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Old 23-04-2019, 11:52   #1
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Fort lauderdale winter over marina

Hi all,


I'm planning on bringing our 45' sailboat to the Fort Lauderdale area to winter over 2019-2020. I won't be living on the boat full time, but flying down to spend a week at a time every 3 weeks or so.
Any recommendations on a marina within an Uber ride of the airport that has dockside security, and that one can stay aboard for a week?
I know it's a gold platter area, and the Boca Beach resort complex is out of the running. Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance...
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Search "Ft. Lauderdale Docks". There are many private slips for rent in the area with online listings.
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Can't get much more expensive than that area - good luck!
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Search "Ft. Lauderdale Docks". There are many private slips for rent in the area with online listings.
Backyard docks are not liveaboard at all.
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Backyard docks are not liveaboard at all.
Actually there are just too particular streets where it is legal to live aboard in Fort Lauderdale. when is the Isle of Venice and I forget the other
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Re: Fort lauderdale winter over marina

Hendricks Isle is another with liveaboard slips. Those that are "legal" have the sewer system hook up.
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Re: Fort lauderdale winter over marina

Did you check w/Pier Sixty-six? High end, but you didn't stipulate a budget.

Last year we delivered a boat to Ft. Laud. and went up the New River (past Pier Sixty-six) where they have rental slips along the bulk heads. Appeared to be many live aboards, but isn't a marina, no security and lots of boat traffic since its a popular area. It was close to stores and the airport.


This site looked promising for locating private docks https://www.dockskipper.com/ft-laude...at-docks-rent/. As suggested previously many hits w/"dock search" w/Ft. Laud.


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The Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Municipal Marina meets all of your requirements. I would get onto the wait list ASAP. It's walking distance to all sorts of shopping, the beach and entertainment. One caution - you're leaving your boat largely unattended in hurricane season if November is included in your "winter". Unless you go more inland - as in up the New River as some above have advocated, you need a plan to both strip windage off of your boat (sails, bimini etc.) and preferably move it to a safe spot.
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Ever think of Florida's west coast. Perhaps the Fort Myers area. Might be easier and a lot less expensive. Good air service too.
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I looked at these 2. Just a little south of Fort Lauderdale.

https://daniabeachfl.gov/248/Dania-Beach-Marina
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https://www.hollywoodfl.org/420/Hollywood-Marina

Not sure of availability.

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The Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Municipal Marina meets all of your requirements. I would get onto the wait list ASAP. It's walking distance to all sorts of shopping, the beach and entertainment. One caution - you're leaving your boat largely unattended in hurricane season if November is included in your "winter". Unless you go more inland - as in up the New River as some above have advocated, you need a plan to both strip windage off of your boat (sails, bimini etc.) and preferably move it to a safe spot.
There has never been a cat 3,4 or 5 in Ft. Lauderdale in November.
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Might try Harbortowne Marina. Nice folks, big hard area. I used them when I bought my boat privately and they were good to work with.
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Try loggerhead marina in Aventura. Four bridges down the inter coastal. No services but deep and solid concrete docks. Many slips are privately owned but some are rentable.
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Did you check w/Pier Sixty-six? High end, but you didn't stipulate a budget.

Last year we delivered a boat to Ft. Laud. and went up the New River (past Pier Sixty-six) where they have rental slips along the bulk heads. Appeared to be many live aboards, but isn't a marina, no security and lots of boat traffic since its a popular area. It was close to stores and the airport.


This site looked promising for locating private docks https://www.dockskipper.com/ft-laude...at-docks-rent/. As suggested previously many hits w/"dock search" w/Ft. Laud.


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That would be Cooley’s Landing, a popular live aboard place, operated by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/depar...oley-s-landing
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That would be Cooley’s Landing, a popular live aboard place, operated by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/depar...oley-s-landing

Cooley's Landing is up the New River, but also on the NR is the "downtown docking" along the river also run by by the city (this is what I was discussing in my previous post) and the city also runs the Las Olas Marina. Here is the link for the rate sheet for all 3 docking areas.


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