Marinas on St Thomas
Hello, I decided to start a seperate thread regarding the marinas, I found American Yacht Harbor on the internet, alot of extras, price wasn't bad, are there anymore? Does Crown Bay have a website? what about Pirates cove? I am looking for a quite monthly slip for a 25 footer with electricity and waste water pump out not to far from downtown.
There is some marina information on the sister website to this one, here is the link to the marina page http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/more_info/marinas/.
Crown Bay Marina website: http://www.crownbay.com/
Crown Bay very nice in town, American Yacht Harbor red hook call it mid range , Yacht Haven Grande supper nice $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, Compass Point feels like Dog River in Mobile Bay, Pirates Cove pretty much the same as Compass those are the ones that I know of.
I just saw your other post. How self contained is your boat? A mooring is the cheapest way to stay on a boat in the islands but you have to be self sufficient for power etc. If you are working with cruise ship passangers and transportation is an issue then Crown Bay Marina will be the most convient for a wet slip, Yacht Haven probably wouldn't rent a 25 foot boat a slip even if you wanted to pay there rates. Compass Point or Pirates cove will be the most afforadable but will require a car to get around. Red Hook American Yacht Harbor is as far away from downtown as you can get. Hope this helps. I am leaving today for St Thoams and won't likely get to post again for a week or so as I am not taking a computer with me.
Jay thank-you! Your info has been super helpful, I will focus on the marinas based on the criteria you provided, let me know when your back on-line, I assume your a licensed captain and I hope your working in the Biz, I would like to ask you some questions about that if you don't mind. PM me when you get back.
You will probably be better off renting an apartment. Slips are expensive and few marinas, if any, allow liveaboards. Both Compass Point marina and Independent Boat Yard marina are now owned by the same people and no longer allow liveaboards. For my 35' they wanted $720 a month, not including utilities. web page www.compasspointmarina.com and contact is Suzan Bryant, 340-775-6144 in case they have recently changed policy/rates.
Have not priced American Yacht Harbour or Crown Bay lately, as they were always more expensive than above. Not sure of their policy on liveaboards. They will surely have a min. slip fee so you will be paying alot for a 25'.
There is a High/Dry yard over by Independent Boat Yard that also has a few wet slips that might be worth looking into. Nice slips and with fuel dock. Called Ruan's Marine 775-6346
Thank-you, I'm finding out that it will actually be more economical, to rent a place, most of the places I called want a minimum per day per OAL which even for a modest boat of 25 ft can total as much as a apartment, I'll follow your leads and a few of my own. Anything else comes to mind please drop me a line.