Founded 1880


Alexandria, Virginia  |  Latitude 38 ° 48' 10.4'N  Longitude -77 ° 2' 21.8"W


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The Old Dominion Boat Club maintains a marina of 53 boat slips. Additionally, we have a work float and 2 “Tee” docks.  Members who are assigned slips are known as slip holders. Members who are not assigned a slip can make a reservation and request berthing at the ODBC.  Members are assigned slips according to the rules set forth in the M & B Rules. Getting on one or more of the various slip waiting lists begins this process. 

This “How To” Guide will assist in making it clear how things work with the ODBC Marina. Please read complete M&B rules on the ODBC, M&B Website for all boating details.

How to Get on the Slip List?   M&B applications can be found on the M&B website or for your convenience, click HERE to obtain an application.  Fill it out and enclose a $100.00 application fee for boats and/or $ 50.00 for other watercraft and leave it for the M & B Committee through the mail slot in the office. Being on a slip waiting list will enable you to sublease a slip if one is available.  You can apply for either/both or all of the following waiting lists:

1.     Large Slip

2.     Small slip

3.   Watercraft

What Happens to My Slip Application?   Once the Committee approves your application by signing it:

1.     Your application fee (check, cash) will be given to the Treasurer

2.     Your name is placed on the appropriate slip waiting list(s)

3.     The M & B Committee returns a copy of the application to you.

4.     You will be offered a slip/space when you reach the top of the list.

What Is a Sublease?   If a slip becomes available for more than 1 week, the Committee can assign the slip to another member who has indicated an interest in “standing by” for an open slip for sublet.  Sublease assignments are prioritized by the position of the member on the appropriate (large or small) slip waiting list. At the beginning of the winter or summer season, the highest person on the waiting list who has indicated an interest in standing by for a sublet will be assigned the slip.  After the season begins, the subleases are assigned first come, first served.  Please note that you will need to fill out a profile on to obtain a sublease as of June 2018.

What Are Non-Up-Gradeable Slips?  There are 3 very shallow slips known as non-upgradeable slips.  Anyone on the slip waiting list is eligible for these slips. The highest person on the waiting list will be assigned that slip. To be assigned a regular deep-water slip, you must get to the top of the waiting list.

How Can I Use the Work Float? The work float as the name implies is primarily used to perform repairs and maintenance on your boat.  To reserve the float, members must contact the M&B chair who will post your reservation. The work float can be used to load and unload passengers.

How to Make a Boat Slip Reservation at the ODBC? 

The M&B Committee has gone to a computerized process for subleases and transients called:   All potential subleases and transients must complete a profile in the system

Go to, and click on the “Sign up for Free” red button (upper right menu on a cell phone).  You can also download the app.

Optional: Enter your BoatUS number so that BoatUS discounts will be automatically applied later at some Marinas, if you are a member of Safe Harbor, you can add this information later for their benefits.

Under Account - New Boat, enter information about your boat (used for all reservations, you enter it only once). You can see other local marinas that use Dockwa below.

If you are an ODBC slip holder and don’t want to use Dockwa to process reservations at other marinas, you can stop here and email to import your contact and boat information into ODBC Marina Management for assignment.  Slip holders do not have to enter their credit card if you don’t want to, regular bi-annual slip holder billing with your membership dues will continue.

Under Account – Credit Card enter your credit card to be charged when you make Transient visits or Slip Sublets at ODBC, as well as for reservations at other marinas.

Click on Search. Find the Old Dominion Boat Club and Request a Reservation for your desired dates.  

All potential subleases and transients must complete an online profile in the system.  Once you complete your profile you can make your request on line.   Members can request a slip or tee no more than 30 days in advance. (Reciprocal club members can reserve no more than 2 weeks in advance). Non-slip holders assigned temporary berthing at the ODBC are known as transients.

What Happens to My Boat Reservation?  

Once your online request is received your reservation will be approved within 48 hours and you will be notified via email.  Boat reservation status will be posted on the M&B website.

How Long Can I Stay at the ODBC as a Transient?  The current policy is one week. 

Can I Just Stop in at the Marina?  If the Tee’s are open, you can temporarily tie up, you should check the M&B website and/or you should call the M & B representative. If no one has reserved the spot, you can stay for a few hours. If you wish to stay overnight, you must make a reservation via  In any event, do not tie up, and leave the Club without checking with the M & B representative.   The new automated system should allow quick and easy access to see what is available and what is not. 

What Are the Line Requirements to Secure a Boat in the Marina?   M & B Rules require all boats moored in club waters must be moored with the appropriate size, load and length for their size boat, half-inch lines being the minimum for use by all boats.  Visiting boat owners are responsible for using their own lines. As a courtesy to slip holders, any lines found in a slip are not to be used or tampered with so that when the assigned slip holder re-occupies the slip they do not have to adjust the lines.

Does ODBC Supply Loaner Electrical Power Cords?  No, visiting boaters are required to provide their own electrical power cords.

Old Dominion Boat Club |200 Strand Street | Alexandria, Virginia 22314 | (703) 836-1900
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