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Old 02-16-2016, 01:25 PM
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I just jumped on board as the manager of Beaufort Yacht Basin on US 70 near the drawbridge on Town Creek.

The marina is brand new (still under construction actually) so there is plenty of availability. I can also probably get you a month free and maybe a percentage off too. Just throwing it out there in case anyone is interested. All wet slips. Floating docks, clubhouse, modern utilities, amenities...etc.

$14/foot/month annually. Also have 6 months, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily....
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Any plans for lifts?
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:34 PM
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I don't think there are any plans for lifts right now, but that could change.

Services: 30/50 amp electric, water, cable, internet, pump out

Amenities: captains lounge w/ TV internet and business services, showers, restrooms, laundry, outdoor grills, golf carts, picnic area, waterfront gazebo

Slips up to 100 ft.
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Originally Posted by FirstSouth View Post
I just jumped on board as the manager of Beaufort Yacht Basin on US 70 near the drawbridge on Town Creek.

The marina is brand new (still under construction actually) so there is plenty of availability. I can also probably get you a month free and maybe a percentage off too. Just throwing it out there in case anyone is interested. All wet slips. Floating docks, clubhouse, modern utilities, amenities...etc.

$14/foot/month annually. Also have 6 months, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily....
38 foot boat is $532 per month and $6300 per year?
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:10 AM
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Thats great that there will be a place like this in Beaufort!
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:53 AM
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What's included with the slip rent?
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by neverenoughfishin View Post
What's included with the slip rent?
A $20/month pedestal fee includes electric, cable tv, wifi, fresh water and pump-out. They also have a clubhouse with services and amenities that not all marinas have. And on-site staff to take care of whatever you need. Heading down to the coast and need your boat prepped, cleaned, iced up and ready? Call ahead.

As for price, I don't personally set the prices, but I do have some influence. The rate seems to be in-line with most other wet slips in the area, especially if you factor in the amenities that come with it. There are some discounts that can be applied as well.
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I had my 56 Hatteras at Morehead City Yacht basin for several years, and lived aboard there for a couple. As of a couple years ago,they were $14 a foot for the 8 "prime" months and $10 for the offseason months. They have a full fuel dock and diesel-to-the-boat. Courtesy mini-van for transients. Very nice on-shore facilities and marina-wide wi-fi. Super staff. So that'll be your main competition.

Wish you the best, because competition makes everyone better! With the bridge going away in another year or so, that will be a plus as well. Are you going to market to the Big Rock attendees? Or are you not looking for transients?
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:56 PM
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competition makes everyone better!
Agreed. We're not trying to step on anyone's toes. There's room for everyone!

Absolutely will be marketing to Big Rock and other tournament participants. Locals and transients. I'm sure it's a little too late to get Big Rock participants for this year. Most of the guys I know that fish it book their slips for the next year before they leave the slip the year before. We'll see how that works out though.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:36 AM
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Looking to move south and beaufort one of the potential landing spots. Is it a nice family area, i have 2 young kids? Seems like it might get small quick? any thoughts?
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Looking to move south and beaufort one of the potential landing spots. Is it a nice family area, i have 2 young kids? Seems like it might get small quick? any thoughts?
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Some people feel there's not much to do here, others feel there's lots to do. It all depends on your needs, interests and expectations. Beaufort Elementary and Middle Schools are top notch. There's also a charter school (Tiller) that's "progressive" and is highly regarded. At the high school level, East Carteret has it's good and bad points, it's what you (the student) makes out of it. There's many schools up north that are much worse.

I'm from Connecticut. When my kids were in HS, the town next door was very wealthy and their HS had a huge heroin problem in the late 80's early 90's. That school had a good reputation because they had the money to keep their problems out of the public eye.
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Reviving an old thread; I am potentially looking to move from The Boathouse to a lift at the Beaufort Yacht Basin. I talked with Jerry this afternoon and it seems like a fine establishment with potential availability to meet my needs. Anyone have recent experience? As an aside, Jerry mentioned that they are getting closer to breaking ground on a boutique Inn as well as a Jimmy Buffett Margarittaville. That'll certainly be interesting.

Appreciate the feedback!
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:47 PM
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We've kept our boat(s) there for a few years now. Our experience has been great. Always been treated like family. Great location for inlet, inner islands or cruise down Taylor's.
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Reviving an old thread; I am potentially looking to move from The Boathouse to a lift at the Beaufort Yacht Basin...

Boutique Inn as well as a Jimmy Buffett Margarittaville.
We just pulled ours back home from the Boathouse and I'm already regretting doing so. It's got me on the lookout for lift storage too.

A Margaritaville seems wildly out of place for Beaufort. It should be fun to watch some folks completely loose their minds if it moves forward. 😂
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We just pulled ours back home from the Boathouse and I'm already regretting doing so. It's got me on the lookout for lift storage too.

A Margaritaville seems wildly out of place for Beaufort. It should be fun to watch some folks completely loose their minds if it moves forward. 😂
Already in process... a lot of passionate conversations on FB about it.
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
Reviving an old thread; I am potentially looking to move from The Boathouse to a lift at the Beaufort Yacht Basin. I talked with Jerry this afternoon and it seems like a fine establishment with potential availability to meet my needs. Anyone have recent experience? As an aside, Jerry mentioned that they are getting closer to breaking ground on a boutique Inn as well as a Jimmy Buffett Margarittaville. That'll certainly be interesting.

Appreciate the feedback!

Margaritaville???? In Beaufort seriously??
Is there actually any truth to that??
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I would think a Magaritaville in Beaufort would struggle at best. My guess is there is about 0.0025% of the local population that might check it out. The rest are probably split between those that are plotting to burn it down and those that are preparing a lawsuit. The tourist that visit Beaufort are also likely to skip an establishment like Margaritaville. Now that I'm thinking about it a little... MHC is a no, Atlantic Beach is a no, pretty much every spot on the Crystal Coast would be an unusual spot. Keep it in N. Myrtle or maybe Wrightsville.
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First I'd heard of it, on THT of course! It appears to be a motel, with possibly a Margaritaville themed bar and restaurant, what's not to like? I've been in a few and while I wasn't head over heels, it was decent. Im still a parrot head at heart and the first time I ever heard him sing was at the dock house when he got off his sailboat and jumped in with Mike Edward's who was playing out back.

Of course the NIMBY yankee retirees in Beaufort will lose their minds, its already happening and I love it! They dont realise anything that brings business is a good thing, they just want lame pirate cruises and parking fees for the few spots left. A nice motel with a bar on the top deck, at a marina no less? Oh my, how will we ever raise revenue from DUI's if they dont get in their cars to drive home at 9:00 when we roll up the carpets? Carteret county motto; come on vacation, leave on probation!
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∆ ∆. Perfectly summed up. It'll be fun to watch.
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The more good options the better imo. However the it's rumored that they are wanting to build it 5 stories = 60' tall. That would definitely stand out like a sore thumb and set a not-so-great precedent I'm still surprised Beaufort allowed the moonrakers building to be built, it's one story too tall for front street in my opinion, and unnecessarily so given how they're using the space. The food is not so good and the layout is wonky but it'll probably survive based on location alone.
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