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Old 10-02-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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Hi,

Wife and I moving to our home in North Port this month. Avid boater up here in Connecticut looking forward to a long boating season in Fla. I realize North port is not on the water - my wife has a horse so she ended up winning that debate. Sold my Sea Ray a while back and been looking for boats in Fla everyday. Obvious choice would be a boat I can trailer but just curious as to how much dockage on a boat down there would be. I saw a great deal on a 30 foot Sea Ray. Its a steal at the asking price.
Anyone have an idea what slip rental on a boat like that would be? Probably way out of my price range but just curious. Thanks, Mike
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Last time I checked, was 2008, and the going rate at Laishley Marina and Fishermen's Village was about 12.50 per foot per month.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Here are some Charlotte County Marinas in the area. You may want to call and ask about pricing.

Fisherman's Village Yacht Basin
Located at the Peace River Marker No. 3; 1200 W. Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda.
941-575-3000
Punta Gorda Marina
Located in Punta Gorda just past the US 41 Bridge at the north end of Charlotte Harbor at 25096 Marion Ave. in Punta Gorda.
941-639-2750
Burnt Store Marina
Located at 3144 Matecumbe Key in Punta Gorda and at Burnt Store Marker No. 2. It is privately maintained. It is 090 degrees from Charlotte Harbor Marker 88.
941-637-0083
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
Located at 4400 Lister St., in Port Charlotte; N 26 57.567 / W 082 04.837. Private marina but has slips available to the public. Offers gas, a restaurant and ship store.
941-629-5131 or the Dockmaster 941-629-5131
Isles Yacht Club
Located at 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; Private marina but has slips available to the public. Offers a variety of facilities and amenities such as gas, a restaurant, bar and grill.
(941) 639-1369
Gator Creek Marine
Located at 5000 Deltona Dr., in Punta Gorda. Gator Creek Marine is a full-service marina, offering a complete ship store, gas dock facilities, covered dry storage thru 27' and more. Directions 41S to west on Rio Villa to left on Deltona Dr.
941-639-3446
Eldred's Marina
Turn onto the Boca Grande Causeway and Eldred's is one of the finest things you see. They have a small ship's store and bait available, and lots of local charm! Located at 6301 Boca Grande Causeway by car, and right next to the Boca Grande Swing Bridge by boat.
Call 941-697-1431 for more information.
Uncle Henry's Marina
Turn south between Intracoastal Markers 21 and 22 near the swing bridge and follow the channel markers, located and the north end of the island, Docking arrangements made by calling ahead of channel 16. Fuel, boat rentals, bait, boat tours, plus a motel and shops.
Call 941-964-0154 for the marina or 941-964-8020 for the restaurant.
Inn Marina
Located at 891 E. Eight St. in Boca Grande. From the north look for Intracoastal Marker 4 and 5. From the south, look for Marker No. 2. Coming from the south, boaters have to go under the golf course bridge that has a 16- foot clearance at normal tide.
941-964-2777
Whidden's Marina
Located at East First Street next to Millers Marina, Boca Grande. Boaters come in at the same marker as Millers, Intracoastal No. 2. Whidden's an historic site, offers the best of the old style fishing ambiance that made Boca Grande world famous.
941-964-2878
Boca Grande Marina
With gas, a ship store, a large selection of bait and a new restaurant, the Boca Grande Marina opened with a new look just this year. They are located at 2244 Harbor Drive by car, N 26 degrees 44.832 and W 82 degrees 15.378.
941-964-2100
Gasparilla Marina
Off County Road 771 at 15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida, lighted Intracoastal Marker No. 20. Gas is available, plus a well-equipped store. Storage for large and small boats is located nearby.
941-697-2280
Palm Island Marina
7090 Placida Road, Cape Haze, next to Gulfwind Marine at Palm Island, home of Sea Ray and Boston Whaler. The marina is a full-sales and service facility, and features two restaurants and a heated pool with a hot tub. The marina also has dry storage up to 50 feet.
941-697-2161 or 941-697-4356 for the Dockmaster
Stump Pass Marina
Located between Intracoastal Markers 17A and 18, 3060 Placida Road; the marina is a 260 Maryland Ave.
941-697-2206 for the bait shop
Rocky Creek Marina
Located at Intracoastal Markers 21A; 1990 Placida Road, Englewood. The marina is a full-service facility, including retail, boat sales/service and ship store.
941-474-4284
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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$13/ft/month is the going rate around Punta Gorda, but my guess is that Sarasota would be even more. Last time I checked with marinas closer to the ICW, it was in the $16-18 per ft, per month range. Right around $6,000/yr for my 32 footer. Insane. And that is for a wet slip, NOT a lift. You can get in/out rack storage for boats up to 35ft at most marinas and save some cash. Plus you won't have to have the bottom scraped for barnicles twice a year.
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