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Chesapeake Bay Marina recommendations?

I'm buying a 50ft boat in Florida, but would like to get it out of there for Hurricaine season. I'm guessing that the insurance savings to bring it up to Chesapeake Bay or somewhere more north would be worth the hassle factor.
I'm from the Midwest, so anywhere on the east coast will be a plane ride for me to visit...so its not important to be near my home. But access to an airport would be good.
Wondering if anyone has advice as to where I should look for a place to keep her? Ideally it would be relatively cheap. Well protected and looked after in the event of a storm, and accessible to a cluster of "marine industry" as there are a number of upgrades & repairs I hope to accomplish before we go cruising next fall.
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This is the only one I know of here in Philly - rent a car or take a cab from the airport:

http://www.philamarinecenter.com/Rates.htm

Summer fee would be $4100 for a 50' and only $1400 over winter.
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Herrinton Harbour Marinas would be a good bet. Shop work is excelent and all trades are covered. Just south of Annapolis.
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Also, close to BWI airport and you could use SW air.
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Norfolk/Hampton/Portsmouth area has dozens of marinas...NO PROPERTY TAX... and easy access to ORF airport which also has Southwest.

Here's a list of some of them:
http://www.virginia.org/site/content...=252&Rgn=15000
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I agree that any of the marinas near BWI airport would be an acceptable choice and I love Annapolis (its our boat home). You can get regular scheduled airport limo service out of Annapolis or Baltimore direct to the local marinas.

Hopefully this won't hurt feelings, but I personally would never put a recreational sailboat on the Delaware as another poster suggested. I have traversed the part of the Delaware near Philadelphia several times making boat delivery and pick ups. There is very little recreational boat traffic, significant current and few nearby cruising destinations for weekend getaways. That stretch of river is mostly industrial.

Another possibility you might consider is something near Norfolk. We have used one of the marinas on Little Creek, just north and east of Norfolk for crew changeovers, because it is a short ride to the Norfolk airport. Last time we did this it was ten bucks.

I predict you will love the Chesapeake Bay. It is a great body of water with many great anchorages.
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Maybe a slip for you. Called North Shore Marina. The marina is very clean and keep in good condition. They can take boats over 50' and its about 15 minutes from BWI International. They are located on the North shore of the Magothy River off of Mountain Road in Pasadena Maryland. Its a very well protected cove and would take about 10 minutes to get out into the Magothy river to raise the sails, another 30 minutes and your in the bay. Draft might be a problem, I do not recall what you could expect?

The Magothy is just north of Annapolis and centrally located on the bay. If you like to see Air Craft Carries & Battleships Norfork is the place to be.

Sorry I cant offer what pricing is but I could assusre you its less expensive than Annapolis!!!

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http://www.baydreaming.com/central_maryland_marinas.htm

This site may help
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This links seems to be useful. I've added it to the Annapolis-Page on Skipperguide (http://www.skipperguide.com/wiki/Annapolis).

BTW: Maybe someone would like to add some more descriptions or tips there. I think, it can become a good, independent resource, also for the Chesapeake Bay.
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Hopefully this won't hurt feelings, but I personally would never put a recreational sailboat on the Delaware as another poster suggested. I have traversed the part of the Delaware near Philadelphia several times making boat delivery and pick ups. There is very little recreational boat traffic, significant current and few nearby cruising destinations for weekend getaways. That stretch of river is mostly industrial.
First off, the guy asked for an East Coast location and that's the one I know - minutes from Olde City in Philly - the best part of Philly. Also, the Camden Waterfront / Tweeter Center, as well as Penn's Landing are always hosting concerts and in the spring-fall there are all sorts of boats on the Delaware trying to catch a free concert. Plus I know of 1 live-aboard there. And I thought the guy justs wants to store it - okay then, do Maryland instead. Not sure what the final decision would be since it's for storage only.
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