Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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finding a marina that allows liveaboards has gotten to be quite a challenge. Read the rate sheets, visit the marinas you may be interested in. Let them know what type and condition of boat you are going to be living aboard...they will be quite interested in this, as they do not want bad looking wrecks.
Walk the docks and ask around before you approach management, it is better to be informed and most folks are willing to talk with you. Visit those marinas you are more interested in and make sure the culture is what you expect...drink all night, every night? Party Pier, noise from shore, wave action, wind, distance to bath house, etc, etc?
Now approach management and be ready to pay a year ahead, plus a 50% premium over rate sheet $$. Even more of a premium for power.
Best of luck and look at your length requirements, those lengths move you up in price exponentially and will make you too large for a lot of marinas, or at least way out on the dock.
At least you will not have to shovel snow, or spread salt for ice.