Looking for Chesapeake Bay Live Aboard Marinas - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations > Chesapeake / Central US east coast > Chesapeake Bay
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-02-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 26
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Gadagirl is on a distinguished road
Looking for Chesapeake Bay Live Aboard Marinas

Any suggestions on live aboard Marinas within a reasonable commute (reasonable being 45 min. or less) from either Columbia, MD or Lexington Park, MD. I may need to decide between two different job offers. I have been given some ideas from another site but I am collecting as much information as I can. Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks, Judy
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-02-2008
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 2,973
Thanks: 0
Thanked 57 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Lexington Park means Solomons or the St Mary's City area. I'm not sure about liveaboard space there, although I believe there are places.

For Columbia it will be a commute at the extreme end of your criteria from Annapolis, the Magothy River, or Baltimore. In Baltimore talk to Baltimore Marine Center or the Anchorage. In the Magothy talk to Magothy Marina. In Annapolis, try Eastport Yacht Center, Port Annapolis, Annapolis Landing Marina, and Jabins Yacht Yard.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-02-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 26
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Gadagirl is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the information. I will deal with the extreme commute if the money is better in Columbia. Living in Virginia now, did a long commute on 95 for years! I can deal with it again with some nice music for the ride and knowing that when I arrive home I'll be on the water I'm really shooting for Lexington though.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-02-2008
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,828
Thanks: 28
Thanked 53 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 7
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
We have liveaboards at the Maryland Yacht Club on Rock Creek outside of Baltimore. Less than 30 minutes to comolbia with not a bad drive (Route 100) as far as traffic.

PM me if you want more info

Manhattan Sailing Club

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-02-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 26
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Gadagirl is on a distinguished road
Thanks Dave! It sounds perfect! I'd rather avoid a bad commute if I can. I'll see what the offers are and then decide from there.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-02-2008
Sea Slacker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
brak is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
We have liveaboards at the Maryland Yacht Club on Rock Creek outside of Baltimore. Less than 30 minutes to comolbia with not a bad drive (Route 100) as far as traffic.

PM me if you want more info

Manhattan Sailing Club

Dave
Looks like the link is for "manhattan" sailing club.

Zahnisers in Solomons has liveaboards (and for living aboard they are a great marina)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-24-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denton,Md
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Firefaery53 is on a distinguished road
Question Looking for a Live Aboard Marina

This time next year we will be looking for a Marina on the Eastern Shore. . .I will have to drive to Denton every day to take our grand daughter to school. If I don't have to drive 404 that would be great!We will have a 44 ft sailboat. . .if any one has any info please let us know....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-24-2009
NautiG's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 291
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
NautiG is on a distinguished road
Judy,

You could also try the Baltimore Yacht Basin. It would probably be the easiest commute to Columbia. Right off I-95. It is live aboard friendly and affordable, but the marina itself is an acquired taste (as is much of Baltimore).

Scott
Gemini Catamaran Split Decision
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-25-2009
bloodhunter's Avatar
ex-Navy
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
bloodhunter is on a distinguished road
Marinas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gadagirl View Post
Any suggestions on live aboard Marinas within a reasonable commute (reasonable being 45 min. or less) from either Columbia, MD or Lexington Park, MD. I may need to decide between two different job offers. I have been given some ideas from another site but I am collecting as much information as I can. Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks, Judy
If you're going to lexington park, your best bet is one of the marinas in Solomon's Islands. Have stayed at Zahnisers and it's great with a good reastaurant and I know they have live-aboards not sure about Spring Cove but it's really nice. You might also try our marina (Herrington Harbour South) but its further away and expensive.
If you're gonna be in Columbia check out the Magothy River especially Magothy marina . It's an easy shot down route 100. I live in Baltimore and I would advise against keeping a boat on the Patapsco if you can possibly avoid it especially anywhere in Baltimore harbor. Lived on our boat in Anchorage marina for 4 months while our Baltimore townhouse was being build and the water was so filthy as to make us sick just to look at it. Plus it's a long way out to the bay dodging cargo ships along the way.
The Magothy is much nicer. I lived in Severna Park for 20 years in a waterfront house at the far end of the Magothy and it took us less than an hour from our dock to the Bay. The Magothy is also a lot cleaner and quieter than the Patapsco.
Annapolis is great but marina space there is big bucks. Even more than our marina
If you need any more info feel free to PM me
Azi
__________________
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
S/V Enchantress -- Morgan 45
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 11-25-2009
T37Chef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,045
Thanks: 52
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 8
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloodhunter View Post
Lived on our boat in Anchorage marina for 4 months while our Baltimore townhouse was being build and the water was so filthy as to make us sick just to look at it.
Funny you mention that, this past weekend we spent the night on the boat at the public docks in the Inner Harbor...I was stunned when I could see my rudder, prop and most of the keel in the water! WTH
__________________
Shawn
Tartan 37 - S/V Windgeist

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Photo by Joe McCary
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proper use of the Traveler PDixon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 34 04-23-2014 04:00 PM
Live Aboard Marinas in Florida Snookcatcher Living Aboard 71 08-13-2012 10:40 AM
Dogs living aboard katejoy Living Aboard 22 11-09-2010 03:24 AM
BVI Trip report June/July '08 grab a cold one! Saildoggie Chartering 4 08-31-2008 10:47 PM
Live Aboard Marinas in California Mattmurdock Living Aboard 3 05-15-2007 08:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:08 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.