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Old 11-09-2013, 18:45   #16
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Re: Cheapest liveaboard cities of the USA?

You should also be aware that lots and lots of people liveaboard under the radar. If you keep a low profile and spend a few nights a week elsewhere (buy a cheap van), you can often slip by and save the premium.
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Old 11-09-2013, 18:57   #17
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Re: Cheapest liveaboard cities of the USA?

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What places in the US are the cheapest to be a liveaboard? Because here in Southern California it's ridiculous. Say you have a 35 foot sailboat. A slip like that here in San Diego is about $560 a month. And there's an additional $225 liveaboard fee. So that right there is $785 a month not including electric, storage, showers - ( Shelter Cove Marina - Live Aboard Information ). And not to mention that it takes like at least 1 - 3 years just to get a liveaboard slip because of the long waiting list.

So guys from your experience what cities are the cheapest to be a liveaboard sailor where it doesn't take years and years to get a liveaboard slip?

I did find this though on Craigslist - a $250 a month liveaboard mooring up in Morro Bay...55' Morro Bay Mooring

And this website here ( Boat Living ) says you could be a liveaboard by Houston, TX for about $300 a month.






I pay $542 a month! For everything incl cable, elec, water, pump outs, wifi--no other bills, in Bradenton, FL--31ft boat.
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Old 11-09-2013, 19:51   #18
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Re: Cheapest liveaboard cities of the USA?

$11/ft City Marina at Garrison Bight, Key West, FL
  • + Garbage
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But all of the above are metered or at the same rate as a single family residence...
10 year waiting list, but leases can be "bought" for anywhere from $10K to $50K... move right in!
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Old 11-09-2013, 20:08   #19
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Re: Cheapest liveaboard cities of the USA?

i still have a boat on a mooring in coronado. san diego mooring company controls them, and there are temporary moorings available, if you are interested in absolutely no amenities other than the mooring ball. there used to be parking available, but that has been stopped by harbor police.
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Re: Cheapest liveaboard cities of the USA?

Newport, Oregon has two marinas. The Embarcadero is managed by a private company; South Beach Marina is through the Port of Newport. I have been at SB Marina for 3 years. By paying for my slip annually, I save a bundle. A 40' slip is $2,040 which includes 30 amp electricity and water. A separate liveaboard fee of $45.50 is paid monthly if you stay more than 10 days per month on your boat. That breaks down to $215.50 per month for a liveaboard.

Free Wi-Fi, but the tide usually affects the reception. Showers are $1.50 for 5 minutes. Laundry is $1 a load. There is no waiting list. Newport is a fisherman's port, so there is always activity on the docks. You can sail 9 miles up and down the Yaquina River, or in the Yaquina Bay, or up and down the Oregon Coast, which is rough most of the time.

The Embarcadero marina isn't too much more expensive, but the slips are more limited. There could be a waiting list. Many slips are privately owned and could be leased through the owner. Cable TV on most docks there, with a separate fee through the cable company. Pool, sauna, hot tub, and laundry room are all shared with Embarcadero hotel guests.

It is windy here almost year-round. In the winter we have hurricane force winds at least once or twice. Some slight snow now and then. Temps are in the 30's and 40's. Summertime high is 65-70 on average, with some freakish actual summer days of 75 or 80 degrees on the beach. Go inland by car 30 miles at it will be 108 degrees.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:36   #21
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Re: Cheapest liveaboard cities of the USA?

I bought a 35' slip here in maryland...downtown baltimore...for like 8.5k...the "hoa" fees are equal to about 100 a month. If you were going to have a slip for 3 years of rental or more, it makes more $ents to buy.
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