5 Things To Consider Before Renting a Wet Slip
When it comes to renting a wet slip, you have options. It’s a popular choice because they keep your boat in the water and ready to use whenever you want it. Wet slips are easy to get into and out of, and they can house a variety of vessels in a range of sizes. A wet slip will keep your boat secure and safe when you are not using it, and when you are ready to use it, you can access it quickly and easily.
Before renting wet slips Florida Keys, there are a few things you should consider to ensure you get the right facility for your needs.
1. Is it affordable?
Overpaying for a slip could leave you in a budget crunch, but you also want to ensure you budget enough to pay for a quality slip. Some options might seem fairly inexpensive, such as moorings or public docks, but you might be trading off on some essentials, such as safety and security. At Mangrove Marina, we have affordable options to meet many budget needs and can help you find a wet slip that works for you.
2. Is it accessible?
Whether you boat frequently or just occasionally, you will likely want a wet slip that is close to home. A marina that is too far away or located in a busy area might prove more difficult to access, which can take the wind out of your sails. You might even find yourself avoiding boating altogether. Mangrove Marina is conveniently located just over an hour from Miami off Mile Marker 91.7 and is beautifully situated on 20 acres protected by mature mangroves, which offer protection from storms.
3. Is it comfortable?
For a marina to be functional and useful, it needs to have specific amenities, including:
- Electrical hookups
- Clean water
- Fuel facilities
- Sewer pump-out
A well-appointed marina will also have other useful amenities, too, including travel lifts, forklifts, and everything you need to maintain your boat.
At Mangrove Marina, we are pleased to offer our guests all these amenities and more. While here, you can enjoy our heated freshwater pool, use the barbecue facilities and Tiki Huts, or visit the onsite grill & bar. We also have clean and comfortable bathhouse facilities, laundry facilities, and a private boat ramp for your convenience.
4. Is the staff helpful?
Customer service matters, and marina staff can make a big difference in your overall experience. Staff should keep the marina both clean and safe, and they should prioritize the needs of the boaters. Security is also essential to ensure your safety when at the marina and to protect your investment.
At Mangrove Marina, our team is committed to ensuring our boaters’ complete satisfaction. We even have an onsite team that offers a variety of boat maintenance services, including haul out, power washing, engine and metalwork, fiberglass and canvas repairs, marine systems repairs, detailing, and more.
5. Is it convenient?
Even if you only want to use the marina for storage, having convenient access to other facilities and services is important. You may also want access to shopping, dining, or other leisure activities if you are looking for a holiday that includes more than just boating. Mangrove Marina has a great location in the upper Keys, and you can readily access anything you need to ensure a great time, including shopping, convenience stores, restaurants, gyms, and a hospital. We also can help you find fun activities to keep you occupied both on and off the water no matter how long or short your visit will be.
Contact Mangrove Marina to learn more about renting a wet slip in the Florida Keys.