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Old 02-02-2008, 20:19   #1
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Storage recommendation(s) in FL/GA solicited

Storage recommendation(s) in FL/GA solicited

Hi, Y'all...

We're about to leave the boat for 3-4 months (mid-March to mid-June/early July) to attend to family business. When we return, we're heading to Maine on the Gulf Stream and other northerly pointings, from somewhere either in FL or GA. At the moment we're in the Miami area.

Our preference would be for ground, secure, storage, but we'd consider in-the-water alongside/out back/in someone's home or condo slip if recommended or owned by one of this group/list.

We have some challenges, in that we're slightly over 6' deep and over 63' tall, so access to some areas (e.g. Indiantown, otherwise attractive) won't happen. We could go on the ground in St. Petersburg (which we know from our 3 year refit and later 4 month rehab - it has some advantages because of our familiarity) for about $300 a month plus hauling. If we were to stay in the water at someone's house or condo's slip (right out back, not remote) where an eye could be cast upon us on a regular basis (visual, from home, not maintenance trips), we'd expect some fraction of that cost.

Any place on or near the coast of FL from St. Pete around to, and, GA, would do. Any personally known (that is, you know personally, rather than speculation) suggestions as to who I might contact to accomplish that? Any "insider" info about any given marina/boatyard which might lend an advantage?

We'll be making the decision in the next week or so, as we'll have to be sailing if it isn't right in this neighborhood, and we don't want schedulitis!

Thanks, as always.

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Old 02-02-2008, 22:21   #2
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Skip ,Lydia and Portia !
My Tayana is stored on the hard in Palmetto at Snead Island Boat Works Yard . You can't find a better place to leave you boat when you are away .It is reputable boat yard, extremely clean ,security after hours and on the weekends . Dry storage yard is kept separate from the rest ,fenced and gated. The owners can obtain the key to the gate from the office, but no one is allowed there between 5PM and 7 AM week days or weekends. Our price for 42 footer is $295 a month . If you want I can e-mail you the pictures of the yard.
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Ps. But hurry up .We are coming down for a week last week of February and would like to see you again.
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Try Green Cove Springs Marina in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Just 20 miles south of Jax on the St. Johns. Or Reynolds Park Yacht Center in Green Cove Springs......
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Tiger Point in Fernandina Beach is an excellent yard. Easy access, just use the St. Mary's River entrance. No bridges. I've stored there many times.
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Storage Resolved...

Thanks to all who responded on and off list. We checked
extensively on the east coast of FL, and a few on the west coast
(where it was presumed to be cheaper, but the offset was that it
was several hundred miles and many days round trip to get back to
where we started from in Miami). Because of the incremental cost
to go to the west coast, other than a few direct recommendations,
plus the place we'd done our refit and later wreck rehab, we
didn't follow up on most of those. However, I've left the yards
and numbers for those who may find them useful.

We have some issues which others might not, so we've noted that
if they apply:

First, we're deep and tall, 6.5 and 64, respectively. That
limited us on some of our possibilities. Indiantown Marina, a
very frequent referral, was knocked out from that difficulty.

Second, we have overhangs which extend our Coast Guard LOA from
45 to the maker's 46.5 and if you count the davits and dink, well
over 50 feet. Depending on how the yard calculates length, that
could be a significant cost difference.

Finally, we're self-insured, and as yet have not found an
affordable liability-only policy, so we're going bare, there,
too. Some yards require a separate rider issued by the insurance
company listing them as a named insured, and others will just
require us to display the affidavits page. As we have neither,
those requiring same were not possible.

We found that yards have several ways of doing things. Some
(very few) have a flat rate haul/launch/pressure wash, and others
have separate charges per foot for each of those and still others
have per-foot charges but inclusive of all three. As we have a
clean bottom, and I'll dive it before we actually leave Miami, we
won't require pressure washing. The ability to separate those
charges was useful to us.

Some places have a one-time charge separately for blocking,
either by a per-foot charge or a labor rate. Indiantown Marina
requires you to buy their tie-down straps (presuming you can
reuse them on future occasions if you're a repeat customer), and
rent (a substantial number of) jackstands. Our choice uses
cradles which they rent, but placement is included in the
haul/launch fee.

