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Old 05-13-2020, 06:22 PM
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Looking for marina in the panhandle area (MS,AL,FL) that can handle a yacht around 170’ with 9’ draft.
Nothing to remote, would like To be in town or resort/spa type atmosphere.
I have found several areas to anchor out, but no marinas past Tampa.
Not sure this exists?
Old 05-13-2020, 06:26 PM
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call point cadet marina in biloxi, i think they can handle that. several casino resorts in the area and a margaritaville resort next door. i know they had tillman fertitta's yacht there
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Port of Pensacola. Panhandle isn’t set up for many yachts over 120ft. You’ll be downtown there and close to many good restaurants and night life once it opens.
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Possibly the wharf in orange Beach al. It's drep enough and the slips on the outside are just pull up parallel no backing. There's several shops and restaurants/bars right there in the marina.
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We're 400 miles inland, and our biggest boat is a 137' Christensen displacing 350 tons. And the owner has it tied to a barge at the country club because his home pier's not setup for the boat.
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
Possibly the wharf in orange Beach al. It's drep enough and the slips on the outside are just pull up parallel no backing. There's several shops and restaurants/bars right there in the marina.
I would think that The Wharf could handle it.
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Just let us know where the party is once you get her in place
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Old 05-14-2020, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
We're 400 miles inland, and our biggest boat is a 137' Christensen displacing 350 tons. And the owner has it tied to a barge at the country club because his home pier's not setup for the boat.
OK - curious where?
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I've docked a 115' at sandestin, not sure the max they can take

we docked at the wharf (on the icw) and it is a nice stop bc there are a lot of bars/restaurants/entertainment right there within easy walking distance

I'd think they have the room on the outer part of the dock

port of gulfport (we were able to get into the marina just east of the port but drawing 7 ft we churned up the bottom)

I would think anchoring behind shell island in pcb and tendering into grand lagoon would be a good option

or similar in destin

when you get over to LA there are a lot more options
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Originally Posted by Black Water View Post
Port of Pensacola. Panhandle isn’t set up for many yachts over 120ft. You’ll be downtown there and close to many good restaurants and night life once it opens.
This is where I would go.
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Thanks all for the info. With the limitations it looks like this might be put to rest.
I know it's 1% problems, but never realized the limitations for mega yacht dockage up that way.
Looks like a great area and would love to explore it some time, just on a smaller yacht!
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Originally Posted by ychtcptn View Post
Thanks all for the info. With the limitations it looks like this might be put to rest.
I know it's 1% problems, but never realized the limitations for mega yacht dockage up that way.
Looks like a great area and would love to explore it some time, just on a smaller yacht!
yeah no LMC, P66, OR, SIMV around here really

but I think you'd enjoy the trip into PCB, anchor just behind shell island and it's like 1 mile into grand lagoon where there's a lot of stuff, easy pass

orange bch (the wharf) is easy and fun but you'd need to enter the icw and then head over
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Palafox Pier in Pensacola is your best bet. You'll ultimately run into draft issues in many other locations.

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Point Cadet next to the Golden nugget can handle you....Owner of GN frequents the Nugget on his 164' with room to spare, The GN and other nearby casinos have spas ETC....I think he drafts 7'6" but Capt said that he had plenty of water.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
Point Cadet next to the Golden nugget can handle you....Owner of GN frequents the Nugget on his 164' with room to spare, The GN and other nearby casinos have spas ETC....I think he drafts 7'6" but Capt said that he had plenty of water.
It get semi-sketchy around that marina. I draft 6.5' and the channel coming in makes me nervous
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
We're 400 miles inland, and our biggest boat is a 137' Christensen displacing 350 tons. And the owner has it tied to a barge at the country club because his home pier's not setup for the boat.
this the 10-10-220 owner in Chattanooga?
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Originally Posted by bhales View Post
this the 10-10-220 owner in Chattanooga?
Probably Florence, AL.
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I would check with Baytowne wharf they certainly have some big yachts there..
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Originally Posted by ychtcptn View Post
Looking for marina in the panhandle area (MS,AL,FL) that can handle a yacht around 170’ with 9’ draft.
Nothing to remote, would like To be in town or resort/spa type atmosphere.
I have found several areas to anchor out, but no marinas past Tampa.
Not sure this exists?
Man, forget about all that pretty Panhandle stuff. Bring it up the Mississippi and dock it in Venice. No shortage of long docks on Tiger Pass. Night life is killer too. Literally!
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Originally Posted by Rollo Tomassi View Post
Man, forget about all that pretty Panhandle stuff. Bring it up the Mississippi and dock it in Venice. No shortage of long docks on Tiger Pass. Night life is killer too. Literally!
Port Fourchon could handle you easily as well. There are casinos at every truck stop in the area and first class dining at the Starfish in Grand Isle. There is always a shrimper headed up or down da bayou so transportation is not an issue either. I hope the lady likes wearing Amber Romance as thats the best scent for gnats and she will need it.
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