Details for Hurricane Boatyard

Hurricane Boatyard

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 8 reviews

Address 601 Chinchilla Dr
Bayboro, NC 28515

Phone252-745-5483 (Fax: 252-745-3064)

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

John and Carol Buck


Vicki Hacker


Hosea Davis

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Office open M-F 8-5 gated but accessible 7 days a week.


Approach is along Bay River with good navigation markers. Depth is 9 feet the entire length. Located between markers 18 and 20.





Tide & current additional info

Wind tide only, less depth when the wind is out of the south/south west.


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Stay in Channel, well marked with good depth.

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

Additional info: Floating T docks with slips between. Fixed docks down the lift canal.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: 21

Other info:


Transient: 6
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2017-05-03)

Other price info: Water and electric available for liveaboard and transient dockage.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 30 amp and water hookup located at every slip.

Pricing info: Included in dockage.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - No phone but there is WIFI available for guests.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water hook ups on docks and on the hard.

Dinghy access

Yes - Floating docks are available for dinghies.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Liveaboards are welcome, $5 fee per day.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: They allow pets on leashes.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - There is a container for household trash located near the office. Any construction debris will be determined where to dispose of by yard manager.


Yes - Full bathroom facility including hot shower, climate controlled.



Yes - New facilities available onsite, 2016.


Yes - Short driving distance.


Yes - Can order and usually recieve next day. Also available locally.


Yes - Short driving distance.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Also a DIY boatyard carrying general supplies and can order most of the time next day, including parts and paint.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 50 ton travelift

Storage facilities

Yes - We offer dry storage along with full hook up or on the grass.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Available close by.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi to customers.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Transportation can be worked out.

Other services


Reviews for Hurricane Boatyard
Friendly, Professional DIY Boatyard & Storage, 2017-06-25
Captain: , Charleston SC (10)

This is a hidden gem with very professional service, friendly staff and very fair prices. They are very flexible in leeting a DIY boat owner get the job done while making life as good as it can be, working in a yard. They are a little remote so a car is needed for a stay more than a day or two. Also if you are going to store your boat on the hard for a long period, I'd ask to be in a part of the yard that doesn't get as much paint dust. Enjoy this unique yard while saving on your DIY work.

Hube Hopkins
M/V Aurora (GB 42)

Best Kept Secret Around, 2017-01-05
Captain: , Grays Creek NC (121)

This is a small DIY (or hire someone) Boatyard off the beaten track. It's quiet and provides good weather protection. The rates are the best in the area. Great place to stay during the off season or any other time for that matter.
A short drive to Food Lion, Walmart, and some fast food places. Charlies Restuarant close by offers good meals for a reasonable price. Oriental with a West Marine Store is about a 20 minute drive.
I would give 5 stars if it weren't for the shore power hookups are mostly typical wall outlets instead of hookups. Although once I was back in the water, I was able to get one of the few hookups. They only have one employee that does boatwork and he stays busy. He is good, but he stays busy.
We are going to make this our home port between our cruising trips.

Great DIY or full service boatyard, 2016-06-20
Captain: , Oriental, NC (99)

April 2011, pulled out here for a quick bottom paint, ended up with major blister repairs. After my plans fell through, most of the work was done by the yard at for a very reasonable (time and materials) price. May 2013 back for bottom paint. May 2016 Hurricane stripped down to the barrier coat and put Coppercoat on - Great job!

Nice friendly family affair, 2015-12-20
Captain: , Tauranga NewZealand (50)

A long way from home..New Zealand. We came to this area to visit US friends. This boatyard was fantastic for us. Friendly and helpful. For the DIY cruiser this is it! It is well run and clean but not "spit and polish". We could just get on with the maintenance. Power, water and compressed air are at each site. The bathroom facility was good. There are plans to put in a laundry and lounge area. There are a few basic supplies ie hardware in Bayboro and alot of marine specialists in the general area between Oriental and New Bern. We leave with pleasant memories of the staff and yard

Good DIY Boatyard, 2015-11-26
Captain: , Port Lavaca, TX (120)

We hauled out for a season here to paint our boat. We did all our own work, so I can't comment on the quality of the in-house repairs, but all the staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful. The price is hard to beat and they did allow us to live aboard while we worked. Groceries, Walmart, and laundry would be a quick car ride or a hair raising bike ride away. We'd definitely consider coming here for future repairs.

It's home and we love it., 2015-05-18
Captain: , Oriental NC (30)

As a DIY boat owner this yard is perfect and better yet if I need an expert they are here and willing to share. We come and go alot and when we leave the boat here I know John and his staff will take care of it. We moved here from Oriental seven years ago and have never regretted it. We are close to any goods and services you could need. Its a place we always love to come back to after an extended cruse. The dock here on the Bay River is one of the most serene and beautiful locations you will ever sail to.

Stolen Items, Shoddy Work ...Avoid This Scam, 2013-06-07
Captain: , Palm Coast, FL (20)

"Over charges for accomplished work, charges for work not accomplished plus overall workmanship far below fundamental marine industry standards; unfortunately the list goes on and on. Items (prop, anchors, chain, anchor rodes, VHF, etc.) lost / stolen from boat and from yard's "secure" storage". More at, the Block Island 40 Owner's Association Web Site

Good Family Boatyard off ICW, 2009-07-01
Captain: , Vandemere NC (418)

Hurricane Boatyard is a small facility that is longtime family owned and operated. Facilities include a transient dock, travel-all, storage yard and they have mechanics and electrician available. DIY boaters are welcomed, or full service mainetnance. Fair and trustworthy family that is very helpful.

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