September 16, 2008

Indian Rocks Beach Boat Club Meeting

The Indian Rocks Beach Boat Club hosted an island party in the Intracoastal Waterway just south of the Belleair Beach Causeway on Sept. 13. More than two dozen boats carried about 100 people to the island for great food, nice weather, a bonfire and a beautiful setting sun with full moon rising.

Club members will meet again Thursday, Sept. 18, at Marlin Time in Brewmasters. Happy hour will be 6 to 7 p.m. with the meeting at 7

September 3, 2008

Downtown Marina Lottery Plan

At Monday's City Council session, the finance director presented a marketing plan and a process for conducting a lottery to allocate the facility's 129 slips.

The plan will consist of promoting the marina at area boat shows, advertising and qualifying a list of individuals who have expressed interest in renting a slip.
Clearwater has already promoted the marina at the August 9th National Marina Day event hosted at the Municipal Marina on Clearwater Beach. Due to bad weather the event did not produce many prospects.

The City plans to participate in 2 more events to generate interest among local boaters before the marina is opened in the summer of 2009: the Tampa Boat Show on September 5th-7th, and the Saint Petersburg Boat Show/Strictly Sail on December 4th-7th. An ad campaign is also planned in the Gulf Mariner, a regional boaters magazine, and the St Petersburg Times. Promotional materials will also be placed at local boat retailers.

The city is hoping to fill the marina with 621 individuals who have asked to be placed on the list of interested parties back in 2007. An estimated 100 names may be duplicates. The city will be mailing a brochure and slip rental application to those on the list, and those who respond and provide a $500 reservation deposit will be entered into a blind lottery that will determine who gets a slip, and in what order they get to choose their slip. Clearwater residents will receive priority over non-residents in the lottery process.
No deposit was required to become a member of the list so a number of those may fail to respond when asked for a $500 deposit to enter the lottery. In addition, nearly 100 the names on the current list appear to be duplicates.
Clearwater plans a January 30, 2009, cutoff date for lottery registration and payment of the $500 deposit. The lottery will be a live event at the Harborview Center on March 14, 2009. Slip locations will be chosen at the event so attendance by the registrant or representative is mandatory. Deposits will be applied to first and last month's rent.
Should there not be enough slips to satisfy demand, those not awarded slips will be refunded their deposit, or be refunded only $400, leaving $100 as a deposit to preserve their place on a wait list.
The marina is projected to open on July 1, 2009.

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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