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Old 22-10-2013, 08:01   #1
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Mooring options in New York area?

What would be the best options for renting a mooring in the New York city area for the 2014 summer season? The ship is a European 40' blue water cruiser.

Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 22-10-2013, 08:18   #2
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What would be the best options for renting a mooring in the New York city area for the 2014 summer season? The ship is a European 40' blue water cruiser.

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How close to NYC do you want to be? Dock space in Manhattan itself is very limited and not cheap. Expect to pay USD $5-$7 per foot per night.

There are a couple of marinas across the Hudson River on the New Jersey side but I hears some may be open to the river and see a lot of wakes and rolling from the ferry traffic.

City Island is NE of NYC and offers many more options for marinas but a little further from town.
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

I believe that the only moorings on the island of Manhattan are at the 79th St Boat Basin on the Hudson. From what I hear there is quite a waiting list for seasonal moorings but plenty of transient moorings.

As skipmac mentioned, it's not a pleasant stay with both the Hudson's strong, alternating current as well as wake from all the commercial traffic. For all that, it is extremely convenient.

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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

Basically there is NO Options for moorings in the NY city area. You could get one on Long Island's north shore, or near New Rochele and even in the Sandy Hook area, but that is close as it gets.
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

Your desired proximity to Manhattan will dictate your cost. There are a few marinas in Newark Bay but again you will be in a heavily commercial area. NYC for the most part is more commercial than pleasure traffic. The ferries during rush also can be pretty tough.
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I believe that the only moorings on the island of Manhattan are at the 79th St Boat Basin on the Hudson. From what I hear there is quite a waiting list for seasonal moorings but plenty of transient moorings.

As skipmac mentioned, it's not a pleasant stay with both the Hudson's strong, alternating current as well as wake from all the commercial traffic. For all that, it is extremely convenient.

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Since the OP is from Norway I'm guessing he uses the European terminology for mooring which includes docking at a marina as well as what we call a mooring in the US.

But I have also heard that the actual in the water mooring fields in NYC are very rolly. Never stayed at 79th St but I have motored up the Hudson past Manhattan and it was as rough as the Gulf Stream in a thunderstorm.
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

Well this amendment to my earlier post corrects both me and MarlinMike...

Along with the 79th St Boat Basin (Marinas : West 79th Street Boat Basin : NYC Parks), there are moorings at Hudson River Park (Moorings | Hudson River Park).

There are no moorings in the East River and for good reason.

There are moorings in Queens just past Laguardia airport as well as in New Rochelle (as mentioned above) and slips in New Jersey.
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Since the OP is from Norway I'm guessing he uses the European terminology for mooring which includes docking at a marina as well as what we call a mooring in the US.

But I have also heard that the actual in the water mooring fields in NYC are very rolly. Never stayed at 79th St but I have motored up the Hudson past Manhattan and it was as rough as the Gulf Stream in a thunderstorm.
Ah... I hadn't picked up on that. Thanks for pointing it out. In that case there are slips on either side of the Hudson, in Brooklyn out by the Rockaways, and in the places listed elsewhere in this post.

I've been on a few boats at 79th St and it is very rolly, though, somewhat mitigated when the current is flowing strong. My stays and visits on boats there (45' & 32' monohulls) were both pleasant enough.
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I'm actually anchored off 79th St right now. Lots of commercial traffic, mostly fast ferries and tugs and tows. Have you considered further North up the Hudson? Tarrytown has a nice marina as well as a few more over in Rockland County, I mention Tarrytown since it's convenient to the train into the City.
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Basically there is NO Options for moorings in the NY city area. You could get one on Long Island's north shore, or near New Rochele and even in the Sandy Hook area, but that is close as it gets.
I thought there were a number of marinas and in water moorings around the city or just across the Hudson.

79th St Boat Basin for mooring Marinas : West 79th Street Boat Basin : NYC Parks
North Cove Marina downtown North Cove
Hudson River Park moorings Pier 40 Moorings | Hudson River Park

Just across the Hudson from NYC on the NJ side
Liberty Landing and Lincoln Harbor marinas.
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Ah... I hadn't picked up on that. Thanks for pointing it out. In that case there are slips on either side of the Hudson, in Brooklyn out by the Rockaways, and in the places listed elsewhere in this post.

I've been on a few boats at 79th St and it is very rolly, though, somewhat mitigated when the current is flowing strong. My stays and visits on boats there (45' & 32' monohulls) were both pleasant enough.
So how is the neighborhood around 79th St? That's much further north and west than I've traveled in the city. Is it easy to catch a subway downtown from there? Will you get mugged on the way to the station or is that just tourist paranoia?
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So how is the neighborhood around 79th St? That's much further north and west than I've traveled in the city. Is it easy to catch a subway downtown from there? Will you get mugged on the way to the station or is that just tourist paranoia?
That's relatively insane/outdated tourist paranoia. Apartments around the boat basin and on the upper west side in general cost more than most of the boats sitting on their moorings. The UWS is affluent, safe, easily accessible by the 1, A, C, B, D trains, is home to the Museum of Natural History... I could go on.

NYC as a whole these days is safe. I live up in Harlem and have very few concerns lest I find myself in Spanish Harlem at the wrong hour of the night. I'd fear more the wayward dock floating away from the boat basin (it happens) than I would of getting mugged, robbed, or spoken to in the city (city humor, sorry).
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So how is the neighborhood around 79th St? That's much further north and west than I've traveled in the city. Is it easy to catch a subway downtown from there? Will you get mugged on the way to the station or is that just tourist paranoia?
If you walk around devoid of any situational awareness whatsoever you are at risk anywhere. I would say this especially applies in NYC. That said, NYC has the lowest crime rate in the US among the ten largest cities the since 2005. Crime in New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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