A few yards have flat rate storage, while others have a minimum
rate which could be more for larger boats, but most have straight
per-foot (however, see above about length calculation) charges
with some having add-ons like seasonal tie-downs or ours, with a
cradle rental, as additional monthly costs. A couple, primarily
work yards, have an escalating sliding scale of charges as months
go on, to encourage you to leave rather than take up valuable
space.

Finally, one yard recommended renting dehumidifiers, as well as
shrinkwrapping (due to trees), in the summer, for a a $35 monthly
fee. Shrinkwrapping would add substantially to any short-term
storage, and as many have discovered to their horror, may have
negative implications for the finish on a boat if left for some
time

The winner:

Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach
referred by st. mary's 904-277-2720
10 RT haul 3PW optional, 1.25/day in water, >40 feet=100 flat/mo
cradle rental, 5.75/mo with CG LOA *not overhangs* (=7.85/foot/mo
total) 2.50/ft move storage-work yard + 25/day work yard (no
length relationship)

The others:


Salt Creek Marina - Jim's checking about a deal... 727-895-4481
13.50 haul/launch/pw, 10/mo but I can work on the boat otherwise
others pay 25/day work yard lay days

Snead Island Boat Works 941-722-2400
5 each haul/launch, $50/hour min 2ppl block (est 150), 6.50, full
liability (maybe ok but no insurance, all the way on west coast)

Cuts Edge Harbor Marina
(941) 729-4878

??? search internet

Viking Boat Works (Tampa)
727-576-1094

NOA Marine 727-576-9315

13/ft at Brian's in Palmetto

Bradenton Beach Marina 941-778-2288
No dry

Rivertown Boatworks and Marina 941-761-2662
(didn't call - see explanation west coast)

SCBW 727-821-5482

Sailor's Wharf 727-823-1155

Embree
727-896-0671

Interbay Moorings (tampa) 813-677-2739

Shell Point Marina 813-645-1313

Westland Marine 419 N Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32796 (321) 267-1667
$395RT hoist 90PW, 2/foot block, 10.50/mo

Titusville Municipal Marina, 451 Marina Road,
Titusville: 321-383-5600
Water only no dry storage

Brunswick Marina "electric hoist" Hwy 17
Brunswick, GA (Phone) (912) 265-2290
Answering machine - didn't sound like a marina

Credle's Complete Marine 1455 Hwy 17 South
Brunswick, GA 31520 (Phone) (912) 261-1935
Taking no new boats

Hampton River Club Marina 1000 Hampton River Club Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (Phone) (912) 638-1210
No - referred to Dunbar Sales

Dunbar Sales 912-265-8573
No dry storage

Troupe Creek Marina 375 Yacht Road
Brunswick, GA 31520 (Phone) (912) 264-3862
NLIS

Fort McAlister Marina and Inn (ossabaw)
912-727-2632 No lift

thunderbolt marine 3124 River Drive
Thunderbolt, GA 31404 912 356-3875
8+4mandatory PW (12) haul/launch, 10/mo

Brunswick Landing Marina 2429 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520 (Phone) (912) 262-9264
10/mo, 10 haul-launch/pw 125 flat optional 125 block flat
(required) provisioning in water same but pay for electric

Jax Marina (st. marys entrance) AKA Mayport Marina
904-246-8929 No - Self Service

Amelia Island Yacht Basin
904-277-4615 7.50 haul and block - but no storage, work yard
only

Clapboard Creek Marina
904-757-1135 NO

Arlington Marina
904-743-2628 ANS - no return call

Sader Point Marina (ortega river)
904-384-1383 NO

Huckins Yacht
904-389-1125 NO

Whitney's marine power and sail (orange Park)
904-269-0027 No Dry

Gibson Dry Docks
386-325-5502 Too Shallow

Acosta Creek Harbor
386-467-2229 Short Bridge

The Boat Show Marina
386-736-6601 ??

Monroe Harbor Marina
407-322-2910 Call Luke??

Sanford Boat Works and Marina
407-322-6613 Too shallow

Riverbend Marine (St. Aug)
904-825-4666 No dry

Cats Paw Marina (904) 829-8040.
NO - referred Riverbend

Oasis Boatyard
(904) 824-2520 NO

Harry Xynides Boat Yard
(904) 824-3446 ??

