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Old 21-09-2009, 19:27   #1
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Marinas

Hi Everyone! We are considering trucking our Hunter 356 to the Biloxi/Gulfport area to then sail her down to Florida next summer. We are looking for a good marina on the Mississippi coast, with facilities and experience in mast stepping, rig tuning, etc. Any information would be appreciated!
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Old 23-09-2009, 15:11   #2
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Unless someone here knows differently...it would seem at least in the past that most of the marinas along the MS coast were at the casinos and catered to powerboats.....

What I might suggest is that you look into the marinas on Dog River, on Mobile Bay.... one that we had our sailboat in was "Sundowner Marina" Sundowner Marina: Located at the mouth of Dog River, Mobile, Alabama. And in that area you are in an area that is boat intensive....and if you need anything....its very close at hand! Closer to FL....the prices go up geometrically....
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Old 23-09-2009, 15:21   #3
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I forgot to mention...in addition to Sundowner...you have the Dog River Marina complex.....and there are some really good people and skills available there...to include stepping and unstepping masts, etc.....and when we were there....the prices were fair!!
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Old 23-09-2009, 16:35   #4
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Ditto Just A Tinch. I would like to add that Beachcomber Marina on the South side of Dog River is also a great facility. Admitedly you won't see many high end boats but the owner is more than competent with stepping masts. He's stepped my Catalina 27 several times has hauled out my Endeavor 37 several times without a hitch. I think you will fiind the fees a little more reasonable than those Turner, Dog River or Gand Marinar Marinas, albiet all are fine facilities. Dog River is a 12 hour trip motoring from Ocean Springs motoring at five knots, if my memory serves me. However, you can also check out Rebel Boat Works in Biloxi. Talked to Clyde ,the owner. Honest man, that Clyde, just might take a while depending on his backlog.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:28   #5
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Not much happening in Mississippi as far as marinas go. Hardly anyplace even for transients to stop... The idea of heading towaqrds Mobile sound slike a good one to me. We got lucky when I was headed to Texas last time and had fuel problems. One of the Casinos let us tie up for a couple nights while we worked things out. But most of the marinas that WERE there, that got blown away, have never rebuilt.

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The Pass Christian Yacht Harbor has been rebuilt and has transient slips and fuel and a good restaurant Stayed there in February 09
Biloxi's Point Cadet is in the process of rebuilding, transient slips are available depending on what work is being done call ahead to be sure, last summer 08, I stayed there was no electriciry but it was being repaired, slips and fuel available.
The marina in Ocean Springs usually has transient slips, fuel and electric
There is also a marina in Pascagoula, I don't know the name it is a few miles in from the coast. You can "google" Biloxi or Pass Christian marinas for contact information
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Re: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marinas?

Old thread, new update... The Gulfport Small Craft Harbor with 319 brand spankin' new slips is set to begin receiving boats for permanent dockage very soon - perhaps as early as mid-July 2011. Beautiful marina and very well appointed. If I was a boat, I'd surely wanna stay there...
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Just a quick update on the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor. It is open now and filling its 320 slips. The new fuel dock will be open in early September. This brand new marina is worth a visit. An amazing facility...
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Re: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marinas?

The new Gulfport Small Craft Harbor is flat out beautiful and very well appointed. They don't allow liveaboards though. You can only stay 10 nights a month and no more than 5 consecutive days. Anyone know of a harbor that allows liveaboards from oceansprings to Bay St. Louis?
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Re: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marinas?

You can live aboard at Point Cadet, Long Beach, and the Pass. I am not sure about Blx Small Craft or OS. I think there's something at Moss Point and P'goula, but am not sure
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You can live aboard at Point Cadet, Long Beach, and the Pass. I am not sure about Blx Small Craft or OS. I think there's something at Moss Point and P'goula, but am not sure
Awesome, thank you very much for the information!

Just spoke to the harbor master at Biloxi small craft, they do offer liveaboard as well! Definitely some good options here!!
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Try OS too. They allow live aboards, but they appear full.
We just bought a Pearson 323 and are going to move it to Gulfport; the new marina does look good...for now.
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Re: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marinas?

Also, good yard in Slidel LA (New Orleans Full Service Boat Repair Yard : Motor and Sail Boat Maintenance, Refinishing, Haul Out : Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Gulf Coast) nice cruise down the Rigolets from there, and a couple in Pensacola (at least there were pre-Kartina....).
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Also, good yard in Slidel LA (New Orleans Full Service Boat Repair Yard : Motor and Sail Boat Maintenance, Refinishing, Haul Out : Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Gulf Coast) nice cruise down the Rigolets from there, and a couple in Pensacola (at least there were pre-Kartina....).
I would highly recommend staying out of that yard in Slidell. I know of three people this year that have had to file complaints for unfair trade practices against them, including one where they held her boat hostage after billing her twice what the quote was to get some work done (with no change orders). I heard they recently changed ownership, so it may just be growing pains, but right now they are pretty much on everyone's #%^* list.

There are four good yards in New Orleans I know of, and a lot of quality marinas on the coast.
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Re: Mississippi Gulf Coast Marinas?

I recently heard that Pass Christian no longer allows live aboards. Not sure if this is accurate though.
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