Details for Yachtsman Lodge Marina
Name

Yachtsman Lodge Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 1.0 stars from 1 review

Address Ocean Avenue, PO Box 2609
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Phone207-967-2511/800-992-2487

After hours contact

207-967-2321

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.

Notes



VHF channel

Not monitored, no radio in the office.

Web sitewww.yachtsmanlodge.com

Email contact

Innkeeper@yachtsmanlodge.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

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:

Slips

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.

Moorings

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)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Fuel pump displays are broken, 2011.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads



Laundry

Yes

Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Small cafe on site.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Yachtsman Lodge Marina
Sailboats Stay Away; USCG Safety Check Available Here (not really), 2012-03-14
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2310)

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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