Cost to dock a boat in Santa Cruz, CA?

I'm thinking of buying a boat. How much does it cost to store it at a marina in Santa Cruz, CA?

Also, what other costs are associated besides fuel? Just curious.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The cost is the least of your problems. To begin with, there is a LONG waiting list for slips in the Santa Cruz Harbor. We waited over 14 years for a slip in the lower harbor. The wait for the upper harbor is usually less depending upon the size of the boat. If you are considering a sailboat, the upper harbor will require that your mast be tabernackled to be lowered to get under the bridge. For a power boat, you are probably ok and will have only the wait for the slip. Call the harbormaster for waiting list and costs. Occasionally there are slips available for sub-let by boatowners away cruising or commercial boats that are working out of the area. There is a sub-let fee in addition to the slip fee. If You buy a boat already in the harbor, you can usually keep the slip for up to a year until you can find your own. Additional costs are bottom cleaning and zinc replacement (every 3 months) ... periodic haulout for new bottom paint (every 18 - 24 months)... general maintenace of your mechanical and electronic gear. We set aside about $1500/year for maintenance on a 30ft sailboat and hope that nothing major comes along.

    Source(s): Boating for over 40 yrs ... boat in SC Harbor for over 20yrs
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago


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  • 4 years ago

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  • Bushit
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    1500 dollars and current price

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