Details for Yankee Marina and Boatyard

Yankee Marina and Boatyard

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 8 reviews

Address 142 Lafayette St, PO Box 548
Yarmouth, ME 04096-6123


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Curt Mildrum, GM



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Can be a tricky route during low tide. The channel snakes along the river and it can get confusing thus causing one to inadvertently cutting a corner. There are plenty of markers so pay close attention and try to enter on a rising tide.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 9
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel dock, one down stream at Royal River Marina.

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

Additional info: Good to fair condition.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: 15

Other info:


Transient: 2
Total: 2
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2013-12-30)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in transient dockage fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - On floats.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out







Yes - One clean shower.


Yes - 2 heads.


Yes - One each, washer and dryer.




Yes - Chandlery next door.


Yes - One restaurant next door.


Yes - Restaurant next door serves drinks.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Very extensive repair facility. Looks like they can handle anything.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Ramp and two travellifts.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi on the docks, good ATT cell coverage.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


6 miles from LL Bean main store. Delorme Mapping is 2 miles.

Reviews for Yankee Marina and Boatyard
Great Place to Have Work Done, 2016-10-09
Captain: , Avondale, PA (448)

On the recommendation of other Krogen 42 owners, we brought our boat here from Upstate NY 2 years ago for a major engineroom overhaul. The yard crew took great care of the boat. They removed everything from the engineroom, installed new fuel tanks, rearranged the equipment to make everything accessible and installed new battery boxes and storage bins that serve as walking surfaces. The whole effort turned out fantastically. The engineroom is much easier for me to work in now.

So, we decided to leave the boat there for another winter and had the yard build a settee in the saloon and remodel the galley. Again, everything turned out very well and the boat is much more liveable.

My wife and I built a good many friendships and a great relationship with the whole staff. We were very sad to leave in September to return home with the boat. We'll miss everybody and the responsiveness and good work of the team at Yankee.

As one other reviewer noted, it's a fairly long trip up the Royal River to get to Yankee but it's worth it, even if you're a transient. All visitors are welcomed and taken care of quite well. There's a Hannaford grocery store nearby as well as a well-equipped Ace Hardware. Yankee can order most marine supplies and get next day delivery should you need anything for the boat. The Royal River Grill is within easy walking distance and sevres excellent food.

I'm sure we'll be back in a couple years to further cruise the beautiful Maine Coast.

Six Years Later, 2016-05-04
Captain: , Booth Bay Harbor Maine (424)

Read the below review dated 2010/09/13, it all still holds true. The river channel and basin was dredged last winter so all is good on approach. We re-powered at Yankee summer of 2014, very good results plus I lived on the boat to do a lot of the work. Better than Trinidad, been there and done that. We left out of Yankee five years ago for the Caribbean. Went back twice for weddings and now heading back this summer after our most recent two year loop through the southern and western Caribbean.

Service Requirements, 2013-09-19
Captain: , Kittery Point, ME (101)

WOW! Other reviews I've read don't reflect my experience. Wanted to have them haul, power wash and transport my boat about 300'. Price was abbout $2400. Boat is 39' Down East style. When I questioned the exorbitant prices, they informed me that because I wasn't storing with them this was the best they could do ($19/ft each way plus power washing). Not what I would call transient friendly. Too bad as this is a great location.

Great place, 2013-05-24
Captain: , Yarmouth, ME (192)

We kept our boat in a slip there last year and will winter over the following years. They do great work and the final bill is always near the estimate. We have had many things done, from engine work to holding tank upgrades, so the breadth of capabilities is high.

Take care going down the river and follow the channel at any tide if you're a sailboat. I would recommend at least 3 hours from low tide at a minimum if you're not familiar with the channel. Could be a long wait if you ground.

