Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-27-2013
The marina review below is excerpted from Captains Mike and Mary Dicken’s, owners of SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Paradise Yachts, web blog. These various accounts are recorded when this well-oiled nautical team helps new boat owners deliver their recently purchased craft to home port, or undertake yacht deliveries themselves for the same purpose. Wow, talk about service AFTER the sale – it doesn’t get any better than this. You will be seeing LOTS of excerpts from Captains Mike and Mary’s web blog here on the SSECN. This is superb info, and we are glad to have it available to our readers.
The particular collection of blog entries from which the article below is excerpted is an account of a cruise from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Fernandina Beach, FL, assisting the buyers of a 42′ Novatec used trawler. You can read this entire set of blog entries at http://www.paradiseyachtsales.blogspot.com/2013/03/assisting-customers-service-after-sale_26.html.
For a small to medium sized Florida municipality, Titusville has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to excellent marina facilities. On the southern side of the city’s well sheltered harbor, cruisers will discover SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Westland Marina (http://www.westlandmarina.com). This superb operation has one of the best cruisers’ lounges I have ever reviewed, plus everyone associated with this enterprise rates our “super friendly” check mark.
Captains Mary and Mike, and their new owners, chose to berth at Titusville Municipal Marina. This is one of the best, medium-sized city owned and managed marinas in the Southeast. Both marinas are within easy walking distance of each other.
The third day we docked at Titusville Municipal Marina, mile marker 878.3 . Water depths were 6 feet plus along side fixed docks. Dozier’s Cruising Guide reports floating docks but that is incorrect. There is a nice ships store on premises. The baths were clean.
The four of us walked to a grocery store to re-provision and from there Mike and I took a taxi to ABC Liquors to re-provision. Dozier’s also reports shopping and a liquor store within walking distances; that to is incorrect. But a 10 minute cab ride will get you there.
Got back to the boat and took the rest of the day off. It was fun visiting with our customers/friends and learning more about them. We had grilled chicken, quinoa and a salad for dinner. Life is good!
Captains Mary and Mike Dickens