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Old 17-12-2009, 17:30   #1
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Looking for a Florida Marina for a Tall Cat

I'm looking for a good marina to stay at for a month or two while I do some work and shake down trips on our "new to us" Catamaran with a 70.5 ft mast and a 25'3" beam. That limits me to the "no fixed bridges" comment marinas. I would like it to be in south Florida and close to good source for parts and supplies. I know that's a lot to ask but if anyone has any good suggestions it would help.

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I remember a similar thread to this and Playboymarina.com in Dania was the place that caught my attention.

Update: Just looked at the website. They might be haulout only.
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Old 18-12-2009, 07:28   #4
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Thanks for the replies, I'll check into your suggestions. I guess I could look for dock space behind someone's house, but that makes live board and working on the boat tough.
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Not south Florida, but...

If you don't mind being a little further north you can try Cape Marina at Port Canaveral. There is a lock in the inlet there so no tidal current, and the marina is on the ocean side of the lock for easy access to and from the Atlantic. Just watch for the big cruise ships. There are a few restaurants and night clubs around there if you're into that stuff. Plus it's a full service marina that also has a do-it-yourself yard that is fairly reasonable.

From Port Canavaral it's about a 160 mile run to the Bahamas (against the gulf stream, so stay close to the Florida coast until you get near Miami.) The channel to Port Canavaral is well marked, and angles to the ESE. Don't try to cut the corner coming from the north to enter unless the weather is nice because there is shoaling off the cape which can cause rough seas... also I believe it's a restricted area anyways 2 miles or so off the coast there due to the space center security. But my memory is fuzzy so double check the security zone.

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Old 18-12-2009, 09:46   #6
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I'm striking out, Playboy doesn't have any wet slips, haul out only and their lift is 19.5 ft wide. Cracker boys..no wet slips haul out only, Cape Marina looks good but their wet slips are 20 ft max only transient for a wide cat..........the search goes on!
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Old 18-12-2009, 10:45   #7
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Cracker boys..no wet slips haul out only
There is a municipal marina right next to them. I was there in November, it was almost empty. There was a cat of decent size in it at that time. Look up Riviera Beach municipal marina.
They charge $1.50/foot for short term, less if you stay more than 2 weeks.
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Old 20-12-2009, 18:36   #8
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I just went through this last month. I have a 24 ft beam. The only place that can haul me is Lauderdale Marine Center www.lauderdalemarinecenter.com

The city docks along the new river can accommodate you also City of Fort Lauderdale - New River/Downtown Docking

Another alternative is docks411.com He is a dock agent. He found me a slip in the Las Olas Isles for the winter. His name is fred. Tell him Brian from Private Island referred you. I may get a gold star..lol


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Old 21-12-2009, 17:19   #9
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Thanks for the suggestion Full Sail, I was just down at Lauderdale marine center on Sunday and it looks good. Looks like there are lots of bridges on the way so it will be OK for a haul out. I don't think I would want to dock there to long, it would take to long to get to blue water. I'll give Fred a call an see what he has avaible....Thanks
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If you are still looking. There is a Catamaran liveaboard slip becoming available in the Las Olas Isles this week. Fred at docks411.com is the agent
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