Solomons Island Harbor
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Solomons Island Harbor is home to several marinas, yacht clubs, and boatyards.

One of the popular full-service marinas in Solomons Island Harbor is Zahnisher's Yachting Center (ZYC). Customers can dock there permanently or overnight. Solomons Island Harbor's ZYC also provides winter storage, and its boatyard offers repairs. The storage package includes hauling, blocking, wash-off, and dry storage in the winter and pre-launch spring bottom painting.

Those who want to dock their sailing or power boat at one of the 275 slips at the YZC in Solomons Island Harbor will enjoy the amenities offered at the marina. The office is open every day of the year from 9am until 5pm, and the marina sponsors social gatherings for slip holders. The Solomons Island Harbor's ZYC offers transient dockage for power and sailing yachts of up to 45.7 meters (150 feet) in Back Creek. Reservations are recommended, and transient reservations must be made by telephone (not e-mail).

The amenities for Solomons Island Harbor ZYC slip-holders include a swimming pool with patio bar and grill, picnic areas with grills, the on-site Dry Dock Restaurant, air conditioned private bath houses, complimentary bicycles, wireless Internet access, and a trade/borrow library. Boaters can use the pump-out station, the full-service boatyard, and the dry storage facilities for the Solomons Island Harbor winters.

The Solomons Island Harbor's Zahniser's Yachting Center has reasonable rates for its Winter Dry Storage and Bottom Painting Package. Assuring secure blocking and skilled workmanship, ZYC offers winterizing and maintenance for stored vessels. Offering storage in Solomons Island Harbor from fall until early April, the ZYC's Dry Storage package includes routine checks of jacks and blocking; hauling, wash-off, and blocking; bottom painting with anti-fouling paint; and launching in the spring.

Zahniser's Repair Yard in Solomons Island Harbor has more than 25 years' experience in yacht maintenance, custom fabrication, and repair. A 75-ton travel-lift with beam capacity for 7.7 meters (25'4") is available for hauling, and there is capacity for dry storage for 120 boats in Solomons Island Harbor's ZYC.

Another full-service marina, the largest marina in the Solomons Island Harbor area, is Calvert Marina. Calvert Marina offers transient dockage, annual slips, covered slips, pump-out, fuel (gas and diesel), and a boatyard.

The marina also has a café, a bistro, and a yacht brokerage. Located on Back Creek and Mill Creek in the Solomons Island Harbor, pet-friendly Calvert Marina has more than 75 acres available for customers who want to enjoy some land-based fun.

Calvert Marina has 304.8 meters (one thousand feet) of transient floating dockage at Solomons Island Harbor available for $1.50 per foot per night (plus electric). Boat US members pay $1 per foot per night (plus electric). The monthly rate for transient dockage is $10 per foot per month (plus electric). Costs for electricity range from $5 to $10 per night.

Annual contracts for slips in the Solomons Island Harbor's Calvert Marina cost $5 per foot per month (with a minimum charge for 7.6 meters or 25 feet), plus electric. Covered slips are available at fixed price plus electric. C-Dock, for 18.3-meter (60-foot) vessels is $5,000 per year. D- and E-Dock, for 12.2-meter (40-foot) boats is $3,000 per year. F-Dock, for 13.7-meter (45-foot) vessels, is $3,500 per year.

The Solomons Island Harbor's Calvert Marina offers a variety of amenities for slip holders. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, this Solomons Island Harbor marina's swimming pool is available to slip holders. Three bath houses are also available. A courtesy car is available for transient slip holders on a first-come first-served basis.

Solomons Island Harbor's Spring Cove Marina is a family-oriented marina offering a swimming pool, individual restrooms, and shaded picnic areas. The 10-acre, 246-slip facility is a beautiful property with lawns, gardens, trees, and an abundance of natural vegetation. Slip holders have access to a courtesy customer shuttle, a gift store, and complimentary bicycles for exploring Solomons Island Harbor.

The Spring Cove Boatyard in Solomons Island Harbor offers complete mechanical repair and maintenance services and haul-out service using a 50-ton marine travel lift. The indoor facility can accommodate boats to 18.3 meters (60 feet) for fiberglass work, spray painting, and long- and short-term dry storage.

One of the oldest clubs in Solomons Island Harbor is the Solomons Island Yacht Club. In the Captain's Lounge, The yacht club's big burgee display contains 318 flags from 29 US states and 32 countries and a burgee from the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Ireland (the world's oldest yacht club). Slips at this Solomons Island Harbor club are reserved for members, but they do accept transients (with advanced notice) when the space is available for rent. Electricity and water are available at the slips.

Solomons Island Harbor is home to Washburn's Boat Yard with full-service and do-it-yourself options. Minimum depth from the Atlantic Ocean to the docks at Washburn's Boat Yard in Solomons Island Harbor is 3.4 meters (11 feet). Washburn's offers full-service hauling for vessels to 24.4 meters (80 feet) in Solomons Island Harbor. Heated indoor work bays can handle vessels to 16.8 meters (55 feet), and covered work slips are available for vessels to 18.3 meters (60 feet) long with 5.8-meter (19-foot) beam. Washburn's also has self-service dry storage service in Solomons Island Harbor for 450 boats.

This Solomons Island Harbor boat yard's services include electronics (including air conditioning, stabilizers, bow thrusters, water makers, GPS, SSB, VHFs, TV, camera, stereo, plotters, auto-pilot radar, depth sounders, and fish finders). Mechanical and hydraulic services are available for engine, repowering, certified welding for all metals, vibration analysis, integrated hydraulics, and tank fabrication and replacement.

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