This fall Kent Narrows Marine will begin Phase ll of the Kent Narrows Boatel, a fully heated indoor boat storage facility that will add an additional 170 boat racks and 12,000 Sq. feet of commercial space. Future developments are to include the capacity to store 360 boats, a restaurant and the opportunities for other retail and commercial space. The Boatel is located at 100 Piney Narrows Way in Chester, Maryland near the Piney Narrows Yacht Haven and Kent Narrows. Boatel storage provides boat owners with a safe and secure way to store boats, eliminating the worry of weather exposure and winterization that comes with land storage. Although boatels are prevalent in the south, there are only a few boatel facilities in the upper Chesapeake Bay.
Boatel uses the latest BoatCloud StackTrack phone app, that allows customers to schedule their launch well in advance to ensure their boat will be in the water and ready for a fun day of boating without the hassle of boat ramps and trailers. The Kent Narrows Boatel provides a full concierge level experience including coordination of all marine services, helpful dockhands on staff to assist as well as food and beverage provisioning.
Kent Narrows Marine LLC, developer of the Kent Narrows Boatel is owned and managed by local residents and businessmen; Jody Schulz, Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck, Rob Marsh, Wye River Marine, and Jeff Kogok, Kogok Corporation.
Photo: Robin O’Brien, Shore United Bank; Rob Marsh, Kent Narrows Marine LLC; Jody Schulz, Kent Narrows Marine LLC; and Michael Cavey, Shore United Bank; gather for a picture in front of the Boatel’s site as they prepare for Phase ll to begin. (Not pictured: Jeff Kogok, Kent Narrows Marine LLC).
“Shore United Bank has been a great partner throughout this project. The entire team is a pleasure to do with business with,” commented Rob Marsh.
“Shore United Bank is a community bank, that understands the importance of supporting local businesses to help foster growth in our local economy,” said Jody Schulz.
Shore United Bank is financing the Kent Narrows Marine project. “We are grateful for the relationship we have with Rob, Jody, and Jeff, and are proud to finance, not only Phase I, but Phase II, of the Boatel. Supporting local businesses with their growth goals is our mission,” said Robin O’Brien, Relationship Manager at Shore United Bank.
For more information please visit www.kentnarrowsboatel.com or call 410-643-1300.
For more information about Shore United Bank, visit www.shoreunitedbank.com.