At one time I had concidered the marina option of ownership
but instead of offering slips at a fee, it would be a working marina for the purpose of refit
, or restore type of a boatyard with individual areas(slips) rented to people. there is a loophole in the wording.. because it would be under a boatyard name, the issues of liveaboards would not be an issue.
The idea would be to create a place where working on your boat was the norm, and not the exception..
dont allow work to be done on your boat on the outside..
Also worked out ways to promote and manage the property within the people using the marina or should I say work yard..
If you were from the NorthWest or anywhere for that matter, and a cruiser passing through, you could use the yard for a maximum of two years,
This way you would eliminate the lowlife who only wants to squat and park his pink flamingos on the dock
Allow a discount to those wanting to in excange for work performed in the marina as grounds keepers.. say a 200 permonth discount in excange for 20 hours of work a month or apx. 5 hours a week mowing lawns or painting curbs.
And it can be done as there is already a work dock
in exestance in Richmond back up in the channel across from the old KKMI yard..
By using it as a "work dock" , the liveaboard
issues dont even come up..
and by the way, the marina on the delta
loop up for sale
is "Spindrift" and its NOT a sailboat marina and ALL but a few slips ARE COVERED.
we are now at "BRUNOS" Island but the name has been changed and is now Brannans "Island Time" marina.. its under new management and the entire outlook of the place has changed.. still at a very reasonable rate and a gated area.