Megayachts along the East Coast have a new service center at their disposal. Even better, it’s located in the Mid-Atlantic. Cape Charles Yacht Center’s grand opening occurred last week, and expansion is continuing throughout the summer.
Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Cape Charles Yacht Center is at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and benefits from deep-water access. Specifically, the Cape Charles channel has an 18-foot (5.49-meter) depth. Cape Charles Yacht Center is also convenient for air travelers. Accomack County Airport, which handles jets, is minutes away. Norfolk International Airport is an hour away.
Cape Charles Yacht Center’s focus is megayachts, though it accommodates smaller yachts, too. Besides fueling and storage, it features:
• a 75-ton boat lift, with a 200-ton lift in the design phase
• 1,000 feet of face dockage, expected to double within the next two months
• power from 30 amps up to 3-phase, 480 amps
A service center is in build at present. Fiberglass workers, electricians, and more will be available for projects.
Cape Charles Yacht Center has already welcomed megayachts prior to its opening. The 121-foot (37-meter) Nashira II is among those visitors, for example.
Of course, the management team recognizes more than just service needs to be offered. Megayacht owners and crew alike can use Cape Charles Yacht Center as a base for a variety of activities. The facility is within the town of Cape Charles, Virginia, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a significant number of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century structures. In fact, it has some of the most along the entire East Coast. They, along with hotels, restaurants, and shops, are within walking distance of the dockage. Golfers can tee up in town at Bay Creek, with courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Nearby are the famed islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, too. Chincoteague is renowned for its wildlife refuge. Assateague has the world-famous wild ponies. Also nearby is the vibrant downtown of Norfolk, with more dining, nightlife, and festivals.