Liveaboard help needed please

Discussion in 'Carolinas' started by Jack W. Williamson, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Jack W. Williamson

    Jack W. Williamson Member

    109
    Nov 3, 2017
    Syracuse, NY
    1988 268DA Sundancer Single 454
    454 7.4 L Mercruiser Alpha one
    Does anyone know of a guide or resource to locate a Marina that allows liveaboard situations for this winter?????
    I want to haul my Searay down and try it!
    Any help appreciated!!!
    PS... Anywhere warm preferably South Carolina
    Jack
     
  2. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Try Charleston Harbor Marina. They allow liveaboards and will rent by the month.
     
  3. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
  4. Jack W. Williamson

    Jack W. Williamson Member

    109
    Nov 3, 2017
    Syracuse, NY
    1988 268DA Sundancer Single 454
    454 7.4 L Mercruiser Alpha one
    Thank you my friend. I called them, left msg, should hear back tomorrow.
     
  5. Jack W. Williamson

    Jack W. Williamson Member

    109
    Nov 3, 2017
    Syracuse, NY
    1988 268DA Sundancer Single 454
    454 7.4 L Mercruiser Alpha one
    They no longer rent to liveaboard tenants. Thanks anyway
     
  6. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Not ever have any experience in this area, why is it so difficult to find a marina for liveaboard tenants? Why do marinas not want to attract their business?
     
  7. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    159
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Generally they don't ir won't because they dont want people living cheap on derelict boats . They want people that sre mainly transient and dont use a lot if their resources . I was a luceaboard few years on a sailing vessel anchored off the beach in Gulfport Florida the biggest problem there was the town reacting to well heeled condo owners who thought the boaties in the bay were all bums. In fact they campaigned against us in the local paper with accusations of putting sewage and the like overboard. We all got together and published our collective contracts with a pump out service . They also passed municipal bylaws forbidding beaching a dinghy for more than 4 hours which was a real PITA for me since I worked in the area as a time mason and was in fact not a bum.i had dingies and canoes ticketed for this offence. A few hundred dollars a pop. Had one citation that I apparently got land he in handcuffs and s holding cell . I was at the court to protest a different citation and was informed of a previous one that must have not stuck to the boat because if rain or whatever . I told the judge i was pretty damn offended to be putnun bracelets and a cage over what was basically a municipal parking infraction.

    Rumor has it that the mayor's wife had a fling with a sailor and that was the start of the trouble in Gulfport Florida
    Oh good times
     
  8. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    We have a few liveaboards at our marina. As the liveaboards leave, the marina is filling their spots with non liveaboards. Demand is now high enough here that they make more money and make the marina more attractive without liveaboards. One of our liveaboards could never move his boat. Bottom Growth probably goes all they way down to touch the bottom. The dock is often full of his stuff. None of it attractive. Outside of boat looks like it's been sitting in a junkyard for twenty years. The other liveaboard is right next to me. Boat is kept pristine. Just got hauled for new bottom paint. Nothing littering the dock at all.
     
  9. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    159
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Yep and that's why most marinas are hesitant or outright refuse liveaboards. Some folks just can't manage to keep their boat functional and docks clear. If I were looking I would perhaps offer a good deposit to the marina and demonstrate the fiscal ability to keep things right.
     
  10. Todd320

    Todd320 Active Member

    381
    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    Looking in FL, there is a public marina in St Pete, st pete municipal. They take live Aboards. Put an application in now, and maybe in 6 months a spot will come open? Pretty reasonable rates, if I recall.
     
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  11. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    159
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Gulfport also had a municipal marina not sure on their luceaboard policy though since it's been 14 years. At that time they didn't want my business. I hope Jack finds a spit some smaller marinas and even small commercial docks like the security of having a watchful eye around.
     

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