Here is another possible consideration to make the decision harder. What is your insurance
When we got a quote from old ins co for next year the premium for having boat south of Florida
in the summer was double that if we were not south of St Mary's, GA. Don't plan on putting on the hard
so not sure if they would back off if not in the water
but it didn't seem so. Premiums were double with old company if not north of Florida
. Never checked with new co since we are going to take it north and it was quite a bit cheaper for the same coverage.
In our case the premium savings would have easily covered the cost of moving the boat north.