Stonington Harbor Yacht Club

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32 Water Street/9
Stonington Commons Stonington, CT 06378
41° 19' 52.62'', -71° 54' 23.53''
860-535-0112
VHF Ch. 78
www.shyc.us
Stonington Harbor
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Possible light rain tomorrow afternoon and evening.
70℉WSW at 12 knots
High01:13AM2.129ft
Low06:45AM0.466ft
High01:28PM2.361ft
Low07:44PM0.694ft
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Status: Partial closure

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST, ALL BOATERS MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS Access to the facilities is limited to hours of operation Monday- Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday- Sunday 9-9. Dockhands are available on weekends only. Masks must be worn at all times in the building with the exception of when seated and dining.

Last Updated: 2021-09-20 14:09:53 UTC

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About


The charming historic village of Stonington is a popular destination, especially for boaters. The Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, located at the mouth of Stonington Harbor offers an idyllic seaside setting with quick and easy access to Fishers and Long Island Sounds. From our docks, take a stroll to many historical sites dating back to the 18th century as well as a variety of restaurants and boutique shops. Dubois Beach, where you can experience the unique view of three different states from one spot while relaxing on the beach, is only a few steps away.

Out transient dockage is located on the western face of the marina boasting beautiful sunset views and easy tie-ups. Boats up to 15’ draft and 175’ LOA can be accommodated. Fuel and marine services are available within the harbor at Dodson’s Boat Yard.

As a guest of the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, you have access to our shower facilities from 9am-5pm daily. WIFI is available in the clubhouse and on the terrace. You are welcomed to enjoy our restaurant and bar where lunch and dinner are served in both our beautiful dining room or outside on the terrace. The restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays although the Clubhouse remains open from 8:30am-5:00pm.

Our location is ideal for taking in the local sites, visiting nearby attractions such as Mystic Seaport and the Watch Hill seaside community. It is also a convenient waypoint for those traveling to Block Island or Long Island.

Berth Capacity


Slips:34
Linear Docks:240 Feet

Approach


**By Sea From Fishers Island Sound** Proceed from G "5" and leave the inner breakwater's daymark, R "8", to starboard, then approach the SHYC docks off your starboard side. Our club monitors VHF 78, please hail Stonington Harbor Yacht Club as there are other marinas on this channel.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2021

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Nearby
Anchorage:Nearby
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Nearby
Pump-out:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Propane:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:205.0 Feet
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Arrival directions were provided with reservation. We were assigned to the outer doc on any spot between or behind the existing boats. The power pedestal is too close for this set up...when incoming boats ignore the no wake rule. Walking to some beautiful areas, homes, beaches. Not much as far as dining (just the one at the facility) or provisioning. Not sure where the showers / restrooms were as we never saw any staff during our stay.

Marina Response:
Hello, I apologize your stay with SHYC did not meet your expectations. This week we were unexpectedly forced to shut down to due to staff COVID exposure (as was another restaurant right down the street) which explains why you did not see anyone during your stay. However, that should have been communicated to you, and I am sorry it was not. I hope that you will consider staying with us again next season and we would be happy to provide a list of neighboring restaurants, and a location for provisions. Stay safe and healthy and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back under better circumstances.- Tricia
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Beautiful night with no wind, bouy noise only impediment to good night sleep! Facilities open at 8:30, to bad not earlier but very clean.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, we hope to welcome you back next season! -Tricia
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SHYC is simply the best. Great facilities, restaurant, people are very helpful. The town is terrific too!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, we look forward to seeing you again next season!
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One of our favorite marinas! Chris is a great help with docking! Will be sure to return.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, we are glad that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back next season.-Tricia
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Great location, short walk to town. Nice dinner at Water Street Cafe. Tricia was very helpful.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you again soon!- Tricia
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Excellent helpful staff. Beautiful views form the dock and the town is wonderful. Limited access for facilities from only 9 to 5. Otherwise nice stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you next season.
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We enjoyed staying here. It is a linear that handles only a few boats, there was a nice restaurant by the docks and the club had showers and its own restaurant a short walk away. Friendly dock hand and really a short walk to a quaint town top off the experience.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back next season. -Tricia
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Stayed for one night on a day the Club was closed, so all we saw was the dock, which was quite adequate. Aside from high price, all was good.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review, I hope you will visit us again next season on a day that the restaurant and bar are open.- Tricia
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Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and pretty location. This was our second visit.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you for a third visit next season! -Tricia
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Great service and very attentive staff.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to welcome you back next season. -Tricia
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Great experience. All the staff was sincerely friendly. Chris, the dockmaster, was particularly helpful. I sail single-handed and he was very helpful getting me tied up. Even though the wide-open dock is easy to approach, with a gusty north wind it was nice to have help. And, he went out of his way to move boats around so I could stay an extra night.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! Kris is a gem and we are very fortunate to have him. We hope to welcome you back next season. -Tricia
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It's a good stop over when heading East or West along the CT coast. Easy walk to town with many restaurants. There was a mixup on the shower/ice codes the next morning that was cleared up when staff arrived at 8:30. They gave us a discount for our troubles. This was nice of them. We would use this YC again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back next season! - Tricia
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Staff is always great

