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Visiting Vessel Information

Centerboard Yacht Club welcomes guests for overnight stays in Portland Harbor.  

We do not accept reservations and moorings are available on a first come first served basis.  Please contact the Steward on Duty (generally 9AM to 9PM during the season but spring and fall hours may change) on channel 68 for mooring availability on the day of your arrival.  We can generally accommodate boats up to 36ft. and drawing no more than 6ft., depending on availability.

Moorings are free. A $40/night facility fee includes the following:

  • Laundry
  • Shower
  • Launch
  • Wireless Internet at the Clubhouse
  • Water at the docks
  • Phone
There are trash and recycling bins are by the Steward's shed for your convenience.

Ice can be purchased for $2.00 for either cubes or blocks. Soda is also available for $.75 from our vending machine.

Our launch drivers would be happy to ferry you to our club or across the harbor to Portland. Please hail them o channel 68 and clearly state "Centerboard Yacht Club Launch" to avoid confusion with our neighbors in Falmouth at PYC.

Grocery shopping can be done in South Portland at the local Hannaford-about a mile away and an easy walk on the greenbelt. Please ask our stewards for directions or to arrance a taxi ride.

Our docks have a depth of approximately 4 ft at low, so use caution approaching at low tide. See stewards for more info.

If you happen to be staying with us on a Wed. night,  feel free to join our weekly race series as skipper, crew or just have dinner with us afterwards.  We usually meet on shore between 5:00 and 5:30.  First gun is at 6:00.


Taxi cabs are available but the club is also on a bus route.  (Route 21).  For $1.50 the South Portland bus services provides  around South Portland.
Portland and South Portland have some great restaurants.  Here is a brief list of some of those nearby in South Portland that our member's recommend.  The Stewards can help you navigate to your choice.

Saltwater Grill
Joe's Boathouse
The Bridgeway
The Snow Squall
David's 388
Elsmere BBQ
Otto's Pizza
South Portland House of Pizza
Taco Trio
Asia Restaurant
Thai Taste
Scratch Bakery (bakery and takeout)
Terra Cotta Pasta (Take out)

You will find Centerboard to be a warm and welcoming club. Expect members to introduce themselves to you and ask you about your travels. We love to talk boating!

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