Details for Yachtsman Lodge Marina

Yachtsman Lodge Marina

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Average rating 1.0 stars from 1 review

Address Ocean Avenue, PO Box 2609
Kennebunkport, ME 04046


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: The Secret Service keeps their boats here, part of protection detail when former President Bush vacations across the water.


VHF channel

Not monitored, no radio in the office.


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 130
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 4
Total: 50
Transient price: $6.50/ft (2015-05-11)

Other price info: Only slips deep enough for sailboats is at the V shaped fuel dock on the T.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Fuel pump displays are broken, 2011.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out














Yes - Small cafe on site.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Yachtsman Lodge Marina
Sailboats Stay Away; USCG Safety Check Available Here (not really), 2012-03-14
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2311)

Made a reservation here, it was extremely expensive but the only place left. Lets start with good: Impeccably clean facilities, shortest walking distanct to town of any marina, continental breakfast and wi-fi included and good.

This place is outrageously expensive, slips, fuel and all, and they didn't mention when I reserved a slip, the only slips available for drafts of 6 feet is the long fuel dock. Not setup to cater to sailboats, but it was the only spot available on the river when we decided last minute to extend our stay in Kennybunkport two days (great town)

It turned out nobody fueled here. Well except me when I arrived, and I had huge regrets.

After the first day, I was really afraid I just bought fuel that was sitting around a long time. Not only had they not bothered to publish the correct price in years, there was no fuel sipping sailboats in this marina (just gas power boats), and nobody bought fueled gas or diesel in 24 hours since I arrived at the 2nd fuel dock slip. I asked the receptionist how busy is the fuel dock, she assured me that the fuel dock would be peaceful, nobody bought fuel here in weeks. Gulp. A bit paniced I asked if I could pump the fuel out, I needed to go 300 miles and can't take a risk on bad fuel. She referred me to her spooky manager (more below) who assured me that the secret service uses the diesel and they had already cycled their tanks four times that season. The secret service has a contract price so they didn't bother to update the signs nor had he had reason to "fix slight inperfection of pump meter". I got home 300 miles later, so I guess the fuel was ok. Still it was expensive.

The place is spooky. The manager looks like one of those chearful big KGB guys from a James Bond movie, with huge face scar and all, who is retired and has moved on to a peaceful life. Add to that the pair of jet black secret service boats with machine gun mounts (former president Bush vacation home across on the other side of the water) that was across from my sailboat, and I felt I was in a very unique marina.

Maybe I spent just a little bit to much time observing the secret service boats, taking a picture might not have been good either.

I earned myself a visit from the Coast Guard Auxilary that asked to do a safety check. They made so many obvious errors (didn't see any of the four fire extinguishers) during their check, I voiced to my wife in the car that I think there is a 50/50 chance they were Secret Service. She looked at me, and said it was obvious to her they were not USCG and explained that while one of them kept me busy the other officer was not doing a safety check at all (explains how he missed the four red fire extinguishers).

At least I got a cool safety sticker and a story to tell.

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