Tag Archives: boating

Boat Docks and Restaurants

KI Yacht Club…410-643-4101
117 Yacht Club Drive

Shells Yes! Restaurant and Bar…443-249-3113
205A Tackle Circle

Annie’s Paramount Steak House…410-827-7103
500 Kent Narrows Way North
Big Owl Tiki Bar…410-827-6523
3015 Kent Narrows Way South

Bridges on Kent Narrows…410-827-0282
321 Wells Cove Road

Crab Deck…410-827-6666
3032 Kent Narrows Way South

Fisherman’s Inn…410-827-8807
3116 Main Street

Harris Crab House & Seafood Restaurant…410-827-9500
433 Kent Narrows Way North

The Jetty Restaurant & Dock Bar…410-827-4959
201 Wells Cove Road

The Narrows Restaurant…410-827-8113
3023 Kent Narrows Way South
Red Eye’s Dock Bar…410-827-EYES
Kent Narrows

357 Pier One Road

Kentmorr Restaurant & Crab House…410-643-2263
910 Kentmorr Road

Silver Swan Bayside…410-643-2021
412 Congressional Drive

Life on the Water

hauling01 (330 x 167)Boats have been a part of Al Miller’s life for his entire life. As a child, he helped his father build and repair boats in their backyard. In 1980, Al began his own company, and today A&M Marine Services is one of the top Eastern Shore marinas, covering virtually every aspect of boat care and ownership. In addition they are a premier dealer of multi-brand engines, including Suzuki Outboard motors, and offer a large selection of pre-owned boats and brokerage services through their sister company Winchester Creek Yacht Sales.

A&M Marine Services is customer-focused and can offer everything you need to care for, store, maintain and transport your boat. They offer painting, outboard and trailer maintenance and repair, winterization, shrink-wrapping and storage as well hauling and transport services. Their two-plus acre outdoor storage area can store you boat for the season, or temporary day and weekly arrangements are available.

Their spacious 12,000 square foot repair and service facility offers a painting bay and fiberglass repair and fabrication area. Certified mechanics can give your boat a simple spring tune up, or tackle a major repair issue on any mechanical, electrical or plumbing system. The most rewarding aspect of his job, says Al, “is seeing the end result, and knowing what we were able to do, and do it well.”

Most noted here on the island for hauling and transporting, Al offers local and long distance boat hauling and launching services for storage customers. Whether bringing your boat home for the winter, moving it to a marina or having sold it and requiring delivery to the new owner, A&M can safely and efficiently transport your boat wherever it needs to go. Using CON-O-LIFT hydraulic trailers, A&M can haul up to 30 tons locally or 14 tons for longer distance. They can even valet your boat to their launch ramp on the Kent Narrows.

To learn more about how A&M Marine Services is located at 121 Rental Lane, Grasonville and can help you with all of your boating needs, visit their website at www.ammarineservices.com. You also can call them at 410-827-7409.

Intrinsic Yacht and Ship offers Fast and Efficient Brokerage of Boats and Much More

By Avra Sullivan

Selling your boat or yacht can often be anything but smooth sailing. Effective marketing and industry networking are crucial to finding the right buyer quickly. Intrinsic Yacht and Ship can help you sell your boat for the highest amount possible in a timely fashion. Owned by Chris Ruggieri since 2001, Intrinsic’s staff offers decades of industry experience and knowledge. From small crafts to large motor yachts they will work through multiple web listings, social media, email and online brochure marketing to put your boat in front of a qualified buyer. If you’re looking to up or downgrade, they can also assist with trades, eliminating much stress and expense for the owner. Intrinsic works with buyers, sellers as well as banks and are involved in the top boat shows in the nation including the Bay Bridge show, Miami Boat show and Ft. Lauderdale show. The staff at Intrinsic are passionate about boats and boating and understand the needs involved with boat ownership.

Intrinsic also sells a variety of top brand boats including Ocean Yachts, Albemarle Boats, and Bonadeo Boatworks. They can help first time buyers with their initial purchase or existing boater owners upgrade to the boat of their dreams. They also offer a mobile marine service department for general maintenance, winterization, shrink wrapping, storage, and custom electronic packages. Detailing and weekly washing packages are also available. Whether in sales or service, they are dedicated to providing the best experience possible to their clients, and the testimonials from satisfied customers prove it.

Intrinsic Yacht and Ship is located at 357 Pier One Road in Stevensville. Call them at 410-263-9288 or find them on the web at www.intrinsicyacht.com or look them up on Facebook.