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We take pride in welcoming our boaters to SHYC and hope to see you back next season, if not sooner. -Tricia
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The dock available is very accessible and with good service for electric, water and everything needed. However, the bathrooms and showers are located a ten minute walk away. I was not given a map or tour, but in the morning when I needed the facilities, I followed a fellow boater across the green and into the garage of the club. I had been given the code when I first docked. (without any assistance as the number I had for the dock master went to the "restaurant") The other boater went into one of the shower/bathrooms, but the second one was locked even though its sign said "available". The door handles have a button lock and the prior occupant must have shut the door with the button depressed. This was very inconvenient as the other bathroom did not open for ten minutes. There was no-one around to ask for help, the phone number for the club went to the "restaurant" and all floors of the building were deserted with locked doors. So, in my experience, not a lot of staff assistance is available.

Marina Response:
Hello, I am sorry that your stay here did not meet your expectations. We are certainly facing the situation that most businesses in the hospitality industry are dealing with in being shorter staffed than we would like during a very busy season. Moving forward we will be sure to provide very clear instructions for accessing the building after hours as well as when staff is on, and I have our maintenance manager fixing the door lock as I write this. Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer and hopefully we will see you again next year. -Tricia
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Another wonderful docking experience at the SHYC! And we were able to enjoy the dining room this year - highly recommend the bruschetta.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.- Tricia, Dockmaster
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Very nice yacht club. Facilities are very good. Only negative was lack of dedicated dock staff.

Marina Response:
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and our club. We continue to make improvements with communicating arrival and departure times with our dock staff and their schedules, we appreciate your patience and hope to see you next season. -Tricia
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There was no dockhand at the dock when we arrived. They called me at 10AM the morning of my arrival. They asked and I told them we would arrive at 3. We arrived at 3:07. Called 3 times, no response. Then there was a group of young teenagers swimming of the breakwater. They were in front of the dock when I was trying to dock. y came up the ladder on the dock and dove off the other end. After doing it at least 3 more times, I pointed out the NO SWIMMING sign. They stopped but started to swear at us from the breakwater until they left at 5:30. It was very disturbing in a beautiful setting!

Marina Response:
Hello, I am so sorry to hear that your experience at SHYC was not what you had hoped for. We pride ourselves on providing the best experience for our visiting guests and this certainly fell short in a few ways. I have applied a discount to your reservation for this inconvenience and I hope that you will visit us again and have a pleasant trip with none of the issues you mentioned above. -Tricia
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There was a dock hand to help, wonderful folks at the yacht club, a nice shower. A great, picturesque town to walk through. We would go back.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Great dinner on the patio at SHYC, and Stonington is a lovely little village for walking around.

