910 Kentmorr Road, Stevensville, MD 21666

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What's Coming in 2023 at Kentmorr Marina!

COMING SOON in 2023 at Kentmorr Marina!

The 2nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet will kick off the season with a 10 am ceremony for all the Charter Boats & Captains to celebrate the start of Trophy Season which is May 1st - 15th!

So head over to kentmorrmarina.net and book a charter boat to hit the open waters! Book Now to secure important dates for fishing season!

THIS JUST IN! - There is a new restaurant coming to Kentmorr Marina! Yes! You heard that right! There will be a new restaurant opening this spring! Make sure to FOLLOW US @KentmorrMarina for all the latest news and events happening right here at Kentmorr Marina! STAY TUNED

New Restaurant coming to Kentmorr Marina in 2023!
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New Kentmorr Marina Hats!

Kentmorr Marina is re-branding! To become more in line with our Chesapeake Bay history, we decided to update our logo with a "Dead Rise" style boat that you see in the region. Going with the "throwback" feel, we wanted to showcase the new logo with hats!

Let us know if you would like to purchase a hat as we pick out different styles and colors in the near future!

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Kentmorr Marina Blessing of the Fleet to Kick Off the 2022 Fishing Season

This Saturday, May 30th, the Kentmorr Marina will have a "Blessing of the Fleet" to kick off the 2022 fishing season. In honor of the 20+ charter boats that call Kentmorr Marina home, we are having an opening day ceremony at 10am. Local TV stations and dignitaries will be in attendance.

Kentmorr Marina is located at 910 KENTMORR ROAD, STEVENSVILLE, MD 21666

For more information about Kentmorr Marina and our Charter Boats, you can call us at (410) 643-0029 or visit us at kentmorrmarina.net

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Kentmorr Marina Dredging and Beach Replenishment

Among the outstanding amenities at Kentmorr Marina are our lovely beaches. We have been replenishing the beaches for over 20 years now with clean, fine and beautiful sand taken from right off shore. Kentmorr Marina has dredged the channel to keep it open, the marina accessible, and to make sure all boaters are safe.

As in past years, Kentmorr Marina has once again had our beach grade sand tests conducted by an approved lab, John D. Hynes & Assoc. Inc. , for McCrone, Inc. This reputable testing facility confirms that our beach grade sand is once again safe and free of any toxins that would be harmful to our guests.

See test report summary here.

So to all of our Kentmorr Marina quests, plan on coming to our beautiful beaches and enjoying the water, the expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay, and the sand between your toes with the peace of mind that the beaches are safe and clean for you, your friends and family.

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Kentmorr Marina Expands On-Site Parking

Kentmorr Marina has expanded its on-site vehicle parking area. Additional parking is now open at the rear of the yacht yard as shown on the map below:

Visitors please respect our neighbors in the community and avoid on-street parking! 

Thank You!

Kentmorr Marina Management

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Kentmorr Marina Creates Limited Edition Shirt

Kentmorr Marina has created a new Rockfish inspired t-shirt in the spirit of our sportfishing heritage and our beautiful location on the Chesapeake Bay — “Fishmorr • Rockmorr • Kentmorr”.

The new custom design will be printed on the highest-quality, heavy cotton t-shirts, in short and long sleeves and ladies tank tops. Shirts will be available at our marina office for $28.00 + tax and our new online store in early November 2017, just in time for Christmas gifts.

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Marina Staff Changes

Alex Sweitzer has accepted more of a full-time position with the marina while at the same time acquiring his college degree. As all of you know, Alex started with the Marina when he was just 13 years old, almost seven years ago. He has always been a great addition to our marina team and we are so grateful that he his taking on more marina challenges. Thank you Alex !

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Kentmorr Marina Wins 2018 Fish for A Cure, Marina Challenge

“Congratulations to our inaugural Fish For A Cure Marina Challenge winner, Kentmorr Marina. — at Chesapeake Bay Foundation.” – Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation.

(From Left) Samantha Buckley, AAMC Foundation; Dick Lean, Kentmorr Marina; and Alex Laperouse, FFAC Board Member

In an effort to expand Fish For A Cure’s footprint across the region, the AAMC Foundation launched the 2018 Fish For A Cure Marina Challenge to help raise the fundraising bar higher each year and provide critically needed funding for this special care that makes a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

For more information on how you can participate in Fish for the Cure in 2019, visit www.fishforacure.org or contact Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation office at 443-481-4587.

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Kids Learn Hands-on Science at Kentmorr – Raise Oysters to Help the Chesapeake Bay

Students from Dunloggin Middle School have been raising baby oysters (called oyster spat) in cages at the marina for the past 6 years. In that time frame, the students have raised and relocated nearly 50,000 oysters to a sanctuary reef at the mouth of the Severn River. These budding young scientists who have an interest in marine biology or environmental science help provide care for the oyster spat that are housed in 20 cages located on the docks of the marina. In addition to the large group data collections that occur in the fall and spring, the students and their families are also required to visit the marina at least 1 other time throughout the year to provide care for the oysters, take water quality readings, record observations, and then share the data with other members of the group through a Google document. At the end of the year, the students take a field trip to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation where they relocate their cultivated oysters. The students work closely with several groups including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Oyster Recovery Partnership, the UMCES- Horn Point Oyster Hatchery, Clearshark H2O, and the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland.

