Details for Ft Myers Boat Club
Name

Ft Myers Boat Club
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.8 stars from 10 reviews

Address 14030 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Phone239-454-2628/239-454-2629

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes

Reported August 2014: The Club's development is on hold for now. This is a large travelift and a DIY yard at $2.50 per foot per day or pay insured contractors and the charge is $1.50 per foot per day plus $25 per person per day for the contractors.

VHF channel



Web sitewww.boatclubsamerica.com

Email contact

KCarter@BoatClubsAmerica.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster

Tom Mauch, 239-454-2629

Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Marina area in the process of being expanded and totally upgraded. Docking areas are excellent. Can handle large yachts.

Approach

The approach is downstream (SW) from R72 in the Caloosahatchee main channel; about 100 yards (well south of the 1 foot bump shown on the charts). Basically go when you see a straight shot down the center of the aisle of unlighted entrance channel markers starting with "1" and "2" to Deep Lagoon. There is a white sign, but it is well back from the Caloosahatchee main channel, so you really won't read it with ease until you have already turned for the Deep Lagoon channel.

The channel is reported to be dredged to at least 5 feet in most places, 2014. They have had 60 foot motor yachts in to haul out without incident. The sharp turn to starboard is as noted elsewhere, there is a sign with an arrow to indicate the turn. When the markers abruptly end, look left: that straight channel with mangrove wall to port and obvious slips to starboard is your approach to the larger travelift.

Tide

2.4

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 5
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: 5

Other depth info: Shoaling to 4 feet at marker 14, end of initial approach.

On your approach from the river, you are required to make a sharp turn to starboard (south) in order to enter a new channel indicated by markers G1 and R2. It is unclear exactly where this turn is to be made. Stay close to the west shore when making this turn. If you make the turn when centered between the two shores, you will find less than 3 feet of water. There is a sign indicating the turn with an arrow pointing to the Boat Club. Turn before this sign, staying close to the western shore.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 85
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 90
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $2.50 per foot per day or pay insured contractors and the charge is $1.50 per foot per day plus $25 per person per day for the contractors.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 110 and 220 volts.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash



Showers

No - This may change in future. No showers as of 2014 August 1.

Heads

Yes - There is a portapotty near the docks and the marina offices have an available head when they are open. This is not a cruiser-oriented marina, it's a good DIY yard and a good "locals who want to keep their boats available" marina.

Laundry



Grocery

Yes - Snacks

Hardware

Yes

Restaurants



Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes - Engine and propeller.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 75-ton travel lift with 24 foot beam.

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes

Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Ft Myers Boat Club
Not sure about this place, 2016-02-15
Captain: , Mobjack Virginia (10)

I visited by car to talk to someone about moving my boat there. Unfortunately I showed up in my work clothes and was treated to a "if you have to ask how much it costs" attitude. Like many things in south florida it is changing its focus to satisfy the more well to do customers. They wouldn't even let me see the slips without an escort. A marina for the gated community set.

Overall it felt cold, impersonal and corprate. It's clearly in a state of upheaval during some massive renovations so maybe things wil improve but that visit left a bad taste in my mouth.



MarineMax purchased in 10/2014 --- getting awesome upgrades!, 2015-03-13
Captain: , Cape Coral Florida (30)

MarineMax, the world's largest boat dealer purchased the property and are making sweeping changes and BIG upgrades to the property. The approach to the Travelift has been widened considerably, thanks to cutting back the overgrown mangrove branches. The company is investing heavily here, and it will ultimately become one of the crown jewel's in SWFL. For now, you have wet slips and a dry stack. On-site service, parts, and sales. There are also fuel docks for gas and diesel, and I understand that they will be increasing pump speeds imminently to accomodate larger yacht fill-ups. VERY protected and quiet after 5PM, but the yard starts up early. NO DIY anymore.



Was the cheapest in town, but was bought out, 2014-10-30
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (60)

Used to allow liveaboards, but suddenly without explination all livaboards recieved a lease termination letter. Also now allowing mack trucks to stay overnight in the parking lot. Contractors come and go leaving garbage in the lot. No bathrooms, or any other facilities outside of the office that is only open during normal business hours and not intended for usage. Transient cars drive around randomly at night. Overall the docks and eaton boxes are in excellent shape, tide swing is small, area is secluded and quiet. Power rates are cheap and the lady in the office is a sweethart. New owners changed rules and as a result forced out some boaters. Lift service iwas cheap when I last used a few years back, and they let you work on your boat. Most boats are very nice and well kept, aside from a few seeminly abandoned and non renewed registrations.



Good yard for DIY, 2014-07-11
Captain: , Corpus Christi (301)


after a local mechanice made matters worse this yard did a wonderful job as I had the boat hauled out to replace its hose for the stuffing box. Andrew from Cape Yacht Service Helped get the flange off the shaft and was more than fair with his price.




Just not much here 12/19/2013, 2013-12-19
Captain: , Midway,GA (261)

Turned left at Red 72 and followed well marked channel back to the sharp right hand turn. Turn before the sign with the arrow pointing toward marina. If you want boat work done this is the place. Dockage is cheap for the area $1.50 per foot,free electric,floating dock , fuel and nothing else,not even restrooms.



Good yard if you need work done - Clean, 2013-07-27
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (396)

Approach:
On your approach from the river, you are required to make a sharp turn to starboard (South) in order to enter a new channel indicated by markers 1 and 2.. It is unclear exactly where this turn is to be made. Stay close to the west shore when making this turn. If you make the turn when centered between the two shores, you will find less than 3 ft. of water. There is a sign indicating the turn with an arrow pointing to the Boat Club. Turn before this sign, staying close to the western shore.

Can handle large boats with at least 5ft draft. Approach to lift well is kind of narrow, but you can turn a 50 foot boat around just outside the lift well.

Just had a bottom job done here. Or you can rent the space and do work yourself. Very clean.




Clean and quiet, 2012-09-21
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (1059)

Approach from G73 in the ICW following the well marked private channel markers towards Liberty Marine which run from the outer G1- R2 pair in to the lagoon, make sharp turn to stbd at the 'L' in the lagoon entrance, proceed within the markers to turn port after R4 for the north side and the travellift or at R8 for the southside and the fuel dock. Ultra quiet and green. Some small boat traffic in and out of the dry-store sheds at the inland end of the south side.

Just had a bottom job here, used their 40'+ travelift and yard, brought in our own crew. All went well, very competent lift driver, dock master supervised, cleanest yard work we know of.

They had great plans that have been stymied by the '08 capital meltdown, is for now just exceptional floating docks, two lifts, dry store for small boats, and not much else. Fuel dock is on south side of the spit, about half way down, is currently closed on TUE and WED, and only open 0800-1500. No shopping or restaurants in walking distance, but there is a small stop-n-shop up the street. Tremendous protection in bad weather and *zero* current through the slips. They will take in transients but not set up for them so call ahead to make sure there's room for you. If you are a Manta sailor, this is home turf for Joe Hanko.



Great Repair Facility, 2012-04-11
Captain: , Stillwater, Minnesota (30)

They now have two Travel Lifts, one new this year. Great operation for any kind of repair. I was there for 10 days and had absolutely no problems.



Not set up for Transient Vessels, 2012-01-10
Captain: , Jacksonville, Fl (525)

This location usually deals with boats using permant dockage.
It does have a boat yard with a travel lift with 24 foot beam capacity. A very clean operation



Marina closed, 2007-01-27
Captain: , Ft. Myers, FL (11)

This marina has been closed and will reopen as the Ft. Myers Boat Club a dockiminium probably next year.

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