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"Put it on my tab" – Introducing Boat Charges

Post by Becky at Dockwa - Published on 10/10/18 12:57 PM

Between hurricane check-ins and new marina partner onboardings, we almost forgot to give you the heads up on a cool new feature we rolled out a week or so ago. 

DSC_0320The Basics


It's not a new concept: Just as when you stay at a hotel and have a drink at the lobby bar or nab a snickers out of the fridge in the dead of night, you have the option to put those items on your hotel bill. Similarly, now when you need ice, fuel, electric, etc, during a stay at a marina that you booked at through Dockwa, you may have the option to add those items added to your Dockwa reservation. 


Why is this cool? 


  • No more running back to your boat to get your credit card to pay $2 for ice 

  • No more searching for an ATM or paying ATM fees if a marina only takes cash 

  • Your payment information stays safe – hidden and encrypted, as opposed to jotted down in a ledger or logged in an excel sheet

  • Marinas can add various items, including events, meals, and ship's store items

  • The total cost of your stay is all in one place, where you can view it any time

  • "Put it on my Dockwa tab" – it's so fast to say! Try it! Super fast. 


The Catch


The only catch (it's not really a catch) may go without saying: Each marina needs to set up their Boat Charges in order for boaters to be able to use'em. Two ways marinas can get rolling:

We're working with a few dozen marinas now, and anticipate a bit of a ramp-up period. Know a marina that could use this? Let them know! Marinas only hear what you want when you make yourself heard. 


The Fine Print

  • Each marina determines which items to include, if any, so available Boat Charges will vary from marina to marina

  •  Boat Charges is a free tool within the Dockwa software; it's not mandatory that marinas use it. One of the things marinas like about Dockwa is that the software is flexible, and we intend to keep it that way. :)

The Boat Charges Champions


As is Dockwa tradition, we love rewarding marinas that are quick to test out the latest features. Here are the first 15: 


Constitution Marina – Boston, Massachusetts

Knutson's Yacht Haven Marina Inc. – Huntington, New York

Watch Hill Marina Fire Island National Seashore, NY – Bayberry Dunes, New York

Boston Waterboat Marina – Boston, Massachusetts

Oak Bluffs Marina – Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Goat Island Marina – Newport, Rhode Island

Clayton Harbor Municipal Marina – Clayton, New York

Prescott Park Municipal Dock – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Causeway Cove Marina – Fort Pierce, Florida

Marlin Bay Yacht Club – Marathon, Florida

Westin Savannah Harbor – Savannah, Georgia

Grand Haven Yacht Club – Grand Haven, Michigan

Sandwich Marina – Sandwich, Massachusetts

Mitchell Park Marina – Greenport, New York

Wessagussett Yacht Club – North Weymouth, Massachusetts


Now you know! Not much to do on your end, boaters. Unless you want to help marinas get started, in which case send them this link: 


Get started with Boat Charges

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