Details for Saugatuck Yacht Service

Saugatuck Yacht Service

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 7 reviews

Address 868 Holland St
Saugatuck, MI 49453


After hours contact


Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

RJ Peterson



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: April thru October.


Watch winds and river current at the gas dock! Variable!! River can flow upstream caused by strong west winds on Lake Michigan.





Tide & current additional info

River current can be variable, depending on the wind direction on Lake Michigan. Can actually flow upstream on ocassion.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-08-14)

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Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info: Most slips have dual 30 amp service.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Must have provider contract. Free low-end cable available in the club house.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - At slips.

Dinghy access

Yes - At the wall in the North Basin.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Many members live on boats for much of the summer. Weekends are of course busy.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Yes - Available in town a short walk away.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Potty run available with pick-up bags.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $15 week days and $18 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.


Yes - $2 per bag.










Yes - A short walk into town for small deli style grocery. Local municipal bus can be called for round trip ride to full service grocery store nearby.



Yes - The town of Saugatuck, a short walk away, has lots of restaurants of all kinds. The Interurban Public Transportation is available for only $1 per person. 269-857-1418


Yes - A short walk into town will give you all the bars you need plus great food.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Great bed and breakfasts and motels nearby.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Available throught the parent marina, Tower Marine.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Boat lift available at this marina for small to mid sized boats (up to about 36'). Larger lift is available at the parent marina - Tower Marine

Storage facilities

Yes - Outside, inside unheated, and inside heated.

Fishing supplies

Yes - A short walk into town and a larger outfitter available by municipal mini-bus.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Miryha Charters, an excellent, very knowledgeable fishing charter is available right at this marina. Contact Captain Mike:

Sailing Charters on "Desire", Captain Alan Littlefair

Others are available a short walk into town.

Internet access

Yes - Cellular available, but can be affected by the tall dunes inland from Lake Michigan. Wireless Network is available for free at the Marina, installed by Ron Simpson, RGS Consulting, a member of the yacht club here.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Saugatuck Interurban shuttle bus. Call 857-1418 for a pick up. Adult fares are $1.00, children under 12 and Seniors are just $0.50, (2010). Two towns - Saugatuck and Douglas. Lots of restaurants, bars, attractions, great beach on Lake Michigan, stores, including grocery store, deli, coffee shop, and outfitter.

Other services

Full marine services available at Tower Marine, also available on call at the Saugatuck Yacht Service.


Star of Saugatuck authentic paddle wheeler river cruise, dune rides, duck rides, some of the country's best beaches. Towns of Saugatuck and Douglas are great for eating, drinking and shopping.

Reviews for Saugatuck Yacht Service
Nice relaxed setting just out of town, 2016-08-15
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (1900)

We stayed here a couple of times the last three years. Older marina but kept up and clean. Resturant next to marina good breakfast and lunch Tennesse style food. People are friendly here and decent staff. A short walk to the town through residential area.

Friendly and well kept marina., 2016-08-05
Captain: , La Pointe WI (201)

Our 40' ketch was tied up on the outside dock and we didn't have a problem with the Kalamazoo River traffic behind us. Brian Bussema, the dockmaster, was very helpful. Lots of shade trees and picnic tables and a nice boater's lounge with outside tables with shade umbrellas. Laundry cost $1.75 a load. The River Market on Water Street sold deli meats & cheeses & loaves of frozen marble rye bread. The only other grocery store was over the bridge in Douglas, a long ways away if walking.

Nice Harbor if you get an inside slip, 2015-09-04
Captain: , Burnham Harbor, Chicago (251)

We tied up here July 2014 and found it to be a descent marina. Nice shower facilities and nice grounds. We were at one of the slips on the channel and found it a bit rocky during the night. It's quite a walk to town and back so if you don't mind that, it's a good spot.

Saugatuck Yacht Service, 2011-11-26
Captain: , Grand Haven, MI (674)

Dock people were helpful the following day. We were able to contact people via cell phone after closing and they directed us to the gas dock for the night. We are 14.5' wide and found it extremly tight. Dock masters did there best to find us a spot for a busy weekend. My only negative was price is over $2.00/foot. on regular basis. The lake has a good anchorage.

A great marina to transient or slip for the season!!!!, 2010-09-21
Captain: , Belle Maer Harbor (166)

This is a very small (approx 80 slips) marina that is really intimate, and park like. Comfortable, great views of the river, a nice cruise out to Lake Michigan. Great people here in support and service and the summer members. Also has a great small yacht club, called Saugatuck Marine Yacht Club.
The only things missing are tennis courts and a pool, but then it would have to be lots bigger.
This marina has the advantage of being a short walk to the town of Saugatuck and the ability to leave the hub-bub of the town behind for a relaxing stay if you want it. Great restaurant next door, called the Elbo Room - excellent food for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! Don't miss the incredible breakfast menu!

Peacefull and friendly, 2009-08-03
Captain: , Chicago (79)

Only a few blocks from town, very friendly and peacefull harbor is great if don't need or want to be on top of or have everyone on top of you. More reasonable rates too. Simple but very clean facilties

Saugatauk, 2009-07-01
Captain: , Howard Prairie (500)

You will like this town, nice galleries, great restaraunts. There are some possibles slips right in town but this works and is very friendly

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