Greetings from a new member
. My wife and I are close to purchasing
our first vessel, a Beneteau
36s7, and are considering our mooring/slip options in the area between Essex, MD and Baltimore
. This is our first vessel, and we expect primarily weekend use (we live 3 hrs north in PA).
In seeking moorings or slips for the 2009 season, our primary considerations are cost & security
. Small marinas
we've checked have priced us around $3,000-4,000/yr for wet slips, plus outhaul/launch/wash for a vessel of this size.
I know that in other areas friends of ours simply have their boats in a mooring
field, often with launch service
included (no dingy yet with our boat) and I am looking for suggestions as to where we might find similar services and what we should expect to pay.
Just getting my wife to agree to buy the boat was a huge win, so the mooring/dockage has got to be reasonable! :0
Because of the commute to the boat, we won't consider locations south of Baltimore
but would mind being nearby.
Thanks to all for your suggestions.
With best wishes,