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Kittery Point Yacht Yard



Day Trip
Not Offered
48 Bowen Road
Kittery, ME 03904
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 01:00 AM
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25 Reviews

by kmcgovern517 on Oct 03, 2020
We decided to stay here as it looked like there was more protection versus our previous stay at Portsmouth Yacht Club which could be a bit rolly with the traffic going by and the currents. There was definitely more protection as it was significantly less rolly. However, they do pack a lot of moorings into a small area. So, a bit congested as you approach including lobster pots in the mooring field. However, received a map beforehand with our assigned number so we knew where to go. No launch service, but dinghy dock at marina is available. Nothing retail within a short walking distance, but brought our bikes on shore to run some errands and enjoy a meal out.
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you in Back Channel again. Have a safe and happy fall! Jason, Dockmaster

by bdurham on Sep 20, 2020
This was our second stay at kpyy. As usual they are very accommodating, great locations and make the process seamless through Dockwa. Thanks Jason!
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We always appreciate the feedback and are looking forward to seeing you on your way back through. Have a great time on your cruise! Jason, Dockmaster

by chesapeake12 on Aug 20, 2020
Without a doubt the Best Pl., I’ve stayed in Maine. Friendly and helpful staff made sure we had everything we needed. With Jason overseeing operations the place is clean well-maintained and his Staff is well l trained. Tom A
Marina Response:
Tom, thank you for the excellent review! We are very much looking forward to taking care of your boat this winter and getting you ready for your end of summer cruise. See you soon! Jason, Dockmaster

by natawhee7 on Aug 18, 2020
Nice little marina. We were assigned the ball closest to the entrance which we really liked since we are a bigger boat. Made for easy access and exit. We just came in for a night to sleep and drop off some garbage, no complaints. We do have a very tall bow so picking up the mooring line was a bit of a struggle but most boats would have no issue
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to review our marina. We love seeing the 5 star reviews! Please let me know if you want a hand with the pennant next time you visit us and hopefully I can make that part a little easier. We hope the rest of your summer is a good one and we will see you again soon. Jason, Dockmaster

by drgtmartin on Aug 09, 2020
The Back Channel is a very calm location to stop. Jason the manager could not have been nicer. He sent us a mooring field map in advance so we knew exactly where to go. Grabbing a mooring there is a little challenging with the current and the pots but absolutely doable. Dinghy ride to Chauncy Creek Lobster Pound is a plus.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the 5 star review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, that mooring map has come in handy many times. I look forward to seeing you back in Kittery soon. Have a great rest of your season and stay safe! Jason, Dockmaster

by stague42 on Jul 29, 2020
Great staff. Quite mooring area
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to review our marina! We are looking forward to seeing you in Back Channel again soon. Jason, Dockmaster

by aequitas on Jul 27, 2020
Jason was very helpful. Great stop on our way Down East. Will definately be back!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words, I am happy we could accommodate you and look forward to seeing you back soon! Jason Tittle Dockmaster

by risailorgirl on Jul 24, 2020
Beautiful, friendly, quiet mooring and a safe harbor! Jason was very accommodating especially during these COVID times. We were not able to go ashore since we are from RI but thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay. Great inlets to explore by dingy too!
Marina Response:
Holly, thank you so much for the kind words and 5 star review! It was a pleasure having you with us and I look forward to seeing you back in Kittery soon. Have a safe and happy boating season. Jason, Dockmaster

