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Fees And Charges   •  Announcements And Notes   •  Programs And Events   •  Hurricane Preparation

Hours of Operation

Ship's Store/Office
Tue - Sat 9 am-4 pm

Ship's Store open
Sun & Holidays: 10 am-2 pm

Bar Service
Sun-Thu 11 am - 8 pm
Fri 11 am - 11 pm
Sat 11 am- 10 pm

Manatee Cove Marina

Manatee Cove Marina And Yacht Club

Bldg 1493, (321) 494-7455

Location:   N 28 - 12.854, W 80 - 36.719   -   Click here to take a tour

Note: Until further notice, there is no docking transient or temporary mooring at the main dock without prior coordination; this includes Friday nights. You will be told to move your boat if you tie up to the main dock without permission. Again, call ahead, we have a few empty slips scattered throughout the Marina and we will do our best to find everyone a place to tie-up. A-dock north slips 50-56 are available on a first come-first serve basis for non-scheduled temporary tie-ups. During the construction, slips are at a premium and scheduling will be a challenge, I appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Membership dues are only $10 a month (Oct 1: $11 a month) for regular members; widows and enlisted E4 and below pay only $5 a month, (Oct 1: $5.50 a month), and you don't have to own a boat to be a member!

Attention all members with security gate cards. We have installed a new security gate that requires a different gate card. Please stop by the office to turn in your old card(s) and sign for a new card. The Bartenders will not have access to issue you a new card; you must stop by the office during office hours to receive the new card.

The Manatee Cove Marina & Yacht Club offers many benefits to members:

  • Remember to carry your membership card when ordering at the bars.
  • $2 in coupons per month, plus a monthly gas coupon
  • Holiday Parties & BBQs, many are free or at reduced prices
  • Tiki Bar open 7 days a week (weather permitting)
  • Free play on pool table, electronic darts and juke box
  • Quarterly Appreciation Days
  • Enjoy a high degree of camaraderie
  • Reduced rates on slips (a 50 to 75% savings)
  • Friday Night Socials - free hors d' oeuvres
  • Use of boat ramps
  • Laundry/shower facility
  • Free monthly Pancake Breakfast& Sailboat races
  • Free rental of Picnic Point Pavilion
  • Ship's Store with unique Manatee Cove clothing line

NOTE: BOAT RENTALS, please see Outdoor Rec web page or call 321-494-2042.


PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL - Every Friday from 5 - 9 pm

Starting at 5 pm, free snacks are provided for members (first Friday Pizza, another night might be wing night, etc.) and guests pricing is only $3 per person. Please keep in mind, these snacks are hors d'oeuvres and not meant to be a full meal, take only appropriate portion to ensure everyone gets a chance to enjoy - you can always go back for more after line has thined. Our membership drawing is held between 6 - 6:30 pm (must be present to win). We start with $100 and increase $100 every week to $1,000! Another quick reminder - the marina has a great group of volunteers who are responsible for much of the Friday night snacks (cooking, putting food out/cleaning up, etc.), so please be courtesous to these great folks as they replenish and remember, a quick thank you would go a long way.

  • Oct 17: Everette Stephens
  • Oct 24: J & R Entertainment
  • Oct 31: Phoenix Entertainment

GRILL-N-CHILL THURSDAYS

Bring your own grill items (hot dogs burgers, steak) to throw on the Marina’s grill on select Thursday nights. Sit back, “chill out” and enjoy the music from “Chef” DJ Fatz. DJ Fatz is calling out the best dominoes players and challenging them to come out for impromptu tournaments and a shot at winning base bragging rights.

SATURDAYS ON THE DECK

  • Oct 18: Stoney and the Black Stone Trio
  • Oct 25: Jon Parrott
  • Nov 1: Stoney and the Black Stone Trio
  • Nov 8: Gino Grisby
  • Nov 15: Beachside Breeze

COMMODORE'S CUP

It's almost time for all sailboats to take on the gruesome task of competing in five races in just two days! This year, weather permitting, we'll have three races on Sat, Oct 11, and two races on Sun, Oct 12. Captain's meeting at 10 am each morning. Don't forget about the pancake breakfast Saturday morning at 9 am. A BBQ and awards ceremony will follow the last regatta on Sunday around 3 pm. BBQ is free to regatta participants, $3 for non-sail fleet members and $5 for guests.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

Fri, Oct 31. Get your spookiest, silliest or out of this world costume ready for our annual Halloween Bash! Entertainment starts at 5 pm by Phoenix Entertainment and costume contest @ 7:30 pm. Best overall men's and women's costumes along with best group overall and best couple.

HOWL AT THE MOON EVENT

Nov 1 starting at 4 pm. Fun for the entire family!

LEARN TO SAIL right here at the Marina!

Lessons are held the first and third weekends of the month. Mate "A" Beginner Level: $50, Skipper "B" Intermediate Level: $75.

RENT A SAILBOAT

14' Expos (Mate "A"): $10 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $40 per day.
18' Precisions Intermediate "B": $13 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $60 per day.

