Customer Handbook

  • Contact Harbor Master Office upon arrival.

  • All animals should be kept on a leash, carried, or contained while on site.  Any animal found wondering may be turned over to local authorities. Animal owners are responsible for appropriate clean-up and disposal of all animal waste.

  • Tenant hereby grants BLM and its agents and employees’ free access at all times to the vessel for purposes of inspection for compliance with this moorage agreement, movement of the vessel to accommodate necessary repairs, maintenance, construction, fighting of fire or other casualty or in the discretion of BLM, preventing any casualty or potential hazard. BLM does not assume any responsibility for the vessel on the basis of the foregoing rights. When possible an attempt will be made to notify vessel owner prior to such a move.

  • The full list of Best Management Practices are available at the Harbor Master Office.

  • Boat launch is for use by tenants, their guests, or vessels registered as a guest.  Rate sheets are available at the Harbor Master Office.

  • Behavior that creates a nuisance or disturbs others is prohibited.  Consumption of legal substances should be contained to a vessel, while use or exchange of illegal drugs or other illegal substances is prohibited. Please be respectful of other boaters and keep levels of noise at a minimum between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am.

  • Brandt’s Landing values their customers and encourages your comments or suggestions which can be left at the Harbor Master Office or submitted in the Brandt’s Landing Marina website.  A response will follow if requested. 

  • Vessel Owners, along with their insurance company, are responsible for any and all damages to BLM property caused by their actions, regardless if caused by negligence, carelessness, or accident.

  • In the event any account fails to pay the fees due according to Moorage Fees, BLM has the right to take action against the debt owed. Should the vessel remain in or on BLM property, it may be secured to the dock, or removed from the water should this action be deemed necessary and a notice attached.  See Impounds for further regulation.

  • BLM may deny the use of its facility to anyone if it would not be in the best interest of the business.

  • The overall length of the vessel measures from the extreme point of the bow to the extreme point of the stern, including all gear and apparatus.  No vessel is allowed to exceed the length or width of the assigned moorage space unless written approval of BLM.

  • Dinghies, row boats, skiffs, kayaks or other such small boats are not allowed on the docks. If stored in the water, they must fit within assigned moorage space but should not be allowed to collect water or be used for storage.  Any dinghy etc found in violation is subject to BLM removal and impound at owners expense.

  • All vessels moored in the marina must be in compliance with US Coast Guard, Federal or State regulatory agencies regarding marine sanitation devices and waste discharge.  Any sewage discharge while in the harbor is prohibited.  See Sewage Handling Disposal.

  • Nothing may be permanently attached to the dock without prior approval of BLM. Storage of anything on the docks is prohibited.  Any items left unattended on the docks are subject to BLM removal and impound, all at owners expense. Storage of oily rags, paints, gasoline or other flammables are prohibited and will be removed immediately by BLM and impounded at owners expense.  This is considered a serious violation and could be grounds for termination.

  • Dock carts are provided for marina use.  After each use, carts should be returned upland, making sure they are clean and ready for the next user. 

  • Tampering with or disturbing panels, meters, circuit breakers or outlets is prohibited. All electrical cords must be marine grade and in good working order.  Contact Harbor Master Office for electrical availability or to report a problem.

  • Vessels may be moved on occasion by BLM for the protection of life or property, to accommodate necessary repairs, maintenance, construction, emergencies or when necessary to manage the marina facility.  When possible an attempt will be made to notify vessel owner prior to such a move.

  • Schedule of fees is available at the Harbor Master Office or on the Rate Sheet portion of the website.

  • Vessel owners are responsible to provide adequate fenders.

  • To the extent authorized by law, the use or display of firearms or air guns are strictly prohibited.

  • Dumpster lids must be kept closed and recycle containers are for clean non-bagged, co-mingled recyclables. Dumpsters and recycling are provided for boating generated refuse. Depositing of non-marina related refuse is prohibited. Serious violation could be grounds for termination.   “Hazardous Waste” as defined in RCW 70.105.010 (meaning) or 15.58.020 (declaration of public health) is strictly prohibited from being placed in dumpsters or recycle containers.  All waste oil, diesel, motor oil, hydraulic, bilge water or lube oil is prohibited from disposal within the marina property. 

