by aequitas on Jul 23, 2022
Jason was very helpful! Great stop on our way down east.
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 cindibrennan on Jul 19, 2022
We took a mooring here for one night through Dockwa and Jason from the marina immediately sent us great information on the moorings and the area. We visited the office where Tara showed us the cruiser amenities (nice, clean facilities), talked about the area and provided more information about the area. Both Tara and Jason were so helpful and nice.
We walked into Kittery and found some shops, eateries and a great butcher (Maine Meats) that had a huge section and offered to vacuum pack our purchases. The anchorage in Back Bay was tranquil and picturesque. We would highly recommend this marina.
We love reviews like this one! Thank you for taking the time to post this for us. We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Back Channel again soon! Hopefully that will happen this season. Take care and let us know if you need anything from our end. Tara and Jason
by dangermouse on Jul 17, 2022
I just added to my favorites !! Excellent communication from Jason and a beautiful, well maintenance marina
We will see you again very soon!
Thank you for the great review. I love that you have added us to your favorites list and we very much look forward to your return. Hopefully we will see you again this season. Jason, Dockmaster
by larrypolster on Jul 16, 2022
Jason is an awesome dock master. He emailed us detailed information ahead of time and was extremely responsive when we had questions.
Thank you Larry for the great review and also for your patience while you were waiting for your slip to open up. I hope you enjoy your cruise and are able to stay with us on your way back south. I look forward to catching up next time you're with us. Jason, Dockmaster
by bricekittle on Jul 13, 2022
Tara & Jason are fantastic! We were greeted warmly & professionally and our three night stay on the mooring could not have been better. Everywhere you look, they views are beautiful! We look forward to staying again.
Five stars are not enough!
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return. If we do not see you again this season I hope you enjoy the summer. Let us know if you need anything else from our end. Jason, Dockmaster
by hartvandermeer on Jun 23, 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff. Picture perfect setting. Short ride to dinghy dock. Be aware of lots of floating grasses during ebbing current which did plug up the raw water filter of the genset of our boat. Perhaps this happens during springtime only.
by colmp on Jun 19, 2022
Really enjoyable visit. Great directions to the dock, Justin was very friendly and helpful, thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to review our marina. We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to your return. Jason, Dockmaster
by bryceb on Jun 13, 2022
We had an issue with our boat while on a short trip to the Portsmouth area. When we called Kittery Pont on a Friday morning to request service I was not expecting the great response I received. Jason was very courteous and professional and said he would see what he could do and would get back to me. Sure enough he called back within the hour and sent over one of his best technicians (Tim), to troubleshoot the problem. Tim arrived on schedule and was able to quickly diagnosis and correct the issue. I was very happy with the response from Jason and the great service from Tim.
Thank you for the fantastic review! I was happy that we had the ability to get a tech to your boat and resolve the issues you were having. Have a great rest of your season and we look forward to helping as needed in the future. Jason, Dockmaster
by tonymarts on Sep 16, 2021
Always the best. Staff is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.
by seabbatical4423 on Sep 12, 2021
The organization at Kittery Point Yacht Yard is 5 star plus. Dockmaster Jason went beyond good service when we ordered a new AB dinghy from them last Spring and then again when we had a steering breakdown over Labor Day weekend in the Kittery Point area.
Jason helped us find an easy-access mooring and a technician as soon as possible. Technician William came on board and with humor and expert skills had our problem diagnosed, parts shipped in and repair accomplished within 48 hours.
These people are reliable and interested in good customer service. Thanks KPYY!!
Seabbatical, this is a wonderful review and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. The timing worked out well for all of us and working with you this season has been a pleasure. We do want to make sure that the Kittery Harbormaster, John Brosnihan, gets credit for finding a mooring for you to put the boat on such short notice. Without his help we would not have been able to get to your boat. Thank you again for the 5-star review and we look forward to helping as needed in the future! Take care and enjoy the remainder of your sailing season. Jason, Dockmaster
by dcammett on Sep 08, 2021
Great protected location, friendly and helpful staff as well as extra perks such as gas grill , tables, showers and rest rooms.
Will definitely book again.
Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Jason, Dockmaster
by sabres2014 on Sep 04, 2021
The very best place to explore Kittery and Portsmouth from. Jason and the staff go above and beyond to make this a great place to stay for a day or a week!
