Details for North Cove Yacht Club

North Cove Yacht Club

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.5 stars from 2 reviews

Address Sheffield St
Old Saybrook, CT 06475


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Cove was dredged to min 8' prior to 2009 season. You must stay within the dredged area marked by prominent stakes.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Registered guests may use the club dock for loading / unloading only.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Look for empty mooring (marked by yellow ribbon). Moorings are controlled by Town of Old Saybrook and are free to transients for up to 72 hour stay. $35/day fee (Sept. 2010) for use of club launch and facilities.

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

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Yes - Registered guests may use the club dock for dinghy access, others use the town dock located immediately to the south.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access

Yes - Elevator access.

Launch service

Yes - Contact NCYC Launch on channel 78A. The launch schedule is based upon boating activity and steward availability. The general timetable is:
Memorial Day to 6/20 - Fri to Sun 0800-sunset; Thurs for Race
6/21 to Labor Day - daily 0800-2000
After Labor Day - Sat and Sun 0800-1800

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Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

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Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for North Cove Yacht Club
North Cove Yacht Club, 2009-06-25
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

A very casual club with no amenities but friendly stewards (launch operators), water at the float (15 minute limit), a shower (in an outside shed), indoor heads, rocking chairs on the porch, a trading library, and a do-it-youself kitchen recently refurbished. The club monitors channel 78A. Call the launch for present fee for "club privileges". [NOTE: The reviewer is a member.]

A small friendly do-it-yourself club, 2007-02-02
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (6)

This is a small, friendly do-it-yourself club maintained by its members. No restaurant. No bar. But a clean and well cared for facility where you can shower, prepare your own meal in the kitchen, chat with other yachtsman, or just quietly read a book on the porch or the small library corner. The hot shower is in a shed type structure attached to the facility. Clean, but not fancy. A couple of the club's members are quite talented artists, and some of their work is displayed in a small gallery area.

North Cove is a beautiful and well-protected hurricane hole. No marinas. Just the town dock, attractive private houses and a few tasteful condos. The Cove is full of moorings under control of the town, including moorings held by members of the club, so while there is not a charge for moorings there is a nominal charge for launch service and use of the club facilities. Call on Channel 71 for a mooring assignment or to be picked up by the launch (I'm going from memory here. so if I'm wrong you should be able to get the steward on your cell phone).

North Cove is long overdue for a dredging, which has all the required approvals but is awaiting funding. If you draw much over 31/2 feet you will run aground in some parts of the Cove around low tide. I draw a little over 5 feet, and sit in the mud from about an hour before until an hour after low tide.

No stores or restaurants in the immediate vicinity, but Main Street is about a 10 to 15 minute walk.

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