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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
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What side of the county do you want to be on? I am on the Hudson, at Haverstraw Marina, and I think that is going to be the closest that keeps boats in the water in the winter on the Hudson side of Westchester. It is across the river. They don't officially allow live aboard, but don't seem to care as long as you keep a low profile and keep the boat neat. There is also Liberty Landing, Newport and Lincoln Harbor in New Jersey with year round in the water storage. Not sure about the other side of the county on the Sound though.
I would not recommend asking over the phone, as all marinas in the area will officially say NO LIVEABOARDS, but if you show up reasonably professionally dressed they will give you the scoop. Over the phone ask for winter wet storage, if they don't have that you know it is not worth a visit as that is the minimum. Some are more forthcoming than others. Some say no we don't allow liveaboard, but don't mind if you spend a lot of time on your boat. Things like that.
Also you don't say what kind of amenities you need or want. Some marinas have lots of stuff, while others will barely have bathrooms. Though any marinas will likely have limited winter availability.
Also are you looking for full time year round liveaboard, or seasonal, or even part time seasonal?
1976 C&C 33
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