SAYC - A Waterfront Marina Village


The South Annapolis Yacht Centre (SAYC) is the exclusive in-town destination marina conveniently located in the historic Eastport area of Annapolis, Maryland. Considered the most protective haven for yachts in the area, our location on Spa Creek is not only protected but conveniently located in close proximity to downtown Annapolis and the Severn River. We offer an ideal homeport for enjoying the most popular parts of the Chesapeake Bay, or the perfect cruising destination for transient captains.

Following a fresh vision under new ownership, SAYC is part of a rich Annapolis maritime heritage. Previously known as Sarles Boatyard (founded 1907) & Petrini Shipyard (founded 1946), the marine facilities are the oldest in the Annapolis area still in continuous operation.

This Eastport landmark will undergo a transformation while preserving the maritime legacy and the tranquil atmosphere of Spa Creek. The new South Annapolis Yacht Centre will be a beautiful marina village, a state of the art boatyard, and office spaces available to local maritime businesses. The new marina will integrate environmental site design including pervious surfaces, a green roof, rain gardens, storm filters, and micro-bioretentions to drastically improve the unfiltered stormwater pollutants that are currently flowing into Spa Creek. Thousands of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials will bring new life to the site and reconnect it with the Spa Creek watershed.