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#1 BunkerBuster

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Posted February 09 2006 - 11:38 AM

Just wanted a ballpark figure about how much $$$ it cost to have a boat slip for a 17ft fishing boat for the summer and if there are places where you can pay for a slip in the summer and store it there for the winter season in NJ. I am new at this process and just wanted to get some insight.

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Posted February 09 2006 - 1:47 PM

Lots of places for a boat that size. You'll pay ~75.00/ft. Where do you plan to fish?
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Posted February 09 2006 - 1:52 PM

Most places charge per foot of boat length..like $60-70 per foot for the season in the water. Most seasons are from April through October. Our marina hits us extra for November and December I think.
Most have winter dry storage too for a few more hundred bucks.
If you can store it at your house or somewhere else that is always a plus.
Costs depend alot on where you are located. We are in the Shark River and good spaces with water are very limited, so the cost is higher.
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Posted February 09 2006 - 1:56 PM

Look to pay between $60-90/foot for the summer depending where the marina is located. And if you store it at the marina look at $20-30/foot for winter storage. I would start looking now, because each year marina's are closing and finding a slip gets to be harder and harder.

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Posted February 09 2006 - 2:18 PM

I pay $130 per foot LOA on the North Shore of LI. There are way more boats than slips. Where I am (Northport), if you don't know someone it could take several years on a waiting list to get a slip at a private marina. The waiting list at a town slip, that charges much less, is about 10 years.
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Posted February 09 2006 - 2:19 PM

Darn edit.... that should be $139
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Posted February 09 2006 - 2:44 PM

So it will be somewhere between 60-140 per foot per month? or thats the whole summer price?

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Posted February 09 2006 - 5:21 PM


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Originally posted by BunkerBuster:
So it will be somewhere between 60-140 per foot per month? or thats the whole summer price?


The cost is for the whole season. Boating is expensive but not that expensive.... yet.

I wonder what the price of gas will be this year - last year the cheapest around was $3.89 /gal.
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Posted February 09 2006 - 6:16 PM

Thanks for the input guys. Wasnt really sure how it worked but now I have a better idea.

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Posted February 09 2006 - 9:15 PM

I pay 110 a foot for April 15 thru Oct 15 season. They charge 3.00 per foot per week for time after Oct 15. The winter storage is about half at 50 a foot for the off season.

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Posted February 10 2006 - 9:22 AM

Between summer slip, winter storage, shrink wrapping and winterizing, I pay ~3500/yr. Yikes!
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Posted February 10 2006 - 3:50 PM

So what's the going rate for yard storage? I've been toying with the idea, but haven't gotten around to making any calls yet.

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Posted February 10 2006 - 4:45 PM

A quick rule of thumb (especially with new boats) is slip, storage, insurance, maintenance, etc will annually cost 10% of the boat cost
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Posted February 24 2006 - 7:50 PM

I feel lucky I only pay $85.00 per foot on the Shark River. The municipal marina in Belmar now gets $135 per foot and there is a 1 or 2 year waiting list.
One thing I found when looking for a slip in Shark River is that a phone call will not get you a slip in any of the private marinas. They want to "size you up".

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Posted February 27 2006 - 11:58 AM

I'm paying roughly $130/ft on the Manasquan River. Location depends a lot on how much you'll pay --- if you're in a so-so location, your payment will be lower; if its in a desired location, it'll be much higher