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! I am happy to hear your stay with us was a good one and we look forward to your return. Jason, Dockmaster
by svmarite on Aug 27, 2021
1987 Shannon 43 Ketch.
We pulled in on a mooring to wait out Henri. Back Channel is an excellent spot for a blow. Luckily it was a non-event for us. While there we read all the great reviews on KPYY. So we commissioned them to fix our engine problem of injectors, valve adjustment and transmission issue.
Jason, the Dockmaster, was extremely gracious and professional setting up the work. Very upfront. A bit above average hourly rate, but as we boaters know, sometimes better to pay more for good service.
Bottom line - great service and the price was fine therefore.
Will, our assigned diesel mech, was awesome.
He replaced our injectors on our 4000hr old Yanmar, set the valves and unfortunately couldn't do anything for the tranny issue because there aren't any parts it's so old (34yr).
Will was courteous, on time, efficient and very knowledgeable. He was very methodical and left a clean work space. Loved having him aboard.
The yards prices are a bit high, but for once you don't feel scammed out of high prices and crap service. So I'll say it was very fair. The work was spot on. The management was professional and really very friendly.
I only have one very minor negative remark and that is there is only one head shower. They're working on that and will be addressed.
Highly recommend this yard!
Thank you both for such a wonderful review! We are all happy to hear the feedback and very much look forward to your return. As you mentioned in your review we are hoping that in the not too distant future we will be able to expand our bathroom & shower facility to make everyone's stay that much more enjoyable. Take care and as always let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Jason, Dockmaster (and crew at KPYY)
by gf4306 on Aug 19, 2021
This is a beautiful little harbor. The marina is very small and easy to access. We didn't see the strong current that is prevalent at the marinas in Portsmouth.
There isn't any wifi at the end of the dock. There is a single bathroom at the office area. It's well kept and clean. Even though the dockmaster wasn't there when we arrived, he was extremely communicative.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all of the feedback. I am sorry I missed you when you arrived, I try to be here for all of our customers and hopefully having me available remotely was helpful. We are looking into expanding our WiFi so it can easily be picked up away from the office. Hopefully we will have solution in place next time you're with us. Have a safe and happy rest of your boating season and let me know if you need anything from our end in the future. Jason, Dockmaster
by mkdimson on Aug 19, 2021
This is a wonderful place to stay. Jason, the Dockmaster is incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for a great stay. Our mooring was located near the entrance to Back Channel and the KPYY building. Very peaceful and pretty spot. Shower and community room were very nice. We will definitely go there again in the future.
Thank you for the 5-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to detail your stay and look forward to seeing you back in Kittery again soon. Enjoy the rest of your cruise and let us know if you need anything from our end. Jason, Dockmaster
by bostout on Aug 17, 2021
Absolutely fabulous marina in a beautiful location. Jason, Tara, and Dave were extremely friendly and helpful with all aspects of my stay, including ordering filters and chain and advice on a diesel fuel issue I was having at the time. The moorings are very well maintained. The Back Channel location is scenic with calm waters.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review for us. We appreciate your support of the yard while you stayed on one of our moorings and look forward to your return. If you need anything else from our end let us know. We hope you have a fantastic rest of your season! Jason, Dockmaster (and crew at KPYY)
by 100polar on Aug 16, 2021
The Dockmaster was very helpful and provided excellent information. Without a car it is a long walk into Kittery but for an overnight stop, it is terrific. The mooring was a little tricky to find but the basin was far better protected than I had expected and better than the next cove east which is wide open to boat wakes. I will stay at KPYY again.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we always appreciate the feedback. I am glad to hear you had a nice stay with us. I hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise and we look forward to your return. Hopefully next time we can earn that fifth star! Jason, Dockmaster
by wsj9695 on Aug 14, 2021
wonderful quiet and scenic place to stay
Jason the dockmaster was very helpful
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the review! Looking forward to your return and I hope the rest of your season is exatly what you want it to be! Jason, Dockmaster
by seawordy51 on Aug 11, 2021
Very charming marina - we’ll tended moorings and attentive staff. Will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for the review! We are looking forward to your return. Jason, Dockmaster
by jjvernon on Aug 09, 2021
