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Emerald Coast Marine Center

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115 John Sims Pkwy West
Niceville, FL 32578-5044
30° 31' 11.7'', -86° 29' 40.01''
VHF Ch. 69
Destin Harbor
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Emerald Coast Marine Center
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
81℉SSE at 7 knots
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2017

Gas Super$4.31
Octane: 87;
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Status: Open

Open with transient slips available. Call to double check, though, before going to the marina.

Last Updated: 2020-04-27 17:17:07 UTC


Our region is richly blessed with the most spectacular emerald waters and powder-white sand beaches anywhere in the world. We are honored to serve as your direct gateway to this breathtaking boating mecca.

We are ideally located in Niceville, Florida, at the northern point of the Choctawhatchee Bay, just minutes from the Destin Harbor, Crab Island and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Emerald Coast Marine Center is your local boat dealership, proud to serve the Emerald Coast. We are dedicated to providing superior customer service in all aspects of our operation, while inspiring lifelong memories for you and your guests, both oceanside and dockside.

Unlike other boating facilities, our total focus is customer-centric. When you become a customer of Emerald Coast Marine Center, you are fully embraced and welcomed into our family. Everything we do here is expressly designed to propel the best boating experience possible for you!

Berth Capacity



Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:20.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:VPS, Destin Fort Walton Beach
Dog Park:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:20.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30 - 50
Engine Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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I recently purchased a used boat from ECM. I live in Huntsville in northern Alabama. When purchasing the boat I had request a sea trial but due to mother nature we could not. I decided the purchase the boat based on being told the boat runs without issue. I also had concerns about the trailer being to small but was assured that even tho not the correct trailer, I would work. On my drive home, we couldn't go over 60mph due to the trailer starring to wonder from being back heavy. Once we got it home, and started to head to the marine, a tire blew on the back axle of the trailer and the opposite side was completely bald. spent the rest of the day replacing both. The next day we went to take it out, it over headed before I could get it to the dock after backing off the trailer. ECM had told me it had an overheating issue in the past but it was fixed. Once we were able to get it back to the trailer, the winch to pull the voat the upper post did not work. I called the salesman Justin, who has done alot to try to help out, and explained the situation. He went to his boss who told me that, "the trailer working could be up to interpretation". When trying to trouble shoot the engine over heating, I found that the cover for the raw water impeller was missing a bolt this causing the pump to suck air and keeping the water from being able to cool the engine. EMC says they just changed the water pump and has a work order to prove it. So they were willing to talk to me over the phone but were not willing to spend $2.00 to send me the gasket. The manager told me the problem could have occurred because the motor over heated, but this was the first time I attempted to run it! When I asked straight out if they could send me a gasket he said no its not warrantied. Their work isn't warrantied! Back to the trailer, they charged me $1500 for the trailer for "tax" purposes. due to the inability to use the boat they asked what they could do to help, to which I asked what they FROM THEMwere willing to as they had denied any of the previous requests. The best he could do was offer to cross dock a trailer and let me drive back down to get it. But still charge me the cost of the trailer. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM!

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fantastic hospitality, great location!

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