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Old 03-05-2016, 09:00   #16
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

Not to refute the quality of the Marina, but for hauling a boat, Norfolk is not the best answer. The transporter likely can't go through either Bridge-Tunnel, so would have to go down I95 and then east through Suffolk. James River bridge also doesn't work, as that is a lot of small roads after the bridge. Norfolk is kind of isolated in that sense, for this size of load.


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Old 03-05-2016, 10:29   #17
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

There are a multitude of really good yards on the bay. As an Annapolis resident, I can testify, the closer you get to Annapolis, the more expensive things get. Last season I got a haul out quote that was more expensive than a haul out, bottom paint and week in the yard at another place 15 miles away. It will pay to shop around in this area.

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Old 03-05-2016, 11:31   #18
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

Casa Rio marina in Edgewater. Plenty of depth for your boat (under 6' no issue if working tide).
Do it yourself yard. With reasonable prices. Near Annapolis.
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:28   #19
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

Trucked a Beneteau First 375 from Key West to Maryland Marina in Middle River (Bowley's Creek). Great people, chandlery, and yard where you can do your own work. Be careful with the hauler, low bidders have been know to take your boat and not deliver it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 14:51   #20
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

Thanks very much for the great advice.
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Old 04-05-2016, 15:23   #21
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

If you are just on a delevery schedule southernmost makes sense. It seems a shame to miss cruising the Chesapeake. You can spend weeks there and barely scratch the surface of things to do and see.
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Old 04-05-2016, 15:28   #22
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

Another Deltaville location... Rivertime Marina and Boatyard Rivertime Marina & Boat Yard | Deltaville, VA | Waterway Guide Marina Listing

Hauled out there before leaving Deltaville for the Keys. Locals joint. DIY ok but full service available. Down Broadcreek off the Rapahanock just past Nortons. 6-6 depth to the Rapahanock.

Doug is a great guy, low key facility, cheap with excellent work. This is one of the spots the locals use. Travel lift and power and water at the yard spots on the "hill"

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Old 04-05-2016, 15:31   #23
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

So far I'd pick any but if you need a yard that has lots of services and even a West Marine on site, Herrington Harbor North is the way to go. Reasonable land storage and services, great security and amazing service. Only down side is it is 45 minutes from BWI and longer from Raegan if your flying.

I've kept a boat there for 3 plus years, we just moved to a little marina much closer but is wet slip only.

Brian over at Olde Bay is a super nice guy.

I'd even say Pasadena Boat Yard ( used to be Lou Duetches ) might work for you.
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

I'm sitting in a slip at the Deltaville Marina at the moment. I wintered here, and am about to finish my commissioning, and set off for Chicago this weekend. The guys at the boatyard are good, but make sure that you schedule your services about 3-4 days out. They are very busy at the moment. Brian is the Yard Manager, and Starr Pullman is running the front office. Starr is at (804.776.8900). Good luck.
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

My first choice would be Hartge Yacht Harbor; they did such a great job, we decided to stay. It doesn't get much trickier than unloading a 36' trimaran that's folded on a lowboy, setting it up, stepping the mast and launching.

They're in Galesville - beautiful spot. Let me know if you need contact info. The dockmaster, Buddy, and Michael, who handles the work, are two of the nicest people I've ever met in a marina.
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Re: Marine Yards in Chesapeake Bay

another vote for Haven Harbour in Rock Hall. I had my first boat trucked there and launched. First class operation and cheaper than the other side of the Bay

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