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Old 10-06-2015, 02:21   #1
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Hello all,

I have job opportunities in Ft. Lauderdale or Ft. Myers. Would like to know of possible liveaboard mariner options at either city.I understand Ft. Lauderdale marinas are way more costly. Anything north of Ft. Lauderdale but within commuting distance? Value peace and quite.

Also, any information about life in either area would be helpful.

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Old 10-06-2015, 02:28   #2
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Re: Florida

Roughly $700 per month for live aboard slips in Fort Lauderdale at Hendricks Isle.
Also live aboard at Bahia Mar Marina, but more expensive.

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Old 10-06-2015, 02:40   #3
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Re: Florida

Both locations have liveaboard opportunities and both have less expensive opportunities up the river with the ability to clear 55' fixed bridges.

In Ft. Lauderdale the New River under the fixed bridges at I-95 lead to places like Marina Bay with good rates. The Fort Myers City Marina east of the fixed bridges has better rates than Fort Myers Beach.

If you're thinking of commuting to Lauderdale, you'll find the rates just to the south in Dania & Hollywood will likely be less than places like Boca Raton & Pompano to the north.
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Re: Florida

Both places are nice for boaters, but are very different in lifestyles. Lauderdale is younger and hipper. Many retirees in Ft. Myers.

In addition to cost, I would think a factor is what you’re interested in on land. We just spent two months at Cooley’s Landing on the New River in Lauderdale. Loved it because it was a bustling, energetic community. Walk to great restaurants, live music, museums, shopping. It’s just a great boating community. Also, I think Lauderdale has the best people to work on boats anywhere we’ve stayed. Not cheap, but very competent and reliable.

Good luck on your choice.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:23   #5
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The city marina in Fort Meyers is cheap, live aboard friendly, and two blocks from the entertainment district.
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