They are fairly close to finishing the upfit of Southport Marina. All new dock, showers, etc. It will be very nice when finished. It is my understanding that they do have slip available. The marina is a short, senic walk from downtown Southport. Their # is 910-457-9900.
The area between Southport and Wilmington is very nice. If it were me, I'd keep my boat in Southport and live half way between.