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Old 18-10-2011, 21:08   #1
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Liveaboard Marinas around Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore or Annapolis Area)

Hello all,

My fiancee and I have been given a 30' Seidelmann by my future father-in-law. We are in the process of fixing it up and converting the interior for possibly living aboard next year. My question is this: is there anyone out there living aboard in the Baltimore/Annapolis area that can suggest suitable marinas that allow liveaboards and are reasonably priced? We will be commuting to both College Park, MD and Baltimore. We would like a nice area to go day sailing on Bay without too much large ship traffic (as seen in Baltimore) as well.

There has been a discussion of this topic before, but the information is nearly 5 years old on the thread and any new advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Re: Liveaboard Marinas around Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore or Annapolis Area)

Try Eastport Yacht Center in Annapolis. Call +14102809988. The dockmaster is Kimberly Brown. Tell her Dave on Auspicious sent you. I lived there for a year and a half. It's a good place.

S Dock is directly on Back Creek and can be tricky to get in and out of on weekends. Try to get a different dock.

30-35 minutes to College Park down 50, 40 minutes or so to Baltimore depending on where you are headed in town.

Walking distance to Davis Pub and other eateries in Eastport.
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Thanks for the advice! Were there many liveaboards at EYC while you where there?
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Shipwright Harbor Marina, across the creek from Harrington Harbor North in Deale, MD has 30+ year round live aboards. It takes me 50 minutes @ rush hour from the center of DC. Straight down Pennsylvania Ave. nice yard, and you can work on you boat if necessary. Very friendly staff.
http://shipwrightharbormarina.com/
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Thanks for the advice! Were there many liveaboards at EYC while you where there?
There were a handful of liveaboards when I was there, and another batch of folks aboard often. I can't say there was a liveaboard community per se.

There is more of a community at each of Port Annapolis and Annapolis Landing Marina, but the prices are higher.

Shipwright and Herrington Harbor North both have liveaboards. Commute to College Park wouldn't be bad but Baltimore would be brutal.

Given your commute requirements I think you are limited to Annapolis or Magothy River. Have you considered Magothy Marina? I don't know if they still have liveaboards but they did when I talked to them in 2006.
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It is across the bridge, but the drive is comparable to that from Eastport because it is closer to Route 50. Castle Harbour Marina in Chester (Kent Island).
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It is across the bridge but about the same drive as Eastport, because it's closer to 50. Castle Harbour Marina in Chester (Kent Island).
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Re: Liveaboard Marinas around Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore or Annapolis Area)

Thanks, I'll look into thse places. Anyone have info about marinas in Baltimore? Although not an ideal location, my work would pay for the train and bus into College Park, and the commute to Baltimore would be a cake walk I think safety would be the key issue. Thanks again.
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Re: Liveaboard Marinas around Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore or Annapolis Area)

Magothy Marina on the Magothy River (Severna Park) is a good choice. Spotless marina, well maintained, thriving liveaboard community, helpful and friendly staff, cheaper than Annapolis marinas. Call Victoria Shiroky: 443-995-1245
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There are some excellent slip rates at the Anchorage Marina on Boston street if you arrange to lease from an individual slip owner; however, parking is limited if you plan to keep a car.
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Anchorage Marina was contemplating a "no liveaboard" rule last time I heard two years ago. You'll have to check. Baltimore Marine Center does allow liveaboards.
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Anchorage Marina was contemplating a "no liveaboard" rule last time I heard two years ago...........
I just left the Anchorage Marina seven weeks back and at that time there were numerous liveaboards without an indication of any restrictions.
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I just left the Anchorage Marina seven weeks back and at that time there were numerous liveaboards without an indication of any restrictions.
Cool beans. Nice to know the consideration was fleeting at Anchorage.
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Thanks for the advice! Were there many liveaboards at EYC while you where there?
EYC: For a 35' boat on the floating dock, live aboard = $591/month yearly contract. Ain't cheap.

I do not have the restriction of needing to get to work in the AM. Does anyone know of a cheap marina, anywhere in the Chesapeake? East or West coast, doesn't matter, just need shopping fairly close. Max would be for about 4-5 months. Could even go south to Coinjock.
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Re: Liveaboard Marinas around Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore or Annapolis Area)

Must be nice ....

In my part of the country there are waiting lists for those aspiring to be liveaboards as they are typically limited to 10 percent of the berths. However, a portion of the "liveaboards" I've met at my marina are "transients" making a temporary stop for weeks or months and months.
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