i'm currently hauled out at westland. been going there off and on for the past ten years. hope to be back in the water in a few months, then it's back to the bahamas
westland is an excellent yard if you want to work on your boat. you can do nearly anything - although they do require you to 'tent' with tarps if you do heavy bottom sanding
or spray painting (i did both). they have an excellent mechanic
- tommy - who can do any mechanical work you might need. what he cant do (like injector pumps) he can send out to quality shops.
they have a new boaters lounge, laundry
, heads, showers, and free wifi
. on the other hand, they do not have a yacht club ambience. it's a working yard. dock
space is available and satisfactory. if there's no space available, you can anchor
out in a large bay and i'm sure that rick, the yard boss, will let you use their dinghy
dock while you wait. there's a canvas
shop on premises.
there is some shopping
within walking distance, including supermarkets and restaraunts. there is a county bus system that will take you to more shopping
. cape canaveral national seashore and park is across the bay. lots of nature stuff to see and do, like fishing
, and kayaking.
westland marina shares it's breakwater with the city of titusville marina. that marina rents mooring
balls as well as having dock space. it's a tiny bit more upscale then westland in that there is no work area, but the amenities aren't as nice as the new facilities at westland.
i've been in westland three times in the past ten years, for several months at a time, and will go back again.