Trying to guess which area will not
get a hurricane would win you a prize
but you can at least find a marina that will best protect your boat. Most marinas
do not force you to remove your vessel for a storm, but not all marinas
are created equally.
Some things I looked at to help me pick a marina for hurricane season :
1) Check with your neighbors and locals on how the marina did in the last storm.
2) look at the tide risers, are they high enough for a 20 ft storm surge? strong enough?
3) is the marina open to the sea or well protected?
4) how old are the piers? how do the cleats
My boat rode
through IKE (Watergate marina) with no damage except the dock
lines heated up and fused (but did not break). Entire piers of boats were damaged and many boats were lost
because piers broke up, not because the boats were not properly tied up. I moved from that marina to a marina that lost
zero boats during IKE (Waterford) which is located right next door (go figure). Waterford has very high pilings on floating piers to withstand a high storm surge, the cleats
are strong and over sized. Also one of the best features is that the marina has a narrow entrance with high land all around. Frankly, it is a perfect hurricane hole and well worth the extra 100+ a month in rent.
Hope that helps, there are some great threads from Ike that could help you decide the location to ride out hurricane season, try a search.