[Your] next best bet for security/hurricane hole going north is Wilmington Marine center up the Cape Fear. Not as nice as Harbourgate, but safe. Nothing around that marina.
John & Sue Winter
If you are leaving your boat for the summer or just want to stop at one of the prettiest historic cities of the south, come to Bennett Brothers Yachts in Wilmington, North Carolina!
We have a full service boatyard on site at the Cape Fear Marina. We can simply do a routine
monthly check on your boat or a complete refit! We are offering a special of $6.00 per foot per month with a 3 month minimum. If you are looking for a hurricane hole – you have found it! The Cape Fear Marina is extremely well protected – call us for details on our 2012
Hurricane Plan – 910-772-9277.
Bennett Brothers Yachts
Check out Ocean Isle Marina and Yacht Club. They have both wet and dry storage inside or out. Very reasonable and service oriented.
Ask for Paul Smith or Tim Moon
Frank and Linda Johnson
(The Emma Rose)
I would suggest our home port of River Dunes in Oriental, NC. Call JC Cappelman at the Marina and ask him about a six month lease. You can leave your boat in the water with the canvas on and not worry about a thing. The only thing I would suggest is getting the bottom cleaned about every other month. John at Mike’s Dive Service can do this for you. Good luck and feel free to contact me with any questions.
No Bad Days
Generally boats are left in the water, and covered is great until the winds get up, year-round in North Carolina. Recognize that North Carolina is frequently visited by hurricanes during the summer/fall. If southeastern North Carolina was a desired location I would consider either Bennett Brothers, up the Cape Fear River at Wilmington, NC, or St. James Plantation Marina, just south of Southport, NC.
Robert & Kay Creech
Check out Wilmington Marine Center on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington NC.
We left our boat there last September and we will be picking it up next month and continuing the Loop. We selected WMC due to its protection against storms (it is probably one of the best hurricane holes on the east coast), the attentiveness of the dock master and staff and the closeness of repair facilities. The WMC is adjacent to Gregory Poole Marine and there is a Cummins repair facility, DeMann Marine, within 500 yards or so of the marina.
The dock master and owner is Skip Fry. You can contact him at 910-395-5055. Ask about a six month lease and make sure you tell him you are a looper.
John & Gloria Weber
Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Wilmington Marine Center
Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For River Dunes Marina
Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Ocean Isle Marina and Yacht Club