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02-11-2008 09:14 PM
mrh116 All,
Thanks for the updated information. A little update from me is that I didn't pull the trigger and I rent in Jersey City now. Let's just say OUCH! I could have financed quite the boat for what I am paying in rent. However, I did the right thing because I am being transferred to CA. Had I bought the boat, I'd probably be in a mess. The job pays the bills, so I gotta' go. It is expected that I'll be back in the NYC area in about 12 to 14 months. Hopefully then I will have the guts to finally buy the boat I want. If it wasn't for this stupid job....

These later posts will tell you about all I know. The only additional information I found was that some marinas kinda wanted to get to know you before you live aboard. From what I gather, they just want to run a good business and keep their clients happy. A cheap, troublesome or trashy tennant can become a big deal for them. If you are paying top $$$ for a slip, you don't want to wake up on Saturday with some derelict boat 'next door' and some bum hanging his panties out to dry on the boom. Makes sense to me, unless I'm the bum!

Good luck and keep us posted!
02-11-2008 06:00 PM
hellosailor Caleb, the marina near LGA is Flushing Marina, formerly World's Fair Marina (from the 64 fair). Doesn't officially allow liveaboards, and you'll be covered in kerosene soot because you are in the takeoff/landing pattern. Worse, you're in a bad neighborhood, the corner of Corona and an industrial wasteland and there's foot traffic of the kind that will take a kidney along with your wallet.
02-11-2008 04:37 PM
Liveaboard marinas in NYC area

As suggested by others, Liberty Landing and Lincoln/Weehawken would probably provide the shortest commute to Manhattan. I have stayed at LL during the summer while transiting and can attest that this marina can be quite noisy until late because of a nearby outdoor bar/restaurant. It is probably relatively quiet when it gets too cold for them to operate outdoors.
If you want a more tranquil spot you could try Haverstraw Marina but the commute from there is well over an hour. City Island has several marinas and while there is public transportation (bus to subway) it would also be about an hours commute to Manhattan. There is a small marina near LaGuardia Airport off the East River but I am pretty sure it is a bit 'rustic' for most people, not to mention noisy with jets passing by every few minutes.
I kept my boat a few winters at Jude Thaddeus Glen Cove marina and there was at least one couple living on a house boat. This marina was recently acquired by a conglomerate so I am not sure what their live aboard policy will be going forward. Commute from Glen Cove is a little over an hour by train whereas the train from Manhasset is about 40 minutes.
02-10-2008 01:41 PM
Loewe Whitby in good shape is a great liveaboard boat Mark. Check them out!

02-10-2008 11:42 AM
bvander66 Hi Jake, dont come here often, suggest you check out livingaboard dot com, superb site for LAs
We live at Liberty Landing Marina, great place, hard to get into this time of year. Lot of LAs in the NY area, most on the hudson though. Liberty Landing, Liberty Marina, Lincoln Harbor Marina are the most common. Other, a bit further up the river as well you may want to try.

Winter is not great but not bad either. If you insulate, add heaters pretty comfortable so far.
If you have any specific questions feel free to email me.
02-10-2008 10:17 AM
hellosailor Jake, probably LL or Gateway Marina, across from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. LL is the way closer commute, Gateway means a short bus ride up Flatbush Avenue to the end of the F (?) train and then another 1/2 hour to downtown NYC. Needless to say, very different places but when all is said and done, probably the two "simplest" for the purpose.
02-10-2008 02:45 AM
kptmorgan04 Hey,
So right now we are looking at Liberty Landing and anywhere else?
I am trying to search out my options for my 36 ft sailboat, myself and my fiancee. She works in NYC, but riding a train in either from CT or Long Island wouldnt be out of the question.
I would be looking to head up that way end of summer/early fall and stay for at least a year most likely.
Thanks in advance,
09-26-2007 11:37 PM
jonniesail wow thanks for all this information i will relay this to my friends in NY
09-05-2007 03:31 PM
hellosailor Andrew, where can you live aboard in NYC?
09-05-2007 02:18 PM
Looking to purchase a boat for live-aboard in NYC

Hi-- thanks for the great thread. I'm in the market to purchase a boat for liveaboard in New York City-- do you have any pointers to the best places to purchase?

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