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Old 18-09-2010, 20:28   #1
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Need Liveaboard Marina Info for Downtown Annapolis

Happy Saturday Hon!
Been researching potential liveaboard marinas in downtown Annapolis/Eastport and Im not finding much online or through marina websites. I'd have to say that Sarles Marina on Spa Creek is top pick, but would LOVE to hear any opinions/info. from real Annapolis liveaboards! Once I finish fixing my houseboat, I will be living on it along with my boston terrier so boat dog advice would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks in advance!
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Even the marinas that allow liveaboards are low key about it. Many would rather see you (and your boat) before committing to an agreement. Houseboats cause the greatest concern.

Annapolis City Marina, Eastport Yacht Center, Annapolis Landing Marina, Port Annapolis, and Jabins Yacht Yard permit liveaboards although I'm not sure about houseboats. I know there are some at Eastport Yacht Center.
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Even the marinas that allow liveaboards are low key about it. Many would rather see you (and your boat) before committing to an agreement. Houseboats cause the greatest concern.

Annapolis City Marina, Eastport Yacht Center, Annapolis Landing Marina, Port Annapolis, and Jabins Yacht Yard permit liveaboards although I'm not sure about houseboats. I know there are some at Eastport Yacht Center.
Good to know maybe I'll see you out there livinthedream
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Sarles is a no-go, but...

Am liking the idea of Port Annapolis, Annapolis Landing, or Mears. Waiting to hear back from all of them. Anyone out there have any personal information about ANY OR ALL of these?
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PA and ALM both have nice liveaboard communities. Mears has a policy against living aboard. I'm not aware of any sneakaboards or "frequent users" there either.
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great to know! have you personally stayed at PA or ALM?
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great to know! have you personally stayed at PA or ALM?
No I shopped other places before making a different choice.

I can see both PA and ALM from my boat, so I'm right there. I know the dockmaster at ALM and have friends who liveaboard at PA. Both are nice places. They are close to the grocery and other services.

I would suggest you check out Eastport Yacht Center. It's a bit smaller and more basic, cheaper accordingly, but closer to public transportation, walking distance of Eastport and downtown, and you can almost certainly park closer to your boat. Kimberly Brown is the dockmaster (410) 280-9988; tell her Dave on Auspicious referred you.
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awesome! thanks dave! perhaps ill run into you downtown...or at Davis'
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Sure - more likely at Davis' - yellow ball cap with boat name on it.
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We live aboard at ALM and we're very happy here. Port A right next door has a large liveaboard community too. There used to be a house boat or two here in the past. I think if it's nice and tidy looking, and they have the space, they'd be ok with it. This is the right time of year to ask around, as the seasonal people are leaving and slips are opening up. They would more than likely say yes for the winter at least b/c they want to fill the empty spaces. The dockmaster here at ALM is also a liveboard, so she is usually helpful with fellow liveaboards. Also ask at Horn Point Marina... I have seen houseboats there too.

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Haven't seen any houseboats at PAM, and they are full and have a waiting list, so perhaps may not be your best bet. If you decide to go for a "regular" boat, they do have a nice liveaboard community and nice amenities.
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A few miles south is a great marina, Sherman's Marina in Deale, MD on the same side of the Bay and the owner is a wonderful ole man who is not out to get rich. Most of the boats are livaboards, but us. The rent is cheap and it is a nice quiet cove. Course it will depend on your draft and boat, if you can make it into the cove. We have a 33' 4 ft draft on our sailboat and it is fine.....but we are told the winter months it can get pretty low waters in this cove. We plan to travel the winter and only use it during summer months.
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