Originally Posted by slipslidingaway
So this will be my first time living aboard a sailboat. I've been checking out marinas in the Annapolis area and so far I think I liked Eastport Yacht Center best.
I lived at Eastport Yacht Center for about a year. It's fine. They have upgraded the restrooms significantly since including new laundry equipment. They used to have onsite storage that was very handy; not sure what the status is. Walk to all the Eastport and historic Annapolis places. Drive to groceries. Tell Kimberly I say hi.
Butlers is okay - parking is a little tight. Same access to services as EYC.
Port Annapolis has a wonderful liveaboard community and Kevin McPadden, the service manager there, is brilliant. Facilities are first rate and parking is easy, which is good because you have to drive or dinghy almost everywhere - Giant Food, Jack's Fortune (Chinese restaurant), and Rocco's (pizza) are walking distance.
Annapolis Landing Marina and Annapolis City Marina are nice also. Access to services from ALM is like Port A. ACM is much like EYC although the Eastport hangouts (Carrolls Creek, Boatyard, and Chart House) are a shorter walk. Davis Pub is further.
If you want to be in Annapolis my choice would be Port A.