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We lived and sailed in the Savannah area about 4 yrs ago. Most importantly - YOU CANNOT LIVEABOARD IN GEORGIA!!!
slip fees are on the high side and not very numerous. Marina management seemed more interested in taking our money then providing services.
Depending on where you are docked - reaching open water can take awhile. We kept our sailboat at Isle of Hope and it took half a day motoring to get to open water suitable for sailing.
Strong currents due to a large tidal change. Spring tides can be as large as 10ft.
Shallow channels and uncharted shoaling are common. Its always best to venture out with a local to learn the go/no go areas.
There are three seasons in Savannah - cold, hot and gnat. Use Avon Skin So Soft in large doses.
The water at best is murky, at worst muddy.
Difficult to have a sailboat pulled in an emergency, i.e., hurricane.
Lots of dolphins.
Barrier Islands that you can visit and believe you are the first and only person to every set foot on the island.
Year round boating and no need to ever worry about bubblers or anything more then a small AC heater.
Savannah hasn''t had a hurricane hit in many years. Local yore will have you believe they are protected from such threats.
Low cost of living and beautiful homes.
Multiple boat stores, BoatUS, West, Boaters'' World, etc. in Savannah and generally easy to reach by car.
Fair to good fishing and usually good shrimping (Yum!!).
Local County Boils - a real Savannah taste treat.
Great local anchorages close and isolated.
Sizable racing sailboat community.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.