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Where is the cheapest marina to keep a 68 ft boat

Discussion in 'Marinas & Waypoints' started by Lili429, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Lili429

    Lili429 Member

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    Looking for the best price to store a 68' m/y

    Any ideas will help
  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    You really need to call around to get rates. Much will depend on for how long you want it stored, in water or on the hard and what services you want. Some things to consider is what work you'll want done and they're labor rate, is the yard secure and how much it will cost taking the boat to and from. On here you can get a recommendation on a good and reasonable marina or yard, but to find the cheapest you'll need to do more homework. And remember that the cheap can become expensive if you come back to find your boat trashed or work done incompitently.
  3. Zeke

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    Anchored offshore, I would imagine.
  4. Pascal

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    Well th first question is where? South Florida, west coast Florida, northeast, med, pacific coast, where....

    Whenever you can commit to annual contract, rates are going to be a it cheaper than monthly. Here in Miami we pay about $30 a foot per month at good marinas on Biscayne Bay on an annual basis for a boat that size.

    Further north (central or north Florida, ga, carolinas, , rates are cheaper, down to under $20.

    Now if you re looking for a yard to do work, then it s different and again things vary.

    And there are regional things which vary. For instance in the north east it s pretty common for marinas to also operate a service yard which will restrict the work you can do with outside contractors. Much less of a concern in Florida for instance where most marinas are just marinas.

    Bottom line, you need to provide more info
  5. Mark Woglom

    Mark Woglom Senior Member

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    I'm at Marina Jack in Sarasota. In my opinion, it's one of the nicer marinas in Florida, and certainly one of the nicer marinas on the west coast. Here are some amenities:

    1. High quality floating docks
    2. Exceptionally well managed. The dockmaster is as good as they come.
    3. Valet or self park (valet only costs you a tip)
    4. Walk across the street to a nice downtown with outdoor cafes.
    5. Only about 4 walkable blocks to a Whole Foods grocery store
    6. Good access to the ICW in both directions, and a short ride to the Gulf
    7. Four different restaurants within the marina itself, each with a different type of menu.
    8. Surrounded by a nice walking park
    9. On site fuel docks.

    The marina does not provide service directly, nor have a yard, but they manage 3rd party vendors on my behalf.

    The boating in the Sarasota is good, with decent access to other ports. The biggest downside, in my opinion, is that there is no Bahamas to visit.

    I think I have the best slip in the marina, albeit not the largest. My boat is a 68 foot Lazzara, but the slip was previously occupied by an 80'+ Lazzara, so I've got plenty of wiggle room. I have tons of maneuvering space in front of me, and I'm on the side of the marina that is protected from boat traffic, or wind, due to the location of the surrounding park.

    I pay just under $20 per length of my boat, and just under $16 per foot of slip length, for an annual rental. I think I pay extra for my 100A electric connection, but I don't recall that cost offhand. I think I have a relative bargain.

    It's slip C-19, in case anybody wants to look it up, or stop by for a visit!

    (I know this isn't directly a response to the OP, but it's a point of reference. I can't imagine wanting to be in the cheapest marina with my 68 foot yacht, but to each his own)
  6. Lili429

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    Thanks

    That is great info. And agree. I guess the better word is practical.
  7. Mark Woglom

    Mark Woglom Senior Member

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    Actually, I just noticed that Marina Jack publishes their rates online. You might find that helpful.
  8. Capt J

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    How long is a piece of string? What area do you want to keep it in? In the water or out? What electric? In the water, behind someone's house is usually the cheapest.......out of the water....there's a place on the caloosahatchee river just west of Lake Okeechobee that's like $7 a foot per month....and all of the boats usually drive to the grave yard and never leave.....same with Indiantowne.
  9. Lili429

    Lili429 Member

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    Ouch

    This is tough :)
  10. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    No, not really.

    So, you now have a boat.

    Did the purchase include a slip or are you are still "Hugging the Coast", while enjoying your awesome education?

    Someone needs to drive the boat.

    Should you change your handle to Capt Lili?
  11. gcsi

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    Lili: Sent you a PM