We have deep water moorings in the Back Channel off the shores of our Kittery Yard. With open (no bridges) access from the Gulf of Maine, our back channel is located off the north side of the mouth of the Piscataqua River across from Jamaica Island and past the entrance to Spruce Creek. Our mooring balls are white and stamped with the letters KPYY starting with number 1101 and consecutively through number 1143. Protected on three and a half sides, we are the most protected mooring field in the area and considered the areas primary hurricane hole. All of our moorings are granite blocks and ground tackle is inspected annually each spring.
Transient moorings are available for vessels up to 60 feet LOA. These moorings vary in availability and size. No launch service is provided so bring your dinghy. We have a dinghy dock and our restroom facility and shower is open 24/7. It is located at our front office entrance. A laptop; wireless access and coffee are available in the guest area. The yard is in close proximity to the fine restaurants of downtown Kittery (1.5 miles); the Kittery outlet malls (3 miles); and downtown Portsmouth (4 miles). Public dinghy docks are also available across the main river in Portsmouth if you choose to travel by water.
One of the smoothest stays we’ve ever had on a mooring. Can’t say enough about Jason. Emailed map and mooring assignment right away and was there to greet and help when we arrived. A definite go back to.
It was great, but we missed having a launch.
Reserved a night on a mooring to rest for the night on our trip from Noank CT to Portland Maine. Very well maintained Arrived at 6:00 PM on a Sunday and the facility was closed, but Manager Jason had reached out to via e-mail to ensure that I was familiar with his mooring field, the lay out of the facility, and the acces codes. Only inconvenience was there being 1 bathroom w/shower. It took quite some time for the 5 of us to cycle thru and quite a wait the next morning. Additionally l would note that we were unsuccessfull hailing a cab/Uber/Lyft when trying to go into town for dinner. The one cab that would come out had a 45 minute lead time. We did however find a Chinese restaurant that delivers and feasted in the Yard Lounge Thanks KPYY!