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Old 05-03-2011, 07:00   #1
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Can anyone advise a relatively cheap marina in Florida, preferably in the West Palm Beach to the Keys area. I know things aren't cheap in Florida, but it would be nice to get an idea of what's available so that I don't get ripped off. The boat is a 36 foot sailboat.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:10   #2
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Re: Florida Marinas

Well, I can only speak for the one we live in... here in Marathon...
our 37' CSY costs us $760 per month... wifi, water, electricity, pump
out (if needed... we compost) and basic cable... price went up in
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:55   #3
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They're cheap compared to New England! Prices vary a lot, depending on the season. You can find summer dockage in some areas for cheap. In the winter high season it is a lot more. If you want really cheap Florida dockage you have to go further north or into the Okeechobee Waterway or the St. Johns River. It depends on what you want. Cheapest is behind someone's house on a canal, but that is generally just for long-term storage. Ft. Lauderdale has some municipal docks up the New River that are relatively inexpensive yet close to everything if you are getting your boat ready to go to the Bahamas. There is a nice mooring field in Marathon in the Keys which is also a good place to live for awhile when getting the boat ready to go to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.
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In hollywood at the city marina 68cents a ft per day nice well run place
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:03   #5
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Re: Florida Marinas

I have been looking here.

Dock Search - Boat Docks for Rent or Sale, Slips, Dock Space Rental / Sales, Marina Rental
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Are you looking for live aboard, permanent, transient?
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Capngeo, I should have said it's for occasional use only.
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Re: Florida Marinas

If your only qualification is price, the best live aboard rate in Fort Lauderdale is $550. Feel free to message me for details. I hear a lot that South Florida dock rent is pricier than elsewhere along the Atlantic coast, but I have not experienced significantly higher prices. What do you consider a fair rate?
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If only occasional, why then tie yourself to one marina? Cruise down and stay where you fancy when there. Unless the boat stays behind....
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I'm about to move to China capngeo, so I'll not be spending much time in the US in the next three years.
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If that is the case, I would not plan on leaving your boat long-term and unsupervised in a marina in south Florida. Hurricane season is too dangerous for that. You would be better off storing it on land further north and inland somewhere. Probably cheaper to do that too.
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If your willing to take your boat over to the west coast there are several places to store on the hard for around $250 a month. Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage is very nice. All American Boat Storage is another and I believe there is one more along the icw coming from the lake that may be closer for you. I would have second thoughts about keeping a boat in the water if I wasn't able to tend to it.
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You might like Green Cove Springs boatyard, about 50 miles south of Jacksonville FL on the St John's River. It is a real boatyard with a travelift, so you can store ashore. NE Florida seems to have much less hurricane trouble, too.
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And Jacksonville has never been know to get hit by a hurricane.
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