  • All gates must be kept secure at all times.  Gangway gates must remain closed and secured when not in use. Main vehicle gate is controlled by BLM.  For emergency access contact the Harbor Master.

  • All guests must register with the Harbor Master Office.  Fees are applicable.

  • In the event any account fails to pay the fees due according to Moorage Fees, BLM (being referred to as operator) has the right, in accordance with RCW 88.26.020, to take action against the vessel for which a debt is owed. The vessel may be secured to the dock, or removed from the water should this action be deemed necessary. The cost of any such procedure shall be paid by the vessel owner. These procedures may be used if an owner mooring or storing a vessel at the moorage facility fails, after being notified that charges are owed and of the owners’ right to commence legal proceedings to contest that such charges are owed, to pay charges owed or to commence legal proceedings.  Notification shall be by two separate letters, one sent by first-class mail and one by registered mail, to the owner or any lienholder of record, at the owners last known address.  In the case of a transient vessel, or where the owner furnished no address, the operator need not give such notice prior to securing the vessel.  At the time of securing the vessel, an operator shall attach to the vessel a readily visible notice.  The notice shall be of reasonable size and shall contain the following information:

       -The date and time the notice was attached.

       -A statement that if the account is not paid in full within ninety (90) days from the time the notice is attached, the vessel may be sold at public auction to satisfy charges.

      -The address and telephone number where additional information may be obtained concerning the release of the vessel.

    After a vessel is secured, the operator shall make a reasonable effort to notify the owner by registered mail in order to give the owner the information contained in the notice.

    If the vessel has been secured with proper notification and after ninety (90) days, the owner has not satisfied the debt owed, the conclusion will be the vessel is abandoned.

    Once the vessel is considered abandoned, the operator may authorize the public sale of the vessel by authorized personnel, consistent with this section, to the highest and best bidder for cash as follows:

      -Before the vessel is sold, the vessel owner and any lienholder of record shall be given at least twenty days (20) notice of the sale. The notice shall contain the time and place of the sale, a reasonable description of the vessel and the amount owed. The notice shall be published at least once, more than ten (10) but not more than twenty (20) days in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the facility is located.  The notice shall include the name of the vessel, the last known owner and address, and a reasonable description of the vessel. The operator may bid at the sale and become purchaser.

      -Before the vessel is sold, any person seeking to redeem an impound vessel should review RCW 88.26.020 for his/her rights.

      – The proceeds of sale shall first be applied to any liens superior to the claim, then to pay charges, then any other liens in the order of priority. The balance, if any, shall be paid to the owner.  If the owner cannot be located, see RCW 63.29.

      – If the sale is a sum less than the charges, the operator is entitled to assert a claim for the deficiencies.

      -In the event no one purchases the vessel at sale, the title will revert to the operator.

    Please see the full disclosure of RCW 88.26.020.

  • Immediately report any and all incidents to the Harbor Master Office.  An incident report form is also available and should be completed.

  • Any vessel, whether non-commercial tenant or visitor, must maintain insurance on the vessel at all times.  The insurance must be written as Protection and Indemnity (P & I) insurance with minimum limits of $300,000. per occurrence general liability, legal liability and pollution liability and should list Brandt’s Landing Marina LLC and Eagle’s Nest at Brandt’s Landing LLC as additional insured.  Upon request, the user shall provide BLM with documentation of such insurance.  Failure to produce such documentation may result in immediate termination or use of marina.  Tenant’s insurance carrier or agent should notify BLM within 30 days prior to the cancellation of any policy.

  • If any term or provision of this agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall, to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement or the application of such term or provision to persons or circumstances other than as to which it is held invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect.

  • Landing steps shall not impede reasonable access on the finger pier. Landing steps shall not exceed 1/2 of the width of the dock walking path.

