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Old 13-06-2016, 05:28   #1
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NYC visit recommendation?

We'll be leaving Galesville, Md @ July 8 on our trimaran for our 4 wk honeymoon through NYC to Martha's Vineyard, staying overnight at various stops. We have 2 weeks to get home from MV, and family & friends in NYC (Manhattan/Queens) who'd like us to stop and visit for 3-5 days.

Can anybody recommend a reasonable place to stay with a 36' length (46' with bowsprit) and a 26' beam? The 79th St Basin won't rent us a mooring due to our beam. Not being wealthy, we're limited by some marina's policies, such as: "...trimarans will be charged at 2 times the prevailing transient rate."

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The last time we anchored off the 79th St Basin. If you are comfortable with anchoring in the current/tidal swing it's a good spot.

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Have you checked the New Jersey marinas? There is Liberty Landing, Newport Marina, and Lincoln Harbor. If they don't work, you can try further out like Atlantic Highlands in NJ or Gateway in Brooklyn. I winter at Gateway, but while you will fit, I don't know how your beam will affect the price. They do have two huge racing trimarans there now, for what it is worth.

The first three are closer to the city. The last two are a bit of a commute.

(I sail out of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, but I don't see your beam fitting into our tightly packed mooring field.)


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Re: NYC visit recommendation?

There are very good/secure moorings, or ineed anchorage in Port Washington at the west end of Long Island Sound, from where you take a regular and reasonably priced trains directly into NY's Penn Station; it's about a twenty minute walk to the railway station and then around 40 minutes into Penn.
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Another option worth a try would be to anchor in the poool behind Coney Island - look it up on Active Captain, I put the anchorage details on there.
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Re: NYC visit recommendation?

I have, but for a trimaran they double the transient rate, and I can't afford $300+ per night!

I haven't checked further out, however the suggestion in the post after yours about L. Island may be a great solution.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

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Have you checked the New Jersey marinas? There is Liberty Landing, Newport Marina, and Lincoln Harbor. If they don't work, you can try further out like Atlantic Highlands in NJ or Gateway in Brooklyn. I winter at Gateway, but while you will fit, I don't know how your beam will affect the price. They do have two huge racing trimarans there now, for what it is worth.

The first three are closer to the city. The last two are a bit of a commute.

(I sail out of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, but I don't see your beam fitting into our tightly packed mooring field.)


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Old 15-06-2016, 19:49   #7
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Give the new One 15 Marina in Brooklyn a call.
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Maybe they might have a spot that won't charge you double?
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There are very good/secure moorings, or ineed anchorage in Port Washington at the west end of Long Island Sound, from where you take a regular and reasonably priced trains directly into NY's Penn Station; it's about a twenty minute walk to the railway station and then around 40 minutes into Penn.
We've done this a couple of times. The train works out great. There are moorings- town gives you a couple of nights free, plus plenty of space to anchor. The grocery store has a dinghy dock in front for resupplying.
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Will you have a dinghy with you? Or do you need launch service? If the latter, many yacht clubs offer transient moorings at a much lower rate than marinas, even without reciprocal membership. If you have a dinghy you have more anchoring options.


Let us know about the dinghy, and I'll be able to offer more specific suggestions, as a tri owner myself since 2001.
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Great Kills Harbor, Staten Island might be worth a look. Located in Lower New York Bay/Raritan Bay on the east shore of Staten Island. Well protected harbor with nearby public transit that links to lower Manhattan via Staten Island Ferry.
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Maybe they might have a spot that won't charge you double?

Drove by them last weekend and no boats at the docks. Not sure what their hold up in opening.


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City Island is an option. Quiet and off the beaten path. Great sunsets over Manhattan. No swell or ferry wakes.

Bus/subway service to downtown. Takes about an hour but reliable and low stress. Lots of boat services too nearby if you need repairs. (Doyle sails, etc).

The Harlem Yacht Club is a good option. I've stayed there several times. No reciprocal yacht club required (at least a few years ago). Charming and friendly. Lots of experienced sailors/racers among the members. Inexpensive moorings with a prompt launch service (and dinghy dock). The restaurant and bar at the yacht club is great fun. Easy to make new friends.

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Can anybody recommend a reasonable place to stay with a 36' length (46' with bowsprit) and a 26' beam? The 79th St Basin won't rent us a mooring due to our beam. Not being wealthy, we're limited by some marina's policies, such as: "...trimarans will be charged at 2 times the prevailing transient rate."

Thanks for any advice!
Are you sure about 79th St Boat Basin? We stayed there with a 23.5ft beam back in 2012. The rules then were that they wouldn't RESERVE a place for you before the day. They don't want people booking up a long way in advance so they will only tell you if they have space on the day you arrive.

We had a great time there, in the marina, for not very much money at all.
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Thanks for all the replies, folks.

We do have a dinghy, but will be rowing (not an issue unless tide/wakes/winds are awful!).

I'm sure about 79th St Basin; I've called them twice in the last 6 months. They will not rent us a mooring.
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another vote for Port Washington. Great services, nice town, anchor or take one of the town's
free moorings for a couple of days, easy train (LIRR) into Penn Station.
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