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Cleanliness, Friendly staff, Deep Water Slips, Full Service Yard,
Grounds (Our marina has a full time staff of three just for the landscaping), close proximity to the Channel/Open water, Resturant, Clean Modern Shower Faculities, Laundry on Site, Fuel Dock, to name a few.

We have some of the most beautiful grounds of any marina I have visited or seen.





And check out our Washroom/Showers.






Eldean's Ship Yard in Holland Michigan is a great example of what makes a good marina.

For a more detailed visit, here is the link.
http://eldean.com/index.html

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I can tell you what I don't like and have been subjected to often enough: muddy parking lot, filthy bathrooms, wobbly docks, unhelpful staff, shallow slips, and services that are promised to customers but never actually happen. And yes, that's all in one place.
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Where exactly is Zahniser's ? Do they have a website? Can you give me GPS co-ordinates?
We are planning a cruise up the east coast next year and i am eager to collect good recommendations.
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Where exactly is Zahniser's ? Do they have a website? Can you give me GPS co-ordinates?
We are planning a cruise up the east coast next year and i am eager to collect good recommendations.
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They're at Solomon's Island, MD, on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Patuxant River. Here's their website: http://www.zahnisers.com/index.htm
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Do they have those in Egg Harbor?

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paved parking, lot’s of it, not sand & gravel, washers/dryers, must allow liveabords (they're the one's who really watch out for your boat), travel lift, pool is nice, no restaurant (live music and drunk crowds ruin the bathrooms), $ pricy may be a necessary evil for skilled craftsmen (fiberglass, woodworking, diesel/gas, rigging, lead repair), dock hands are not necessary if you’re a good neighbor, if not fenders are cheap, and transient docking to spice up the neighborhood.

Powerboats are fine, cigarette boats should be shunned.

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Am I visiting or mooring?
When visiting I like a few extras like showers, pool, sauna, swirl, restaurants, all the ammenities to make for a pleasant enjoyable visit.
As for mooring, well as they say in Real Estate; Location, Location, Location. I want it within easy driving distance from home and I want quick access to the open water and wind. Point Roberts Marina at the 49th parallel in the PNW has the location and they have a website with a webcam and up to the minute weather conditions including max gust, 1-minute gust, and average wind since midnight and all other weather stuff. Just log on and check to see if it is worth driving down for. Actually I can do that looking out my window. They have a grocery market nearby, a restaurant, a chandlery, mechanics, travel lift, laundry, showers washrooms, good security & parking, all the basics one could want but no pools & sauna. For me it is mostly about location.
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Oooh, yes. Eldean's is a nice place. These days I look for wifi and easy access to off-site eateries.
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Do they have those in Egg Harbor?
Depends on the year, but not as a rule.

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