Hinckley Yacht Services

Savannah, Georgia - GA, United States

Hinckley Yacht Services a Gateway to Beautiful and Historic Savannah

Hinckley Yacht Services is conveniently located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Thunderbolt, Georgia, just 4 miles from the beautiful Historic District of Savannah. This top-notch, full-service marina has all the bells and whistles a cruiser could want - and rental and loaner cars are available for guests who want to visit downtown (a must do!).

In historic Savannah, visitors can take in the rich history of the area, indulge in awesome Southern comfort food, shop the eclectic retailers and stroll through Forsyth Park, known for its iconic magnolia blossoms and oak trees covered with Spanish moss.

In addition to its great location, Hinckley Yacht Services offers a host of services, from canvassing and upholstery, to boat painting and varnishing, the 50-ton travel lift will cart your boat around the marina while it gets the ultimate pampering. Nature lovers should explore the nearby bike trails waiting to be explored. After a long day of exploration, you can jump in the private showers to get ready for the next day of fun!

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  • Bathhouse
  • Groceries Nearby
  • Parking
  • Provisions
  • Pump-Out
  • Rental Cars
  • WiFi
  • Transportation
  • Boat Service
  • Winter Storage
  • Dry Storage
  • Ice
  • Hotel/Lodging Nearby
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Courtesy Car
  • Laundry
  • ATM
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Bank Nearby
  • Drop-In/Haul Out Services
  • Post Office Within 1 Mile
  • Floating Docks
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Lift
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Medical Facilities Nearby
  • Beaches
  • Deli
  • Campground
  • Town Nearby
  • Retail Nearby
  • Disability Access
  • Superyacht Slips
  • Liveaboard


32.03598 / -81.047846

Hinckley Yacht Services

Savannah, Georgia - GA, United States


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Cancellation Policy: This Marina has a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please contact Snag-A-Slip or the marina at least 24 hours prior to your stay to receive a full refund.

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Jim on October 27th, 2023:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
M/V Soulmates Power 60 ft 5.0 ft

We needed the drive gear swapped from a leaky seawater pump we were replacing to a new seawater pump. I didn't have the tools needed to swap a large drive gear. When I called Hinckley to ask if they could help, the service manager, James Peters, said they were pushed out several weeks for work, but said he would work the job in over the next few days if I could drop off the pump. I dropped off the pump off, and James called me back a few hours later telling me that it was done. We can't say enough good things about how positive our interaction was with the staff, and how grateful we are for Bob (the mechanic who swapped the drive gear) for working our job in so quickly so we could get back on the waterway!

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Michael on May 4th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Cool Beans Powerboat 23 ft 3 ft

Fantastic Manager and Staff. Secure, well-maintained marina with floating docks!!!!!

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Mark on April 18th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Knot Workin Powerboat 39 ft 5 ft

Owner very friendly.

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Nick on April 14th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Wahoo VI Powerboat 39 ft 4 ft

Came limping in on a Sunday with a leaking stuffing box. No one was there but Doug, the manager, got their top mechanic to leave his BBQ and come stop the leak. It was fixed the next day. Good job by all!

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Roger on January 26th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Lillian Gray Sail 48 ft 6.0 ft

We had several small projects completed during our stay in Dec/Jan 2022. All of the staff and trades folks were very professional. Due to the holidays, difficulty getting some parts and shipping issues - a common theme these days - we stayed a bit longer that we hoped but found everyone very accommodating and we enjoyed exploring Savannah. As other folks have noted, the amenities were great for a working yard too. Highly recommend!

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Karen on January 18th, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Oasis Power 46 ft 4.0 ft

We started off on a miscommunication but built trust in their expertise and service with each interaction. All of the work done was great and completed in a timely manner. They allowed us to leave the boat at their dock while we got everything restocked from 2 months on the hard. Even though it is a working boat yard they have good guest amenities. Bathrooms with showers were private and clean, newer front load washer and dryer were free and the use of the loaner car was greatly appreciated. Wonderful staff, knowledgeable mechanics. Pricey yes, but you get what you pay for. Very satisfied.

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Phil on June 30th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Inspiration Power 50 ft 4.0 ft

The Hinckley Savannah yard must be one of the most incompetent yards I have experienced in 35 years of boating. This yard required 9 months to complete a 2-month job and then it was wrong. Installed new engines, new transmissions, service genset, installed new sanitation pumps and hoses, fuel polishing, rebuild racors, and cleaning/painting engine room and bilges. Boat was returned filthy, had been left open for most of 9 months, port engine vibrated so badly I had to remove glass shelves in the refrigerator to prevent breakage. Many of the services were either not performed or performed incorrectly. Upon delivering the vessel with the excessive vibration, the GM said, "you will need to file a warranty claim".

