The Cannonsgate Marina is a 75 slip marina located in Newport North Carolina on the Bogue Sound Intercostal Water Way. This marina serves the residents of a private 525 lot gated community known as Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound. It is located on highway 24 in Newport N.C. 5 miles north of hwy 24 & 58 intersection.

The marina has its own Association, By-Laws, Covenants, Board of Directors, and is self managed. The Association (BSA) business address is 537-B Cannonsgate Drive, Newport, NC 28570.

The 75 slips in the marina have deeds and are all privately owned. To own a slip you have to be a lot owner in Cannonsgate. As a slip owner you can lease your slip only to a Cannonsgate lot owner. 

The slip sizes are 35, 40, 50, and 60 feet. Each has its own power and water connection. The water is turned off November through March of each year to prevent water lines from freezing.

Cannonsgate has two boat storage facilities with 100 spots available for lease at the rate of $400/year. Boat storage falls under the direction of Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound Home Owners Association, Inc. (The HOA).  At this time rules and regulation for usage is under review by the HOA and will be posted soon.

Marina Rules

1 – The Marina is designed for residential use by owners or leasers of Cannonsgate lots and associated houses.

This is a residential use marina not intended for commercial use. Its use is governed by the Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound Boat Slip Association Bylaws and Covenants. The Boat Slip Association Board of Directors is charged with several responsibilities contained in the Bylaws and Covenants Documents. Please become familiar with those documents.

2 – Be a good neighbor and put safety first.

In general, people will conduct themselves as good neighbors and remember that people own and operate boats for fun and enjoyment. However, safety is a paramount concern. Water and boats represent a certain persistent hazard that must be respected by everyone. Treat other people with courtesy and good humor. Please extend a helping hand to those in need. These are your neighbors.

3 – Keep everything shipshape.

All vessels will be secured in a neat and orderly manner. All hoses, power cords, dock lines, fishing equipment, etc. will be stowed in a neat and orderly manner so as to not impede the use of the docks or fairways by others. All vessels will be kept clean and neat condition. Periodic boat washing and waxing is encouraged. Keep all topside equipment stowed in neat shipshape manner. Keep the dock lines properly adjusted to control your vessel and keep the fenders in good repair. Keep the piers clean and neat. Fish cleaning is permitted only at the fish cleaning station. Frequent use of the pump out facility is encouraged to keep waste out of the vessels holding tanks and in the sewage treatment process. No overboard discharge of holding tank or heads will be permitted in the marina. Vessels will not be permitted to remain in the marina if the propulsion equipment is inoperative or requires removal/reinstallation. Minor maintenance may be performed and is encouraged to keep vessels in good operational condition. Disposal of oil and contaminated fuel will be in accordance with local regulations. In no case will the discharge of effluents from vessels with oily bilges be permitted in the marina. Keep bilges clean and dry. Do not allow leaks to develop into floods that threaten vessel buoyancy. Periodically check your boat. Don’t ignore it or depend on others to keep your vessel afloat.

4 – Practice common sense security.

Security is a concern for all boaters. Please get to know your neighbors, their slips, boats and guests. Keep an eye open for strangers and conduct that represents a threat to the marina and the vessels moored there. There is a roving patrolman that will check the marina, but he is not a boater and cannot be depended on to safeguard your vessel or possessions.

5 – Keep your Marina Boat Registration current.

Keep the Marina Board of Directors informed of your slip uses through maintaining the Boat Registration form current. Please keep your insurance certificate current and in force. Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound Boat Slip Association, Inc. is to be named as an also insured on the insurance certificate.

Boat Slip Association (BSA) Officers

Timmy Rhodes, President

Ed Smith, Vice President

John Kokinchak, Secretary

Ken Banks, Treasurer

Chris Calling, Member-At-Large

The Boat Ramp

The boat ramp, marina bulkhead, and sewer pump out station is the property of the HOA. Any Cannonsgate lot owner that is current on both HOA and BSA dues is entitled to use it 24 hours a day. All 75 slips are privately owned and can’t be used by non slip owners (unless rented see below) while in the marina. The launching docks are the two docks on either side of the ramp. These docks are used for launching only. A vessel can’t be tied up at the launching docks any longer than a reasonable time that it takes a person to remove their vehicle and trailer from the ramp. If you are using the marina on consecutive days and do not own or rent a slip the vessel must be removed between times of use. A slip owner can sell or rent their slip to a Cannonsgate lot owner only. This is a HOA/BSA covenant requirement. If a slip is rented to another Cannonsgate lot owner a copy of the rental agreement, Registration Form, Certificate of Vessel Insurance must be sent to Cannonsgate BSA 537-B Cannonsgate Drive, Newport, NC 28570 before using it. The marina and channel is a N.C. State enforced NO WAKE ZONE.