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Old 06-06-2017, 07:55   #1
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Marinas in north FL east coast

Hello. I'm trucking my 35' sailboat from the north and looking for a marina to offload and store for a short period of time then launch and masting for the continuation of our cruise. Was thinking of starting from the st Augustine area. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, wyctoronto.
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One of the busiest yards is Green Cove Springs Marina. They have two travel lifts and plenty of space. The work area is dirty, messy, and not too expensive.
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Green Cove is cheap, just don't be on a tight schedule. Also they have to bring in a crane to do mast stepping, base cost is $500, but many times can find other boaters who need crane to help share the cost.
Another option is next door, Holland Marine, they have a crane on the travel lift to do mast stepping.
Lots of yards in St Augustine, but they are more expensive than GCS.
A bit further north is St Mary's Ga, a great yard and great location as well.
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Re: Marinas in north FL east coast

For St Augustine I recommend Oasis Boatyard and Marina. If you are looking to save a few bucks and don't mind being a bit out of the way, check out Green Cove Marina as others have mentioned
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Hello. I'm trucking my 35' sailboat from the north and looking for a marina to offload and store for a short period of time then launch and masting for the continuation of our cruise. Was thinking of starting from the st Augustine area. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks.
A few miles further down the east coast is Westland Marina in Titusville. They are a goo DIY working boatyard and marina that should have access to everything you need.

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An other option, bit further south, is Titusville. Great folks and has a full yard. The city marina is an inexpensive place to park, or can even save more and hang out on a mooring.
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Oasis in St Augustine has the best local reputation
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Yes, Titusville Marina and Westland Marina (boatyard) are located right beside each other at Titusville.

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Oasis without question! You better be ready for them to start on whatever you ask them to do because they start before the bottom of the boat has even started to dry! Very efficient, very fair, and very competent yard.
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Re: Marinas in north FL east coast

Here is a second for Titusville. let the trucker stay on I-95 for another 2 hours and you will be in a much better location. Titusville is close to Orlando (Cheap airfares and rental cars) and little chance of frost in the winter. Florida climate south of Cape Canaveral is much different than North Florida
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Here is a second for Titusville. let the trucker stay on I-95 for another 2 hours and you will be in a much better location. Titusville is close to Orlando (Cheap airfares and rental cars) and little chance of frost in the winter. Florida climate south of Cape Canaveral is much different than North Florida
Yeah...but Titusville is a hole filled with boredom (unless you spend $500 for a day at CC). At least in STA you have lots and lots of stuff to see and do!
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Yeah...but Titusville is a hole filled with boredom (unless you spend $500 for a day at CC). At least in STA you have lots and lots of stuff to see and do!
OP is looking for a place for launch, short term storage, and stepping mast, then carrying on south, he isn't moving there. Given that Titusville works nicely.
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Yeah...but Titusville is a hole filled with boredom (unless you spend $500 for a day at CC). At least in STA you have lots and lots of stuff to see and do!
You must be kidding, I'm sitting here in SA and it is a tacky place that you tire of in in 2 days unless you are in into the tacky crap. And it's a terrible cruiser spot overall. I would take Titusville or Fort Pierce over SA in a heart beat.

Green Cove Springs is a good place for the OP as long as you get your stuff done, launch your boat, and get the hell out of there as that's where boats go to die.
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and get the hell out of there as that's where boats go to die.
Our boat is there now and I wonder about it's future. There are so many dead boats.
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