Harbormaster Rules 2020
Meet your new harbormaster: Frank Sanchez
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Frank brings a tremendous amount of marina management experience from his many years in private life. He and Darlene are wonderful neighbors and almost always working on their boat at Brock Basin or helping another boater. Welcome on board Frank!
PKA Harbormaster Rules 2020 / Process / FAQ’s
Pine Knoll Association Marinas are private facilities maintained for the exclusive use of PKA members and their guests. Slips are available to all members on a first come, first served basis based on availability, and execution of an annual lease agreement. You must own a vessel and it must be registered and insured before you can execute a lease agreement or be put on the waiting list.
If your insurance needs a specific address to indicate where your boat is located, here are the addresses as recorded by the Carteret County Tax Office for our two marinas:
Brock Basin: 290 Oakleaf Drive
Hall Haven: 110 Beechwood Drive
Property owners executing a lease for the first time will have the annual slip lease fee prorated for the remainder of the annual lease term. Any property owner who has had a previous slip lease with PKA will be charged the full yearly slip fee regardless of when the lease agreement is executed.
A lease agreement requires that the vessel has the property owners name on the registration, and insurance documents.
Marina Slip Fees 2020
Boat Slips: 2020 Rental Fees (subject to change annually)
Annual rack rental fee is $40 per space per 12-month lease.
Leases are 12 months from January to December and are not prorated.
A signed rental agreement and payment is required for use of canoe/kayak racks.
The basic rules/processes for slip assignments are as follows:
Brock Basin Slip Assignment--Waiting List
The largest vessels that can be accommodated in Brock Basin are 34ft in length, and 12 ft beam.
First Priority is given to sailboats. If a new or existing property owner procures a sailboat at any point in the season they will be given First Priority for a slip which may result in the last person given a slip in Brock Basin with a vessel less than 24ft to be moved back to Hall Haven - Last in / first out rule applies.
2nd Priority is given to vessels 24ft and larger, or those with greater than 8' 6" beam or bridge clearance requirements of greater than 10ft. If a new or existing property owner procures a vessel qualifying for 2nd Priority at any point in the season they may be given priority for a slip which may result in the last person given a slip in Brock Basin with a vessel less than 24ft to be moved back to Hall Haven - Last in / first out rule still applies.
Generally, 1st Priority and 2nd Priority will only be exercised during the first 6 months of the year if slips are available in Hall Haven. It is not a good policy to move people mid-year unless they are agreeable. If slips are not available 1st Priority and 2nd Priority people will be put on a waiting list for assignment in the next year.
Hall Haven Marina as seen from Beechwood Drive
Hall Haven Slip Assignment / Waiting List
1. The largest vessels that can be accommodated in Hall Haven are 27ft in length with an average beam of 8’ 6”, and with a bridge clearance of 10 ft at high tide.
2. Slip assignments in Hall Haven are on a first come first served basis if slips are available.
3. If slips are not available all vessels will be put on a waiting list and prioritized on the basis of when a slip was requested.
Q – Am I required to remove my vessel for hurricanes?
A – We do not require vessels to be removed for storm events but it is strongly encouraged because during storm events the Town of PKS normally enacts a curfew and we are not allowed out on the streets to check vessels in the Marinas. Also during storm events power outages are normal and our ability to pump out vessels in distress is severely limited and dangerous. As the owner, you are responsible for your vessel and any damage to PKA property or other vessels, including any fuel spillage, should your vessel capsize cause a spill. Removing your vessel to a secure location is the best practice and always recommended.
Q – My vessel is in the shop for repairs, can I let my friend or family member use my slip with their vessel for a few days or the weekend?
A – Commercial marinas may allow this practice but our Association Governing Documents prohibit this practice. Our marinas are for the exclusive use of our property owners only. The lease agreement specifically prohibits any vessel other than the one listed on the lease agreement to be utilizing a slip in our marinas. If a vessel is found in our marina that does not appear on our list of yearly slip assignments, it will be ticketed by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores police. All of our marina docks are labeled as no trespassing areas with the exception of members and their guests.
Q – Can I modify my slip in any way to better accommodate securing my vessel or for other needs?
A – Minor modifications are generally acceptable with the permission of the Harbormaster. If granted these modifications must be removed if you no longer lease the slip.