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Old 28-01-2014, 17:54   #1
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Anyone have a recommendation for a slip (LOA=30ft) in Bradenton? Costs? Amenities?
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Sail? Liveaboard?

If sail and liveaboard there are basically two. Twin Dolphins in Bradenton and Regatta in Palmetto (right across the river).

We are in Twin Dolphins and like it here. It is a nice marina and well maintained. Plus it is right downtown with plenty to do. The marina has mostly floating docks although there are some that are fixed for a cheaper rate. The marina has 6 nicely appointed and maintained shower rooms (although we shower on board), a very nice swimming pool and hot tub, free grills to use, pump out at the docks, a fuel dock, and a 15% discount card to the restaurant for annual members.

The area is well protected and is a great sailing area with lots to visit. We use this as our staging area to make money and then leave to cruise.
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Is twin dolphins next to the museum? We visited there in May. We're part-time liveaboards. Can u give an estimated monthly cost?
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Is twin dolphins next to the museum? We visited there in May. We're part-time liveaboards. Can u give an estimated monthly cost?
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Depends how much you liveaboard since they charge for that.

I think we are paying $12 per foot, $50 electric and dock fee, plus $200 for liveaboard ($150 for first person and $50 for each thereafter). So for us around $650 per month.

Not the cheapest marina, but probably one of the nicest ones we stay in. There are quite a few liveaboards here and it is a nice environment to be part of.

Yes it is next to the S. Florida Museum.
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I kept my boat at Twin Dolphins for a year. Great place--highly recommend it.
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I kept a boat there for a while, nice marina. Only complaint was the growth on the bottom due to the brackish water. Divers on the docks almost every day cleaning bottoms. A lot of folks had scheduled cleanings set up like once a month.
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