Hello Shirish Date,
I'm the guy with daughter and dog living aboard
at the National Harbor to whom Auspiscious is referring above. And, I hate to ever contradict Dave (by the by, anyone looking for a delivery captain
should look no further than Dave's services--he is awesome!), but apparently I was the last liveaboard
accepted by the National Harbor, and they're phasing them out as contracts expire in the future.
Now, having said that, how you define "liveaboard" makes all the difference. The National Harbor is not a marina in the traditional sense--no club-house, no marina services of any kind (the closest services are a 10 mile sail down the Potomac), limited amenities. During the winter, water
and pump-out are subject to freezing, and therefore unavailable.
My plan is to sub-let somewhere nearby for the worst of the winter and remain at the Harbor otherwise. The place is great (expensive, but it is a resort), and the dock
personnel are excellent and helpful to the marina's capacity. My 6 yr old daughter and I sail often, so we motor
south for an hour or so to get to a wide enough bend in the river to get consistently under sail. Up at the National Harbor, the river is approximately 2 ft deep, so you must stay within the channel or risk running aground.
Feel free to drop by. We're at C Dock
. (We're the ones with the 90 pound German Shepherd....)