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Old 23-08-2011, 14:39   #1
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Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

Was wondering where one might put a 45' Catamaran around the Ft. Lauderdale area where it would be on a dock, in a realtively safe area...

Prime Marinas look to be about $1,800 / mth plus power during the prime winter months.... was hoping to find a spot for around 1,000 or less...

Could go to a mooring ball, but would like a dock and power...

Just want to see what is possible as I fine tune my budget... don't have the boat yet but need to cross the "ts" and dot the "is"...

Thanks for any ideas...
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Old 23-08-2011, 15:16   #2
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Re: Relatively cheap dock in Ft. Lauderdale?

Not an easy task. Nothing's cheap there. Check here
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Old 23-08-2011, 20:50   #3
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Re: Relatively cheap dock in Ft. Lauderdale?

[QUOTE=Vasco;757700]Not an easy task. Nothing's cheap there. Check here/QUOTE]

Thanks Vasco, That is helpful.... looks like it is possible to get a decent slip for well under 1000/mth for a 45' CAT...in the New River area.... I won't be living on it...

Wife (I think) has agreed to Miami area as long as I can find a decent school for Ks.... then we can go cruising during the Summers... best I can do... only decent public schools in the area are in Weston... so Lauderdale is the closest point to put the boat.... all very complicated but I think the plan is coming together...

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Old 27-08-2011, 17:33   #4
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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

People say Lauderdale is expensive, but there are less expensive spots if you know where to look because there are so many docks around...especially for monohulls.

I have been thinking about just such a catamaran dock for another client with a 46-footer. Offseason (now) Las Olas city docks fits near your budget but is not so great for hurricanes.

For year round if you don't mind being on the river I could find a spot for you at that rate.
Or maybe you could help me out if you found a good spot?
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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

Try Hollywood city marina P#954-921-3035. nice and secure Just south of Fort Lauderdale on the ICW. Paid $850 last year not sure about a cat.
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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

Thanks guys... I will have a look at Hollywood Marina...

Jordanship... can't help you right now as I am looking too but just for my budgeting as I have not yet bought the boat but getting close.... Nov 1 I find out if I am free to follow this dream or have 3 more years to wait... ha..

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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

if you drive or dingy around you might find a spot behind a house or apt complex in the Las Olas area. If you're lucky you could find one that would fit a cat, or lease 2 slips. being a non live aboard will help and there are houses with one dock and shallow water... which is a plus for a cat also.
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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

If moving to S Florida is your plan, consider places a little further north. Martin County has one of the best school systems in Fl. There is lots of water for a shallow draft cat. There are empty private docks usually for rent in my neighborhood and several >50 ft. sail cats. Look for Seagate harbor in Palm City Fl. Good luck. T Hanna
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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

Wow, I pay $114 per month at my dock on Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans and it includes free electricity and water. Those prices are unbelieveable.
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@capcook, Thanks and good luck. Don't wait three more years!

@tfrere, Remember that's for a large cat. Usual 45' monohull rates are $350 or $400. Can't beat your $115rate. That's unbelievably good.
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Re: Relatively Cheap Dock In Ft. Lauderdale ?

you can google doch search for south fl they list many private docks few live a boards however
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