Marina recommendations for living aboard?

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Marina recommendations for living aboard?

Post by AD 2 »

Hi there
We're living aboard presently in Canada, but are planning on moving to the UK this year to live on our new-to-us boat somewhere along the south coast-ish area of England, unless we hear of somewhere great somewhere else. Are there places you'd recommend? Places to avoid? Experiences to share?
Any help would be much appreciated!
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Post by Jeff »

Living aboard in UK marinas is frowned upon by some marinas. Some turn a blind eye. Some actively encourage it.

We were last living in Marinas some time ago so my list below might well have changed but here's some to consider:

* Falmouth

* Sutton Harbour - brilliant place to live aboard. Very sheltered. Fantastic access to shops and 'culture'. The best shower facilities of any marina in the UK. Welcome liveaboards. Friendly staff.

* Plymouth Yacht Haven - a bit bouncy in some winds but you get used to it. A good existing liveaboard community. Poor showers (but they have since been upgraded).

* Brighton - big existing liveaboard community. I think officially they don't allow liveaboards but turn a blind eye (not sure).

* St Katherine Docks - amazing place to be, an oasis in the centre of London, more expensive than normal marinas.

There are others also I'm sure.

Good luck!
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Re: Marina recommendations for living aboard?

Post by Chicagosailor »

Hi AD 2, did you execute on your plans to live-aboard? Thinking of the same!
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