Kittery Point Yacht Yard turned a mechanical failure into a wonderful vacation. We contacted KPYY for help to repair our fresh water pump which had sudden failure due to metal fatigue. From the first call to the greeting in the yard as were towed in and throughout our repair experience we were supported and given confidence that we and our 31 foot sailing vessel would be returning home together. Vic performed his miracle after the parts arrived when expected and we and our boat made it home. Despite the disruption and change of plans, we had a wonderful vacation and KPYY would be destination without the need for an entire repair in the future. Gorgeous place. We walked for a great meal at On the Shells at Frisbee Point. We were safe and in good hands at KPYY. Thank you Jason and Vic and all staff for your calm and comforting support during a stressful situation. We can say we had a great vacation!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! We were all very happy that we were able to get you back up and running without too many delays. We are also very appreciative of your patience and flexibility while we sorted out the details on your repair. All of us are looking forward to your return to Kittery and hope that the only issues you have during the next stay is where to have dinner! Have a great rest of your season and let us know if there is anything else we can do for you. Jason (and the team at KPYY)
by fumiste on Jul 28, 2021
I cannot recommed KPYY highly enough. I had a leaky and intractable stuffing box on my 38.8 Bristol sloop--and at the same time had to head back to SE Mass. for a family emergency. I was having nightmares about leaving a leaking boat for 2 or 3 days. ... The staff at Kittery Point Yacht Yard (in particular Jason, Tara and Vic) were incredibly understanding, kind and helpful: despite a busy schedule they sent their highly experienced mechanic, Vic, the next morning, and he took care of the problem in short order. If you're ever sailing in the Portsmouth area, and need repairs, a mooring, a slip, or just a helping hand, KPYY is the place to go.
George, thank you so much for this incredible review. We love hearing everyone's feedback and when someone takes the time to detail their experience with us in this way it tells us we are accomplishing our goals for service. We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in Back Channel next time you're in our area! As always let us know if you need anything. Jason, Dockmaster
by jono57766 on Jul 20, 2021
Great place! Jason was super accommodating and helpful with our stay. Marina is clean and nice, great place to enjoy Maine. Thank you KPYY!!
Thank you for the 5-star review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you back in Kittery soon. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Jason, Dockmaster
by triona362 on Jul 15, 2021
Always great to be at KPYY. Very nice facility and moorings. Jason and crew are very helpful and friendly.
Thank you for the excellent review! We look forward to your return and hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise. Jason, Dockmaster
by kdrozdek on Jul 10, 2021
Strong current but mooring field is calm and quiet, good for catching up on rest. Facilities are simple but adequate and clean (one unisex toilet/shower room, lounge area with coffee, wifi, book exchange). Nice walk into Kittery or to Fort McClary. Very helpful and friendly staff. This is not our first, or last, time here.
Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and share your experience with others. Looking forward to your return! Jason, Dockmaster
by skimmer352 on Jun 27, 2021
It was great, Jason came out to greet us at our mooring. Lovely evening, even if you are one of the first moorings going in
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was nice meeting you and the others in your group. I hope you had a nice sail up to Biddeford Pool and look forward to seeing you back in Kittery soon. Jason, Dockmaster
by lawmann on Jun 26, 2021
Nice quiet location.
Thank you for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Hopefully next time we can earn that 5th star. Have a great cruise and enjoy the rest of your season if we do not connect again this year. Jason, Dockmaster
by glassslipper on Jun 11, 2021
Fantastic marina with dockage and moorings in a well-protected cove. Nice areas for walking. Jason’s customer service is second to none. We will be back!
Thank you for the great review, we loved having you with us. I will be in touch with you to coordinate the parts order you placed with us. Talk to you soon! Jason, Dockmaster
by lconn on Jun 07, 2021
Quite and beautiful moorings. dockmaster Jason accomodating as always. highly recommend
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We are looking forward to the next time you decide to stay with us. Take care! Jason, Dockmaster
by magiordano61 on May 31, 2021
Beautiful Harbor. Extremely organized by receiving email with mooring field map and assignment. Jason the manager made every effort to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. Lovely walk into Historic Kittery. We will definitely make Kittery Point a stop over in the future.
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! I look forward to your return. Enjoy the boating season and let me know if you need anything from our end. Jason, Dockmaster
by dennisvj099 on May 22, 2021
Great service and fantastic location! They accommodated us on short notice at a very busy time. Jason is the best!
It was our pleasure having you stay with us. We were happy that there was room to accommodate you during this hectic time of year. We are hopeful you will be back soon and have a fantastic start to the 2021 boating season!
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.
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!
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, 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
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.
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
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 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!
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.
Bridging The Gap III
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
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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.
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 hmcs 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.
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.
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 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