Launch Service

ginnyTRockland Yacht Club Launch Service 

Take advantage of our convenient launch service to/from your boat in Rockland Harbor. Our club launch, “Ginnie T,” is named after Rockland Yacht Club Commodore Virginia Torney (1975) who was recognized by Maine news media as the first yacht club commodore in the state and perhaps the country. The Ginnie T is based at the Rockland Public Landing, near our clubhouse and Harbormaster office, and has operated daily during the summer boating season for the past 10 years. We typically begin service in early June and continue into September (schedule below).


  • Transport on the launch is a courtesy to all Full members of the Rockland Yacht Club and their accompanied guests.
  • For transient boaters visiting, the cost in 2024 is $5/person one way. Payment by credit card is preferred – we use Square for card transactions. Drivers will accept cash (especially for tips!).

Locations served:

  • Rockland Harbor is home to several marinas and boating facilities at which the launch can pick you up or drop you off. We no longer provide rides to the lighthouse or breakwater docks.

How to contact:

  • Launch drivers respond to “RYC Launch” on VHF Ch 9 or take ride requests on the launch cell phone: 207/233-2800.

2024 schedule (June 8 – September 15):

  • Beginning Saturday, June 8 the launch will operate daily from 8:00am until 8:00pm. Launch service will continue through the summer, into September and until the weekend of RYC’s Maine Rocks race (September 14). The last day of launch operation will be Sunday, September 15.


[What if there is an emergency on your boat while on mooring? Who do you call? USCG? Rockland Police? Harbormaster is only on duty during the day. Need an answer]