Southport Marina - South Port NC

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by FootballFan, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Catching up on a couple of items I wanted to do.

    One is a shout out to Southport Marina. Fantastic place.

    When I was planning our trip north, chose to go to South Port instead of Baldhead. Love Baldhead, have been there in the past. Arrival on 7/3, leaving out the morning of the 4th. Did not want to deal with the vacation crowd at Baldhead.

    Originally planned to be there one night. Arrive from Charleston late afternoon, fuel, leave the next morning. Little did I know...

    Came in with an electrical issue with the engines. B positive ground issue on port caused a short which disabled the ECU.

    Boat stayed there 9 days while the issue was diagnosed and resolved. During the time we flew back to Texas for a few days.

    So Tuesday night I am on the phone with @bahamabrius lamenting my problem.

    He told me there is no better place to spend 4th of July.

    Real message here is we felt like we were adopted by the Marina and staff. What a wonderful place.

    Morning of the 4th one of the staff suggested we go the parade downtown. We did - was wonderful.

    Came back to the Marina, someone invited us to the members bbq. Was fabulous. That night we had the best seat in the house for the fireworks.

    What could have been miserable - turned out fantastic.

    Love this Marina - the staff there is fantastic. If you are traveling in the area and wondering where to stop - go to South Port... You will love it.

  2. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    We have taken a fall trip there and stayed at that marina the last two years. Going to do it again this September. It is a wonderful place to relax for a few days.
  3. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    I've traveled that way myself and the staff and other people were very friendly....
  4. Chada

    Chada Member

    Jul 10, 2018
    Richmond, VA
    1998 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer
    454 Mercruiser 380 HP
    My father in law lives there. Great place.
  5. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    I purchased my boat through MarineMax at that marina. Kept it there for 4 months before I brought it north. I love that marina and the town of Southport. It really is a great place and the people there are fantastic! Also had work done to the boat there by Zimmerman Marine. They were also very helpful and did great work for me.

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