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Old 01-03-2009, 05:23   #1
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Liveaboard in Norfolk / Hampton Roads Area

I am looking for a marina for a live aboard in the Norfolk area. Does anyone know of a place that's inexpensive? I'm not picky.
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Old 02-03-2009, 16:20   #2
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Check out Vinings Marine Group they have 4 marinas in Norfolk, 3 in Little Creek and another in Willoughby
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Old 29-03-2009, 09:43   #3
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Here is a post from Craigslist-Norfolk this morning:

Looking for the perfect place to dock your boat?

Come to Willoughby Harbor Marina!!

Willoughby Harbor has 271 slips and is centered in the most popular recreational boating area in Virginia at the mouth of the James River on the lower Chesapeake Bay adjacent to Bayville Street. Norofolk's Ocean View Beach, home of WHM, offers a spectaclar seven-mile stretch of glittering sandy beaches. The bay's calm surface and gentle surf make the beac h the perfect place for sunbathers, swemmers, and families with children.

We offer

~FREE water
~30/50 amp shore power
~Restaurant (located on the 1st floor)
~Customer lounge (located on the 2nd floor)
~Bathroom and showers
~Ample parking
~WIFI
~LIVEABOARD dockage
~and the BEST rates in town

We are currently offering one month for FREE!!

Please call (757) 583 - 4150, email willoughbyharbor@gmail.com, or stop by and see us for more information. We are located at 1525 Bayville Street Norfolk, VA 23503


I called and they quoted me $7.75 per foot with a $125 a month liveaboard fee. So a 36 foot s/v would be right around $400 a month. This was a yearly agreement.

Hope this helps.
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Anything on the Hampton - Buckroe Beach side?
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Old 17-07-2010, 05:19   #5
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Don1500. Yes...there is Southhall Landings Marina and Salt Ponds Marina. I stayed at Southhall for a couple years. Low on amenities but I liked it. They do have a problem with the channel shoaling up. I draw 6'8" and could only transit on high tide.
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Salt Ponds... its a bit far out just a little bit west of buckroe beach..but I liked it.. gotta have a car or access to one to get to the market though.. in an upscale area so crime is not to bad and its fairly protected unlike Willoughby Bay.
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Problem with Southhall and Salt Ponds is shallow channel, unless either you have shallow draft, or are a liveaboard whose boat stays at the dock. Problem with Salt Ponds is parking. Don't know about Southhall.
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Problem with Southhall and Salt Ponds is shallow channel, unless either you have shallow draft, or are a liveaboard whose boat stays at the dock. Problem with Salt Ponds is parking. Don't know about Southhall.
Channel into Salt Ponds was okay last fall when I and a friend in our boats used it. We both draw 5 feet. Dunno about now, july 2010. Might call the marina office and ask.

Fort Monroe either this year or 2011 will be deactivated. At the moment the marina there is Private for military only. I am going to assume it will become a public marina then. It is something locals might want to check out. It is a decent location to get out in the lower Chessie quickly.
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Cmesiam: Did you find marina? We just bought the boat in the area and also looking for the marina, livaborad friendly.
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Old 28-10-2010, 15:53   #10
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Last week spoke to a guy with a 38 ft Lagoon Cat docked up in the Solomon Islands. Not the nice warm ones in the Pacific. Its about 45 miles up from Norfolk. He paid $2800 for a whole year side tied on the T at the end of the slips. Don't know the name of the marina. We were on the hook for just one night. Nice quiet little creek there. Seemed like quite a few live a-boards.
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Leeward is pretty cheap...I enjoy in there..lots of good folks..municipal, at the foot of the James river bridge.
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Hey Adriadream, Yes, I found a place in Hampton. It's called Salt Ponds Marina at 11 Gull Irory Cresent, Hampton, VA 23664.

Not the best but manageable. I have to cross the Hampton Bridge tunnel daily which can be a bitch!

Somerimw the bathrooms could be a bit cleaner. I am content there for awhile.

Good luck find a place.

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Bay Point Marina is a Vinnings marina out of Little Creek. The price is similar to Willoughby I believe. Nice facilities, pool, laundry, restaurant, all amenties on site. There are two decent boat yards nearby and a grocery store within walking/biking distance. Nice beach close as well. Worth checking out IMO.
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Is jet noise an issue?

For those staying at one of the Little Creek marinas, is jet noise much of an issue? I fly out of and into Norfolk International every now and then and it always seems like I could reach out and touch the tops of some of those masts at Little Creek. We used to live near Oceana NAS, so have a little experience with jet noise. How bad is it at those marinas?
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Jet noise in Little Creek is not really a big issue, certainly not compared to the jet noise around Oceana NAS, Commercial jets are not noisy compared to military aircraft. It also depends on the direction of the wind as this determins wether they take-off or land over the creek.
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