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Wilmington Marine Center


Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (910) 395-5055
Lat/Lon: Near 34 10.238 North / 77 56.997 West
Location: L-shaped entrance channel is found east and a bit south of Cape Fear River’s marker #59
Depths: 5 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot per night
Boat/US Dockage Discount: 25 cent per foot discount
Type of dockage: floating wooden slips
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 106
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

$5.00/per night - 30-amp and 50-amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: October 7, 2015
Notes: ethanol free
Gasoline Price: $unable to obtain info
Diesel Fuel Price: $unable to obtain info


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (5)

  1. Ralph Chappell -  May 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

    Wilmington Marine Centrer is a good stop….about three miles from down town by Taxi or a long Dink ride up the river.
    Very sheltered and safe during bad weather.
    In town…..lots of places to eat and drink.
    Slainte for Irish a few doors down from Front Street Brewey.
    A block or so away is Hell’s Kitchen….very much a two thumbs up place for food and drink….was my favorite hang out.
    Stay in the channel as it gets shallow fast.
    Ralph Chappell

  2. G. L. Buzzell -  April 20, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Gregory Poole is no longer located here. They moved out in December, 2011.
    G. L. Buzzell

  3. John Weber -  April 19, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    We kept our boat at the Wilmington Marine Center for the 8 months in 2010/2011 while we were back in Florida for the fall & winter. Skip and his staff were wonderful. I cannot say too much about the level of service we received while there. When we were looking for a place to leave our boat for this layup period that we felt was protected against storms and was convenient to a boat yard, and WMC fit for us.
    Gregory Poole Marine repairs is located at the marina and DeMann Diesels, Tom DeMann and company, is located across the street. We had repairs done by both companies (bottom painting and misc other work at Poole and Cummins diesel maintenance at DeMann) and McConville Marine (Thrusters & HVAC).
    John Weber
    M/V Bombay Lady III
    2005 Meridian 411 Sedan Bridge

  4. Just Relax -  April 19, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Wilmington Marine Center, about 1/2 way to downtown up the Cape Fear is extremely safe both weatherwise and security, good prices, and it is a very good boat yard if you need any repairs/maintenance.
    Just Relax

  5. Alan Lloyd -  December 15, 2009 - 3:37 pm

    We stayed at Wilmington Marine Center on the Cape Fear River. It is a surge free hurricane hole at Buoy 59 about 12 miles from the ICW and a couple miles before Wilmington. (A cruise from the marina to downtown Wilmington for lunch is delightful especially when guests visit.) The facility is secure and remote. Are you planning to stay with the boat? There is nothing within walking distance.
    Last year I paid $400/month plus metered electric. Call Chris (dockmaster) at 910 395 5055.
    Alan Lloyd
    Author, Great Loop Navigation Notes


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