INDIAN COVE MARINA
: Doug McGraw
Only property owners should contact the Harbormaster. To request temporary moorage, email the Harbormaster with the dates needed, beam and length of boat, address of property to be billed. Temporary moorage is limited to property owners and their guests. Property owners must be onsite during the requested temporary moorage date for the guest. Moorage is not available to renters. The required paperwork is in the mailbox near the pavilion. Every effort is made to accommodate all boats. Please contact the Harbormaster if canceling reservations to avoid being billed.
- 100 Slips from 20-55 feet in length.
- The slips are 100% leased.
- Transient moorage available for property owners and their visiting guests, for a per diem fee of $1.00 per foot/day.
- Slips are leased on a long-term basis by owners, who can sublet or sell only to other property owners
- Seven security cameras are installed, four with infrared capabilities
Kayak & Canoe Storage
Racks are available at the marina and other locations for storing kayaks and canoes, for an annual fee. Check with the HPMA office regarding fees and availability.
There are two boat ramps located off Chesapeake Drive and in the North Beach Lagoon. These are not a part of the Indian Cove Marina but are maintained by HPMA. Tide charts should be considered when using both ramps, especially in the lagoon.
When Quadrant developed Hartstene Pointe back in the 70s, many property purchasers believed they were promised a marina. A settlement was reached and a 20 slip marina was built.
Several years later property owner surveys went out seeking interest to enlarge that marina but the surveys failed. So 100 property owners put forth the funds ($400,000) to build the current 110 slips.
The agreement made with HPMA was that those property owners hold the leases for 25 years and the marina's operation would be maintained by the lessees at no cost to HPMA. That time was extended in 1996 for another 10 years, until May, 2017 because the leaseholders put forth all the funds to pay for the dredging ($250,000).
In 2004, a policy was adopted that would continue to renew the leases with HPMA beyond 2017. The moorage slip assessments paid annually by the lessees supports the maintenance, insurance, office assistance, Harbormaster, and Washington State Shoreline Lease. Residual funds are set aside for future dredging, major repairs, and other required maintenance.