In 1974 a group of local friends and business associates began meeting in the now vacant Flagship Nanticoke Queen Restaurant, in Seaford, to form the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The Marina is operated by the Blades Economic Development Corporation (BEDCo) and is staffed with a dock master and assistant.
The Marina was built with a similar design to the Hilton Head, South Carolina marina and has 87 slips which feature floating concrete docks. A pedestal services each pair of slips and features both 30 amp and 50 amp service in addition to town water. It is the opinion of many cruisers that the Nanticoke River is the most beautiful river tributary to the Chesapeake Bay.