Live aboard at a yacht club - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 01-11-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Don1500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Live aboard at a yacht club

I have been around boats most of my life but never been concerned about joining a club. I just have a few questions:
1. Do yacht clubs allow live aboard.
2. Overall, with dues and all, is it cheaper to have a slip in a club over a municipal marina? A private marina?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
"It is the bliss of ignorance that tempts the fool, but it is he who sees the wonders of the earth." -May God protect this fool.-
Don1500 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 01-11-2011
Senior Member
 
Yorksailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific side of Panama
Posts: 529
Thanks: 17
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
It is rare for private clubs to have live aboards and the slips go to old members.

Municipal marina will probably be cheaper.

Phil
Yorksailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 13 Old 01-11-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Don1500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
That's what I thought. I was also wondering because of reciprocal agreements, but I don't think they are a good enough reason to join.

On a side note. are there any co-op marinas (real co-op where the owners are the slip owners, not some conglomerate)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
"It is the bliss of ignorance that tempts the fool, but it is he who sees the wonders of the earth." -May God protect this fool.-
Don1500 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 13 Old 01-11-2011
Tartan 27' owner
 
CalebD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,738
Thanks: 4
Thanked 107 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don1500 View Post
...
On a side note. are there any co-op marinas (real co-op where the owners are the slip owners, not some conglomerate)
I think that the answer to this question depends a lot on your location (your profile gives no hint as to where you are or where you want to keep a boat).
Down south (Gulf coast, FL up to Chesapeake) there are some privately owned docks that you might be able to buy into. I doubt that this option would be cheap either and would likely include fees to the taxman.

We belong to a 'working' club where the members do almost all of the work to maintain the club. The dues are extremely reasonable, in part because there are no slips to maintain; all keel boats sit on owner owned moorings. Not as convenient for a live-aboard but it could be done. Since we are in the northeast the club is more or less shut down for about 6 months. I wonder if a similar kind of club exists somewhere near you (wherever that is).

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 13 Old 01-11-2011
Senior Member
 
Tim R.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,543
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Our club is the same as Calebs. We do not have any type of co-op marinas in Portland but we do have some condo slips. You buy the slip but it is maintained by a condo assn. About 50k for a 40ft slip.

Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------
Tim R. is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 13 Old 01-12-2011
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,443
Thanks: 5
Thanked 131 Times in 128 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
"co-op marinas"
Never heard of it. Dock-o-miniums are common though. You own the bottomland under your slip, and sometimes your slip itself, and the "condominium association" owns and maintains the common property, i.e. the main docks, parking lot, buildings and other stuff.
Sometimes the ownership is outright, sometimes it is a 99-year lease...and like any other group ownership scheme, you really need to look at the complete financials for the whole group before you buy in.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 13 Old 01-12-2011
Dirt Free
 
boatpoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,157
Thanks: 9
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
We have lived at Port Credit Yacht Club (just west of Toronto) for thirteen years. After prorating the initiation fee it became less expensive than a marina after three years.

Dirt People Scare me
boatpoker is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 13 Old 01-13-2011
Senior Member
 
QuickMick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
there are places that have a provision in the by-laws that you can only stay overnight on your boat x number of days a week, but if you are nice and not some crazed party animal it is often ignored.

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Quinn McColly
Macgregor Venture
QuickMick is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 13 Old 01-13-2011
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yorksailor View Post
It is rare for private clubs to have live aboards and the slips go to old members.
Not around here it isn't.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 13 Old 01-13-2011
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don1500 View Post
On a side note. are there any co-op marinas (real co-op where the owners are the slip owners, not some conglomerate)
Yes.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to Rent Live Aboard Boat/Yacht Virginia reddogleader Gear & Maintenance 2 07-01-2007 09:12 AM
Club Manager F/T CLUB MANAGER Private Yacht club NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 07-07-2006 09:15 AM
Ireland. Howth Yacht Club announced as official yacht club for the Ireland Challenge @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-20-2006 06:15 PM
used live aboard anneminix General Discussion (sailing related) 3 04-04-2004 07:32 PM
used live aboard anneminix Living Aboard 0 02-02-2003 06:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome