January 31, 2008

Madeira Beach Slips One Step Closer

The proposed slips around the city ballfield are one step closer to realty. The commission voted 4-1 to obtain the submerged land lease necessary for proposed boat slips. The proposed marina will have 126 boat slips, which are in high demand due to recent condo development that replaced area marinas.

John's Pass Pirate Ship Getting New Dock

A new dock will be built at John's Pass for the pirate ship. This will move the boat from it's current spot next to the casino ship to a new dock in front of Sculley's restaurant. Two finger piers will be constructed, one for the pirate ship and one for a dolphin watch cruise boat. The move comes from safety concerns due to the ship having to venture into stong currents while navigating around the cruise ship when it come in and out of port. The new dock will also make it easier for passengers to get off and on.

New Ritz Carlton Will Have Marina On Tampa Bay

A new Ritz Carlton being constructed at Rocky Point on Tampa Bay (just over the CC causeway) will have a marina. Slips will be available for residence owners and hotel guests. The sales office is scheduled to open shortly and the hotel is scheduled to open in 2011.

January 12, 2008

Shrimp Boat Leaking Fuel Near Johns Pass

"Rodac" a 22-foot-commercial shrimp boat from Redington Beach began taking on water Friday night after it hit a sand bar. The Coast Guard first got a call around at 10:15 p.m. Friday. and the workers on board were rescued by Sea Tow Tampa Bay. Part of the boat remains above the water, but about 200 gallons of diesel fuel was leaking into the Gulf. Large swells prevented response crews from setting up a boom to contain the spill, according to officials.
A private company that contains such spills was scheduled to go to the scene this morning to assess what needs to be done.

January 8, 2008

New Madeira Beach Marina on Horizon

Madeira Beach may be getting some sorely needed boat slips. A feasiblitiy study has been completed and the area surrounding the city ball field has been deemed a good site. In fact, the consultant called it one of the finest areas he'd seen for docking. This is great news because Pinellas County has very strict rules controlling marine construction. The study was done to ensure environmental and navigational safety, as well to ensure property channel depth and access.

The proposed marina will have 126 slips to accommodate boats up to 36 feet. It is estimated that the new docks could generate more than $40k per month for the city.

The next step for the city is to get a lease for the submerged land and get the proper permits, which could take almost 2 years because of red tape. That gives you plenty of time to save up for that boat you've had your eye on.

January 6, 2008

2008 Florida Boat Show Schedule

Stuart Boat Show January 11 - 13 Stuart, Florida
Charlotte County Boat Show January 17 - 20 Port Charlotte, Florida
Central Florida Boat Show January 17 - 21 Orlando, Florida
Naples Boat Show January 17 - 20 Naples, Florida
Miami International Boat Show February 14 - 18 Miami , Florida
Strictly Sail Miami February 14 - 18 Miami, Florida
Dania Marine Flea Market March 6 - 9 Miami, Florida
Palm Beach Boat Show March 27 - 30 Palm Beach, Florida
Suncoast Boat Show Aprll 17-20 Sarasota, Florida
St. Lucie County Boat Show April 18 - 20 Port St Lucie, Florida
Jacksonville International Boat Show April 18 - 20 Jacksonville, Florida

Congrats to Quality Boats of Clearwater

Boating Industry Magazine released its annual top 100 boat dealer list for 2007. Quality Boats of Clearwater was named the most improved Top 100 Dealer, ranking 31st. You can see the whole list at Boating-Industry.com.

January 1, 2008

Trout Season Opens Today

Trout season opens today after being closed for 2 months. Up to 4 spotted sea trout can be kept - 3 between 15 & 20 inches, and a 4th may be larger.

Boat Slips and Marinas For Sale

There are currently boatslips for sale at the following marinas:
Turtle Cove - Tarpon Springs, Island Yacht Club at Island Estates, - Clearwater, Pasadena Yacht & Country Club - St Petersburg. Prices range from $35k to @250k. There are also marinas for sale from $1 Million. For more information on Pinellas County Real Estate visit PropCo Real Estate or call toll free 888-499-5454.

Boat Ramps, Marinas, Yacht Clubs, and Storage


Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp 10 Ramps, 108 Parking Spaces
Park St. and Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg

Jungle Prada Park 2 Ramps, 16 Parking Spaces
Park St. and Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg

Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
503 150th Ave., Madeira Beach

Maximo Park 5 Ramps, 47 Parking Spaces
34th St. and Pinellas Point Dr. South, St. Petersburg

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Dunedin City Marina 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
51 Main St., Dunedin

Bay Vista Park 1 Ramp, 15 Parking Spaces
4th St. and Pinellas Point Dr. South, St. Petersburg

Coffee Pot Park 1 Ramp, 20 Parking Spaces
1st St. and 31st Ave. Northwest, St. Petersburg

Crisp Park 2 Ramps, 30 Parking Spaces
Popular St. and 35th Ave. Northeast, St. Petersburg

Demen's Landing Park 2 Ramps, 15 Parking Spaces
Bayshore Dr. and 2nd Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Grandview Park 2 Ramps, 40 Parking Spaces
6th St. and 39th Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Safety Harbor Marina (Municipal) 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
Tampa bay, 750 Main St, Safety Harbor

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina 2 Ramps, 0 Parking Spaces
300 Second Ave., SE, St. Petersburg

Sunlit Cove Park 1 Ramp, 5 Parking Spaces
Sunlit Cove Dr. and Bay St. Northeast, St. Petersburg

Park Boulevard Boat Ramp
18651 Gulf Boulevard Indian Shores

War Veterans' Memorial Park
9600 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg

Ft. De Soto Park - 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde

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Bay Pines Marina, St Petersburg 727-392-4922
Blind Pass Marina, St Pete Beach 727-360-4281
Boca Ciega Yacht Club 727-321-7295
Clearwater Harbor Marina 727-462-6954
Clearwater Municpal Marina 727-462-6954
Clearwater Yacht Club 727-447-6000
Carlouel Yacht Club 727-446-9162
Hubbards Marina, Johns Pass Madeira Bch 727-392-0167
Isla Del Sol Yacht Club, St Petersburg 727-906-4752
Island Yacht Club, Clearwater 727-461-2315
Island Harbor Marina, Palm Harbor 727-784-3014
Lighthouse Point Marina, St Petersburg 727-384-3625
Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 727-399-2631
Madeira Beach Yacht Club 727-393-0778
Maximo Marina, St Petersburg 727-867-8087
Pass a Grille Yacht Club 727-360-1646
Pirate's Cove Marina, Dunedin 727-733-1102
Pasadena Yacht Club 727-381-7922
Pass a Grille Marina, St Pete Beach 727-360-0100
Royal Yacht Club 727-736-4001
St Petersburg Municpal Marina 727-893-7329
St Petersburg Yacht Club 727-896-7212
Tierra Verde Marina 727-866-0255

Treasure Island Yacht Club 727-367-4511

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Lighthouse Yacht Services 727- 937-0327
527Anclote Rd Tarpon Springs, FL

Florida Trailer Storage 727- 533-8111
1700 Palm Way Largo, FL

Stanford Storage 727- 546-9646
7950118th Ave Largo, FL

Ozona Boat Storage & Repairs 727- 789-9497
211 Hedden Ct Palm Harbor, FL

Buccaneer Bay Storage 727- 549-8980
6675 114th Ave Largo, FL

Snug Harbor Marine Inc 727- 398-7470
13625 Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach, FL

Lightning Bay Performance 727- 578-0880
10900 Gandy Blvd N St Petersburg, FL

Gulf Marine Ways Inc 727- 937-4401
950 Dodecanese Blvd Tarpon Springs, FL

Viking Boat Works Co Inc 727- 576-1094
10121 Snug Harbor Rd NE St Petersburg, FL

Neptune Marine-Pinellas County 727- 934-2370
1046 Island Ave Tarpon Springs, FL

Progressive Marine Svc Inc 727- 822-2886
1351 Bay St SE St Petersburg, FL

Salt Creek Marine Ctr 727- 895-4481
107 15th Ave SE St Petersburg, FL

Sailor's Wharf 727- 823-1155
1421 Bay St SE St Petersburg, FL

Bay Area Rv & Boat Storage (813) 837-2132
7215 S Germer St Tampa, FL

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