Simple Question about your slip

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dwna1a, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. jzanthony

    jzanthony Active Member

    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA, 2019 SeaDoo RXT230
    7.4 Horizons
    2000 CND funds by the slip April 1st to Oct 31, Includes Hydro and Water. Been same price last 10 years but could definitely see it going up this year as owner had all the docks raised 1.5' to get them above water.
    Its a small private marina, I don't see myself ever leaving.

  2. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_4230.JPG It doesn't really matter what a slip costs in Michigan, Florida, California or where ever. This is a question that is purely local. The best way to determine if your deal is fair is to look at the options within the distance you comfortable driving to in order get to your boat. In Chicago our boat was 45 minutes from home. We did not want to drive more than that drive time. Here, we have a slip right outside our back door that we own. Not sure how to even price that convenience.
  3. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    [QUOTE="Gofirstclass, Wow, from looking at some of what you 9guys have to pay for a slip I feel like I should buy Christmas presents for the marina management.

    You need to buy for the management AND your governor---That's a great deal.

    Here's a photo from Feb, 2017
  4. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    5 minutes from our house @ $725/mo + electrity (20'x60')

    2019-10-29 18.29.24-1.jpg
  5. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    $2992 for 2019 season. 50 foot slip, 18 foot beam. Power and water included. Right next to a popular sand bar.
    Small marina, only 154 slips.
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Places around here mostly seem to charge by the foot LOA.

    BOB TYSON Active Member

    Oct 5, 2017
    sarasota, fl
    2005 460 Sundancer
    Cummins 480 CE
    $1100/month includes utilities for a 45' slip @ Marina jacks in Sarasota. Awesome dock and I have a tremendous view from of the back of the boat: Theres a beautiful park and across the street is downtown Sarasota with restaurants galore. I prefer not to look into the back of someone else boat. Ive looked at a few others but love the view. Interestingly there are several newer marinas that have opened not far away so we will see if the high pricing holds.
  8. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    In Benicia Ca we pay $10.95 per foot per month with metered power charged seperatley. The fees are charged for either LOA or Slip length which ever is more. Docks are old, wood construction but still sound.
    A city owned marina contracted to private management that every one grumbles about.
    Carpe Diem
  9. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    We paid by the slip size in Missouri. For 12 months I paid 7800 for a 50 foot slip. We also get to pay property tax every year to the tune of 7000 and some change. Ouch.
  10. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Just north of Atlanta, we pay $500/month for 16’x42’ covered. We have a slip on the end so view out the starboard side is beautiful. Water is free and electricity is metered. 10 mins from our house.

  11. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Here in the Sacramento Delta, most marinas charge based on the slip size. You can put any size boat in them that will fit inside the drip line. A 36' slip at my marina (one of the more expensive ones in the area) charges around $480/mo + power.
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We should start another thread on what we pay for fuel :)
    It's two days until winter ...we can handle two threads...
  13. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    oh don't even get me started....
  14. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Active Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    Lake Mead is 249.00 per month for a 24 ft slip with no power but water. Marina has shower and bathroom facilities, restraurant, fuel dock , and store. They also have boats for rent.
  15. Dave - M

    Dave - M Member

    Aug 29, 2018
    1990 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser
    I'm in 1 of 2 marinas at a lake. They charge by the foot so for a 6 month season I pay $2400. That is for a 28 foot boat, including power, water and cable. I have one 20' finger pier; slip neighbor has the other one.

    I am pretty much maxed out on boat size, due to beam limitations. There are slips available for beamier boats, they naturally cost more but are also mostly located in a noisier, more congested part of the marina.
  16. FastMarkA

    FastMarkA Active Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    2015 Sunseeker Portofino 40
    Volvo Penta D6-330
    Happy to share the Chicago approach (which is by no means well-run; it's outsourced to Westrec, so I'm not advocating you follow any of it--in fact, do the opposite).
    • Base slip: LOA or Slip Length, you get charged for whatever is longer; cannot hang out more than 2'; floating docks, and only slips >50' have a piling at the end for proper tie-off; no covered docks in the system
    • Utility Fee for water
    • Electric is metered and charged
    • A car parking space is included; a second pass can be bought for ~$300
    • Dock box is an add-on if wanted; $125 for the season
    • Season is officially May 1 - Oct 31; they don't seem to mind April arrivals, but end-of-season is enforced (they start shutting water down to the docks after Oct 15 unnecessarily)
    My 40' slip for the 6 month season: $5393 or $898.93/month. (This includes the 20% discount for Chicago residents; if I lived in a suburb, this would be $6,356 for the season.)

    (We also have access to their fuel docks where diesel was $4.25/gal in October 2019; gasoline was around the same if I recall correctly.)
  17. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    So far from what I got in email. Most marinas are by the slip size, I'm still waiting to hear from 5 other spots.

    Go First, I am right there with you. Our current docks are falling apart we have no amenities and I pay $2000.00 for a covered slip.

    Before everyone gets worked up, the largest boat we can have is a 39EC due to height issues

    Blueone, phase one is a new living shoreline. We loose the fuel and pump out for maybe 4 to 6 months. So fuel is going to have the extra cost of going to get it. Wait, that might be a good thing! More time on the river!
  18. MrHappy

    MrHappy Active Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    We live in the middle of Indiana. There are not a lot of good boating destinations to choose from. 17 years ago we settled on a Lake Monroe which is a 1 1/2 hour drive for us. The lake is only 1 mile by 10 miles.

    We got a covered slip for $1,795 a year. Obviously we can’t sleep on our boat so we drove back and forth. On average 33 times per year which I estimated cost $235 for each outing. Slip fee, gas( boat and car), insurance etc.

    5 years ago we made the decision to quit the marina. . We no longer keep our boat there it was too expensive for the time and effort. I believe it is now $3,300 fora 10’ x 20’ covered slip. $23.57 a foot per month, 7 months.

    I am surprised at the huge yachts that make there home on Lake Monroe. (to me on such a little lake) 50’ sedan bridges
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I know the feeling ...we live in Fishers on Geist, we kept the boat there a Sundeck and went to Monroe a few times and stayed at that hotel...can't think of the name..the one attached to the marina.
    We now drive 3-1/2 hours to Erie. That's what you get for living in the middle of nothing but corn fields :)
  20. MrHappy

    MrHappy Active Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    We live in Carmel. I grew up boating on Morse and Geist before there were homes on either. Gravel roads to both.

    Damn, I miss the days of Damn sliding at Morse.

    We love taking the family to Muskegon on Lake Michigan.
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