The marina is not open on weekends.

traditional maine work ethic continues!, 2010-09-13
Captain: , portsmouth,nh (10)

after full time running the east coast,bahamas for the last decade plus a couple of years in jamaica i have to say it's great to be back in new england, especially maine. in my travels i have experienced many repair facilities where the scope of work contracted ranged from minor repairs to repowers. sorry to say at a lot of facilities i visited the results were less than satisfactory. regardless of how much time was allotted for the work it was without fail down to the wire where parts had to be overnighted in and installed at the last minute,time after time.any ensuing issues where "not related".with 30+years of mechanical experience i have some idea of how things work. estimates were usually laughable when the actual bill arrived.this is more the rule than the exception. i find yankee boatyard a breath of fresh air. the work is done on time and any issues that may arise are made right, period! the crew is very accomodating and experienced with a can do attitude. the time i have spent there is a pleasure compared to the endless delays, excuses and cost overruns i have encountered elsewhere. i highly recommend this yard for their service and work ethic, where they value their customers and you leave feeling happy for a change.

Customer of 20 years, 2010-09-13
Captain: , Pulpit Harbor, Maine (20)

For 20 years we had our Ericson 35 sailboat serviced at Yankee Marina. We now own a Stevens Custom 53 sailboat and continue to be exceptionally pleased with the knowledge, professionalism, friendliness, and care that everyone at Yankee Marina demonstrates. The quality of work is extremely high and done when promised. Dana Jensen, the head mechanic, is thorough, thoughtful and reliable. His depth of knowledge about engines, transmissions, props, plumbing, welding is exceptional. Adam White, expert electrician, has upgraded our electrical systems, electronics, computer and communications systems in preparation for two seasons in the Caribbean. In addition to a wealth of knowledge, his professional attitude, enthusiasm and willingness to solve problems are exceptional in any industry. Everyone at Yankee is helpful, friendly and polite.
We feel extremely lucky to have the resources of Yankee Marina to care for our boat. Maggie Salter

Yankee saves the vacation!, 2010-09-07
Captain: , Falmouth (10)

In mid-August, at the height of the Maine sailing season, three days before my boat partners were to take off for two weeks of cruising, my automatic bilge pump and toilet
stopped working! As the stuffing box was overdue for repacking I was taking in too much water to safely motor any distance. Desperate to get the boat fixed right away I called Yankee Marina (where I store the boat over the winter) for help. That same morning they sent a mechanic, by sea, to where my boat was moored in Falmouth to install an automatic bilge pump. That done I was able to take the boat up the river to Yankee Marina (not a challenge if you are within 3 hours of high tide and follow the well marked route). That afternoon and the next morning they were able to install a new toilet, rebuild my Whale gusher pump, replace the impeller in my engine, replace a leaking muffler and another leaking engine hose (a large source of the bilge water when the engine was running) and attend to a number of other small but important engine issues. Thanks to Yankee the boat was ready, on schedule, for my partners!

For six years I%u2019ve been wintering my boat at Yankee because they have one of the most protected spots on the Maine coast, and I like the way this family owned business is run. The mechanical staff are deeply knowledgeable and competent, the office support uniformly competent and considerate. I trust Yankee and recommend them without reservation.

Full-service marina at the end of a long channel, 2010-08-20
Captain: , York, ME (1971)

This is one of three marinas at the end of the long, narrow, shallow but very well-marked channel up the Royal River. It's a surprisingly busy place considering the location; a variety of boats from small outboards to serious cruisers, new and classic. The trip in was actually enjoyable despite the skinny water (I read 7-8 feet in some places a while after low tide) because it's extremely well marked, with private aids filling in the gaps between the ones the Coast Guard maintains. We saw a bald eagle, lots of herons and osprey, and various other birds.

The journey through the mud flats and up the river is rewarded by a huge, fully-equipped marina that looks like they could build or repair anything. They are an authorized Grand Banks and Yanmar maintenance shop, in case you thought only small boats made it up this far. Next door are a good restaurant, a chandlery and a yacht sales office.

There are clean heads (2) and shower (1), along with coin laundry (one each washer and dryer). We were surprised that this marina was less per foot for transients than the one across the river and further downstream.

The staff were very helpful on the phone, although they don't seem to monitor the radio, showed us around and made us feel welcome.

There is a "public landing" in the sense that there's a boat ramp available for a fee. There are no moorings and no public dingy dock.

There isn't as much to do here as a "in town" location would have, and there is some highway noise, but not as bad as we thought.

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