After nearly 50 years of owning Duck Creek, the Benton family has decided to end their watch. Effective November 15, 2022, Kathy partnered with two marina industry veterans, both of whom have owned and run their own boatyards in the past. The business plan going forward is for Duck Creek to remain a boatyard and marina, family owned, DIY friendly and contractor accessible, while also developing more in house services for customers.

After the holidays, we will have an open house to introduce the new owners, who will share more details about the future plans for Duck Creek.


Duck Creek New Bern Marina is just across the Neuse River from historic downtown New Bern. Please stop in for a visit.

Our address is 699 Galloway Road, New Bern, NC 28560.

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(252) 638-1702

Marina Address
699 Galloway Rd
New Bern, NC 28560

Open 8-5 Weekdays

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Recently Reviewed

  • Great Boat Yard! Staff is very professional and accommodating. DIY bottom painting and maintenance. Curt was an excellent referral for inboard work and maintenance. Purchased bottom paint, batteries and a few parts from Duck Creek - excellent prices. If you need to haul out your boat, this is the place.

    thumb Robert Amico
    May 18, 2021

    Best DIY boat yard on the east coast.

    thumb Charles Hutaff
    April 11, 2021

    The staff here is what makes this place. Great people!!!

    thumb C Garber
    January 11, 2019
  • Having spent three weeks there in a sweltering summer, I was very glad that it had all the facilities necessary for survival as a liveaboard - water, electricity, and showers! Also a Food Lion a half-mile away. Very friendly and helpful people work there. Managers Kathy and Tyler are happy to answer any question. Reasonably priced, and you get to choose your own contractors or work on your boat yourself. Shout-out to Terry and Karen for their quality paint and waxing work.

    thumb Michael M. Ross
    September 15, 2021

    Friendly staff, cute dogs, good prices and they allow you to work on the boat in the yard. The onsite staff is considerate, well versed in boating needs and repair, and professional. Terry is one of the onsite staff we are working with and she is awesome. I would highly recommend dry docking your boat here if your are looking for a place with a friendly face.

    thumb Jennifer Roninson-Hartle
    January 11, 2017

    Just had my 48 year old all wood Grand Banks hauled, cleaned, sanded and new bottom paint. The staff at Duck Creek was very knowledgeable and caring. Did a fantastic job of getting my boat out of the water and on to “the hard” and then back into the water. Allowed to stay in the lift sling overnight to make sure there was no separation in the wooden planks. Duck Creek is all about the customer. Don’t think I could be in a better Marina.

    thumb Glenn Stansbery
    January 11, 2019
  • A tad shallow coming in 5'-6'. Dated. but steadly improving and extremely well run and managed. Great staff.

    thumb Joseph Pica
    August 28, 2020

    Duck Creek Marina is the place to go. The staff is courteous, helpful, and cheerful. A great combination. The various contractors that will service your boat with bottom paint, rigging, etc. are tremendous. Kudos.

    thumb Michael Dykstra
    July 6, 2021

    Just an initial visit to get a quote on hall-out and other charges. Seems reasonable. Very friendly.

    thumb Michael M. Ross
    June 13, 2021
  • Good food and descent survice but I don't like the location and the small menu choices

    thumb Christy Novajosky
    January 11, 2017

    Nicest people to deal with in Eastern NC. Don't go anywhere else.

    thumb Slade Trabucco
    July 31, 2020

    Excellent Staff and Community.

    thumb Little T
    October 27, 2020
  • Great boat stuff!!

    thumb Keeve Penn
    January 11, 2020

    Nicest people to deal with in Eastern NC. Don't go anywhere else. After three years my review is the same... Great place and great people- easy access and easy to deal with!

    thumb Slade Trabucco
    May 19, 2022

    Friendly country Marina. Electric and water to work on your own boat.

    thumb john gorman
    January 11, 2018
  • Safe from storms

    thumb Richard McGaha
    January 11, 2018

    Been here for 15+ year's. Very safe. Good people to deal with.

    thumb Greg Decker
    January 11, 2019

    Hauled out our Tartan 37 for spring maintenance and rigging work here.The Marina was very accommodating, efficient, and friendly. The contractors that frequent the yard are highly professional. We werehappy with the thorough bottom sanding, painting, and topside waxing by Terry and her crew. The travel lift team are extremely conscientious and careful. Especially with mast unstepping and re-steppping. Maveryks Marine, a rigging contractor, is one of the best in the area, and we were very pleased with the replacement of the standing rigging. We highly recommend this marina boatyard, especially with the friendliest and efficient office staff. Thank you Cathy1

    thumb Anne Greenman-Siegel
    June 13, 2021
  • Nice boatyard

    thumb jd munson
    November 11, 2020

    Very nice folks!!!

    thumb Nelson Galloway
    August 11, 2020

    Always a pleasure to visit 😊

    thumb elisabeth biedermann
    September 28, 2021
  • Duck Creek is a fantastic spot with great people and good resources. If you need work done on your boat, it can probably be done here....

    thumb Alan Clegg
    February 11, 2020

    The staff is excellent. Most especially Jim English and office manager Kathy. I hauled there 7 years ago and the bathrooms are much better now (cleaner). There are two ample unisex baths with large clean showers. The only improvement I could suggest are mini-split air conditioning units to make the baths cool and less humid in warm weather. This yard is a really good hurricane hole with trees all around. The entrance is well-marked, sheltered and plenty deep for 5' draft.

    thumb Peter Thorn
    September 10, 2018

    Great do it yourself boat yard

    thumb Robert Holy
    January 11, 2018
  • Wonderful family feel!!

    thumb Belinda
    January 11, 2020

    Duck Creek Marina has been around for a while it is back in the cut so it's not easily seen unless you're trying to find it pretty good size yard lift capable of lifting big boats

    thumb Wes Fo
    March 17, 2022

    Very friendly, professional and well equipped

    thumb rodger whitney
    October 14, 2020
  • Great sailing on a friend's boat.

    thumb Bud Curtis
    April 11, 2021

    Nice employee's helpful and knowledgeable

    thumb Earl Riggs
    January 11, 2019

    Having my boat pulled for repairs from the hurricane.

    thumb Marty Martin
    January 11, 2020

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