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Apply by Dec. 1, 2017 to be considered for the lottery

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, November 08, 2017) - For those who've wanted to live on their boat, this is your chance. 

The City of Berkeley Marina is now accepting applications for a small number of berths for those who want to live on the waterfront.

A total of thirteen berths – accommodating vessels from 24 to 62 feet in length – will be awarded to successful applicants to live aboard their boats.

The applicants will be chosen 2017-11-08 prw live-aboard berths
through a lottery. Only applicants who are in good standing with the City of Berkeley and not in arrears with dockage, fees, or fines will be considered. Applications will be accepted until 3:00 PM on December 1, 2017.

The Berkeley Marina is a 1,100 berth, full-service marina located in Berkeley at the foot of University Avenue, and has been serving the boating public since 1965. The Marina offers a variety of berths to local and visiting boaters through transient, long-term, commercial dockage berths and "live-aboards," the berths being offered now. Live-aboards have access to restrooms, a laundromat and recreation for kids.

The Berkeley Waterfront is home to a diverse blend of businesses, recreational and commercial watersports activities, including the Shorebird Park Nature Center, the Berkeley Yacht Club, and Berkeley Racing Canoe Center (Dragon Boats). The marina also serves as port to passenger ferry service to San Francisco's Pier 1.5, operating daily from Monday through Friday.

"Live-aboard" Berthing Applications and instructions are available for download at the Marina website. Applications must be complete and include all required documentation, as detailed on the website. Successful applicants will be contacted by the marina to bring their vessel in for an inspection, and if their vessel passes, they will be offered a slip in the marina.

Browse the marina website for complete information about this rare opportunity to live aboard your vessel at the Berkeley Marina, and to learn more about the facilities and activities offered here. Contact the Marina Office at (510) 981-6740 for additional information.


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