Lake Murray's Putnam's Harbor Celebrates Grand Opening

June 18, 2024


COLUMBIA, SC — June 18, 2024 — Putnam’s Harbor Marina has officially opened on Lake Murray, bringing a premier boating facility to the area. This state-of-the-art marina is designed to meet all boating needs, offering top-tier amenities and services for an unparalleled experience on the water. The marina marks the first marina in the Columbia-area to be a South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) certified partner.


“Many people think that the marina business is strictly a boat storage business; Putnam’s Harbor is 100% service with a side of storage,” said Putnam’s Harbor co-owner Brandon Crutchfield.


The side of storage is not lacking though, the marina boasts the tallest dry stack in the state of South Carolina and one of the five tallest in the world. In addition to the towering dry stack, Putnam’s has a 7-row high stack built specifically for pontoons and tritoons, a first in the area. With a total 340 storage spaces, the marina provides ample accommodation for boats of all sizes.


“The vision of Brandon and his team at Putnam’s Harbor is to deliver a first-class facility with world-class service is evident in every detail,” said SCBFA President and CEO Gettys Brannon. “From the marble in the bathrooms to the overall execution, they have truly gotten it right.”


A Vision Realized


“As kids, my best friend, now business partner, Matt Mungo, and I grew up eating cheeseburgers at Putnam’s. After it closed, we envisioned the potential to revitalize the spot. Four years later, I’m proud to say that vision has become a reality with the opening of Putnam’s Harbor,” said Crutchfield.


Putnam’s Harbor Marina offers:


Three Types of Fuel: Including diesel, for all your boating requirements.

Utilities: Electricity and water.

Pump-out Services: To keep your boat in top condition.

Floating Docks: Ensuring ease and safety in docking.

Fully Stocked Store: Providing all the essentials and a variety of refreshments.


In addition, mobile food truck kitchens will be onsite regularly, offering an ever-changing menu of local culinary options. Guests can also use the washroom and shower facilities to freshen up after a day on the lake.


For more information about slip rental, the marina, and all of its offerings, please visit www.PutnamsHarbor.com, call (803) 345-3040, or email [email protected].


Join us in welcoming this new addition to Lake Murray and experience the quality services and facilities at Putnam’s Harbor Marina!

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