Boat slip in Seattle - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 05-27-2009 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Boat slip in Seattle

I am getting more serious about buying a 34-36 ft. cruiser that I would keep in the Seattle area. With the downturn in the economy I believed that a slip at one of the marinas would be easy to come by. Not so. The waiting periods at Shilshole, Salmon bay and others are literally years the marinas tell me. Any suggestion on what to do?
Rustyf is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 05-27-2009
Senior Member
blt2ski's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,283
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Find a slip in the outskirts where a few more are available, Then get yourself on the list of where you want to be. Took me 14 months for a 30' slip in Edmonds. IIRC 34-36 is 5-8 yrs here. Everett has a few spots in the very back, first come first serve, Kind of a transient dock for upwards of 100 or so. That is where I went initially. They always seem to have something.

Just because it is a down time, folks that hae been on the list, still get first priority, assuming they still have boats etc.

You might also look at some of the YC's locally. Some such as Madenbauer, Seattle Queen City have spots for members. Hard to say how long you will/would have to wait, but still worth looking at too.


She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-27-2009
Courtney the Dancer
jrd22's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,971
Thanks: 5
Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 20
Check Craigslist, there are private slips that come available fairly often. We rented our slip out this way a couple of months ago. You have to be quick, they go fast.

SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 05-27-2009
Senior Member
djodenda's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Posts: 1,850
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Shouldn't be too long of a wait at Everett, and I'll bet that there are slips available in Bremerton.



1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
djodenda is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-27-2009
Senior Moment
doubleeboy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA -Eugene OR
Posts: 598
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
There are lots of open slips at Elliott Bay. The will give you half off second months rent as incentive. No rate increase this year, now about same price as Shilshole. One nice thing about EB is its run by professionals unlike some city marinas which appear to be run by clueless bureaucrats. A number of people are currently leaving EB due to the early morning racket caused by Cruise ships parked near by. If the early morning racket doesn't bother you, you might find a slip available now or shortly.

BTW you can't believe what they tell you at Shilshole about availability. I call one day and get told 6 months likely for a 40' slip, 4 people ahead of me. One week later a guy goes in and gets a 40' , no waiting, no waiting list fee. If you want to be at shilshole, make contact with someone there, get a name and keep talking to them , get on the list if necessary, but keep calling or visiting.

doubleeboy is offline  

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seattle - I am looking for a liveaboard slip Zabriskie Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11 05-30-2018 12:37 AM
8 places to rent a boat in Seattle - Curbed Seattle NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-26-2018 04:00 PM
Sublet Available: Seattle - 50' Liveaboard Slip - Dec '09-Mar '10 ozcesq Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 12-02-2009 07:46 PM
Slip Sub-Lease via Slip Renter KeelHaulin General Discussion (sailing related) 4 06-26-2007 01:50 AM
Seattle parades its boating mania on season's opening day - Seattle Times NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-04-2006 05:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome