Bohicket Marina Adds Docks

Bohicket Marina is located on Bohicket Creek between Kiawah and Seabrook Islands in South Carolina. The marina has 194 slips that it rents out on a monthly or annual basis, plus 12 to 14 transient slips on the T-heads of its three docks. It also has 115 boats in dry storage. That leaves little room for boaters who want to dock for a few hours to visit the marina and the nearby restaurants and stores.

Now Bohicket Marina is planning to build new docks that will help it accommodate more of those short-term boaters and the larger boats that are visiting the marina. Funding for the $1.3 million project is coming from the federal Boating Infrastructure Grant program ($833,000) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources ($460,000).

“We are planning to shorten the length of current fuel dock at the marina, which will enable us to put a larger T-head on A-dock,” Beau Anderson, marina manager, said. The larger T-head will accommodate overnight transient boaters, who prefer not to navigate into the slips because of the fast-flowing currents in the area.

A new, 10-foot-wide, along-shore transient dock will provide room for about 18 to 20 boats that want to visit the area for a few hours or have a meal in a nearby restaurant.

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In all, the Bohicket Marina will be adding 768 linear feet of side-tie transient dockage, 258 linear feet for accommodating larger boats and 538 linear feet of space for day dockage. New three-phase power will be included in the dockage for the large boats.

The marina will also be making repairs to its boardwalk.

Bohicket Marina is going through the permitting and approval process, and hopes to have the work completed in the next 18 to 24 months.