Originally Posted by Vyndance II
First, Thank-you for doing what you do so we can do what we do! Do you own this cat yet? If not it may be best to buy in SoCal and keep the slip it is on. Check Ventura and Oxnard for slips. Both have good schools. A slip for a 45 ft cat in Santa Barbara would probably cost 300K but there is probably one available. Good Luck Sir.
The only place to put a cat in SB would be an end-tie, and they're rare and expensive. There are a couple of great private schools in Ventura and T.O., but you'd be nuts to put your kid in a public school
in Oxnard. I work in Oxnard and live in Santa Barbara (ok, just north of SB almost to Goleta). I can be in Ventura Harbor in 35 minutes, and Channel Islands harbor in 45 from my house.
SB harbor has the "pay to transfer" the slip deal going, and they're crazy expensive, and require cash. Ventura and CI harbors both only require first and last as a deposit, no six figure buy-ins. A couple of years ago they opened a big section of CI harbor north of the bridge, and most of the powerboaters went there. Freed up a bunch of slips before the bridge.
An added bonus of staying in CI or Ventura is that they're half the distance to the islands and a much easier shot to the backside of them. Living aboard
is more expensive but easier to get a permit
, as well.
I'd pick your school
first, then figure out where to park the boat. I work for the city of Oxnard, and used to work in CI harbor (still do, on occasion). The admiral is a teacher. Feel free to ask any questions, if I can't answer them I can put you in touch with someone who can...