by jcward66 on Jun 22, 2020
What a great, understated and hidden spot...our slip neighbors could not have been more friendly and Jason could not have been more helpful...this is definitely a spot that we will return to. Best regards, Bridging The Gap III
Marina Response:
James, thank you for the kind words, we love to get reviews like yours! I look forward to seeing you again soon. Give us a call if you need anything. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by captainpouchy on Aug 26, 2019
serene spot for boat. nice walk to the revitalized Frisbee Wharf with outdoor pub and upscale Bistro Restaurant
Marina Response:
Stephen, thank you for the kind words. I was happy to get you in and hope that we see you again soon. Have a safe and happy boating season! Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by docfloss on Aug 22, 2019
Great place to pull in. Jason was great! We wish we had more time! Will come again. Thank you!!
Marina Response:
It was our pleasure, let me know when you want to return. Hope you enjoy the rest of the boating season and we see you again soon. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by ghamilton on Aug 20, 2019
We had a great experience at KPYY. The mooring field is incredibly calm and quiet. Jason and the staff at the yard were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend picking up a mooring at KPYY if you are in the Kittery/Portsmouth area. One recommendation for anyone wanting to visit Portsmouth from the mooring field, don’t bother running a dinghy over to Prescott park. Crossing the Piscataqua River in a small dinghy can be a little dicey and your reward is to pay $8/hr to dock your dinghy at the Prescott Park town docks. Much faster, more comfortable, safer, and likely cheaper to just Uber from the yard for $10-$15. We will definitely stop here again.
Marina Response:
Garrett, thank you for the excellent review. It was our pleasure having you and your family with us for a couple of days. Hopefully you will be back soon! In addition to the review of our facility we also appreciate your recommendation regarding the Prescott Park docks. I can pass that info onto others that want to head over to Portsmouth. I hope you have a safe and happy rest of your summer and we can connect again soon. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by arietta on Aug 16, 2019
Great facility, great people! We had engine problems in the middle of our trip, and Kittery Point Yacht Yard was able to work us into their service schedule, fix our engine, and be a very nice place to stop while we waited for repairs. The yard is just the right size--small enough for personalized service, but large enough to have specialized craftsmen who can do any job well. We picked up one of their moorings in Back Channel and were pleased. The moorings are in good repair, and Back Channel is very sheltered from the weather. It is also sheltered from all the wake in the Piscataqua River, and the local fishing boats all passed through the mooring field at a slow bell, which is unusual in our experience in Maine waters. We highly recommend KPYY, whether it's just for a mooring for the night, or for any kind of repair. Thank you so much, Jason, Mike, and all the crew!
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We love hearing all feedback and having it be so positive is the icing on the cake. We hope you have a safe and uneventful trip Downeast. Let me know if you need anything else from our end. Hopefully you will be able to get back to Kittery soon. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by rjcolston on Aug 14, 2019
Used a mooring ball for two nights. Very easy pickup and secure during our stay. Visited the marina facilities and obtained a needed fuse for our generator. Took an easy and beautiful walk into Kittery and enjoyed lunch at the Beach Pea Bakery. Would recommend Kittery Point Yacht Yard.
Marina Response:
Rob, thank you for the review! We love hearing feedback from our guests. I hope that the traffic is not as busy for you when you return. Please let me know if you have any questions or have any special requests for your next visit with us. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by aquila on Aug 12, 2019
Excellent on all counts.
Marina Response:
We love these reviews! Thank you for taking the time to rate us. Hopefully we can connect next time Aquila is here in Kittery. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by hhodgdon on Aug 09, 2019
Hi, After a hiatus from sailing and I planned to return to the sea with a Catalina I purchased. KPYY in the back channel accepted my reservation request for several days of mooring. However, while I had checked out my outboard motors for the small sail boat and dinghy; after launching the 25 footer in the Piscataquis river far upstream from the KPYY mooring site both engines failed. Lucky for me KPYY has a service location in Elliot Maine a few 100 yards form my launch point. Dave at the Elliot KPYY extended the courtesies of a short tow to his service dock where I restored my engine. I made my way to my Kittery KPYY, mooring. I found it to be a quiet accommodating location. There I found on shore crew accommodations well provisioned with ice, showers and convenient bicycle transportation. I have stayed at several marina and rate KPYY at step above all. Harold
Marina Response:
Harold, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, we appreciate your feedback. I hope you're able to get out on the water as much as possible before it gets cold again. Let us know if you need any help with the boat! Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by jgermenis on Jul 30, 2019
Dingy down to the second bridge where there’s a dock and it’s a short walk to a local meat market and a produce store with local products and a decent wine selection. Nice Moorings with a swift current and shady lanes.
Marina Response:
Jerry, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always appreciate hearing how your stay was, and getting a 5 star review is the icing on the cake! I hope you have a safe and happy rest of your summer and you're able to return soon. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by jessephen on Jul 07, 2019
Moorings are fine, location is beautiful but nobody answered our inquiries and we were unable to access the facilities because we were not given information about how to get in, despite calling and messaging them on Dockwa.
Marina Response:
Paula, We are of course disappointed that your experience with us was not what you expected. We strive to exceed expectations and more often than not we accomplish that goal. As we discussed on the phone I am sorry for the miscommunication and not getting the information you needed for our facilities to you when you needed that info. I am hopeful that you will return for another try, if you do that mooring will be on us. I hope the rest of your trip goes well and you have a safe and happy rest of your summer. Jason Tittle, Dockmaster

