After a 5 year hiatus, I'm thinking of buying
. I've lived on sailboats, mainly in the summer, and thought I had it out of my system. No such luck.
Now that I'm about to retire, I'm ready for the plunge again; this time with a powerboat, about 40'. There are two things that hold me back: 1, maintenance
costs and 2, winter. Owning a boat
has never made much sense to me unless I live on it year round. I'd like to sell my house and buy a boat comfortable enough to enjoy year round; that I would enjoy on those colder, gray, rainy days.
So, I'm asking for recommendations on marinas
for the 5 to 7 months I might not be cruising Washington
and British Columbia
. Lund is probably the cheapest and a lovely place, but naturally being closer to a metropolitan area has its advantages. Places like Brentwood Bay, Eagle Harbor, and Pleasant Harbor are appealing because of the shore amenities. Your thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.