by Carol T. - Verified user on Nov 29, 2023
G and H docks are still a mess. Looks like a rubbish dump. Impossible to park or walk in that area.
Hi Carol and thank you for the feedback. We do apologize for the current inconvenience due to the addition of our new yacht center management group. We are working diligently to improve that situation at G and H dock and allow more space for parking and access. We do hope that you enjoyed the complimentary dinner party and all of the new additions and improvements that we have installed this season. Newly remodeled bathrooms, new outdoor entertainment areas, building exterior improvement, new washer and dryer units, new dock carts and much more. Please feel free to contact the marina office with any future issues thy you may have. Thank you for your patronage and we will do our best to expedite this process for you and others that are inconvenienced by this transition.
by Dorian W. - Verified user on Nov 29, 2023
Hartge is like a museum for classic boats and our 1926 Motor Yacht fits right in here. They are very accommodating and easy to deal with.
Thank you so much for the great review. We are very happy to have you and that amazing Fox motor yacht!
by Michael M. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Hartge claims to date from 1865. There is some confusion about whether the Hartge enterprise at this time is what we call a "marina" today, but the family was certainly in the boat building business at that time in the same area as the current marina. The marina passed into the ownership of anew family that owns a few other marinas and in the area and is fixing up many part that the original owners were reluctant to maintain. The also have boat maintenance done by a branch of the Hartge family and the boat maintenance is much better than before. The new management really cares and the place is now getting the upkeep it needs. While they don't have a pool, they have access to a pool nearby for boaters.
Thank you so much for the great review! Hartge Yacht Harbor is absolutely a jewel on the Bay and the new ownership and management are working hard to restore it to its former glory. The Hartge family started their business of cabinetry and piano manufacturing in Galesville in 1865 after moving down from Baltimore and purchasing 400+ acres in the area. The Marina aspect of the operations really didn't get into full swing until the early 1900's, but the Hartge family business and harbor was established and operating in 1865. The new family that owns the marina can trace their roots in the area back to the 1630's and work very hard to preserve local historical sites and buildings. It has been exciting being able to restore this property and receive great reviews like yours that let us know we are doing the right thing.
by John D. - Verified user on Apr 01, 2023
Brad, the harbormaster, has been extremely diligent in checking on our boat and adjusting things as needed.
Thank you so much for the kind words. Glad to hear that everything is going well.
by Kevin O. - Verified user on Mar 31, 2023
Friendly people, newly upgraded facility.
Thank you for the kind words. Very happy to hear that you are enjoying the upgrades!
by Anonymous on Apr 07, 2021
Hartge Yacht Harbor is a splendid marina to keep your boat. However, do not call on this marina’s services the problem is not that they are good at anything but are bad at everything from my experience
- They do not understand Webasto heaters and say that units are unusually design
- They do not understand how to install Max props and in particular are confused with pitch value and the difference between left and right handed props.
- They do not know how to change a hose on a manual bilge pump.
- They do not know how to properly install sanitary hoses in a reasonable time.
- They do not know how to install seacocks
- They very seldom call back or answer emails
- They make appointments and forget clients are coming.
- They invoice for replacement parts they themselves have lost and invoice time taken to replace said parts.
- All of this is experienced with last service manager
- New service manager does not get confused with facts and bases his invoice without paying any attention to actual work completed successfully.
Thank you for the feedback. As of October 2022, Hartge Yacht Yard has been reorganized under new management. Alex Schlagel, Luke Frey, and their crew of master craftsmen and mechanics are now operating Hartge Yacht Yard onsite at Hartge Yacht Harbor. We can only hope that you can forgive us for any past issues that you may have had with the service department and consider HYY once again for any future service you may need.
by Jeff D. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2019
older marina but maintained and clean
by Rob S. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2019
Nice visit to a quiet marina in the quiet town of Galesville, Maryland. We were assigned a T-head location, which worked well because we had no dock hands to help tie us up. The ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful, including coming down to pump our our holding tank immediately before we departed.
by Louis F. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2017
We enjoyed our overnight stay. Staff is friendly and was helpful in getting us docked. We are looking forward to another visit.
by Tom K. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2017
This was a beautiful marina and the staff was very friendly. I received several e-mails from the Dockmaster in preparation for our arrival so that we were sure of where we would be docking and had all the information we needed about the marina and the local area. Docking was easy as the marina is fairly well protected in the creek. We wanted to go to Pirates Cove for dinner and it was a pleasant 15 minutes walk from the marina. We will definitely consider staying at this marina again.
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to see you again.
by Gary B. - Verified user on May 31, 2017
buddy , the dockmaster was very pleasant and helpfull. The bathroom facilities were very good. Enjoyed our stay