I recently made an offer on a nice 29 footer located upstate a few hundred miles. Before I closed the deal, I started looking around for dockage in my area.
I looked and looked...online, in the newspapers, in local publications..the best rates I could find were around $12 a foot per month, non liveaboard
...with a ton of restrictions as the docks were behind a private home.
Now, It doesnt make a hellofa lot of sense, to pay around $10k for a boat
then have to pay $4k a year to dock
it... by the time you add in insurance
...its completly blown the budget
Years ago, dockage for half that price
was common.. guess the big marinas
only want to do business with the super yachts or the guys that buy 500 gallons of diesel
Im in the Ft Lauderdale area...anybody else running into this?