Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-16-2012
The year of 2011 was a real challenge for one of our favorite marinas along the central North Carolina coastline. In January (2011), a disastrous boat fire swept through part of McCotters Marina, destroying any number of vessels. Many of you subsequently participated in the Cruisers’ Recovery Fund sponsored jointly by the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net and Waterway Guide, to help bring relief to those whose boats were lost or heavily damaged. And, that fund raising effort was a RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
Then, as mentioned below, in August, Hurricane Irene rained more destruction on this facility! Two of the remaining covered slips/boathouses were destroyed.
Well, things have really looked up since then for this SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!!! Check out all the many improvements and recovery efforts described below, and then, PLEASE, whenever possible, patronize this facility. Captain Mark Henley, marina owner, and his fine staff will make you feel more than welcome!
McCotters Marina Update
McCotters Marina is better than ever! Even though 2011 presented some challenges for this North Carolina landmark our full service marina and boat yard is bouncing back stronger than ever.
As many of you may know a boat fire in January spread to the docks, destroying the North Boat House that had stood watch over Broad Creek for over a half century. Then hurricane “Irene” stormed through in August claiming the two remaining boat houses. These two events brought an end the “boat house era” at McCotters.
Through it all the McCotters Crew has continued to serve the boating community providing dockage, on-land storage, boat repair, maintenance, custom canvas and sails, sail repair, rigging, boat brokerage and a ships store.
Going forward McCotters will be in the unique position of offering the regions most experienced repair and maintenance crew combined with new docks. We are excited to report that three of the four docks are already open and construction of the fourth dock is well under way with completion within weeks.
The McCotters crew wishes to thank its many loyal customers for their continued support over the last year and invites boating friends old and new to come be a part of the rebirth going on at McCotters.
New slips available on a first come first served basis. Come see us!