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|08-04-2011 01:10 PM|
|Cptken||Little Creek and Norfolk both have marinas. The waiting list is long for both. Ft Monroe across the bay has a great marina, with the base closing and converting to the state, I have not heard what will become of the marina and Old Point Comfort YC. Personal Property Tax varies by county/city it ranges from 0.5-1.5% of BUC. Some cities waive it. I think currently Hampton and Va Beach. Of the two Hampton is more sail boat friendly. I think most of the marinas discourage liveaboards, but only a few say no. If you are going to work, the commute across the bridge tunnels can be a PITA, that may a factor in determining where you want to live. Pick up a Waterway Guide or take a look at ActiveCaptain.com. You can get a pretty good idea of the marina's available. I had an aquaintance that lived aboard in Bay Point Marina in Little Creek, had at least one dockmate that did also.|
|08-03-2011 04:35 PM|
One thing no one touched on...
when looking at marinas, check out the property tax rate for the locality you are looking in.
I think (not positive about this) that both Hampton and Va. Beach have little or no property tax on boats. On a 35-40 bluewater boat, that can add up to a lot of dollars.
|07-19-2011 05:08 PM|
Originally Posted by SailKing1 View Post
|07-19-2011 10:46 AM|
|SailKing1||Little Creek Amphibious base has slips, but you might have to get on a waiting list to get in. I am not sure if they allow liveaboards or not. I believe it is 2 -3bucks a ft slip fee.|
|07-18-2011 09:14 PM|
Originally Posted by Landseer36i View Post
|07-16-2011 10:37 PM|
While on active duty in Norfolk I lived aboard on my 36 ft Jeanneau at Salt Ponds Marina in Hampton. Their channel tends to shoal, but I had a shoal draft and never had a major issues. I went aground once but that was before I new about the shoaling. After that never any issues. They have since dredged, but I would recommend a shoal draft since the bay is shallow. Salt Ponds was very nice, quiet and not very expensive. Good luck.
|07-16-2011 09:39 AM|
Originally Posted by McMikeJr View Post
|07-15-2011 09:56 PM|
Thanks for the information everybody! I think it's a shame that liveaboards have such a negative image in the eyes of marina managers and the public in general. I read alot of articles/posts about derelict boats cluttering up harbors. Funny thing is that the pictures I see of them have nobody aboard. Town managers don't try to run everybody out of town when a select few junk up their properties. They just fine them, then charge them for the cost of cleanup. I'm sure they could locate the owners to rectify the situation. If they arent registered/documented, impound them, sell the boats, and apply the money to harbor upkeep. It's pretty easy to toss a few bad apples off the tree. Don't burn the tree in the process!
with any luck, I'll only need to stay in a marina for a year or two at most. After that, I'll be gone over the horizon, at least fr a few years!
Take care everybody!
|07-15-2011 09:38 AM|
|MarioG||Hey Dean We live on an E-32 and hve sailed the east in great comfort. Theres Sandy Point marina that we really liked and I know there were many live aboards.|
|07-15-2011 08:17 AM|
Originally Posted by CaptainForce View Post
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