Crossing over or under the Spa Creek Drawbridge from downtown Annapolis into the Eastport neighborhood gives you the best of both worlds. The bustling city life of Maryland’s state capital quickly eases into a slower-paced community a few miles away. Just west of the bridge, the charming South Annapolis Yacht Centre is nestled along the shore.
As this new marina boasts 74 slips and nine fixed-lift slips with Ipe floating docks, boaters will love the area’s perfect balance of big-world sophistication and small town charm. Accommodating power, sail and catamarans up to 135 feet, the spacious location also offers efficient services including a pump-out station, 40,000 lb. covered lift slips and a new 75-ton travel lift. Equipped with Bluewater Yacht Sales on-site, a sales, service and detailing company is always at your convenience.
Top-notch amenities feature outdoor showers, laundry room, bike racks, Wi-Fi and 24-hour security. Fresh water is accessible from all slips and metered power includes 30, 50 and 100 AMP single phase. Local provisions can be found nearby at a grocery store and Eastport Shopping Plaza, as well as necessities at West Marine — all less than two miles away. The closest fuel dock is only 0.2 nautical miles across the water.
The docks overlook stunning views of this historic seaport including St. Mary’s Parish and surrounding 18th century architecture. The natural beauty of Spa Creek and abundance of centuries-old trees decorate the area known as America’s Sailing Capital. Fishing, shopping, outdoor dining and sightseeing are among the town’s many local attractions. Stay at a delightful bed and breakfast or upscale hotels such as Annapolis Waterfront Hotel or the Historic Inns of Annapolis.
Enjoy delicious Maryland seafood and craft cocktails at Eastport restaurants including Boatyard Bar & Grill, Carrol’s Creek Cafe, Blackwall Hitch and O’Learys Seafood Restaurant. Across the water in the heart of downtown Annapolis, check out McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar and Middleton Tavern, or dock and dine at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille that overlooks the narrow waterway leading out to the Bay, known as Ego Alley.
“The South Annapolis Yacht Centre marina village incorporates a state-of-the-art boatyard and marina with luxury living,” says General Manager Remy Anderson. “We offer an ideal homeport for enjoying the most popular parts of the Chesapeake Bay and the perfect cruising destination for transient captains.”
As the home of the United States Power and Sailboat shows, don’t miss experiencing the city during this extraordinary event in October.