Go Green While Sailing the Ocean Blue: Scandia Marine First To Offer Eco-friendly Engine

By Avra Sullivan

With the emphasis these days on being environmentally aware and active, many industries are looking for ways to promote “green” ideas. Boating is no exception. Scandia Marine, right here on Kent Island, is proud to be the only dealer on the East Coast that has in stock, the new Lehr Inc. propane powered engine. First introduced in February of this year, at the Miami boat show, Scandia Marine owner Erik Lostrom and his wife Marty, saw the engine demo-ed and wanted on board. “We immediately thought that this is the future of small outboards.” says Marty. The many benefits are with no gasoline, and no ethanol, there are zero emissions, and no pollutions in the water and soil. Since propane burns clean, it also does not have the corrosive effects in machinery that ethanol does. “Many clients purchasing these have gone through major outboard repair.” Says Marty. These engines are also 10-15lbs lighter than traditional gas models and do not need a choke or primer. “It’s a great product to use in a dingy coming off a larger boat.” Maintenance is also decreased. Oil changes once needed every year, can go down to every 3 years. Because they work directly with Lehr Inc., Scandia Marine not only has these engines in stock at their store, they can offer a demo to a buyer and full information on the mechanics of the machine. They also will be able to offer servicing and repairs.

Scandia Marine is located at 910 Kentmorr Road at the Kentmorr Marina in Stevensville. You can find out more about the propane engine or all the services Scandia offers by calling 410-643-0037 or visiting their website at www.scandiamarineservices.com.

Marinas in Queen Anne’s County

Bay Bridge Marina, 357 Pier One Rd, Stevensville.
Depth 10’; 7 days; 8am-8pm. Transients welcome.

Castle Harbor Marina, 301 Tackle Circle, Chester.
Depth 6’; 7 days; 8am-6pm. Transients welcome.

Chestertown Marina, 211 S. Water St, Chestertown.
Depth 12’; 7 days; 8am-5pm.

Clarks Landing, 1804 Crab Alley Dr, Chester.
Depth 10’; 7 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm; Sat 8am-12N; Sun Closed.

Crab Alley Marina, 1820 Crab Alley Dr, Chester.

Droter’s Angler’s Marina, 3015 Kent Narrows Way S, Grasonville.
Depth 12’. 66 slip facility.

Island View Marina. 1814 Crab Alley Dr, Chester.
Depth 7’; 7 days; dawn to dusk.

Kennersley Point Marina, 223 Marina Lane, Church Hill.
Depth 10’; 7days; 9am-5pm.
410-758-2394 or 800-659-0822.

Kent Island Yacht Club, 117 Yacht Club Dr, Chester.
Depth 10’; Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-dark.

Kent Narrows County Slips, Rte 50 at Rte 8, Centreville
Depth 3’; 24 hours

Kentmorr Marina, 910 Kentmorr Rd, Stevensville.
Depth 6’; 7 days; 8am-7pm. Over 100 slips available.

L.A. Thompson & Son Marina, 1719 Little Creek Rd, Chester.
Depth 7’; 7 days; 8am-5pm.

Lankford Bay Marina.
Depth 6’; Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm; Sun 9am-5pm. 106 slips.

Lippincott Marine, 3420 Main St, Grasonville.
Depth 7’; 7 days; 8am-5pm.
410-827-9300 or 877-437-9300.

Long Cove Marina, Route 288, Rock Hall.
Depth 7’; 7 days; 9am-5pm. Transients welcome.

Mears Point Marina, 428 Kent Narrows Way N, Grasonville.
Depth 10’; 7 days; 8:30am-10pm. 540 slips.

Piney Narrows Yacht Haven, 500 Piney Narrows Rd, Chester.
Depth 7’; Mon-Thurs 8:30am-6pm; Fri-Sat 8:30am-8pm; Sun 8:30am-7pm.

Queen Anne Marina, 412 Congressional Dr, Stevensville.
Depth 6’; Tues-Sun 8am-5pm.

Rolph’s Wharf Marina, 1008 Rolph’s Wharf Rd Chestertown.
Depth 10’; 24 hours. 46 slips.
410-778-6389 or 1-800-894-6347.

Scott Marine Service, 3212 Main St, Grasonville.
Depth 7’; Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

Skipjack Landing Marine Center, 1804 Crab Alley Dr, Chester.
Depth 4’; Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm.

Wells Cove Marina, 120 Channel Marker Way, Grasonville.
100 slips.

Sail Over To Hudson Marine For All Your Boating Needs

By Avra Sullivan

The old saying you can’t please everyone, may have met its match with Hudson Marine. This family owned and operated marine facility really does have something for everyone who is involved with boating. They are a Yamaha full-line dealer offering everything from maintenance, service, and parts, to Yamaha warranties and accessories. If you’re looking to buy a boat, they have an extensive selection of all-welded SeaArk boats and can help you in finding the perfect vessel, even if they don’t have it in stock. They will assist you step by step in customizing your boat exactly as you like. “If we can’t do it, we will find someone who can” says owner Bob Hudson. Along with his wife Dawn, daughter Tiffany, son Jeffrey and mechanic Frank Elliot, they strive to “treat every customer who walks in the door as they would like to be treated.” says Dawn. Bob Hudson has his US coast guard license and has just recently passed his Outboard Master Technician test with Yamaha. He offers sea trials with your new boat or even a pre-purchase inspection on a used boat you may be considering. They also offer multi-purpose boats for fire, police and other government agencies. These boats come equipped with enforcement packages that include sirens, light bar PA system and spot lite.

Hudson Marine is located at 205 Country Day Road in Chester and can be reached at 410-643-6768. You can also visit them online at www.hundsonmarinellc.com or check out their Facebook page under Hudson Marine, LLC.