We are a partnership of local superyacht facilities and services; we invite you to explore the Chesapeake Region's historic charm and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Chesapeake Bay is not only the largest estuary in the contiguous United States, but without question the most diverse. It is less than 150 nautical miles from the southern entrance near Portsmouth, Va., to Baltimore, Md., and there is a lot to see and do along the way. The shoreline of its 4,479 square miles is peppered with cosmopolitan cities, historic seaports, famous battlegrounds, charming small towns, the nation’s capital and the world’s best crab cakes!
Situated midway between Florida and New England, the bay has long been an ideal layover for ICW travelers. Now, through extensive work by the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, the US Superyacht Association and neighboring states to change government policies, the Bay has become very inviting to large yachts. For instance, a Bay Pilot is no longer needed for a vessel under 200 feet and less than 12-foot draft in Maryland waters. Maryland has become more tax friendly by capping taxes at $15,000 on the sales of vessels for extended stays. Large yachts can enjoy excellent cruising grounds, protected deep water anchorages, full service marinas, comprehensive range of marine and navigation systems repair services, high quality provisioning and chandlery services and major tourist destinations within this concentrated area. For vessels transiting between New York area and Baltimore, the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C&D) is a deep draft (31’), sea level, navigable passage that provides a significant distance and time savings for vessels transiting between Virginia and New York while enjoying the magnificent Chesapeake Bay region.
Did you know?
The Chesapeake Bay is the only estuary in the world that can be seen from space.
Your Guide to Superyacht Facilities & Services in the Chesapeake Bay & Greater Mid-Atlantic.