Congrats on your impending move!
First, I only looked at one spot on the Magothy, but here is the information. When I was researching slips in the area a few months ago a 30' slip at Magothy Marina was $3,100 per year. Annual contracts begin April 1 and the liveaboard fee is $125. ($100 to $150 is common, but may or may not include wifi
, cable TV, and/or electric.) There are 6 separate shower/bathroom units (I think three designated for men
and three designated for women), coin laundry
, gated access with parking, and a swimming pool in season. About 15 liveaboards there as of then. They do not have winter water
lines sunk below the docks, but I believe the liveaboards gather weekly or so to link hoses and go around and fill everyone's tanks
. There is no pump out there, so you need to get your boat over to a pump out station. I don't see in my notes whether electric is included there or metered. I also don't have in my notes whether they have cable TV at the slips, but likely would not have bothered to go up and check it out unless it did. It is a very neat, orderly marina and folks seemed friendly. It just wasn't the right fit for my pets
and lifestyle right now. I recall
seeing someone who lives aboard there posting
in CF; you may want to search for the threads on liveaboard-friendly marinas in the Chesapeake / Baltimore
area for posts from him; sorry, I don't recall
who it was.
As to prices in the area, $3,100 was the least I have seen ($2,300 to $3,000 less than anywhere in Annapolis). While some of the marinas would go by your LOA
, most price
the slip based on the size of the slip and if you're 26' in a 35' slip, you're still paying for a 35' slip. I think you could get a slip for around $3,000 plus liveaboard fee over on Kent Island if you are OK with crossing the Bay Bridge, and I have heard rates are much lower if you head
south of Annapolis
to Deale or Galesville, for example. Lots of marinas around, but only so many that take liveaboards at all, many cap the number they accept, and while some marinas cater to us (e.g., Annapolis
Landing and Port Annapolis) other marinas only tolerate us.
Good luck. I've only recently moved aboard, (so feel free to discount my two cents), but I can say that finding the right marina makes a big difference--it's your backyard, front porch, and those are your (very, very next door) neighbors. An atmosphere that "fits" for you may make or break your liveaboard experience.