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
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.