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Old 19-07-2017, 17:15   #1
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Looking for recommendations for seasonal live aboard marinas located on Florida's East Coast. Would want slip from late November to early/mid May. I am already aware of Palm Coast Marina---thanks for your replies
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One recommendation is that you're not a live aboard, you're a transient.

The "L" word will shut you out of lots of marinas.
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We, too are looking for a live aboard Marina on the gulf coast of Florida and I was told today that if you say Transient, the rates are significantly higher. The fact is that we will be living on our boat so not sure how to handle that. Any ideas?
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If by Gulf Coast your willing to go to the Panhandle, there is no shortage at all, and many good ones under $400 a month, although maybe metered power.
No stigma against liveaboards that I noticed, in fact I'd say many like to have a few on each dock, sort of free security.
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One recommendation is that you're not a live aboard, you're a transient.

The "L" word will shut you out of lots of marinas.


Yes it does, and even Insurence. I was advised that I was on an extended cruise, if I said live aboard they would have to cancel my policy, but extended cruising is OK.
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I just know that when you say "live aboard" a lot of marinas knee jerk reaction is to say no. Once you're there and they know you and see that you take care of your boat and are a good tenant, they're more willing to work with you.

If I was inquiring over the phone, I would just ask about slip rates for the desired time period. If they ask if you live aboard, I would ask if that matters.

In some places, the marinas are only allowed a certain percentage of live aboards. By referring to yourself as a transient, you help them and you to get around that.

The marina I'm in now doesn't officially allow live aboards. But there are several transient boats, some that have been here for years. Everyone pays the same rate, transient or not. If you're a bad tenant, it gives the marina an option for kicking you out.

I've never been charged more as a transient, if I was staying any length of time.

Your mileage may vary.

Slips on the west coast of Florida seems to be much easier to find and cheaper, based on what I've read here.

Best of luck.
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Yes it does, and even Insurence. I was advised that I was on an extended cruise, if I said live aboard they would have to cancel my policy, but extended cruising is OK.


Good to know... what do you do about having a home address?
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Good to know... what do you do about having a home address?


We use St. Brendan's Isle.

http://sbimailservice.com
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