Left: Alex Schlegel- Owner and Operator of Hartge Yacht “Yard” and Right: Hamilton Chaney- Owner and Operator of Hartge Yacht “Harbor
We are excited to announce that after 13 years, Hartge Yacht “Yard” is returning to its original Church Lane location in Galesville, MD at Hartge Yacht “Harbor”. Beginning September 1, Hartge Yacht “Yard” will operate the service operation while Hartge Yacht “Harbor” will continue to operate the marina.
After purchasing Hartge’s in June of 2021, we began extensive investment into the entire facility. The piers, bathrooms, buildings, grounds, wifi, dinghy racks, processes, and procedures have all been our focus. We believe that this is the next step in making Hartge’s the very best it can be. With our marina expertise and Hartge Yacht “Yard’s” service excellence, Hartge’s will provide a high-quality full-service marina experience.
Alex Schlegel, great-grandson and namesake of founder Emile Alexander Hartge has owned and operated Hartge Yacht “Yard” for over 40 years, building it into one of the most trusted names on the Bay for service, maintenance, and repair. In 1865, Schlegel’s great grandfather Emile started Hartge’s original location in Shady Side. Then in 1878, he moved his family to build a house and boatyard business in Galesville at the Church Lane location.
The very first time I looked at Hartge’s, I knew it could be one of the best full-service repair facilities on the Bay. After talking with Alex and his son Xan, I knew how. Their commitment to quality service, customers, and their people reminded me of ours, making them the perfect fit. By combining the two talented crews of Hartge Yacht “Harbor” and Hartge Yacht “Yard”, we look forward to providing customers with an exceptional service experience.
Hartge Yacht “Yard’s” team of experts will offer services for anything your boat may need: carpentry, commissioning, electronics, electrical, fiberglass, painting, rigging, mechanical, winterization, shrink-wrapping, survey haul-outs, and scheduled or emergency maintenance.
Hartge Yacht “Yard” will operate out of the renovated Big Shop, Stock Room, and the 3-bay Paint Shop. The plan is to combine their current employees with the “Harbor” service personnel for a combined workforce of about 40 employees. They will have the larger 50-ton travelift in addition to their 25-ton and 30-ton lifts, two hydraulic trailers, an all-terrain crane and gin pole, and an extensive inventory of shop equipment. The “Harbor” has twice the dry storage space and more elbow room than they have now.
The facility and services will be a significant resource for our slipholders and yard customers. We warmly welcome back Alex and his Hartge Yacht “Yard’ team.
S. Hamilton Chaney
Owner and Operator, Hartge Yacht Harbor