You guys are going to HATE me.... But in Key West
, I'm paying just a tad over $400/mo for a liveaboard slip
.... Add in water
, garbage, and sewer and I'm $3 short of $500/mo. The average commercial liveaboard slip
is about 3x that IF you can find one.
I got in on the Houseboat Row deal some 10-12 years ago. For those not familiar, there were floating homes along the seawall on S. Roosevelt Blvd. The condo-commandos didn't care for them "squatting" on "their" waterfront, and pressured the City to have them booted out.
Short story long..... lawsuits ensued both directions and the outcome was that the City had to provide space for the floating homes elsewhere. Elsewhere was Garrison Bight. Only problem was there were more people wanting "in" on the deal than there were slips..... more lawsuits..... Then it was decided a "lottery" would award
a slip lease
Well..... I won one and have been there ever since. Rent can only go up 3% and I can "sell" my slip rights. I will be there a very long time... unless there is another lawsuit!