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Marathon Marina and Boat Yard

Posted by admin | Posted on 07-21-2008

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40. Marathon Marina and Boat Yard
(305) 743-6575
Lat/Lon: near 24 42.275 North/081 06.702 West
Location: lines the northern banks of the western Boot Key Harbor approach channel, west of the bascule bridge
Transient dockage: Available
Make MarinaLife Dockage Reservations
Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot per night(up to 34 ft.), size of vessel determines cost per foot per night
Type of Dockage: fixed concrete slips
Total number of slips/berths: 103
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50-100 amp (size of vessel determines cost per foot per night)
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available (Climate Controlled)
Laundromat: Available
Swimming Pool: Available
Restaurant: on-site and 10 others within ½ mile
Restaurant Recommendations: Lazy Days (305) 664-5256
Provisioning Possibilities: Take taxi to Winn Dixie 1 mile away
LPG (Propane) Availability: local gas company comes by on Thursdays to refill LPG tanks or take taxi to gas station for LPG tank refill 1/2 mile away or Home Depot for LPG tank exchange 3/4 mile away
Free Wi-Fi internet accesss Available
Waste pump-out: Available, free
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Available
Depths: 7-foot minimum depths

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (4)

We stayed here a week-rate $613 with tax et all for a 40 ft cat. The staff was very friendly and fuel prices excellant. The residents are extremely friendly and the internet works well both at the dock and the captains lounge for non-wifi connection. Pump outs are tueday, wednesday, and thursday. The resteraunt is also excellent go for happy hour and appetizers(inexpensive). Would like to stay a month at another time(warning they book as far as a year in advance for a month dockage). Not as centrally located as the city marina, but with bikes, you can get anywhere.Publix(3 miles) and cabs are $5 for a trip on the island.

We brought Cabana to Marathon Marina and Boat Yard on 03/01/2010. We have made a monthly lease arrangement since we plan on using Marathon as our base for a month or so.
The Marina is a bit run down but many repair and upkeep efforts are underway. The staff is very friendly, professional and helpful.
The open views to the west come with a bit of vulnerability against west winds, so tenants have advised us to really secure the boat against strong western blows.
There is a nice restaurant right on the premises, some kind of transportation (bikes in our case) is highly recommended to reach other restaurants or stores.
Reinhold and Sabine Probst
M/V Cabana
Mainship Trawler 40

My favorite is Marathon Marina. This is the first marina entering on Boot Key Channel. It is before the bridge. Best views of the sunset. Stayed here a couple of times. The bus to Key West stops at the end of the road. I have also used the bus to go to Boaters World, etc. Its only two stops but for $1 its cheaper than a taxi. Bus runs on a 1.5 hour schedule.
Alan Lloyd

We spent 11 days at the Marathon Marina at the entrance to Boot Key Harbor between 24 February and 5 March. The marina is pricey at $2.50 per foot and the monthly rate would have been a better arrangement for a stay of more than 10 days. The facilities are a bit run down and in need of some maintenance. For example, nearest power pedestal to our slip didn’t work…shower doors didn’t close…hole in the wall in one shower…rusty nails to hang towels and clothes on instead of clothes hooks…paper towel holders in heads went unfilled for a couple of days, etc.
The showers, laundry, and heads were closed one day for plumbing problems and there was water backing up from a drain in the floor. We were told the parts for the water pump were back ordered. On the other hand, except for the one day, we didn’t have to wait in line for a shower like the folks on the moorings in Boot Key Harbor.
There were no trash receptacles near the slips. Trash overflowed the one dumpster in the adjacent boatyard before it was picked up.
The marina staff was very friendly and helpful…lent us two 30 amp power cords since the nearest working power pedestal was more than 50 feet away…had answers or a recommendation to most of our questions. Free, good quality coffee in the office was a nice plus every morning at eight. The unobstructed view to the west was appreciated and we enjoyed the benefits of the west wind and a personal “sunset celebration” each evening.
Joe Machado and Sarah Eichler
S/V Windreka
Whitby 42 #309

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