St Augustine Marine
(904) 824-4394
10 Haul/launch+PW, 12/mo

BoatUS Referred Marinas

1-Palm Cave Marina 14603 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32250 PH: 904-223-4757
no

2-Travis Boating/Pier 68 Marina 8137 North Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 33208 PH: 904-765-9925 NLIS

3-Ortega River Boat Yard, LTD 4451 Herschel Street
Jacksonville, FL 32210 PH: 800-800-0895 no referred lambs

lambs 904 384-5577
NO

4-Whitney's Marine 3027 Hwy. 17
Orange Park, FL 32003 PH: 904-269-0027
NO

5-Oyster Creek Marina 65 Lewis Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32084 PH: 904-827-0520

"walt" 904-228-3336 no

6-Oasis Boat Yard 256 Riberia St.
St. Augustine, FL 32086 PH: 904-824-2520
10.25 inc pw (mandatory) and block 9.50, 10.50, 11.00 succeeding
months no depth or height issue, insurance affadavit only ok

7-Crystal Cove Marina 121 Crystal Cove Dr.
Palatka, FL 32177 PH: 904-328-4000
Really funky ring and disconnect - check again later

9-Acosta Creek Inc. 124 Acosta Creek Drive
Satsuma, FL 32189 PH: 386-467-2229
NO

10-Leonard's Landing Lake Crescent Resort 100 Grove Ave.
Cresent City, FL 32112 PH: 386-698-2485
NO

11-Georgetown Marina & Lodge 1533 County Road 309
Georgetown, FL 32139 PH: 386-467-2002
NO

12-Astor Bridge Marina 1575 West Highway 40
Astor, FL 32102 PH: 386-749-4407
NO

13-Caribbean Jack's Marina 721 Ballough Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 386-523-3000
NO despite several referrals

14-Adventure Yacht Harbor 3948 S. Peninsula Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32127 PH: 800-360-7012
NO

15-Transmarine Inc. 1562 Old Daytona Court
De Land, FL 32724 PH: 386-738-0010
NO

16-Hidden Harbour 4370 Carraway Pl.
Port of Sanford, Sanford, FL 32771 PH: 407-322-1610
NO

17-Monroe Harbour Marina 531 N. Palmetto Ave.
Sanford, FL 32771 PH: 407-322-2910
NO

18-Kennedy Point Marina 4749 5. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780 PH: 321-383-0280
NO

19-Titusville Municipal Marina 451 Marina Rd.,
Titusville, FL 32796 PH: 321-383-5600
NO

20-Harbortown Canaveral 2700 Harbortown Dr.,
Merritt Island, FL 32952 PH: 321-453-0160
NO

21-Telemar Bay Marina 1399 Banana River Dr.,
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 PH: 321-773-2468
NO

22-Paradise Marine 6450 Anderson Way,
Melbourne, FL 32940 PH: 321-255-9553
NLIS

23-Diamond 99 Marina & Yacht Sales, Inc. 4399 N. Harbor City
Blvd.,
Melbourne, FL 32935 PH: 407-254-1490
NLIS

24-Freshwater Marine Service 2144 Highway 60 West,
Lake Wales, FL 33853 PH: 800-952-7255
NLIS

25-Ft. Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft.
Pierce, FL 34950 PH: 800-619-1780
NO

26-Harbortown Marina & Boatyard 1936 Harbortown Dr.,
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946 PH: 772-466-7300
6.50 haul 6.50 launch 2 block $125 flat >6-1 tiedowns 8.50 max
air draft (all overhangs), minimum 500k insurance with them as
rider insured

27-Nettles Island Marina 9815 S. Ocean Drive #2,
Jensen Beach, FL 34957 PH: 772-229-2811
NO

28-Finest Kind Marina 3585 SE St. Lucie Blvd.,
Stuart, FL 34997 PH: 772-223-4110
NO

29-Riverwatch Marina 200 SW Monterey Rd.,
Stuart, FL 34994 PH: 772-286-3456
NO

30-Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club 4725 SE Capstan Ave.,
Stuart, FL 34997 PH: 772-221-1900
NO

