The Town of Kennebunkport is the port authority, and the Kennebunkport Harbormaster is responsible for assigning transient moorings by reservation and permanent moorings. Hopeful boaters can get on the waiting list for permanent moorings for a $10 annual fee. Once a busy shipping and ship-building center, modern Kennebunkport Harbor is used primarily by yachts and recreational vessels.
Kennebunkport Marina offers the full range of services including seasonal and transient slips for boats up to 12.2 meters (40 feet) long in Kennebunkport Harbor. Longer vessels may be able to dock at the transient slips. During the summer season from mid-May to Mid-October, the minimum slip fee is $2900 for non-full service and $2700 for full service. The cost of outside slips is from $175 to $185 per foot, and the cost of inside slips is from $150 to $160 per foot.
Amenities for slip-holders include 30- and 50-amp electricity, water, free use of the launch ramp, private showers, and use of the Waterside Dock with grill and picnic area. Secured by 24-hour video surveillance, Kennebunkport Marina also has a marina store, sells boats, and runs repair, maintenance, and storage services. Skiff, canoe, and kayak rentals are available at this Kennebunkport Harbor marina.
Chicks Marina in Kennebunkport Harbor is just 0.8 kilometers (1/2 mile) from the ocean. Chicks Marina in Kennebunkport Harbor can accommodate both power and sailing vessels to 45.7 meters (150 feet) at their floating docks. For transient or seasonal stays, Chicks has deep-water docks and slips that are dredged to 2.1 meters (7 feet). Slip-holders can choose from 30-, 50-, or 100-amp electric service, and the slips include water service, cable TV, and wireless Internet service.
Daily transient rates range from $4 per foot for vessels up to 14.9 meters (49 feet) to $7 per foot for vessels 30.5 meters (100 feet) and over. Electric service is $10 per night for 30-amp, $20 per night for 50-amp, and $40 per night for 100-amp. Cable TV and wireless Internet services are free. Chicks Marina in Kennebunkport Harbor has a minimum charge of 9.1 meters (30 feet), and dinghies at the back of the boat are included in length calculations.
Winter storage is available at Kennebunkport Harbor's Chicks Marina which has a new one thousand square meter (11.2 thousand square foot) heated secure indoor storage facility. The season lasts from mid-October through the end of April, and the fee is $80 per foot. Outside storage at Chicks Marina in Kennebunkport Harbor is $50 per foot for powerboats and $60 per foot for sailboats. Services provided with storage include covering/uncovering, wipe- and wash-down, washing and detailing, at-slip fueling, and maintenance scheduling.
Kennebunkport Harbor's Yachtsman Lodge & Marina is both a luxury inn and a marina that is within easy walking distance to the village and the Kennebunkport Harbor beaches. The Yachtsman Marina & Wharf offers baths and showers, free beverages, and use of the marina grill. The Yachtsman Lodge & Marina in Kennebunkport Harbor offers seasonal and transient dockage from mid-May to mid-October every year. Reservations are recommended.
The seasonal Riverside Landing Marina in Kennebunkport Harbor is located on a protected harbor on the Kennebunk River within easy walking distance of Dock Square with its galleries, shops, and restaurants. From early May through the end of October, this Kennebunkport Harbor marina's dockage fees are $145 per foot, and water and power are included in the fee.