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Old 19-09-2017, 16:40   #1
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Live Aboard slips in San Francisco?

Hi all,
Tried to do a search but nothing really came up that I needed.. Can anyone here recommend the best marina (if any) that allows a bit of live aboard? or at least mooring fields, etc..?

I'm looking to purchase a boat in the bay area and really not familiar with the local water landscape, but I have lived there for a bit.. I've lived aboard in San Diego with no issues and wanted to get options for the bay area.

Thanks in advance everyone for their time and input with this query.

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Old 19-09-2017, 16:52   #2
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Re: Live Aboard slips in San Francisco?

There simply aren't any. FYI, this is a recurring question. I humbly suggest you type your question title in the search box, and read away. Sorry for the bad news.
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Thanks Stu.. I figured and I did do a search and it came up with similar but not really on the mark.. I'll try again.. thanks
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Thanks Stu.. I figured and I did do a search and it came up with similar but not really on the mark.. I'll try again.. thanks
Use the Google Custom search feature, a few lines down on that tab
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Old 19-09-2017, 18:26   #5
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Try The marina in Richmond, Marina Bay. Town sucks, neighborhood not bad. Lived there 2 years.
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Thanks all.. Yah, got a better search and thanks for the Richmond idea.. I'll check it out..
I think the boat being purchased is already in Alameda and I should be able to extend the current lease on it, etc.. I'll have to negotiate with the broker and the harbor master/dock master, etc...
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Thanks all.. Yah, got a better search and thanks for the Richmond idea.. I'll check it out..
I think the boat being purchased is already in Alameda and I should be able to extend the current lease on it, etc.. I'll have to negotiate with the broker and the harbor master/dock master, etc...
Where in Alameda?
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Re: Live Aboard slips in San Francisco?

shadow,

It will be different if you have to work while you are living aboard, and it will be very difficult to set up; you will be very lucky, over the top lucky if you are able to do it.

The Bay Conservation and Development Commision has limited marinas to 10% liveaboard occupancy. And, of course, lots of people want to live aboard there.

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Hi all,
Tried to do a search but nothing really came up that I needed.. Can anyone here recommend the best marina (if any) that allows a bit of live aboard? or at least mooring fields, etc..?

I'm looking to purchase a boat in the bay area and really not familiar with the local water landscape, but I have lived there for a bit.. I've lived aboard in San Diego with no issues and wanted to get options for the bay area.

Thanks in advance everyone for their time and input with this query.

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Check Emery Cove Yacht Harbor

I know Redwood City does not allow live aboard.
What's left of Dock Town does but not much chance of an opening anytime soon
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There are live aboard berths in SF bay area. Berkeley bas some. But most are at the 10% limit set by BCDC. You have to inquire with every harbor master. Good luck
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Re: Live Aboard slips in San Francisco?

Two options. Rent a temporary guest slip by the month and move about a bit every month or so. In many cases the temporary slip may cost no more then a liveaboard slip and no deposit required.

Second option, buy two boats in two separate marinas. Marina's allow 3 days a week liveaboard, but don't check to close if one is 4 days every other week.
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There are live aboard berths in SF bay area. Berkeley bas some. But most are at the 10% limit set by BCDC.
Not most, every marina in the Bay Area has a 10% limit on liveaboard slips.
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Second option, buy two boats in two separate marinas. Marina's allow 3 days a week liveaboard, but don't check to close if one is 4 days every other week.
Third option, buy one boat and move it between two separate marinas. I have a client who does this in the Emery Cove and Emeryville marinas. Makes it a PITA to find him when he's due for service, but it seems to work for him.
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Welcome to nazi California. It is incredibly difficult. Some wait lists are over 5 years.
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Thanks all.. Yah, got a better search and thanks for the Richmond idea.. I'll check it out..
I think the boat being purchased is already in Alameda and I should be able to extend the current lease on it, etc.. I'll have to negotiate with the broker and the harbor master/dock master, etc...
I was at Grand Marina and on their waiting list for a permanent slip. My sublet ran out and I moved. Came back a few months later to check the list. New people in the office and my name was gone on their "new" list.....real honest people.
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