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Old 01-04-2017, 15:58   #1
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I'm in Southern NJ (near Philadelphia)

I got a quote on a 3 month seasonal slip in Somers Point NJ.
They are a man-made basin marina, with decent services.

30' boat is $4200 for 3.5 months. water included, electric billed separately.
Sounds pricey to me... what do you all think?
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Old 01-04-2017, 16:03   #2
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I'm in Southern NJ (near Philadelphia)

I got a quote on a 3 month seasonal slip in Somers Point NJ.
They are a man-made basin marina, with decent services.

30' boat is $4200 for 3.5 months. water included, electric billed separately.
Sounds pricey to me... what do you all think?
That's what I pay for 3.5 years
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Old 01-04-2017, 16:41   #3
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Re: Slip Fees...

That sounds quite expensive, the only comparison I have was a marina with very nice amenities in Barnegat that was going to charge me $800 per mo for my 34 ft sailboat.
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Re: Slip Fees...

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I'm in Southern NJ (near Philadelphia)

I got a quote on a 3 month seasonal slip in Somers Point NJ.
They are a man-made basin marina, with decent services.

30' boat is $4200 for 3.5 months. water included, electric billed separately.
Sounds pricey to me... what do you all think?


Oh, wow. At $1200/month, I couldn't afford a boat. Glad I live in GA.
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Re: Slip Fees...

Go on Active Captain and price similar marinas in the same area.

Marinas in the north seem to charge more than marinas in the south, but remember, they have to make all their money in six to eight months while marinas in the south have twelve months to make money. Also, the cost of living, taxes, labor, etc. is generally higher in the north and especially around cities or resorts.
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I'm paying $4,100 for a 50' slip for the summer. 30-amp and wifi comes with it, I pay extra for 60-amp. End of April through end of October, most people have their boats out earlier.
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Re: Slip Fees...

Is it actually a seasonal slip or just 3.5 months.

The season that far north is typically closer to 6-7months.

That said, I do recall NJ as being more expensive than further south along the ICW.
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Valhalla - you are correct, I mis-spoke...
it is a full season of 6 months... in mid April out early October.
The slip is on the mainland side of the bay so relatively protected.

RWidman - Thank you for the Active Captain tip
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In that case, it's fairly typical. We used to pay around $3500 in Michigan with a similar season.
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Re: Slip Fees...

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I'm in Southern NJ (near Philadelphia)

I got a quote on a 3 month seasonal slip in Somers Point NJ.
They are a man-made basin marina, with decent services.

30' boat is $4200 for 3.5 months. water included, electric billed separately.
Sounds pricey to me... what do you all think?
Yikes! What kind of salaries do you have up there? I pay $186 a month (tax and power included) for a 42 foot boat in a marina with direct ocean access (Mississippi gulf coast)..

I don't think I could boat up there.
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Here in MA with similar season length (May 1 to Oct. 31) closest to downtown Boston and/or fancier marinas go up to $200/ft for the season, which would make a 30' boat pay $6K or $1,000/mo. But further away and/or less fancy can be as low as $100/ft. Most are in the $140-160/ft range though. Right about where you are in NJ. Downtown Boston even a simple mooring with launch service for a 30' boat would run you about $2,000 or more a season and about $1,200-$1,500 further away, half that w/o launch service. Why do you think so many boaters move (or dream of moving) down South?
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