  • Brandt’s Landing LLC and Eagle’s Nest at Brandt’s Landing LLC will not be held liable or responsible for the safekeeping or condition of any vessel or vehicle, or any other personal property, while in the marina or harbor.

  • Prior to living on board your vessel you must register with Harbor Master Office.  Additional fees may apply.  A liveaboard is defined if your primary residence is aboard your vessel.

  • A treaty known as the Marine Pollution Act (MARPOL) specifically prohibits the dumping of any plastics from any vessel anywhere in the ocean, or in our navigable waters, and restricts the dumping of all other types of refuse from boats.

    If your boat is over 40’ you are required by MARPOL to have a written waste management plan onboard. It must contain – name of the vessel; person in charge and a short description of what you plan to do with your waste.

    The Coast Guard requires all boats over 26 ‘to display the MARPOL placard in a visible location.

  • Moorage fees are due in advance by the 10th of each month. A Statement will be mailed to the listed address under contract with a 5% late fee assessed on any balance past due.  Daily or weekly moorage fees shall be paid on the first day of the agreement. The moorage fee for monthly and annual terms will be prorated if the moorage agreement begins prior to the first of the month. A handling fee will be assessed for any check or bank transfer dishonored for non-sufficient funds. Payments can be set up for auto pay (preferred), mailed to BLM at PO Box 1086 Eastsound WA 98245 or dropped off at the Harbor Master Office.

  • All vessels must be securely tied with adequate bow, stern and spring lines. No lines shall cross the dock or be left unkempt.

  • All users will abide by the NO WAKE ZONES within the marina, until clear of breakwater pilings.

  • Nothing contained in this agreement shall be construed as a waiver by BLM of any rights and privileges created by this agreement or a waiver by BLM of any other right or remedy under the laws of the State of Washington.

  • Vessels may be relocated on occasion at the discretion of BLM for the optimum utilization of moorage within the harbor. 

  • A vessel must be capable of maneuvering under its own (engine) power.  Exceptions are dinghies, row boats, skiffs, kayaks or life rafts.

  • Each non-commercial moorage tenant is allowed up to two vehicles located within tenant parking.  Please notify Marina Harbor Master if additional parking is required.  Tenant parking is provided on a first-come, first-served basis in connection with use while at BLM. No long term parking is allowed without prior approval of BLM and is subject to additional fees. No overnight camping in vehicles or tents is permitted. Trailer parking is with prior approval of BLM and may be required to park at a specific location and with applicable fees.

  • All non-tenant overnight vehicle parking requires registration with Harbor Master Office. Fees may be applicable.

  • All tenants must provide Proof of Ownership.  This will become the tenant Vessel of Record. 

    Accepted Forms of Proof are Current Certification of Title, Current State Registration, Current U.S. Coast Guard documentation papers, or Financing papers.

  • A vessel hull, keel, deck, cabin and mast must be kept sound and free from dry-rot. BLM may request, at the owner’s expense, the vessel vacate the marina if such vessel conditions are of concern and the vessel will not be allowed to return until its conditions have improved.

  • Discharge of untreated sewage anywhere within the waters of Puget Sound is prohibited by law under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 USC 1322; Washington State Water Pollution Control Act, RCW Chapter 90.48, and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Discharge of treated sewage in BLM will not be allowed per the moorage agreement.

    The definitions for Marine Sanitation Devices (MSD) are as follows:

    Type I: a device that relies on maceration and disinfecting for treatment of the waste prior to its discharge into the water. The standard in 33 CFR Secs. 159.123 and 159.125 is that the effluent has a fecal coliform bacterial count not greater than 1,000 per 100 milliliters and no visible floating solids.

    Type II: a device that is similar to the Type I; however, the Type II device provides an advanced form of the same type of treatment and discharges wastes with lower fecal coliform counts and reduced suspended solids. The standard described in 33 CFR Secs. 159.126 and 159.126(a), is that the effluent has a fecal coliform bacteria count not greater than 200 per 100 milliliters and suspended solids not greater than 150 milligrams per liter.

