There is a shortage of boat slips, both wet and dry, in Southwest Florida. As of Spring 2021, there are less than 55 available from Marco Island to Cape Coral. Boat owners that are moving down to Southwest Florida need to consider, not only where they will live, but also where they will park their boat. In addition, new boat purchases also present a problem as to where they will be docked. Some of the bigger yacht brokers have bought up slips in order to give their customers an option, as well as showcasing their boats that are for sale.
Another option is to invest what you would pay for a boat slip – upwards of $250,000 – $1,000,000, plus annual marina fees, into waterfront properties. Naples has some incredible waterfront properties with direct Gulf of Mexico access, with no bridges or high clearance. Current available properties range from $700,000 – $20,000,000, located in Marco Island, Isle of Capri, Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Royal Harbor and some spectacular beach and bay properties on Keewaydin Island.
In today’s real estate climate, it almost seems like the perfect solution to have your own boat dock directly behind your home. Many boat owners are looking for boat slips with lifts, again, they are very rare. With a dock behind your home, you can install a boat lift to meet your specific needs.
I offer my services to find both Waterfront properties and wet and dry boat slips. I run the comps, submit your offer, negotiate and help you every step of the way throughout your purchasing process.