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tmccormick
(@tmccormick)
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Hi All-

I am new to the message board but have found it a great tool for many things! My wife, daughter, and myself will be relocating down to St. Thomas somewhere around Feb. or March of 2014. I am a USCG OUPV licensed captain and am bringing my Worldcat 270SD boat with us. I have been trying to find out if it is feasible to launch a boat somewhere on the East End on a daily basis vs. keeping your boat in a slip or mooring on the water. Is this cost prohibitive? Most of the docks are overkill in terms of size and very expensive! I want to eventually keep it in the water but I will also have to find a place to keep my trailer if I do this. Any thoughts or recommendations are much appreciated! Thanks, Tim

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Topic starter Posted : August 9, 2013 8:25 pm
Iris Tramm
(@Iris_Tramm)
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Hi All-

I am new to the message board but have found it a great tool for many things! My wife, daughter, and myself will be relocating down to St. Thomas somewhere around Feb. or March of 2014. I am a USCG OUPV licensed captain and am bringing my Worldcat 270SD boat with us. I have been trying to find out if it is feasible to launch a boat somewhere on the East End on a daily basis vs. keeping your boat in a slip or mooring on the water. Is this cost prohibitive? Most of the docks are overkill in terms of size and very expensive! I want to eventually keep it in the water but I will also have to find a place to keep my trailer if I do this. Any thoughts or recommendations are much appreciated! Thanks, Tim

[Edited to removed comment as it applied to STX. Didn't realize you were on STT. Sorry. No idea.]

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Posted : August 9, 2013 8:51 pm
Alana33
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Check out the East End of STT. There are many small and privately owned marinas (or parcels used for local boats that have water access) that may be able to accommodate you depending on your requirements but you are going to have to look around and talk to different people to see what your options and costs are. You can check costs at the more upscale marinas such as Sapphire Bay Marina, American Yacht Harbor, then there's Compass Point Marina, Independant Boat Yard and next door is East End Boat Park but they are a stack rack.
You can also check Fabian's Landing ( next door to EEBP) and the smaller ones that ring the Benner Bay mangrove lagoon. There's another marina next door to Fabian's landing but name escapes me. There is also Crown Bay Marina but that is located down in Crown Bay next to the new cruise ship port on islands south, south west side and a farther run to STJ, BVI, etc. Just depends on what you need and can afford.

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Posted : August 9, 2013 9:36 pm
East Ender
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There is a public boat ramp in the lagoon (near the ecotour gathering spot) and one at the yacht club you can use if you are a member.:-)

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Posted : August 9, 2013 9:44 pm
tmccormick
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Thanks for the tips!!!

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Topic starter Posted : August 12, 2013 6:10 pm
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