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Old 05-08-2019, 02:13 PM   #1
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Looking for a reasonably priced marina in the general Miami area, including the Miami river, for a 45 trawler. Tips anyone?
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:25 PM   #2
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Looking for a reasonably priced marina in the general Miami area, including the Miami river, for a 45 trawler. Tips anyone?
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Please people, define reasonably priced when you ask this question. What we consider reasonable may not be what you do. Also are you looking for transient or year round or a few months? Liveaboard or not?
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Please people, define reasonably priced when you ask this question. What we consider reasonable may not be what you do. Also are you looking for transient or year round or a few months? Liveaboard or not?
Ditto. A similar question is "who knows of a _____ that's great and won't break the bank"? to which my response is "how big is the bank?"
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If you want to be in the middle of the action and great restaurants Miami Beach Marina on south beach is where I would stay. Joes Stone Crabs is spitting distance, Smith and Wollensky a little further.
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If you want to be in the middle of the action and great restaurants Miami Beach Marina on south beach is where I would stay. Joes Stone Crabs is spitting distance, Smith and Wollensky a little further.
Great Marina and location and reasonably priced at $6 to $10 per foot daily and $78 per month and up and for three months $68 and up. For annual slips as low as $34/ft per month. Now any of these can be higher.
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$6 to $10 DAILY???? Holy Cow!
I’m glad I’m on the Salish Sea, two bucks a foot is on the high end around here for overnight and a few marinas located in day cruise destinations are charging a nominal fee for a few hours.
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I understand. You can eat at Taco Bell or dine at Joes. Not knowing where your paying $2.00 but South Beach is South Beach, it’s not for everyone.
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$6 to $10 DAILY???? Holy Cow!
Iím glad Iím on the Salish Sea, two bucks a foot is on the high end around here for overnight and a few marinas located in day cruise destinations are charging a nominal fee for a few hours.
Yeah, I agree...My neck of the woods has some exclusive, top dollar areas like Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard and Boston but Miami takes the cake I guess.
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$6 to $10 DAILY???? Holy Cow!
Iím glad Iím on the Salish Sea, two bucks a foot is on the high end around here for overnight and a few marinas located in day cruise destinations are charging a nominal fee for a few hours.
Yes, we were amazed at the prices in Washington and Alaska.

That's why we asked that one defines reasonable and length of stay. I could now give $4 per day marinas and they're reasonable compared to Miami Beach but are they compared to what the OP is looking for.
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I understand. You can eat at Taco Bell or dine at Joes. Not knowing where your paying $2.00 but South Beach is South Beach, it’s not for everyone.
That’s not the reason marinas are so high there. I used to live there; it has some decent restaurants, but nothing that special. It has a lot more to do with property tax rates than anything else.
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That’s not the reason marinas are so high there. I used to live there; it has some decent restaurants, but nothing that special. It has a lot more to do with property tax rates than anything else.
I'm sure taxes play a big part, but supply/demand effect is very real. There just aren't enough slips in Dade county for the number of boaters. The municipal marinas all have waitlists and Irma didn't improve the supply. I'm at Miami Beach Marina, on an annual lease. It is not cheap, but is a nice, clean well-managed marina. There may be possibilities at Prime Marina in Coconut Grove, price on an annual basis might not be that different..

As others have said, need more info from OP to offer more help.
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I'm sure taxes play a big part, but supply/demand effect is very real. There just aren't enough slips in Dade county for the number of boaters. The municipal marinas all have waitlists and Irma didn't improve the supply. I'm at Miami Beach Marina, on an annual lease. It is not cheap, but is a nice, clean well-managed marina. There may be possibilities at Prime Marina in Coconut Grove, price on an annual basis might not be that different..

As others have said, need more info from OP to offer more help.
Wifey B: There is only one......note....one......no more....one...Miami Beach Marina. Other marinas close, such as Sunset Harbor or Miamarina or Sea Isle or even the megayacht marina on the causeway, One Island Park. However, if you want to be in Miami Beach and right at South Beach....there is only one...

Their price is whatever the market will bear. Because....only one.

Now if you don't like the location, it's not worth it. But if you want to go to South Beach and take off your top and enjoy.....or go for a lunch or clubbing or just enjoy.

And restaurants, starting with Joe's Stone Crab.....oh making me hungry just thinking of it....

So much incredible dining on Miami Beach and across the bay so little at Bayside.

For those of us to whom Miami Beach Marina appeals, there's just no other to compare. For those to whom the location and marina doesn't appeal, then it's just not their place.
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Hope the OP returns sometime to tell us what he's looking for so perhaps we can provide some assistance.
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I would bet there are more really great restaurants within five miles of Miami Beach Marina than any other marina. Of course it is all subjective.
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And as you mentioned, the top less beach with all the models regular and porn trying to be found is also great sport.
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I would bet there are more really great restaurants within five miles of Miami Beach Marina than any other marina. Of course it is all subjective.
Wifey B: More within 2 miles. More within walking distance.

That's like Joe's Stone Crab. You can't adequately describe it. One has to experience it to understand.
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I was looking at the Fountainbleu Hotel recently. It isn't South Beach but it's close. $10 / ft (40' min) and it doesn't even include power. $25 a day for 50 amp. That $435 doesn't even get you access to the pool - you have to rent a lounge chair or cabana for that.
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Miami Beach Marina - are you referring to the one just inside Government cut, before the bridge?
I have stayed there a few times - don't recall $6-$10 a foot daily. Did I miss something?
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Miami Beach Marina - are you referring to the one just inside Government cut, before the bridge?
I have stayed there a few times - don't recall $6-$10 a foot daily. Did I miss something?
Apparently.

You may have missed Suntex taking over and then new management. Rates have gone up.
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I used five miles because I wanted to include the Forge on 41st Street, my favorite.

My dad was great friends with Joe’s original owner, we could walk in and the the front man and my dad made eye contact, my dad would show on his fingers how many were in our party and we would walk right in and be seated. All the waiters knew him and we got great service.
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