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Old 29-10-2020, 11:54   #1
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DIY Marina South FL?

We're looking to get a haul out in December for a fresh coat of bottom paint and some under the waterline projects near Miami (ideally not more than 1-2 hours of driving), 30' mono hull.

My understanding is that DIY marinas in the area are rare and I found Catamaran Marina in Key Largo recommended but the price quote I got was nothing short of daylight robbery ($1200/month, plus $100 here and $200 there for blocking, pressure wash etc).

Does anyone have any other suggestions around the area? We have a 1987 Pearson, so neither need red carpets or gold coated travel lifts.

Fort Lauderdale have a lot of marinas, are they all super yacht shops? Anything further north or down the Keys?
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Old 29-10-2020, 12:29   #2
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Playboy Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Reasonable rates and lots of contractors on site if you need help.
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Hurricane Cove on the Miami River. DIY or you can hire their people if you need help.

https://hurricanecovemiami.com/
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Hurricane Cove on the Miami River. DIY or you can hire their people if you need help.

https://hurricanecovemiami.com/
But so many bridges! I'd rather spend a day bobbing along on the outside than half a day doing bridges.
To be serious, it's definitely an alternative, I just dismissed them as they're the only marina around so I assumed they'd be expensive and we need to spend a few weeks.

I reached out to Playboy now, I'll report back pricing in case anyone comes back to this thread.
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We're looking to get a haul out in December for a fresh coat of bottom paint and some under the waterline projects near Miami (ideally not more than 1-2 hours of driving), 30' mono hull.

My understanding is that DIY marinas in the area are rare and I found Catamaran Marina in Key Largo recommended but the price quote I got was nothing short of daylight robbery ($1200/month, plus $100 here and $200 there for blocking, pressure wash etc).

Does anyone have any other suggestions around the area? We have a 1987 Pearson, so neither need red carpets or gold coated travel lifts.

Fort Lauderdale have a lot of marinas, are they all super yacht shops? Anything further north or down the Keys?
Playboy Marine in Ft. Lauderdale is a good choice.
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We have used Playboy Marine Center Do It Yourself Boat Repair Facility in Dania Beach - DIY Boat Maintenance Yard | Playboymarine.com

If you need a contractor for doing some or all of the bottom work, I recommend
Contact Absolute Boat Care, Dania, Florida | Absolute Boat Repair It's a family run business. Ask for Dario. He and his brother have been taking care of our sailboats for over fifteen years.
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Cracker Boy Boat Works Ft Pierce $40 a day plus haul out blocking
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Playboy is good, but requires that you buy all your below-the-waterline supplies (bottom paint, zincs, etc) from them at inflated prices. Most DIY yards have similar requirements. The only one I know that does not is Seminole Marine in Palm Beach Gardens, just under 2 hours drive from Miami.
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Don't know whats going on now, but the yard at the end of the New river, in Lauderdale was a DIY operation.
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Playboy is good, but requires that you buy all your below-the-waterline supplies (bottom paint, zincs, etc) from them at inflated prices. Most DIY yards have similar requirements. The only one I know that does not is Seminole Marine in Palm Beach Gardens, just under 2 hours drive from Miami.
At $30/day for first 2 weeks, $45 for the next weeks, then $55 et for Playboy makes it pretty ridiculous for > month.
Looks like the marina business is what we all should've been doing during covid, they must be up to their ears in deep pocket customers!

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Don't know whats going on now, but the yard at the end of the New river, in Lauderdale was a DIY operation.
Do you happen to know the name, or can pinpoint where it was? Looks like there's a few marinas on the river.
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