SAILBOAT CRUISES

$35 pp for 2.5 hours or $50 pp for 4 hours! Limited to 4 people. Reservations thru the Ship's Store.

ROPE YARN SUNDAY - every Wednesday at the Tiki Bar

In the Navy, the Captain will declare "rope yarn Sunday" during down time or as duty allows. This time was for the military member to catch up on personal chores and affairs, basically time to unwind and relax. Come out and enjoy camaraderie, great stories, and a relaxing time starting at 4:30 pm

MEMBERS ONLY WEEKDAY SPECIALS

Enjoy a cool refreshing drink Mon-Thu at the marina and show your Marina Membership card for special pricing. Members receive discount on all sodas, beer, wine, and well drinks from 4-6 pm.


Fees And Charges

(If you are a Tides member, and show your Services Card, you'll receive a 10% discount on new dockage fees and your dues will be discounted to $5.)

    Monthly Dues $10 per month (Oct 1: $11 per month)
    Widowed Spouse $5 per month (Oct 1: $6 per month)
    E-4 & Below $5 per month (Oct 1: $6 per month
    Dockage Charges per foot per month (3-month minimum)
    Open Wet $4.25 per foot/per month (Oct 1: $5.25 per foot/per month)
    Covered Wet $6 per foot/per month (Oct 1: $7 per foot/per month)
    Live-aboard rate: $285 per month
    Dry Storage - Boat and trailer $42 per month
    Trailer only with wetslip rental - $25 per month
    
    Transient Dockage (Not Staying Aboard)
    Members $8 per day (24' or smaller boat)
    Members $20 (25' or larger boat)
    Nonmembers 95 cents per foot per day
    
    Transient Dry Storage
    Members and Active Duty $2 per day
    Nonmembers $4 per day
    
    Maintenance Area Parking
    Members $3 per day not to exceed 14 days
    $4 per day over 14 days with management approval only
    
    

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTES

VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS The Coast Guard Auxiliary Team will be out every Saturday starting February 2015 to perform vessel safety checks. Checks start at 10 am. A sign-up sheet for inspection times will be in the office. All boats kept at the Marina are required to have the VSC completed annually.

PARKING ISSUES: Unfortunately, the parking lot at the marina is small and spaces on Friday nights and for special events tend to fill up fast. Please use the golf course parking lot as overflow and note that parking on grassy areas could result in parking tickets/fines.

LEASE AGREEMENT RENEWALS - Anyone with a boat stored at the marina (wet or dry storage), must sign an annual agreement.

Bar pricing: Members, carry your membership card. Non-members will see a price increase ranging from 25 cents to $1.25 for mixed drinks at both bars. Card will be checked when ordering. Members will not see an increase in cost.

Salty Sailor Talk at Bar - Please be aware of others and out of courtesy and respect, please watch your language. What does not offend you, may offend others.

OIL RECYCLING IS AVAILABLE AT THE MARINA Members who are performing routine oil changes on their vessels now have the option of disposing used oil on-site. Oil must be in approved (marked) containers and must be free from other contaminates. Oil can be dropped off Mon-Sat from 7 am -3:30 pm with any maintenance worker. Oil is placed into our drums for recycling and container is returned to owner. Call the office for more information.

CREDIT CARD UPDATES REQUIRED: Please check your bank statements regularly to ensure there is not a problem with monthly dues/dockage charges and make sure you let us know of chard changes, expiration date extensions, etc.


Hurricane Preparation

HURRICANE SEASON - Secure Boats/Property

While our marina seems to be in a protected location, there are things you need to do to reduce the possibility of damage to not only your vessel, but the docks and neighboring vessels.

The base has a hurricane plan that starts when a real threat is within 72 hours. This includes notifying our members to secure or move their boats and to remove any items that can be easily blown away. Please respond immediately upon notification from the marina office and make time to ensure we have your proper contact phone numbers. If the base closes, all members must leave - please do not plan on staying with your boat. After the storm, the Wing commander will determine when access to the marina will be allowed and an "ALL CLEAR" sign will be posted. PLease stay away from the docks until the "ALL CLEAR" sign is posted, while we do understand your concerns, your safety must come first.

MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS

The following is a quick list of the minimal requirements if your vessel is to be kept in the water during the storm.

  • Mooring lines at least doubled and positioned to accommodate rising water (bow, stern, and spring)
  • Chafing gear in place as needed
  • Appropriate fenders in place
  • All canvas removed and stowed (to include Biminis tops, side curtains, fly bridge cover, windshield cover, eisen glass, etc.
  • All sails removed and booms properly secured
  • Remove any other items that can become "torpedoes" in high winds (life rafts, deck furniture, satellite dishes, fishing gear, deck/cockpit cushions, etc.
  • Ensure your dock box is locked and secured on the dock or remove it (see maintenance staff for assistance if needed)
  • Disconnect and store power cords and hoses - electric is turned off as we hit the 24 hour - shut off electrical devices (except bilge pump) to protect battery