Details for Lockwood Boat Works

Lockwood Boat Works

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 8 reviews

Address 1825 Highway 35
South Amboy, NJ 08879


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Bill Lockwood



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

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: Includes all taxes.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Regular docks have ramps, but the fuel dock has a wall ladder, no ramp.

Launch service


Pump out









Yes - Get the combination from office.






Yes - Fully stocked ship's chandlery.


Yes - Diner and restaurants within walking distance.


Yes - The Ale House is located next door.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - This is a repair yard for all hull and engine work.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - There are two 35 Ton Marine Travel lifts used to haul / launch vessels.

Storage facilities

Yes - Long and short term storage is available.

Fishing supplies

Yes - There is a full service marine store on the premises.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available for customers and guests.

Boat ramp availability



No - 5 minute ride from South Amboy Tran Station, providing easy access to shore points and NYC. South Amboy Taxi - 732-727-5569

Other services


Reviews for Lockwood Boat Works
Family Jewel, 2017-06-04
Captain: , Ocala FL (607)

This Family operated marina has been in business for 70 years! Second generation brothers and sisters run it and take pride in their marina - it shows!
Urged them to respond to and post their fuel prices
Entrance to river is 5 feet at MLW and stick to North/West side of channel all the way through.
1st bridge had 22 ft clearance at MHW. Had to wait short time for the Rail road bridge to open - it is an active line
Once past 1st bridge, water is deep seeing 6 to 11 feet at MLW.
Bathrooms are dated but VERY CLEAN.

Good Guys, 2015-12-17
Captain: , Cocoa Beach Fl (171)

Had to leave my boat for 3 weeks , rates for short term were good, marina & docks nice, location is walking distance to west marine, and few good places to eat, had both stuffing boxes repacked and generator checked, staff was fair and friendly people, would certainly go back next time in area.

Best Yard in the bay for any kind of repair, 2014-02-02
Captain: , Keyport, NJ (80)

This is the best yard in the bay for repairs, but be ready $$$.

Great Repair Facility, 2013-06-12
Captain: , Britt, Ontario (711)

If you are in this area and need any kind of repair, this place is great! We had a diesel issue and they quickly diagnosed and made the repair. It is a boat yard not a marina; the docks are new since Superstorm Sandy and the washrooms and showers are nice and clean. At $2/foot for dockage we were very pleased.

Full service yard, 2012-03-16
Captain: , NY, NY (115)

Lockwood's is a family owned full service yard that will do it all. First rate work that gets backed up with the whole family's reputation. The real test is that they are very accomodating even if you are not a "regular" customer. The approach to Cheesequake Creek should be studied carefully, especially if you are deep draft, as there are some skinny flats to the east of the channel. Be prepared to maneuver in close quarters with possibly strong currents if you get stuck between the highway bridge and the train bridge.

Storm Refuge, 2011-08-27
Captain: , San Francisco (130)

I was on my way from RI to Maryland and had to find a place to haul out for hurricane Irene. No other yard would take a transient, but these guys said "show up and we'll haul you out." They must have had 40 boats lined up to pull, but they were very professional and handled each boat very well. My power boat ended up well blocked, twice as many stands as usual and all of the stands chained. I was impressed with their attention to detail under such circumstances.

Pricey marina up a narrow creek, 2011-01-29
Captain: , Stratford, CT (250)

This family-run marina specializes in sailboats. They are well known in the area for their mechanical and rigging expertise. However, they are quite expensive. Nice slips, very nice toilets and showers. There's a HUGE chandlery on the premises which has everything you might need as well as nautical knick-knacks. There's a West Marine about 200' away too. They sell diesel and gasoline. The marina is on a branch of Cheesequake Creek which is narrow has a very stong current. You must pass through the Rt 35 bridge (height perhaps 40') and a RR bridge (height 4').

they did the right thing - and on budget, 2010-11-03
Captain: , New York, NY (200)

Had to stop here on our way south for some rigging work. The work was finished on budget, but although the estimate included a sea trial, I never got one. By the time I got to Cape May (120 nm away) I realized that things were not quite right. Bill Lockwood arranged for someone to meet us and finish the job. All's well that ends well.

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