main two restaurants. Big Mary's Dock Bar is a great spot on the weekend with live music.


Yes - Nearby. Big Mary's Dock Bar is just down the road and is a great spot on the weekends with live music.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Pirates Cove Restaurant offers a few rooms.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Yard Services include:
- Extensive upfits and upgrades;
- Classic boat restoration and new boat contruction;
- Insurance work;
- Safety inspections - rigging, electrical, mechanical, corrosion control, moisture testing;
- Rigging and yacht commissioning, including thrusters and winches;
- Metal work and fabrication;
- Mechanical and electrical work from engines, generators and charging systems;
- Woodwork from fine carpentry to major structural jobs from Bay boats to Concordia Yawls;
- Fiberglass and gelcoat repairs;
- Painting, topside refinishing, and detailing.

A wide variety of repairs and maintenance service is available by a team of 20 technicians. They are dealers for Yanmar, Westerbeke, Universal engines and carry many common parts in stock.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Two travelifts with capabilities of lifting 30 tons with a 16 foot beam, 50 foot LOA.
Other yard equipment includes:
- Submersible six-arm hydraulic trailer able to haul 35 ton;
- 18 ton telescoping-boom crane, and
- the trusty 15 ton four-arm hydralift transporter.

Storage facilities

Yes - Year round slip or dry storage available. Full winterization service and land storage.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi throughout the facility. ATT and Verizon cellular signals are strong.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - $15.00 for in-and-out.


Yes - Arrangements are possible for boaters.

Other services

Certifications include:
ABYC Electrical, Corrosion, & Diesel Engines

Yanmar small & large diesels
Westerbeke generators and diesels
Panda-Fisher generators
Garmin electronics
Raymarine electronics
Sea Frost refrigeration
Marine Air
Espar heaters
Sea Recovery desalinators
Sealand vac-flush
Awlgrip paint systems
Pettit paint systems


Galesville is a quaint village bordered on three sides by the waters of Tenthouse Creek, West River, and Lerch Creek. Originally settled by Quakers in 1652, a few homes were built on large plantations. Galesville began as a village when the great steamboats began plying the area in the early 1800s, the Emma Giles being the most famous here.

Main Street ends at the waters edge and todays visitor will turn right to Thursdays Restaurant on a pier in the river, or left to Pirates Cove Restaurant & Marina or West River Sailing Club.

Galesville's mix of 200 homes include 1800s Victorian's, 1920s bungalow's, and million dollar waterfront's. In addition, there's an auto repair shop, an art gallery, the sailing club and a couple of antique stores that make up the quaint village. There is also a public waterfront park, post office, firehouse and Community Hall.

Reviews for Hartge Yacht Yard
Above and beyond, 2015-10-04
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1342)

During the SSCA Annapolis Gam at Camp Letts on a weekend in October one of our members suffered a catastrophic failure of a thru-hull. Members rallied and the inflow of water was stopped and the boat dewatered. TowboatUS responded. The question became where to take the boat for a haul, as the best we could do was by no means a permanent repair.

We were able to reach owner Alex Schlegal at home on Saturday evening. Alex did not hesitate to pick up an employee and head to the Yard to meet the boat towed in by TowboatUS and haul it for repair.

Hartge Yacht Yard is not just another marine business. They are boaters, cruisers, racers, and offshore sailors who are part of the community of boaters.

Thank you Alex for taking my call and for responding to the desparate needs of our SSCA member whose boat might otherwise be on the bottom of the Rhode River.

Great service operation., 2013-07-01
Captain: , West River, MD (51)

A crew of 20 technicians who really know how to take care of you and your boat. Very personal.
The yard location moved in 2009 to Tenthouse Creek, transforming the old Woodfields plant into a bustling marine repair facility that offers mechanical/electrical/fiberglass/carpentry repair. Also high quality fiberglass repair/paint/varnish.
New restrooms - very nice!

Honest and professional, 2013-06-07
Captain: , Pasadena MD (43)

We needed a bottom job done so we traveled to Hartge Yard because of their great reputation and our past experience. During the haul out I found several problems that needed immediate attention. The work was very professional and they did their best to get us back into the water as quickly as possible. We received the bill yesterday and were scared to open it. We were pleased that the price was very fair and in line with what was expected. Thanks to Alex and the crew.

Best Service - Best folks - Alex man of words, 2012-02-29
Captain: , deale md (181)

Great work - craftsmen and women. Not cheap but if you know boat repair you most often pay for what you get.

Alex and his team are great.

Great people, great work, 2012-02-21
Captain: , Galesville (70)

Nothing but good things to say about Alex and his team.

Westerbeke repair, 2011-06-22
Captain: , Palmetto Fl (545)

We were pinned down due to weather and couldn't get to the Solomons for a repair. Found out they are a Westerbeke dealer and they bent over backwards to fix it. Cheaper than the Solomons but still not cheap. It's a boat, everythings broken you just don't know it yet. Free dockage with repairs. Bathrooms totally unuseable. BUt they try hard.

Professional and conscientious craftsmen, 2011-04-11
Captain: , Green Cove Springs FL (44)

This is where we have always found trustworthy service and repairs. Folks here are knowledgable, and if Wells Dixon, the marine store manager, cannot find a part for you or steer you in the right direction to find it, it cannot be done.

Great Mechanics, 2010-11-26
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

We had a fuel problem while cruising the Bay and headed into Hartge's for help. They came to the boat immediately and fixed the problem promptly and got us on our way. The mechanic even brought me down to the engine as he was working to ensure I knew what had gone wrong and what I could do should this happen again. Very professional.

Hartges 2009 changes, 2009-09-29
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (54)

This is the new version of Hartges Yacht Yard. Not yet a marina but I understand slips are coming soon. The old team for the most part works here and still provides respected service as in the past. Reviews at Hartge Yacht Harbor prior to summer 2009 are actually associated with these folks who moved here after the lease expired.

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