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Thread: Outer Banks

  1. #1

    Outer Banks

    The admiral and I are starting to plan a trip to the outer banks of NC. Kind of an early pre-retirement trip for her. Thinking about moving the boat from Grand Haven Michigan to NC. We want to look at marinas for our possible destination. Iím hoping for any recommendations for a mostly quiet marina with yacht repair as well as close by tiki bars, restaurants and fishing.
    SummerWind
    1994 Hatteras
    48 cockpit motoryacht
    Grand Haven, Mi

  2. Re: Outer Banks

    Quote Originally Posted by Phasma2128 View Post
    The admiral and I are starting to plan a trip to the outer banks of NC. Kind of an early pre-retirement trip for her. Thinking about moving the boat from Grand Haven Michigan to NC. We want to look at marinas for our possible destination. I’m hoping for any recommendations for a mostly quiet marina with yacht repair as well as close by tiki bars, restaurants and fishing.
    You might first want to ‘fly over’ the area via Google Earth. Zoom in when you see something of interest. Sounds like, what you are seeking is further down the coast on Hilton Head. The last time I was on the Outer Banks, I could had sworn that the mosquito was the State Bird.
    Last edited by Retired1; 09-11-2023 at 02:06 PM.

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    Re: Outer Banks

    Quote Originally Posted by Phasma2128 View Post
    The admiral and I are starting to plan a trip to the outer banks of NC. Kind of an early pre-retirement trip for her. Thinking about moving the boat from Grand Haven Michigan to NC. We want to look at marinas for our possible destination. Iím hoping for any recommendations for a mostly quiet marina with yacht repair as well as close by tiki bars, restaurants and fishing.
    If you get a chance please stop in Elizabeth City NC ,you are always welcome.

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    Re: Outer Banks

    I'm more familiar with the OBX from the VB area down to Hatteras Island, but I think you want to be south of there, or at least inland and not on the OBX itself. Maybe one of our members with more experience in the coastal area of NC further south can comment.

  5. #5

    Re: Outer Banks

    Oriental , New Bern , Morehead City/ Beaufort , Wrightsvile Beach , Wilmington , Southport . Plenty of options.

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    Re: Outer Banks

    We spent several weeks cruising this area a few years ago. It is a beautiful place to spend some time. We did not need a boatyard so can't recommend. The Outer Banks seem a little exposed for storage given hurricanes. I would suggest picking a well known inland yard, making a winter reservation there sight unseen based on other's recommendations, and cruising the area to see how you like it. Then you can look into a permanent home. I would guess a little chilly in winter compared to farther south but rates should be less. But great for nine months of the year. Much history and things to do. Really turned out to be one of the most enjoyable areas we have found. I think you would like it.
    Jim Grove, Fanfare 1966 50MY Hull #22 (Delivered Jan. 7, 1966)

    "LIFE IS JUST ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER." Frank Ward O'Malley, Journalist, Playwright 1875-1932

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    Re: Outer Banks

    I thank you all for your comments and replies. After thinking it through a little more clearly, I believe Charleston to Savannah is a bit more what we were looking for. Thanks again
    SummerWind
    1994 Hatteras
    48 cockpit motoryacht
    Grand Haven, Mi

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