New England Live Aboard Marinas - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum > Living Aboard
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-15-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Hawkeye25 is on a distinguished road
New England Live Aboard Marinas

Does anyone know about live aboard conditions in New England?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-15-2006
Surfesq's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay, MD
Posts: 1,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Surfesq is on a distinguished road
I have a friend who lived aboard a Catalina 40 in Boston Harbor for several years. In the winter he used shrink wrap over a frame to provide additional warmth and room.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-15-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Constitution Marina allows live-aboards in Boston Harbor. New England is a mighty big place...where abouts are you interested in?
__________________
Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-15-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Hawkeye25 is on a distinguished road
I am in Florida now and used to live aboard in Boston harbor, but that was about ten or so years ago and things have probably changed a lot since then. My family is mostly on the Massachusetts north shore, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, but my kids live in New Hampshire and Connecticut, though the Connecticut is also heading north, probably Lynn or Salem.

Anywhere from Narragansett Bay to southern Maine, as long as there's shelter from Nor'easters, would work for me. I'll have a little car and will be able to visit my kids and grandkids easy then. Grandkids seem to grow so fast.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-15-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
The other question is price...what is your budget... most of the marina prices have skyrocketed...and the wait lists are ridiculously long... One marina I called has a eight year wait list...and charges a fee to apply to be on the wait list. .... UGH.
__________________
Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-16-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Hawkeye25 is on a distinguished road
I have recent become a disabled vet, so money is tight, but my health is returning excellent and since I have about 20 years in yacht service, I can make extra money working on boats or working for the marina, but that work dries up in the winter.

Of course, winter rates are usually lower, too.

I know it's a tough job for me to find a good situation up there, that's why I'm trying to start early and see if I can get some leads. I'll be heading up to visit a couple of times between now and November, and usually a good marina wants to actually lay eyes on you and talk to you, maybe even get a few local references, before committing to you for a liveaboard situation. Some liveaboards can be more trouble than the income is worth.

Thanks for the efforts Sailingdog.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-16-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Irwin54 is on a distinguished road
Constitution is a great choice for the winter. I spen three winters there and personally recommend it. Depending on size, summer space can be hard to find and expensive. We summered in Narragansett Bay and loved the cruising down there.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-16-2006
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
You might want to look at getting hired by one of the Brewer Yatch Yards, which is a chain of full-service marinas along the New York-Maine coast line. I am willing to be that if you got a job at one, you could probably get a slip as part of your work package and liveaboard. Worth looking into.

Their website is: http://www.byy.com

Good luck, let me know if you try this, and if so, how it works out.
__________________
Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-24-2006
c2cSailor's Avatar
c2csailor
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
c2cSailor is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to c2cSailor Send a message via Skype™ to c2cSailor
Liveaboard Marinas in New England

I'll agree that Constitution Marina is probably the most popular with the most amenities, but you also pay a price. This summer is $145/ft for 2006 summer slip. Last winter was $105/ft + $90/mo liveaboard fee + metered electric.

Boston Shipyard and Marina in East Boston also allows liveaboards at reasonable rates.

Shipyard Quarters would be another choice in Boston Inner Harbor.

All can be found in a quick google search.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 09-13-2006
Jeff at SmartCaptain.com
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SmartCaptain is on a distinguished road
Hi Hawkeye,
Try Spicers marina in Noank CT (near the mouth of the Mystic river). I lived aboard for most of three winters of 2001-2003. They charged me for a winter in-water storage fee (about $1100 for Nov through April) instead of charging for a monthly slip fee (about $500 here during the summer).

Hope this helps,
Jeff

www.smartcaptain.com
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Search for Newport vessel suspended; four aboard (The Daily News Transcript) NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-19-2006 01:15 AM
Around of Mediterranean. Marinas and Ports. okoulaga Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 02-28-2001 05:11 AM
Around of Mediterranean. Marinas and Ports. okoulaga General Discussion (sailing related) 0 02-28-2001 05:01 AM
Live aboard dpierce Boat Review and Purchase Forum 16 02-07-2001 10:42 AM
Sandusky Bay Marinas -- Lake Erie waltzingmatilda General Discussion (sailing related) 1 10-06-2000 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:46 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012