The trip they took earlier this fall was a professional learning activity they designed for the faculty at Dunloggin Middle School. Daniel Blue, science teacher at Dunloggin Middle School, and another teacher co-wrote and received a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust so that they could show the staff exactly what their students do throughout the year as there are many cross curricular tie-ins to the study of oysters and oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake Bay. All in all, it was a very fun day and the staff really enjoyed themselves.

Kentmorr Marina management is pleased to be able to host the Dunloggin Middle School students and foster their learning about the Chesapeake Bay and its native species.

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How to Winterize Your Boat - 10 Tips

It’s always sad day when you have to start preparing to winterize your boat. As you enjoy the season’s final weeks of sea and sunshine, get a jump on the process and take care of as many things you can do early in the Fall. If you start early, it won’t be a made rush at the first hard freeze when you might forget a critical step, and your boat will be easier to get launched in the Spring.

Whether your boat has an outboard, gas inboard or stern drive engine, the following nine steps will assure quick, easy startups when the snow melts and warm weather returns come spring.


Moisture and acids in old oil will pit bearings and other engine parts while in storage, so you need to drain it. First warm up the engine, while in water, so more of the dirty oil will drain out and impurities will flush out more easily.

Then use high-quality oil and filters as recommended by your engine’s manufacturer. For 4-stroke outboard motors, change the oil and filter before storing for the winter.


To prevent damage from expanding water when it freezes, you must drain water from your engine.

For inboard and sterndrive engines: Flush the engine with clean water by using water muffs or a similar device to connect a garden hose to your cooling system. (Never run a water engine without water). Then flush until the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

Next, remove drain plugs. These are usually located in the engine block and manifold. You may also need to remove the water pump hose to drain remaining water.

For outboard engine maintenance: First, make sure all drain holes are open. Then start the engine and clean the cooling system by flushing it with fresh water. (Use water muffs or a similar device connected to a garden hose.) Flush for a few minutes.


Fuel can deteriorate in as little as 60 days, causing gum and varnish to build up in your engine. This results in hard starting, poor performance and reduced engine life.

The easiest way to prevent these problems is by adding a high-quality marine fuel stabilizer to prevent fuel deterioration.

Then fill the tank with fresh fuel to prevent corrosion-causing water condensation. Simply run the engine for a few minutes to get treated gas throughout the system—either when your boat’s in the water or while using a fitting designed to run the engine with a garden hose.

Note that draining gasoline does not prevent varnish formation in engines since some fuel is always left behind. In addition, gaskets can dry out and cause leaks in the spring.


While in storage, engine oil drains away. This exposes internal engine components to harsh elements in winter and can lead to corrosion and metal-to-metal contact, called cylinder scuffing, come spring.

To prevent these issues, use a fogging oil spray. This type of product is specially formulated to penetrate deep into the engine and coat parts with a protective layer of anti-corrosive compound.


Drain the lower unit of old gear oil and replace with a fresh supply. When changing the gear oil, be sure to check for moisture. If water comes out first, or if you see milky or lumpy oil, this is an indication your boat is experiencing moisture contamination and will need new seals before next season.


Find your engine’s grease fittings (most will be located in the steering mechanism area), then use a quality marine lubricant to protect against rust, corrosion and oxidation. Check your owner’s manual to be sure you don’t miss any important areas that need to be greased before winter storage.


Boatyards receive little traffic in the winter, which makes break-ins easy. Remove all valuables, including expensive electronics. It is also in your best interest to insure your boat, even when it’s not on the water.


For smaller boats, pull your battery, inspect it, clean the terminals if necessary and store it in a dry place and connect it to a trickle charge over the winter. For larger boats in a yacht yard, make sure you have a solid power supply for charging over the winter.


Protect gelcoat and other surfaces from harsh winter weather with a good cleaning and waxing before covering for the winter. It will make launching your boat more easily in the Spring when you are anxious to get it back in the water.


The best place to store your boat is in dry storage, but this can be expensive—especially in areas with long winters. At a minimum, you’ll need to cover your boat with a durable cover. Another good option is to shrink wrap your boat.

If you do shrink wrap your boat, make sure the boat is well-ventilated. Air circulation prevents mold and mildew from forming down below and keeps the boat smelling fresh. Treat any mold that you find now before it gets worse.

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A Sport Fisherman's Paradise Right on the Chesapeake Bay

910 Kentmoor Road
Stevensville, MD 21666

Phone: (410) 643-0026
Fax: (410) 643-1593

Email: [email protected]
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