Pensacola is one of the most popular destinations in Florida. The northwestern Florida city has a reputation as a hospitable and affordable alternative to cities like Miami.

Not surprisingly, Pensacola has a number of really great marinas waiting to serve boaters and yachtsmen. Boaters should have no problem finding service or a place to stay in Pensacola.

Brown Marine Services is a full service Marina and boat yard that is affiliated with the USBoat brand. It’s located at Bayou Chico in Pensacola and stands ready to serve vessels of all shapes and sizes.

A wide variety of services are offered at Brown Marine including complete bottom jobs, blister repair, damage surveys, diesel engine repair, diesel engine parts, fiberglass work, salvage, electrical work and towing. A number of contractors on site provide other services to boats. Other services offered include a boat store, a licensed yacht brokerage, generator sales, an efficient 50 ton travel lift and nation wide yacht transportation. Rebuilt engines are also available.

Saville Harbor at Pitt Slip is a good place to stay in Pensacola. The Marina offers boaters 98 slips, floating docks, gasoline, diesel fuel, showers, restrooms and laundry rooms. This is a good no frills place for a boater to spend the night.

Another good no frills marina that provides boaters with slips for the night is the Palafox Pier & Yacht Harbor. This facility provides boaters with 92 slips and a few amenities. These include Cable TV, a concrete floating box, a ship’s store, single, three phase and 100 amp electrical service, laundry, bathrooms, and a fuel dock that offers gas and diesel.

A company called Pensacola Marinas runs three Marinas in Pensacola: Yacht Harbor Marina, Island Cove Marina, and Palm Harbor. Pensacola Marinas advertises Island Cove Marina as the most protected marina in the Pensacola area. Island Cove features a full time dock master, security lighting, a security gate and employees who live on site to watch the boats.

Palm Harbor Marina near the mouth of Bayou Chico has a new floating dock system that is capable of surviving a Category Three Hurricane when filled with boats. The docks are supposedly guaranteed against hurricane damage by the manufacturer.

Yacht Harbor also located near the mouth of Bayou Chico is another marina with a new dock system.

Island Cove Marina and Palm Harbor offer boaters protected moorings, showers, restrooms, laundry, ice, paved parking, utility carts, electrical power hookups, water hookups, phone hookups, satellite TV, cable TV, security lights and security gates. Both marinas are protected by a full time dock master. Island Cove also offers boaters Wi Fi, a ship’s store, beer, & wine, a club house, billiards, a wide screen TV, a community kitchen, a fish cleaning table, a barbecue grill, palm trees and a sandy beach. Palm Harbor also has a covered dock patio, wi-fi, an office, TV, dingy racks, a barbecue, palm trees and a dingy dock.

Yacht Harbor offers protected moorings, restrooms, showers, a gravel covered parking lot, utility carts, electrical power hookups, water hookups, security lights, a security gate, a full time dock master and a covered patio.

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