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    • Banana River Marina Under New Ownership, near Cocoa Beach, FL off AICW Statute Mile 894


      Banana River Marina, off the Waterway via Canaveral Barge Canal, flanks the Banana River’s western banks near unlighted daybeacon #24 . Our thanks to Cap’n Parky for this news.

      You might like to advise boaters:
      Banana River Marina (just south of Cape Canaveral) has been acquired by one of these Developer / Building Contractor outfits. The new owner intends building houses and possibly also sell such buyers a boat slip. Thus we lose one of the lowest priced marinas on the ICW – $7.50 per ft per month. All boats (above 100) have been told to leave by the end of July.
      Mind you the Banana River has problems for many boats.

      The three bridges on the river have only 43 ft clearance – much too low for many sailing boats.
      The river is full of unmarked shallows – less than 4ft. Any boat with a higher draft – or have their propellers below the keel – should go very slow with maximum caution . The channel markers also are very poor and depth of the channel is at best around 5 to 6ft. Bluewater ocean sailors with 6ft or more keels should not even try it.

      I’m one of those leaving soon – bound for Savannah. Evading – I hope – hurricanes 😊

      Best wishes,
      Arnold Parkinson

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Banana River Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Banana River Marina

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Huggy Teddy the Bear -  August 16, 2018 - 10:12 am

        BANNANA RIVER MARINA HAS CLOSED AUGUST 1 2018 ! TODAY AUGUST 15 , THERE A RE APPROXAMATLY 30 TO 40 BOATS THAT HAVE NOT LEFT THE CLOSED MARINA ! MOST BOAT CAPTAINS HAVE RECIEVED PAPERS REQUESTING THEY LEAVE AND NOT RETURN DUE TO HOUSES BEING BUILT ! IT YOU HAVE EMERGENCY THEY MAY LET YOU IN !
        Huggy Teddy the Bear

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      2. Bob McLeran -  July 20, 2018 - 4:29 pm

        It will be interesting to see how many boats the new owners of the marina will end up with (as in abandoned) and have to pay to have removed at great expense. I’d guess that more than 75% of the boats in that marina haven’t moved in the 16 years I’ve been familiar with the marina (and former boat yard).

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