    Type III: a device that is designed to prevent the overboard discharge of treated or untreated sewage or any waste derived from sewage. Type III MSDs are commonly called holding tanks because the sewage flushed from the marine head is deposited into a tank containing deodorizers and other chemicals. The contents of the holding tank are stored until it can be properly disposed of at a shore-side pump facility.

  • Should an oil or fuel spill occur, immediately stop and contain.  A containment boom is available by calling the Harbor Master Office   360.376.4477

    Report the spill immediately to 

    US Coast Guard 1-800-424-8802 and Department of Ecology 1-800-258-5990

    DO NOT use detergents or soaps to clean up.  Use absorbent pads when feasible.    

  • The marina allows subleases for periods of one month or more. The sublease policy charges 100% moorage to the subleasee. 50% of the moorage collected is then credited to the 12-month slip owner’s account. To inquire about the sublease policy, please contact the Harbormaster

  • Any swimming, fishing or general diving is prohibited within the harbor. Scuba divers may be allowed to inspect or repair the underwater portion of a vessel zinc or propeller replacement. All diving is performed at the divers own risk with proper divers flag up in compliance with Coast Guard regulations. Please notify the Harbor Master Office prior to scheduling a diver for any such inspection.

  • Any moorage agreement holder may terminate their agreement, without cause, by giving one full calendar month advanced notice in writing. This can be done on paper or by filling out the termination notice form on the website. If using the website you must receive confirmation via email of your termination within 7 business day by the Harbormaster.

    Should any moorage agreement holder fail to adhere to their contract terms or violate the Customer Handbook, BLM may choose to terminate their agreement with 30 days advance notice in writing, unless it is deemed the violation of the agreement is of such nature that there is threat to health, safety or welfare of the marina or its customers, in which case BLM may change the 30 day advance notice to a 10 day Notice to Vacate.

  • Time is of the essence of this agreement.

  • Trailers must be currently licensed and operational.  Trailers may be relocated if deemed necessary by BLM.   If trailer storage fees have not been paid for two consecutive months on a trailer stored on BLM property, BLM will have the option of treating the trailer as abandoned and have it impounded and/or towed at the expense of the owner.  If a trailer remains on BLM property and the trailer owner is unknown, BLM will have the option of treating the trailer as abandoned and have it towed as abandoned at the expense of the owner.

  • BLM is not responsible for unauthorized persons using the moorage space herein assigned or for the removal of such persons and their vessel. Individuals who are not tenants, guests of tenants or transient moorage guests are prohibited from accessing BLM grounds without express consent from the Harbormaster.

  • BLM is not responsible for unauthorized persons using the moorage space herein assigned or for the removal of such persons and their vessel.

  • Upland use is by prior approval of BLM. Fees are applicable.

  • Vehicles must be currently licensed and operational.

  • All vessels must have valid identification permanently affixed to the hull and clearly visible from the outside. State or Coast Guard registered vessels should display registration numbers and a valid decal.  Documented vessels should have the valid registration decal displayed on the hull.

  • Normal upkeep, washing (no suds – use natural cleaners such as baking soda or vinegar), polishing, oil changes and routine engine tune-ups are allowed while the vessel is in the water. Major repair or outfitting, spray painting, sandblasting, welding, or work considered hazardous is prohibited within the marina. See BMP for more information.

  • This is the vessel authorized to occupy the assigned moorage and is considered the Vessel of Record. No other vessel is permitted to occupy the assigned moorage.  Tenant shall not assign or transfer this moorage agreement or any interest in the moorage space designated by the moorage agreement without prior written permission from BLM.

  • BLM makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the condition of the assigned moorage space, the marina premises and facilities, the services provided pursuant to the moorage agreement, of the suitability of such premises and facilities and services for their intended purposes.  Tenant acknowledges that he/she has had an opportunity to inspect the marina and the assigned moorage space prior to execution of this moorage agreement and accepts the marina and the assigned moorage space in its current condition.

  • BLM does not provide for waste oil disposal.

  • Water is available on the docks with moorage agreement. Water is available at the Boat Launch.