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What do I do with my boat?

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Thinking about moving to STT with my family and am wondering what to do with my boat. I have a 27' Formula that I would love to have there. My questions are
1. What is the cheapest way to get the boat there?
2. Would it be better to sell it and buy different boat once we are there?
3. Either way, what does it cost to keep a boat at a marina or a storage place?
4. Also curious if it would be better to keep it on the trailer if I were to find a house with adequate space for it?

Topic starter Posted : June 29, 2010 7:16 am
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Keep it. A Trailer. Red Star for your vehicle and the boat out of port of Jacksonville Fl. Find a house on the North Side and keep it there or store it at Hull Bay Hideaway.

Posted : June 29, 2010 10:19 am
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We made friends with people that came from Michigan. After being here a year he wanted his 1970's 24 ft. Eliminator speed boat brought down, with the red upholstry and big side exhausts. It was sweet looking...once he brought it down, they decided they wanted to move back to Michigan. He sold it to someone here on island rather than the costs of sending it back up.

Posted : June 29, 2010 10:42 am
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The best marina (we've been told) here on STX is $20 per foot per month for slip rental. If you decide to bring it and keep it in the water, be sure to figure that extra $540 per month into your finances, not including insurance. 🙂


Posted : June 29, 2010 11:21 am
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I moved and shipped our boat here to STX in 2008. I highly recommend keeping it on a trailer so you don't have to deal with advanced salt corrosion (you will have to deal with some of it attacking your trailer though but that's a LOT easier to deal with than your motors and electrical system on your boat), high slip fees, extra boat maintenance (e.g., bottom paint, bilge systems, etc.), and emergency extractions during hurricane season.

Posted : June 29, 2010 1:34 pm
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If you can fit it in a 40' container - ship it and lots of other things at one time.

Posted : June 29, 2010 6:20 pm
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