Marina Recommendations - Baltimore

Marina Recommendations - Baltimore

Post by Big Dog Be » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 11:02:22


My wife and I have just bought our first boat, an '83 S2 8.0 sloop.  I
noticed Lee Yeaton mention Harborview and Anchorage Marinas. I'm looking for
a slip either in the inner harbor or with easy access from SW of Baltimore
(we live in Ellicott City). Most of our sailing will be early evening and
weekends. I know there are three marinas in the harbor itself, and I have
been by two that are on the Middle River near Hanover Street in South
Baltimore. I also know there are a couple of marinas in Sparrows point. The
two on Middle River appear to be less expensive than the those in or near
the harbor, but only one (Middle River Marina) has what I would call
"secure" parking.  Problem, though, is that the marina is on the west side
of the Hanover Street Bridge and I'm not sure if there is clearance for the
S2.

Any recommendations or experience with marinas in the Baltimore area would
be greatly appreciated.

Rich Hartmann

 
 
 

Marina Recommendations - Baltimore

Post by w.. » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 12:57:36



Quote:
>My wife and I have just bought our first boat, an '83 S2 8.0 sloop.  I
>noticed Lee Yeaton mention Harborview and Anchorage Marinas. I'm looking for
>a slip either in the inner harbor or with easy access from SW of Baltimore
>(we live in Ellicott City). Most of our sailing will be early evening and
>weekends. I know there are three marinas in the harbor itself, and I have
>been by two that are on the Middle River near Hanover Street in South
>Baltimore. I also know there are a couple of marinas in Sparrows point. The
>two on Middle River appear to be less expensive than the those in or near
>the harbor, but only one (Middle River Marina) has what I would call
>"secure" parking.  Problem, though, is that the marina is on the west side
>of the Hanover Street Bridge and I'm not sure if there is clearance for the
>S2.

i stayed at bowley's marina in middle river..actually right on the bay
itself. lived aboard 2 summers ago. nice place, quiet and friendly.
prices are reasonable, too. and parking is secure.

 
 
 

Marina Recommendations - Baltimore

Post by Lee Yeato » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 13:45:52



Quote:
> My wife and I have just bought our first boat, an '83 S2 8.0 sloop.  I
> noticed Lee Yeaton mention Harborview and Anchorage Marinas. I'm looking
for
> a slip either in the inner harbor or with easy access from SW of Baltimore
> (we live in Ellicott City). Most of our sailing will be early evening and
> weekends. I know there are three marinas in the harbor itself, and I have
> been by two that are on the Middle River near Hanover Street in South
> Baltimore. I also know there are a couple of marinas in Sparrows point.
The
> two on Middle River appear to be less expensive than the those in or near
> the harbor, but only one (Middle River Marina) has what I would call
> "secure" parking.  Problem, though, is that the marina is on the west side
> of the Hanover Street Bridge and I'm not sure if there is clearance for
the
> S2.

> Any recommendations or experience with marinas in the Baltimore area would
> be greatly appreciated.

> Rich Hartmann

Stay away from the marina inside of the Hanover St. Bridge, Middle Branch
Marina, it's a dump.  I was there for 2 years and I didn't get out fast
enough.  Piers are in bad condition, they have had fuel problems in the
past, theft is a problem, pump out is expensive, etc.  The parking looks
secure but isn't.  The gate still breaks down often ans stays open and there
are a lot of keys that have not been recovered from past owners.  I could go
on and on.

The  marina just outside of the bridge, Baltimore Yacht Basin, is also in
need of repair.  It is more of a boat graveyard than a marina.  But, it is
now under new ownership and there is a chance for improvement.

There are more than 3 marinas in the harbor.
HarborView Marina - off Key Highway
Inner Harbor Marina - Also off Key Highway right at Rusty Scupper
Inner Harbor East Marina - Right next to Pier 6 Concert Pavillion
Center Dock Marina - Right next to Inner Harbor East
Henderson's Wharf Inn & Marina in Fells Point
Anchorage Marina - In Canton
Baltimore Marine Center - In Canton

If you would like more detailed info just email me and I'll send you my
number.

- - - - -
Lee Yeaton
www.thebayguide.com

The boats of rec.boats
www.thebayguide.com/rec.boats

 
 
 

Marina Recommendations - Baltimore

Post by MadCow » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 17:30:18

Also look up Bear Creek, just outside the Key Bridge.  Anchor Bay and Sheltered
Harbor have kinda shaky piers, but Roudebush is in the process of upgrading
their piers.