Along one of the Northern Neck’s beautiful stretches of shoreline on the Corrotoman River you will find Yankee Point Marina, which boasts more than 100 slips, a full-service boatyard, two restaurants, a pool, and more. Owned by Kara and Todd Patterson, Yankee Point is a family-friendly place that welcomes annual slip holders as well as transient boaters. 

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Live music for a good cause begins Memorial Day weekend. Photo courtesy of Yankee Point Marina

Since taking ownership two years ago, the Pattersons have made numerous improvements and upgrades. Last year they started an onsite waterfront charity concert series. It was such a success that they plan to continue the series and have set an ambitious five-year fundraising goal. 

Kara says, “Last year we had live music on ten consecutive weekends to raise funds for 10 local organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Emergency Responders, the local Sherriff, and others. We raised $35,000 and were inspired to grow the program in the future. We have established a 501c3 entity, and our goal is to raise $500,000 in five years. Our music venue faces the water, and we encourage boaters to come anchor out. We have the ability to come to your boat and collect donations. On shore, there is dancing and socializing. This year’s series will kick off Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 26. Going forward, the charity concerts will be held on Saturday evenings. We’re invested in this community and really hope to have a positive impact.”

Kara adds, “This season we have completely transformed the sit-down restaurant that was previously known as the Captain’s Lounge. We have a new restaurant manager, and the venue is now called the Black Duck. Our more casual poolside restaurant, The Shack, is still operating too.” 

Kara says, “On Friday nights during the summer we have live music by the pool, and we’re planning a Jimmy Buffett weekend for mid-August. Sometimes there is so much to do shoreside that boaters stay on the dock the whole weekend. Friendships are formed here, and there is a real sense of community.”

For more information on the marina, visit And click to Yankee Point Rocks for the full concert schedule.