Cummins' vibration engineers discovered wrong engine isolators, engine isolators installed incorrectly, and engines were not aligned. Hinckley Savannah tried multiple times over 6 months to correct, to no avail. Despite being BILLED and PAID for services, genset did not work and had not been serviced, bilges were not cleaned and painted, sanitation pumps were not installed, fuel hoses were installed backwards, chafe protection was non-existent, racors had no filters, and retaining screws and bolts were ether loose or without washers and nuts. Mechanics are incompetent. Project managers are totally disorganized, and GM's sole function is to placate customers and obtain payment before customers recognize the poor quality.

After splashing boat and tied to Hinckley dock, I was approached by multiple people who were on the water the same day, advising me to go elsewhere that Hinckley Savannah was an extremely poor yard. Unfortunately, their warnings were 9 months too late. My experience was not unique.

The poor service does not account for the significant damages to the vessel, including scratched cabinetry, diesel stains on cabin sole, scratches and gouges throughout cabin teak and holly sole, etc.

After 9 months delay in completing project, 6 months in failed attempts to correct vibration, I contacted corporate office and threatened litigation. I offered third party contractor to correct (at Hinckley expense) or another Hinckley yard to correct. Brought boat to Hinckley Stuart….fantastic yard. Corrected excessive vibration by aligning port engine. Also discovered and corrected improper alignment of starboard engine….all within 24 hours. Do not assume Hinckley name indicates quality at all locations. I highly recommend Hinckley Stuart. Do not use the Hinckley Savannah yard.

A Note from the Marina:

Marina Management Response:

I thank Mr. Phil Eastman for taking the time to write a review. Our goal at Hinckley is to always provide the best service experience possible. In this case we fell short and for that I apologize. All customer interactions, even our less than positive ones, are opportunities to learn from so we have made changes to prevent this from occurring again.

Dustin Hartley, General Manager

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Jim on April 15th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Spinning Dreams III Power 42 ft 3.5 ft

Hinkley Yacht Services in Savannah, GA is a hidden gem. Even though it is a working marina, we were pleased with amenities that only the big and more expensive marinas provide. We had a tie along on their dock which is on the W. River. This part of the river is also a no wake zone. Which means the boaters come through somewhat slowly.
Hinkley Yacht Services provide, as part of your stay, self serve pump out on the docks, OnSpot internet (which worked flawlessly), ice, free newer front loading washer and drier, very nice bathroom and shower rooms, and a nice loaner car for short trips to the grocery or hardware store - both of which are less than two miles away.
The folks here are all about customer service and how can we help you. I will be sure to stop here the next time I’m in Savannah.

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PaulFromRI on December 1st, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Gleam Power 45 ft 4.0 ft

Stayed here one night. They helped us out of a jam as we needed a place for the night due to bad weather and everywhere else was full. The people are very nice. Facilities are great. A previous reviewer said that they hardly noticed they were in a boatyard. I must respectfully disagree, I felt like I was most definitely in a boatyard and not a marina. You have to go through almost all of the boatyard to get to the gate to meet an Uber driver. Good place to stay for the night and/or repairs, but there are better facilities if you want an extended stay in Savannah.

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Technomadia on June 21st, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Y-Not Power 47 ft 4.0 ft

Brand new floating docks and facilities, outstanding shore facilities, free laundry, courtesy car, $10 Lyft ride to downtown, dining nearby and amazing friendly & helpful staff - you almost forget you're at a boat yard!

We stopped in to redeem some free nights stays we had won at a MTOA event - and ended up extending another week we loved it so much.

We did request a diver for a bottom cleaning upon arrival, and it was like concierge service getting it done. And we attended to some minor repairs of our own (after asking if we could hire the yard for them) - and it was amazing to have access to parts needed & helpful guidance offered.

After talking with others on the dock who were in for major service and interacting with the staff - we wouldn't hesitate to return here for our boat services in the future.

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Keegan on July 13th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Mary Virginia Power 46 ft 4.5 ft

Had major service work done here on our Grand Banks 46 in Apr-May 2017, and returned to have boat hauled here Sep-Dec 2017, and then addtl work in Jun 2018 — the management, staff, and yard technicians are all true professionals, and terrific people in addition to being fabulous at what they do! If you have boat problems, and/or want varnishing or other cosmetic work done and done right, this is where you want to come!!!

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Bob423 on July 1st, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Fleetwing Sail 42 ft 5.0 ft

Hinckley is the premier service center of Savannah. This is where to get your boat work done. They are determined to satisfy you in every way. I've had service here on my diesel to replace a rear oil seal and they were on my boat minutes after I docked and ordered the spare part that same day. I would recommend this marina without reservation for any type of marine repairs.

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