Think about leaving your cat on the hard
at Wilmington, NC, about 20 miles up the Cape Fear River in a natural "hurricane hole." It is an easy three day passage
from the Bahamas
Two boatyards/marinas there can haul you: Gregory Poole, and Bennett Brothers.
South Carolina has a punitively high use tax if you stay too long. North Carolina
and Virginia have much lower boat taxes
. The taxes
may not even come due while you are there. I think, for example, that taxes are only assessed on your boat in Virginia if you are there on January first, but not 100% sure about that. Do your own research
to be sure.