Not sure what makes a good marina, other than for those of that that do not cruise full time, one that is close, clean etc.
Then again, Port of Edmonds
in Wa St was the US's port of the year in 07. There are at least 4 of us that post on here mooring here. Myself, Tenuki. stillinshock and David whom I am not remembering forum handle at this time.
Not sure that there is a real good what makes one best over another. That is probably like opening can o worms. What I prefer is different that another person will prefer. Compared to Everett, closest to the north, a lot cleaner, Shilshoal to the south, again probably as nice with the new remodel, but an hr away, vs everett at 1.5 hrs, Edmonds, 10 min! puerto calero, hmmm maybe a plane trip away for an afternoon sail? NOT! I am sure it is a nice marina none the less!