31-Martin County Marina 1400 SW Chapman Way,
Palm City, FL, 34990 PH: 561-221-8198
NO

Fort Pierce area:'

Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A,
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245
NO

Pelican Yacht Club 1120 Seaway Drive
Fort Pierce FL, 34949 (772) 464-2700
NO

Harbortown Marina & Restaurant 1945 Harbortown Drive
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 772-466-7300
6.50 haul 6.50 launch 2 block $125 flat >6-1 tiedowns 8.50 max
air draft (all overhangs), minimum 500k insurance with them as
rider insured

Riverside Marina. 2350 Old Dixie Highway,
Ft Pierce, Florida. 34946 Tel : 772-464-5720
161 haul 161 launch 55 block 50 surcharge >5draft 300/mo storage
full coverage them on rider (would have otherwise been a good
choice but we're self-insured)

Taylor Creek Marina 1600 N. 2nd St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Tel: 772-465-2663
Dry Stack power only

FT PIERCE INLET MARINA 1010 SEAWAY DRIVE,
FORT PIERCE, FL 34949, (772) 4648451
NO dry storage

Pelican Yacht Club: Dockmaster 1120 Seaway Dr
Fort Pierce, FL 34949 (772) 464-1734
No Dry Storage - referred Cracker Boy

Cracker Boy 772-465-7031
N0- too big

Daytona Marina and Boatworks 386-252-6421
No dry

Caribbean Jack's Restaurant & Marina 721 Ballough Rd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 523-3100 (386-523-3000?)
NO

Seven Seas Marina & Boatyard 3300 S Peninsula Dr
Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (Port Orange 33127) 386-761-3221
Max 42, no long term storage

Inlet Harbor Marina (NSmyrnaBch) 386-767-3266
No dry

Sea Love Boat Works 386-761-5434
NO

Lighthouse Boatyard and Yacht Sales 386-767-0683
AKA Ponce Inlet Too Shallow

Titusville Westland Marina 321-267-1667
NO

Cape Marina (canaveral) 321-783-8410
No long term, 25/day

Harbortown Marina 321-453-0160
Too Shallow

Banana River Marina 321-452-8622
Bridges

Cortez Cove Marina (anna maria/cortez) 941-761-4554
Too Shallow

Skull Creek Marina (HH/Daufuskie Isl)
843-681-4234 NLIS
800-237-4096 843-681-8436
no storage

Jekyll Harbor Marina 1 Harbor Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912-635-3137 no lift

two way boatyard no

North River Boat Yard, 443 New Point Peter Rd.,
St. Mary's, GA. (912)882-3932.
NLIS!!

Golden Isles Marina 206 Marina Drive
St Simons Island, GA 31522
No dry

Boat Lot, 106 Airport Road,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 634-1933
Google number not related to boats at all,
ans not "the boat lot"

st marys boat services 1084 New Point Peter Road
St. Marys, GA 31558 Telephone: 912-674-5802
No storage - referred Tiger Point, cheaper, secured...
(we went with them)

Riviera Beach Municipal Marina 200 E 13th St,
Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone 561.842.7806, VHF16
no dry storage

Hilton Head boathouse 843 681-2628
no storage

Palmetto Bay Marina
843 785-3910 no dry

Broad Creek Marina 843 681-3625
wet only - 13.25/mo, electric, water inc

Palmetto Bay Yacht Center 843 686-5989
no

Dataw Island Marina (Beaufort) 843 838-8410
ron: 11/mo all inclusive haul 8 haul R/T 2 block pw
3/foot recommend dehumidifier 35/mo shrinkwrap cuz trees

Marsh Harbor Boat Works 843 521-1500
no

Hinkley Service Yard 843 629-2400
no

Green Cove Springs Marina 851 Bulkhead Rd
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 904-284-1811.
Full insurance required


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Expect that if your boat is going to sit in the water for four months without moving, you will have a forest grown on the bottom when you come back. Figure you will need a haul and cleaning, or a very willing diver, or the ability to dive on the hull, if you go the in-water storage route. And of course, boats in dry storage sink much less often than those sitting unattended in the water. [g]
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