About Us

Island View Marina is a family owned and operated full service marina founded in 1984 by Bruzz Ritter. Located at the mouth of Crab Alley Creek, the marina offers unparallel access to the finest cruising grounds on the Chesapeake. The historic town of St. Michaels is nine nautical miles up the beautiful Miles River. The Wye River with its historic estates and snug anchorages is just seven miles from IVM.

Island View Marina is a full service marina with a twenty-five ton travel lift and a service department that can provide routine services such as bottom painting, commissioning and winterization; as well as complex jobs such re-powering, fuel tank replacement and hull repair. Owner-operator George Ritter is a master mechanic with over twenty-five years experience in yacht maintenance. George’s attention to detail and penchant for quality is legendary in the marine industry. George brings in highly qualified and vetted technicians for specialty work like rigging and refrigeration.

Island View Marina combines superb location with panoramic views of Crab Alley and Eastern Bay with yacht maintenance that will ensure your boat is safe, reliable and ready to take you for a day’s cruise or extended cruising on the Chesapeake and beyond.


“We kept sailing yachts at Island View Marina for over twenty years. George Ritter did all the maintenance on our Bristol 35.5 and later 47.7. The boats were always ready to go. Two cruises to south Florida and more than a dozen to Nantucket were completed without any significant mechanical failures. We highly recommend George for all your yacht maintenance requirements”.

Stuart Keiller, Captain, USNR (Ret.)