Details for Sheltered Cove Marina
Name

Sheltered Cove Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.2 stars from 5 reviews

Address 910 South Green St
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Phone609-296-9400 (Fax: 609-296-4600)

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Dealer for Regal, Wellcraft, SeaFox, Bennington Pontoons, and Kawasaki Jet Ski's.

VHF channel

9

Web sitewww.shelteredcovemarina.com

Email contact

mark@shelteredcovemarina.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts

BoatUS discounts.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: Summer Season: April 15- Oct 31
Extended Season: Nov 1 – Dec 15

Approach



Tide

2

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info

Very well protected, natural hurricane hole.

Depths

Approach: 3
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: Entrance to the river can be 3' at a very low tide.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Lots of room in the slips.

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 250
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2011-06-04)

Other price info: $1.75 a foot with Boat US discount.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $8.00 for electric if no air conditioner. $10.00 for electric if your boat has an air conditioner. They charge even if you will not be running it.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes

Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

Yes - Call marina for more information.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Lukoil

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: BoatUS discounts

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: BoatUS discount of $0.05 per gallon; bulk discount of $0.15 per galllon if purchasing over 100 gallons.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: On leash.

Disability access

Yes - Boat ramp is ADA accessible.

Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes - Several receptacles and recycling stations.

Showers

Yes - Air conditioned and heated. Open April 1 through mid-November.

Heads

Yes - A/C

Laundry

Yes - Nearby

Grocery



Hardware

Yes - Stocked ships store.

Restaurants

Yes - Several within walking distance. Delivery service is offered

Bars

Yes - Next to the marina.

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 33T hydraulic trailer to 50 feet. Marine forklift to 38 feet.

Storage facilities

Yes - Yard can hadle 400+ boats, RV's, and campers.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle.

Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Sprint MiFi worked ok but slow.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Handicap accessible. Full floating dock.

Transportation

Yes - Local shuttles and transit buses. Local taxi service.

Other services

Full stocking and servicing dealer for Yamaha outboards, Volvo Penta gas and diesel, Mercruiser, Mercury, Suzuki, and Honda outboards. Full service for Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Sea-Doo skis.

Attractions

Atlantic City - 20 minutes away.
Tuckerton Seaport - 5 minutes away.
Several golf courses - 5 minutes away.

Reviews for Sheltered Cove Marina
Beware - Incompetant staff - Small boats only, 2012-06-06
Captain: , Lindenhurst, NY (161)

These guys can fix lawn mowers, but if you are big boat with inboards, stay away. Not a very knowledgable staff. They cut corners and will try and screw you at every chance they can to squeeze more money for themselves.

Buyer beware!


Well since someome from Sheltered Cove took the time to respond to me and give you their side of the story, let me give you mine.

True, I bought a 40 foot boat from them and true I got a great deal. But neither of these facts should have nothing with how you treat a customer and as you will see later, my great deal involved cut corners.

Everything on delivery seemed perfect. Boat was cleaned up nice and put in the water. My friend (who has captained boats for 30 years and I left their marina for a 5 hour cruise home. Now before I left, let me share some comments from their workers. "This boat is fast and lots of fun" "This is the biggest boat we ever delivered" Makes you wonder what they did when they test drove it and how they prepped it.

We got under way. All seemed good. Now I can tell you we hit nothing. My friend will tell you we hit nothing. We felt a vibration, slowed down, stopped, went in reverse, then throttled up and we heard a snap. We stopped looked in engine bay and saw that the bolts on coupler had sheared off. We went to hail seatow only to find our first of many suprises, the radio didn't work! We were in the ocean, with no radio! We got towed 3 hours back to Barnegat Bay where a expert mechanic looked at it. His first comment, these bolts were not tight. How did he decide that so quckly? Well, if I hit something that would shear those bolts the prop and shaft would be mangled. Plus the bolts were not all sheared. In fact 3 nuts were in the bilge! When boat was hauled we had some surprises.

Surprise #1, the prop had a ding but was not mangled. In addition, the prop guy who re-did the props said that ding was old. I never swaw the props when I saw the boat. Surprise #2, the zincs were not replaced and were all worn out, my contract said to replace. Surprise #3, the bottom of the boat was not painted, contract said to paint. Surprise #4, the bolts on the engine with perfect prop were loose.