by dammeyers on Aug 26, 2018
Beautiful location. Quiet. Convenient and nice guest area by the shower, with a coffee machine. Trash and recycling convenient. Walk to town with restaurants and shops 1.3 miles.

by hmscarth on Aug 10, 2018
We had a nice stay. It was quiet. Jason was very helpful with information emailed to us while enroute. Our ETA was after the office closed.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Jason Tittle Dockmaster

by joiedevivre18 on Aug 01, 2018
Great stay at KPYY Staff are very professional and friendly. Jason runs a great yard and is a pleasure to work with. Moorings and docks are in perfect condition and very protected from Wind and wakes. Internet was a little spotty sometimes. Only place in Portsmouth area I would stay.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the review! I am happy you were able to stay with us and that you enjoyed yourself. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Hopefully we can get the WiFi sorted out before you return. Jason Tittle Dockmaster

by georgem on Jul 23, 2018
Great location, dock master Jason, contacted us 2 hours before arrival and made the tie up easy. He explained the facility layout. It was quiet ,, just what we were looking for. We will be back ,,, Thanks Jason!!!!L

by tedestep on Jul 13, 2018
One of the smoothest stays we’ve ever had on a mooring. Can’t say enough about Jason. Emailed map and mooring assignment right away and was there to greet and help when we arrived. A definite go back to.

by skimmer352 on Jul 08, 2018
It was great, but we missed having a launch.

by tjbalzano on Jul 04, 2018
Reserved a night on a mooring to rest for the night on our trip from Noank CT to Portland Maine. Very well maintained Arrived at 6:00 PM on a Sunday and the facility was closed, but Manager Jason had reached out to via e-mail to ensure that I was familiar with his mooring field, the lay out of the facility, and the acces codes. Only inconvenience was there being 1 bathroom w/shower. It took quite some time for the 5 of us to cycle thru and quite a wait the next morning. Additionally l would note that we were unsuccessfull hailing a cab/Uber/Lyft when trying to go into town for dinner. The one cab that would come out had a 45 minute lead time. We did however find a Chinese restaurant that delivers and feasted in the Yard Lounge Thanks KPYY!
COVID-19 Alert
Status: Partial closure
  • The community room/lounge, restroom, and shower will remain closed until further notice
  • All visitors who would like to come ashore while with us are required to complete the Maine safe visitors form if they are arriving from any state other than Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey. That form will be emailed to you when the reservation is accepted
  • Visitors that come ashore are required to wear face coverings while in the boatyard or on the docks
Last Updated:8 months ago

About Kittery Point Yacht Yard

Our facility offers 43 deep water moorings and 15 slips in the most protected basin in the area with direct open access (no bridges) to the Gulf of Maine. We are located in a water body known as the Back Channel; it is just off the north side of the Piscataqua River mouth, across from Jamaica Island. Our mooring balls are white, stamped with the letters KPYY, and numbered 1101 up to 1143. Protected on three and a half sides, we are considered the area’s primary hurricane hole. All moorings are granite block and all ground tackle is inspected annually each spring.

Transient moorings are available for vessels up to 65 feet LOA and slips for vessels up to 60 feet LOA. Our moorings vary in weight and swing area so advanced reservations are highly recommended. No launch service is provided, so bring your dinghy. We have a dinghy dock and our restroom facility, located at our front office entrance, is open 24/7.

Kittery, along with its neighbor Portsmouth, NH (across the river), are recognized for their historic, cultural, and scenic assets as well as their many restaurants and shopping/ supply amenities. We have bikes available for guests to travel into town and their are public dinghy docks available in Portsmouth if you'd like to travel over by water.

Booking Info

Max Length of Stay is 7 days per reservation, please submit multiple reservations for stays longer


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Dry Storage
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pet Friendly



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