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Old 03-17-2014
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Default Where to winter a foreign yacht in SW BC

A European friend plans to traverse the NW passage in his Passoa 47 (aluminum centerboarder) this year, and end up near Vancouver.
Can anyone recommend a wintering spot where he can have some work done, but also work himself.
He will be back home most of the winter, so I see no advantage in paying for a high price spot in Vancouver or Victoria.
He is not sure yet whether to leaver her afloat or on the hard, and would like to consider both options
Boat weighs 15 tons, and is 4.4 metres beam

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Old 03-17-2014
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Shelter island might be worth considering....

Address: 6911 Graybar Rd, Richmond, BC V6W 1H3
Phone:(604) 270-6272


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http://www.shelterislandmarina.com/
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Old 03-19-2014
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I would look into Anacortes...

Specifically Cape Sante Marine are very good and VERY affordable. That is where we Wintered the SC70 this year and are going to start doing from now on as we can sublet our slip for more than the cost of hauling and storing for the winter. Also check out North Harbour Diesel down there.
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Old 03-24-2014
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The only caveat with the Anacortes Marinas (specifically Skyline) is while the dry storage is very reasonable, there is an extra fee for each day when you do any work on your boat. So it is much cheaper if you are just storing but more expensive than a Canadian Marina if you are working on your boat yourself.

Something to do with their insurance. Don't know if that applies to all US marina's but it did at Skyline in Anacortes.
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Old 03-24-2014
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You might consider Newcastle Marina in Nanaimo... easy walk from the ferry... lots of boats do long term restorations on the hard there. Currently, Amazing Grace is on the hard. If you are storing until you work on it, lots of long term anchored boats in both Mark Bay Nanaimo or Ladysmith Harbour.
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