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Question about slips and moorings.

When they list a price by foot is that the price monthly or for the season?

If you get a mooring from the town do you have to provide your own dingy to get out there or is there generally some service? What if you are not a member of the local (or any) yacht club/boating organization?

I know these are dumb questions and I thank you for your help.
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Our slip prices around here are $/ft./mo.
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Marinas typically quote a price/per ft for the season - which could be long or short of course, depending upon climate and location. If stored on site during the off-season, additional charges per ft are to be expected.

Most popular harbors and Bays with mooring fields have waiting lists for mooring rentals - best to check availability. The charges for term of use again, are per season and based upon location. Northern locations may freeze, requiring haul-out at a certain deadline.

There are sometimes advantages to applying for your own mooring certificate - if possible within areas you're interested in. We had our last boat at a marina, in addition to owning a mooring within a sheltered island cove. A one-time charge for purchase and installation of the equipment, along with maintenance costs, are all I had to pay.

Launch service may be included in the seasonal rent, such as in some areas along Narragansett Bay. But typically, this is a separate service provided by a private party. Of course, private yacht clubs usually provide a launch service as a courtesy, costs included in your annual dues.
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Different places will have different price schedules, and some even have discounts for paying ahead. Non-transient fees though are generally by the month. Some places will have a 6-month and/or 1 year rate as well.

I don't know of any mooring fields where dinghies are provided, but there may be some. Some will also have a "water taxi".
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Mister Grumpy,
It sounds like it depends where you are. Based on my limited experience on the Cdn side of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, fees are generally for the season however there are lots of variables. Some include 15 or 30 Amp service, some don't. Some include winter storage on the hard, some don't. Some include launch, haulout and bottom cleaning at haulout, some don't. I don't know about dinghy service to a mooring buoy.
A few phone calls and searches on the internet should get you the basics and then you can check out the place you are considering in person.
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MisterGrumpy (gotta love that name - your kids must love Finding Nemo),

Just in case you're unfamiliar with the term "launch service", it means a boat taxi between a moored boat and shore. It does not mean, to launch your boat.
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It depends. Some places charge by the foot per month... so you'll see rates like $10/foot. Others charge by the season per foot... so you'll see rates like $90/foot... Others charge by the night, usually for transient slips, and you'll see something like $2.50 / foot.

It depends on the marina and area. Most places that are far enough north that the boats are usually hauled out for winter usually charge by the season. Further south, it is usually by the foot.

Some of the fees are basically one time fees, like liveaboard, Cable TV cord or phone cord fees, others are recurring and may be monthly, like electricity.

Some are flat fee for a season... like $800 for a mooring for the season.

Many places won't let you use their facilities unless you are a member.

Some places offer a launch service, which is basically a water shuttle between the marina and the mooring, others require you to use a dinghy. Some places charge for using the dinghy dock, others don't.
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On the West Coast it's almost always $/LOA/mo. I've never seen otherwise on the left coast.
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May we ask where you are located.
north east. between Boston and Portsmouth.
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