I had no idea marina's vary so much in costs based on region. I manage a ship store and do the contracting for slips at our marina on Lake Champlain, in upstate NY.
We are a 5 star marina inside a man-made dug out inlet, we are the most protected marina on the lake and cater to the largest boats. As such, are rates are higher than our competitors but year after year we are 100% full (335 slips) and have over 40-50 people on a waiting list. (large slips are hard to find on this lake)
We offer full pump out services, fuel, a restaurant/bar, bath-house with 10 showers, laundry facilities, swimming pool, grills, electric/hydro at slip and land, full service shop, dive shop, conveinence store, courtsey car, free wi-fi, mail-room (95% of customers are French), hiking trails, tennis courts, parking lots, etc..
Our customer's sign yearly contracts, with posted rates for services. We offer 2 levels of slips, regular (2 boats/slip) and premium (would have solo slip) at the respective rates of $75/foot & $90/foot. Return customer's who pay their deposit (20%) in September of the previous year, receive a $5/ft discount on dockage. Our docks have minimum length requirements with the minimum at 25' going up to 32', 38', and 40', you will pay at least the minimum dock length regardless of boat size (35' on a 40' min dock, you pay for 40.) Electrical is metered and is 0.18 cents a kw/hour, water is free. pump-outs are $7.50/pump or $32.50 for 5 (punch card).
Winter storage is in the parking lots. We handle boat's from 25' - 65' in length, we're probablly 60/40 power to sailboat ratio, and 95/5 ratio of French Canadians to Americans. A good majority of our customers are wealthy large powerboater's who want to arrive on the boat, turn the key-and-go, dock it and forget about it until next weekend, which we cater to very well with a full service shop, licensed captains, and certified technicians, we even make their beds each week if so desired. Everything is on a per foot basis, from shrink wrapping to pressure washing to storage or waxing. It is a very community feel, with the upscale professionalism one would expect at a 'resort', Out of 335 slips we rarely have more than 10 slips not renew for the following year.
As a test to the protected channel our marina is in and the quality the marina was built with, Lake Champlain is currently 3 feet over flood stage, all the marinas within hours of us are flooded and months behind, we have 40 boat's in the water and have barely suffered a hiccup. Unfortunanetly much of our city is flooded. I hope this helps anyone in the upstate NY area or anyone who found it of interest. You can find more information on our website (in my sig, not enough posts for a link yet!)
After a couple years staring at boat's here, I purchased a 25' sailboat and will be starting my new life addiction this season, if your in the area, feel free to contact me.
my boat - 1981 Sonic 23 - 'Zeitgeist'
crew on a C & C 115, 'Souvenir'
Treadwell Bay Marina & Resort
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