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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Amenities

  • Bathhouse
  • Grocery
  • Parking
  • Provisions
  • Pump-Out
  • Rental Cars
  • WiFi
  • Liveaboard

Location

32.03598 / -81.047846

Hinckley Yacht Services

Savannah, Georgia - GA, United States

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$2.00/ft

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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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Phil on July 8th, 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 16th, 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 2nd, 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.