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Old 13-09-2013, 21:09   #1
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Hello... I am new here and about to be very new to boating in general... We are about to purchase a 100' houseboat and plan on living aboard somewhere in or near Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We would love any advice and input on marinas and boating in general. We have a 6 year old daughter and twins on the way..
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Old 14-09-2013, 10:53   #2
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Re: Liveaboard Near Ft. Lauderdale

Congratz on several fronts, I am also going to be a new boat owner, and a liveaboard. I'm in Miami Beach. The internet was my friend in finding boats to choose from and in finding info re the marinas in the area that allow liveaboards.

I am expecting my second grand child soon and so smile upon you and your soon to be twins. I've found this forum, boattradder.com and boatUS to be most helpful. Good luck and keep us all posted with your...er...posts.
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Old 15-09-2013, 05:33   #3
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Re: Liveaboard Near Ft. Lauderdale

I would find the dockage before buying. Anywhere that can take a 100 ft boat in Lauderdale is going to be expensive.

In the range of $100+/day

www.fortlauderdale.gov/marinas/rates.pdf‎
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, shel316.
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Old 15-09-2013, 07:12   #5
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You'll be fighting an uphill battle on that one. Pier 66, New River, and a few others will handle that boat, but most don't allow liveaboard. Good luck in your search.
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And what moondancer said. You're likely looking at close to if not over 2k per month. That won't include electric, water or anything else.
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Thank you all for your advice. We definitely will be purchasing one about 100ft, but we are not totally set on Ft Lauderdale. We are expecting to pay 2k a month. More input on Marinas in the nearby cities on the East Coast that can handle liveaboards and 100' would be greatly appreciated. Congrats on the new grandbaby too!
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Re: Liveaboard Near Ft. Lauderdale

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We are about to purchase a 100' houseboat and plan on living aboard somewhere in or near Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
100' Houseboat in Fort Lauderdale?

Not sure if you are a Troll or a neophyte?
Either way, not a good idea:
A 100; vessel in Fort Lauderdale is a Mega-Yacht and you will be paying accordingly.

Get a smaller ocean going vessel so you can cruise the Bahamas and or the Caribe.
Or look for a trailer park.
Can't have both.

Best.
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We share our time between our 65' house boat and catamaran and found that house boat is NOT welcome in many places on the SW FLORIDA waters!
We used to take the house boat out to the Gulf, cat is better for that.
We are now close to wanted to do the catamaran only! Want to do entree house boat to test the waters?
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Isn't a marina down here that will allow a boat that size for a live aboard. CSY brought up a good point. A boat that size will be considered a mega yacht. That will put you close to if not over 10 grand a month.

How do you feel about Seattle?? Lots of houseboats there...
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Re: Liveaboard Near Ft. Lauderdale

A 100' house boat would most likely require at least a 30' beam in order to not fold up on itself the very first time it found a wave. Given that probability your going to be in direct competition with the mega yacht boys, and were they go, they don't like houseboats. Too white bread for their taste. I personally love house boats and have drawn up a few. (simple boat design is a hobby). The biggest probability is that, and I hate this word, a post by a troll.
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