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Audrey and Garrett wanted a sailboat they could sail right away. One that didn't need extensive amounts of work. They wanted a wheel, not a tiller, a good engine and comfortable quarters. They also wanted a sailboat that was ready for the bluewater so they could take her out into the ocean.In Sausalito, only 10% of the marina berths are allowed to have liveaboards, so the couple knew they'd have to wait."We put our names on the waiting list at our marina right away. Again, we weren't thinking of becoming liveaboards at the time, but kind of had a just in case feeling. When we decided that we wanted to move onto our boat, we pursued our marina heavily, but at the same time, respectfully. We put in face time with the harbormaster and office manager and checked in over email every couple of weeks to see if any spots opened – and luckily, one did," said Audrey.
Sausalito, only 10% of the marina berths are allowed to have liveaboards,
Patrick saysSausalito, only 10% of the marina berths are allowed to have liveaboards,The Bay Area really can’t even stop reducing housing. Rich old fucks don’t want any more neighbors. But they consider themselves moral paragons because they support trannies! Insanity...
My wife's cousin and my sister's brother in law have done the living on a houseboat bit. In East Coast marinas, you get power and other amenities along with very favorable tax treatment. The many marinas here in VA are populated with people enjoying the floater lifestyle. Any time a waterfront town talks about taxing houseboats, the idea quickly gets tabled because the boaters can just simply cruise to another municipality that will not tax them.
I knew someone who, years ago, lived on a sailboat at Oyster Point (south San Francisco). The kicker: he was able to get a "home mortgage" to finance it and write off the interest!
I'll bet the rent on the boat slip is horrific
~$350 in South Beach Harbor in SF, AFAIK. This is right next to AT&T Park.
Hassan_Rouhani says~$350 in South Beach Harbor in SF, AFAIK. This is right next to AT&T Park. Really? If that's for a 40-foot live-abord slip then sign me up! I pay over $1000/month to "rent" (i.e.: pay property tax) the dirt my house sits on.