I get the sense that once you’ve made the decision to buy a live-aboard you should stop thinking about the actual boat and find a mooring. Moorings seem to be the thing I know least about.
Here’s what I THINK I know: I’d love it if someone could confirm/refute/add to what I’ve written
1. Residential moorings are the only ones you can live on 24/7/365 … you can occasionally acquire these when buying a boat that is already moored on them but I guess you’re not buying the mooring so much as having the right to remain transferred with the boat ie. there are still going to be annual charges.
2. Marinas always charge a rental fee for any kind of mooring be it residential long-stay or shortstay.
3. Long-stay (but non-residential) moorings allow you to leave your boat in situ 24/7/365 but you can only spend so long on it … at least while ‘parked’ on the mooring. Are there any that allow you to spend a substantial part of the year … say 8-9 months on the boat in the marina. I ask because this arrangement would suit me.
4. Many permanent moorings that are for sale have no facilities nor security (and in one case I read about) were actually contested by the local council as unsuitable development resulting in very tight restrictions on what was possible to do on the bank.
5. Constant cruisers are allowed to stay on some moorings (for up to 2 weeks?). Some of these incur a daily/weekly rental … some are ‘free’ to boaters that have registered to use them (and paid an annual fee).
Hi Roy and welcome to the forum. I’ll answer your questions in the order you’ve written them.
I hope this helps.
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