Dockwa on Droid

App Spotlight – Dockwa

Norris Comer Moorage and Marinas New Products New Stuff

Dockwa on iPhoneNothing deflates a carefree day on the water quite like scrambling for a slip in a new or unfamiliar place as the sun goes down. Fortunately we live in the tech age, and it was only a matter of time before the ritual of finding available moorage was brought to our smartphones.

Enter Dockwa, a free app that lets you easily reserve slips and moorings at marinas across the country without phone tag between offices. Simply put in your boat specs, request reservations from marinas, and pay online. Once you receive your online confirmation from the marina, you’re good to cruise. Tap. Book. Dock. The app is currently mostly centered on the East Coast, but they are expanding to our Western waters and are always adding marinas.

Additionally, Dockwa has partnered with BoatUS. BoatUS members need only enter their membership number during registration and applicable discounts for reservations are applied. There is also an exclusive 25% discount for BoatUS members for transient moorage. Not too shabby! For more details, check out

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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