Snead Island Boat Works is a good yard. We've known the Alderman's for a long time and they will do a good job for you but you do need to stay on top of things. The yard forman--Steve--is very accomodating but be careful what you mention to him in passing unless it's something you REALLY want done or you're likely to come back to find work underway that you hadn't planned on but merely mentioned. Never-the-less, Gary Alderman and his dad-Jim-are both sailors (that also own a very old, classic, powerboat) and they know their business.
Point Marina isn't bad and we know the family
that owns and operates the Riverside Cafe, at the head
of the gangway
, which has some of the best--and most reasonably priced--food in town. They're originally from Greece
and have great Greek dishes from time-to-time, which we really enjoy although Sunday morning breakfasts are our favorite. The only things I don't like about the marina are the lack of a good seawall and the fact that it's a good hike from Tampa Bay.
Unfortunately, with the local economy pretty sideways, there are a lot of cars for sale--particularly in that area--and you shouldn't have much difficulty finding a bargain as everywhere you turn there seem to be cars with for-sale signs on them.
You can send us a PM and we'll give you contact information for when you arrive.