Sheltered Cove sent their mechanic to look at it. His first comment, "I didn't know tighten those bolts, they came tight" We contacted Regal who said all new boats are shipped with the bolts removed so that the dealer has to tighten and torgue them. This boat was a demo boat, so the bolts were already in prior to shipping from St. Louis.
So what happened? Well the facts are there. The negligence is obvious. I did contact my insurance company but the surveyor looked at boat and bolts and said the damage to prop did not cause bolts to shear off the way they did. He also noticed was 1 bolt sheared with nut on it. The other 3, the nuts were lying lose in the bilge. Nuts don't fall off from a impact. They either shear or hold. So his theory was nuts loosened up and fell off. Then the last bolt sheared from forces. My insurance company denied claim, so I went after the marina and won.

Anyone wants to see pictures of bolts or props, I have them.
Believe me, I just bought a very expensive boat. If I hit something, I would of said I did and had it fixed. I didn't hit anything. I didn't need them their money. This was principal to get a marina to do what is right by a paying customer.

Form your own decision but I stand by my comments about Sheltered Cove Marina. They will screw you over to make a good deal a better deal for them!

Again since they still insist on denying it. We had 2 qualified captains on boat. We never hit a thing. Prop was not mangled. There was no vibration until the bolts started to let lose. Nuts don't fall into a bilge like that. The marina is incompetent. I did call insurance company and their surveryor agreed boat was not properly prepped. Case closed. Use at your own risk. You want to see pics, email me!



Shelter cove marina, 2011-12-26
Captain: , Waretown, NJ (155)

We overnighted at this marina a few years ago. Highlight of the trip was take the dinghy up the tuckerton creek to Tuckerton Seaport.



Enter ONLY at High Tide - Nice Stop, 2011-06-04
Captain: , Cleveland (2083)

The channel to the marina is well marked but don't follow the depths on your gps - the depths are NOT there. Instead follow the pairs of green/red bouys. We draw 3.8 ft and plowed through the last of the channel at low tide (and a strong NW wind to boot) We inquired with concerns about the depth of the approach and were assued by marina personel that we would have no issues.

We will return but will be sure it's high or close to high tide! Nice place to ride bikes. Small park about 1/2 mile east overlooking the bay and a great inexpensive restaurant 1 mile west from the marina. Restroom/showers very nice as well as very clean No close groceries but there were a couple of other marined stores within a mile (as well as a ship's store at the marina).

Great fuel prices.



Response to Dave R., 2011-02-22
Captain: , tuckerton (56)

This person has no idea how well we repair lawnmovers. Our 6 full time factory trained well managed service department could probably service lawnmowers, but what we focus on is providing service that exceeds our customers expectations day in and day out. What this person is not telling you is that he purchased a 40' yacht for us at a great deal. This guy loved us up until about 2 hours after he took delivery, when he ran over something out on the open ocean. Damaged one prop severely, and the other minor. Hull has noticable impacts as well. The customer ignored the impact and the resulting vibrations for a time long enough to shear off coupler bolts to the point the transmission was damaged. Rather than simply calling his insurance company and filling a claim, which we offered to assist him with, this person starts threating our company claiming we caused the problem. Indenpendant professional survey, expert inspection all confirmed the same thing. Damaged caused by impact at sea. Attempted to have this request removed as being inaccurate, but that was denied. Just wanted everyone to know the truth. We do not screw our customers. We know that without customers we do not exist. Considering we have suceeded through the worst recession any of us have seen I would say we are doing something right. If anyone has any questions about this incident please fee free to contact me directly at 609-296-9400.
Thank You.

Dave R's comments are again out of context. Pictures don't lie. Survey report clearly shows damaged props and gouges on the boat showing impact. His boat was no where near the first or last 40' we have delivered. We are very knowledgable and have a set predelivery routine. These types of coupler bolts don't just come loose the set up actually tightens them while underway for the very reason. Since the customer refused a sea trail with our service staff we can not say exactly what happened to cause the coupler bolts to shear. Only Dave R knows and he obviously won't admit to hitting something and causing the damage. We can oly use the inspection and survey report. The paint was done, zincs were new ( we even offered to re do both at no charge, customer declined). We deal with hundreds of boats each season, and have for many years. No one is perfect and are sorry yhat this customer experienced a problem, but we simply can not replace or repair every who thinks the cause was our fault. We investigated, spent money on a survery, and expert in bolting. All confirmed the dsame thing. The damage to the boat and prop were consistant with the damage the customer experienced. We just need to respond to innacurate posts



Good seasonal spot, 2008-03-09
Captain: , Atlantic City, NJ (76)

Focus is on seasonal slips, clean facility, friendly staff but no activites nor is it close to anything.

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