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dohenyboy 11-06-2007 06:18 PM

Best Marina in Washington State
Hello those of you from Washington State
Being that there is no personal income tax in Washington, and I can waive in as a lawyer in Washington, I am thinking of relocating there at some time.
Any advice on where best to set up residence? Looking for a marina in an interesting location, inexpensive, where slips are available.

erps 11-06-2007 06:49 PM

The inexpensive part is going to be tough to find. Most of the marinas rape us pretty evenly over here. Blaine is one of the cheaper ones and might have space available, but it's at the end of the earth. You might get more useful information if you narrow the scope of the particular area you're willing to settle down in.

Also, when you register your boat here, Washington is going to want to charge you a fee to get your annual decal.

blt2ski 11-06-2007 08:16 PM

While there is not an income tax, there is a pretty bad sales/use tax, which they will hit you to the tune of about 9% when you registar your boat here! Everett at this time is one of the cheaper places to moor in the main tacoma north to seattle to everett. South to olympia is a bit better....... Other wise, figure 7-10 per foot or more per month depending upon where you want to be. for my 30'r, I have had quotes of 250 to 500 a month on Lake washington.


CharlieCobra 11-06-2007 08:26 PM

Not to mention the 6 year waiting list in Bellingham, Edmonds and many other places.

blt2ski 11-06-2007 08:41 PM

6 yr wait depends upon the length, but that is a good ave to find permanent moorage! Everett if under 32-34' is open most of the time if you can handle being back with the fishing boats!...........otherwise, plan on waiting, with your $ down, $ a yr to save your spot..............

dohenyboy 11-06-2007 08:51 PM

Sounds cheap.
I am from California

wfraser 11-06-2007 09:03 PM

Cheap! Here in the Tokyo/Yokohama area, a full service slip (water, elec.) for a 36 footer runs USD 12-16,000/year. Then add memberships fees, deposits when signing up and it can initially cost an owner 35-40k to park the boat. Needles to say, most do without the amenities and raft up on mooring lines like sardines, some thankful their 10 year wait has come to an end.

camaraderie 11-06-2007 09:05 PM

WFraser...sounds almost as expensive as playing golf over there!! (g)

Giulietta 11-06-2007 09:27 PM


bestfriend 11-06-2007 09:30 PM

No ****!

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