Marina Response:
Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and we hope to welcome you back soon! -Tricia, Dockmaster
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It was a pleasant overnight stop overall. Club is located just inside breakwater in Stonington Harbor. Somewhat less protected from prevailing SW winds than locations further into the harbor, but spacious outside transient slips quite easy to negotiate. Staff friendly & helpful.Clubhouse restaurant, normally open to overnight guests, was regrettably closed to us due to Covid policy, but they allowed me to use the bathrooms. Short walk to everything in Stonington Borough.

Marina Response:
Hello, thank you for the nice review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at SHYC and we look forward to welcoming you back next season, hopefully without COVID restrictions! -Tricia, Dockmaster
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no staff present at all, dock and cast off with help of members on the dock, on the contrary of other locations that are COVID compliant and allow access to bathrooms/facilities , we had no access to anything beyond the dock!

Marina Response:
Hello, I am sorry that you felt this way about your stay at SHYC, especially after our communications before your arrival regarding the current situation of lack of dockhand staff and restrictions due to COVID, to which you replied; "Tricia, understand completely we will manage accordingly current rules, thank you for the heads up, looking forward to our visit." I hope that next year will bring better circumstances for all of our boaters and you will try staying with us again. Best wishes for a safe and healthy year ahead.- Tricia
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Always a pleasure. Take-out dinner was great.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next season. -Tricia
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Dockhand friendly and helpful. Unable to use facilities due to COVID. Nice restaurant next door (Breakwaters) where we got takeout.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, I am glad to hear you were able to take advantage of one of our local restaurants during your stay. We certainly hope next season will not have all the COVID restrictions and we look forward to seeing you again soon. -Tricia
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Great location and view. Very relaxing. We weren't allowed to utilize the SHYC club due to Covid. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It did look like a very nice facility and bar/restaurant. We will be BACK!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to welcome you back next season with all of our amenities open!- Tricia
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Beautiful place! Very clean and staff very friendly. Will stay again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We hope to see you again soon.- Tricia, Dockmaster
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Friendly staff from manager to front desk to dinning room to dock. Highly recommend a stay!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon!- Tricia, Dockmaster
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The staff is amazing one of the friendliest destinations on our voyage. The facilities are very clean and beautiful. Can’t say enough about the staff though!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review, we are glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to having you back again soon!- Tricia, Dockmaster
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Beautiful spot in a gorgeous harbor. Love it.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back!!!
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We stayed at SHYC twice on our way to and from Martha’s Vineyard. The dock was easy to access and well maintained. It was a perfect place for us from a convenience perspective. The clubhouse was a short walk from the dock, which was fine with us. The clubhouse is very new and the shower facilities were top notch. Really great. The restaurant and bar were welcoming, and the food was good. The service was a little slow, but that was ok with us. The dock is a few block walk to Stonington, which was a terrific little town. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Update for 2020: the staff helping on the dock were courteous but were not really dock staff. It was ok as we could handle the docking ourselves, but do not expect a pro dock staff this year. Seems like they are doing their best in the tough COVID-19 summer

Marina Response:
Thanks for the nice review! We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back next season!
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Very nice and quite

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We hope to see you again soon.- Tricia, Dockmaster
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Nice, helpful people. Very good stay and excellent location. Thanks!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon.- Tricia, Dockmaster
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Stayed once before a couple years ago. Had power issues then. Had power issues again during this stay, as did other boats we were traveling with. Have stayed at over 50 marinas with our current boat in the past couple years and only had issue at one other marina where they had a known electrical issue. Also, got shocked when turning off the breaker when we were departing. It was very humid so don't know if that played a role but wish the power issues would be fixed on the dock... the 50 amp connection looked rusty so corrosion inside the shore power pedestal may have played a role but switched to a completely different pedestal with twin 30 amps to 50 amp via an adapter. The breaker itself is what shocked me when I went to turn it off to disconnect.

Marina Response:
Hello, I am so sorry about this inconvenience during your stay. Our electrical system at the dock is in need of an upgrade and we have been working with the property management company to ensure that this happens as quickly as possible. I hope that you will give us another chance in the future and wish you a safe and fun season on the water. Tricia, Dockmaster
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Great stop off at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. People were so friendly and helpful. Nice facilities and Stonington is such a quaint town with so much history. We highly recommend it.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you made this part of your trip and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you next season. -Tricia
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Nice spot with easy access

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you next season!
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The club's hospitality and facility was wonderful. We enjoyed three days visiting with friends and walking this friendly village. The club has limited transient dockage available but we highly recommend this location - plan ahead.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you next season.
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Could not access toilet/shower facilities after hours. Pass code did not work.

Marina Response:
Hello, I am so sorry to hear that you were unable to access the after hours entry with the pass code. I did just check this and it appears to be working fine currently. Perhaps there was a glitch on the evening you stayed. We hope that you will consider coming again next season, and we will make sure the door is working properly.
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A wonderful place. Lovely facility. Great showers, laundry. perfect walk to fun places and the quiet village of Stonington. We will be back

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next season!
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Beautiful views, nice staff Clean bathrooms

Marina Response:
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you next season!
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Great location, easy in and out with nice facilities.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again next season!
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Excellent! Been here before as its always on out list.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We hope to see you again soon!
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The location is nice. Had trouble communicating with dock staff on the VHF prior to docking. There is power and water on the docks. Everyone is friendly Restaurant looked nice but could not get in due to private event.

Marina Response:
Hello, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at SHYC. We are absolutely looking into the issue with our VHF system which seems to have been not working at full capacity this past week. In the future we will be sure to alert our transient guests ahead of time when the Club is closed for a private event which is only three times a year. We hope to see you back next summer!
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Excellent staff and YC. However I think their Dockwa overview should mention that the YC is closed on Mondays. Other than that - a great spot, walk to town. Easy in and out from the Sound

Marina Response:
Hello, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at SHYC. We have updated our profile to clarify that our restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but the Clubhouse and Office are still open. We hope to see you again!
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Dockhands and associated employees great.... Yacht Club facilities are second to none...Great stay. View from dock great. Restaurants near by and great as well

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back next season!
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Great staff, very accommodating

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again soon.
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We were able to stay on the T Dock. Attendant was terrific and super helpful. The club is beautiful. We were given a tour by Diane (I think), a wonderful woman who works in the office. Showers were Great. Easy walk to beach, adorable town and great restaurants. Highly recommend.

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Nice floating docks. Easy in and out. Warm welcome. Nice shower & laundry. Yacht Club has a great restaurant and bar. Highly recommend.

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Very nice quiet club. Great bathroom and shower a short walk away.

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Great time. Club was closed but you can request a passcode to enter to use bathroom and laundry. Beautiful town. Local restaurant are great

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Yacht club was very accommodating and also prepared an excellent dinner for our yacht club

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A very convenient along-side berth in Stonington. Just a bit bumpy during the night with a fresh SW wind. Showers clean but a good walk, not very large. Dock stgaff ran us by their car to get propane. VERY nice!

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Very organized and great accommodation for showers and decking. Beautiful building with restaurant and bar and it’s location there serene Main Street.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we will see you again! -SHYC Management
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Lovely location, nice facilities, friendly helpful staff!

Marina Response:
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! -SHYC Management
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Beautiful location and facilities - professional and friendly staff - an absolutely lovely destination!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we will see you again! -SHYC Management
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Katie was very helpful taking the initiative to call me and offer recommendations for dinner. Had a great dinner at Water St cafe thanks to Katie! However, it was offseason and 3.50ft is too expensive. Could not even plug into the dock since all pedestals are 30amp and we need 50amp. So $3.50ft without electricity!

Marina Response:
Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and dinner in Stonington Borough. We do have one 50amp available and gladly try to accommodate requests if possible. Our season is Memorial Day to Columbus Day however our dock hands are still in school in early June. Also included in the price of the docks is access to showers, laundry, ice and dining in our restaurant. We hope that you will visit us again this summer! Sincerely, SHYC Management
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