Originally Posted by ezechiel
lets say you got to the best Michelin star restaurants with out a culinary degree I guess I offer a lot of information that hasn't been recorded ?
What does THAT mean?
Anyway, while er9 may have given you info that you wanted to hear, it was incomplete.
For example, Newport
does have mooring balls, but it's a 2 hour drive to L.A., and if you can find one they are for sale
, not rent, and will set you back the price
of a pretty decent boat ($40-50k).
The only marina close to Santa Monica is of course, Marina Del Rey, which is a port that contains over 20 marinas, with over 5,000 slips. But to liveaboard
the process includes not only finding an available liveaboard slip
, but also applying to the Sheriff's Department for a permit
. Your boat had to be insured and inspected by the Harbormaster. Suffice to say that getting a legal liveaboard slip
in MDR is difficult, and it's also expensive. A quick look at one of the marinas that does allow liveaboards shows that the liveaboard
fee is 55% of the slip rate, so liveaboard slip for a 35' boat totals over $1,000/month.
Your best bet for a liveaboard slip is to look at L.A. Harbor, or either Ventura or Channel Islands Harbors, and they have a little better slip rates, to boot. The trade-off being a longer drive if you work
in L.A. I know for a fact that as of this date there are a good number of slips available in Ventura Harbor. Again, no moorings in either of these harbors.