1 Friendliest Boating Community & Top-Notch Crew On Staff 7 Days a Week.
2 No More Lines at the Boat Ramp! Launch Your Boat 7 days a week, 364 days per year, 8am to 4pm within an Hour.
3 Naturally Protected Harbor with Minimal Tidal Changes. Deep Water Access (Barge Canal) to the Indian (ICW) & Banana River with access to the ocean & Port Canaveral.
4 Affordable Pricing with the Highest Level of Service.
5 No Live-Aboard Fees!
6 Ethanol-Free Fuel Discounts for Harbortown Boat Storage Customers. Not a Customer? Join our mailing list for monthly discounts.
7 Security Systems & Large, Well-Lit Parking Area.
8 Make a Splash in Our Pool & Grill Out with Friends.
9 Convenient On-Site Marina Store.
10 Enjoy Local Seafood at Nautical Spirits Restaurant. Banquet Rooms Available: call restaurant directly at 321-452-5090.
Note: Call for launching rack and cradle storage boats 7 days a week, 8am til 3pm with just one hour notice. More time is required for holidays and special events.
- Great Docking Available ~ Call ahead for late arrival @ 321-453-0160
- 30 amp or 50amp metered service available
- Two forklifts and a 70 ton travel lift up to 63 feet
- Dry storage yard for long term storage for your Do-it-Yourself projects
- Frequent New Customer Specials- Contact Us!
- Eight clean air conditioned / heated restrooms and showers
- Complete boatyard and vendor repair services available on site
- Free pump-outs for contract customers
- Laundry facility
- Wi-Fi Accessibility
- Free water and 16 Free Cable TV Channels at slips
- Pet-Friendly with Dog Run Area
- Easy access to beaches, Orlando, Airport, shopping and attractions
- Watch launches and wildlife from your boat
- Landscaped picnic area with a private atmosphere
- Yacht Masters Brokerage on site
- Beachside Sail Boat Rentals
- Gas and Fuel Prices Available Daily on Website
Offering extremely competitive fuel prices (online updates are always current). 10 Cent per gallon Gas or Diesel discount for Harbortown boat owners.
(Tax Not Included)
Just as summer arrives, Harbortown gears up to attend two upcoming boat show/nautical flea market events. The first event coming up is the 3rd Annual Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market and Boat Sale, which will be held at the Indian River Fairgrounds in Vero Beach, FL, on June 1-2, 9am to 6pm. Event number two, which Harbortown will be sponsoring this year, is the Orlando Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival, held July 20-21, 9am to 6pm.
Harbortown will be offering rack storage specials, giveaways, raffles and more at each event, so don’t forget to stop by our booth and see what we have going on! Both events will feature a fun family atmosphere with live music, a large display of boats for sale, and lots of vendors offering hand-made nautical arts and crafts, discounted fishing supplies, marine bargains, and seafood.
We look forward to seeing some familiar faces at these two upcoming fun-filled events!
Interested in selling your boat at one of these shows? Click below for more information.
Title: Florida Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival
Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida
Link out: Click here
Description: September 21, 2013 – 9 am to 6 pm
September 22, 2013 – 9 am to 6 pm
Public Boat Auction *
Marine Bargains *
Original Marine Art *
Live Music *
New and Used Boat Showcase *
Discount Fishing Supplies *
Marine Décor Area
10,000 attendees expected.
Start Date: 2013-09-21
End Date: 2013-09-22
Title: Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market
Location: Indian River Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32967
Link out: Click here
Description: Saturday June 1, 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday June 2, 9 am to 6 pm
3rd Annual Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market
Lots of vendors, and boats for sale on display!
No other event can match the depth of this fishing and boating Treasure Coast event. People come to boat sales ready to buy so this is the perfect opportunity to sell your boat. Over 100 Boats and Watercraft on display and for sale!
Start Date: 2013-06-01
End Date: 2013-06-02
Title: Orlando Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando FL
Link out: Click here
Description: Featuring a New and Used Boat Showcase!
July 20-21, 2013 9:00am – 6:00pm
Admission $7.00, Free for Kids under 12
- New and Used Boat Showcase
- Marine Bargains
- Original Marine Art
- Discount Fishing Supplies
- Live Music
Start Date: 2013-07-20
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2013-07-21
End Time: 18:00
Title: El Galeón: The Viva Florida 500 Voyage
Location: The Cove at Port Canaveral, 610 Glen Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Link out: Click here
Description: Come aboard!
Historic sailing ship visits Florida ports in Viva Florida 500 Voyage
Public Tours May 1-12, 2013
Weekdays: 12:00 Noon to 5:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am to 5:00pm
In a salute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida 500 years ago, El Galeón is sailing Florida’s Atlantic Coast, inviting visitors from around Central Florida to come onboard and travel back in time 500 years to experience first hand what it was like to sail the open ocean in the 16th century
El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove Spanish mariners to explore distant lands five centuries ago.
After your interactive tour you’ll step off the ship into a festival of exhibits, displays and cuisine. An exhibition of intricately detailed 16th century maps will be on display several of which show and name Cape Canaveral on them! The Galleon will be docked in the Cove in Port Canaveral between Fishlips and Baja Tavern/Milliken’s. The ship will be open for public tours on weekends from 9:00am to 5:00pm and weekdays from noon to 5:00pm.
Start Date: 2013-05-01
End Date: 2013-05-12
6 Tips for Staying Green on the Water
- Prevent Fuel Spills. Use or install a device to prevent overboard discharges from your tank vent.
- Reduce Fuel Consumption. Cut down on fuel usage by reducing cruising speeds, properly trimming, regularly tuning your engine, making sure the hull is clean and taking shorter trips.
- Maintain a Clean Bilge. Hazardous toxins build up in a bilge that aren’t good for the environment.
- Maintain Proper Equipment. Make sure your boat, engine and propeller blades are in good condition to avoid wasting fuel and minimizing the chances of hazardous materials entering the water.
- Stow Trash. Keep your trash on board and take advantage of shore-side facilities to recycle plastic, glass, metal and paper.
- Install Solar Panels. The use of solar panels on your boat provides a reliable, fuel-free power source for your boating excursions.
Title: Benefit for Baby Brooklyn
Location: Nautical Spirits, 2700 Harbortown Dr., Merritt Island, FL 32952
Description: Baby Brooklyn was born on April 1, 2013. Unfortunately, due to complications, she was without oxygen for 7-10 minutes. Little Brooklyn is currently being cared for at Winnie Palmer Hospital, but it is unclear what the extent of her disability is. She has a long road ahead of her, and could really use some help from her community!
Please come out and show your support for this beautiful little girl!
There will be a DJ, bounce house for the kids, a silent auction, raffles, a cornhole tournament, and BBQ lunch plates for sale.
Event begins at 12:00 PM on Saturday, April 20th.
Start Time: 12:00
More and more, we see portable electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets replacing more traditional means of navigation, and serving multiple other purposes to boaters out on the water.
When looking for an easy way to safely and securely mount your tablet or phone to your boat‘s helm display area, the best way to do it is with a RAM Mount, which is a type of mounting hardware standardized for all personal devices, including the iPad.
What is a RAM Mount?
RAM Mounts are based around a standard-sized rubber ball. With a huge number of RAM Mount parts available, your greatest challenge will be matching your needs to the correct mounting system. According to the Active Captain blog, RAM equipment with a 1 inch ball is perfect for mounting phones, tablets, and even newer generation laptops. A larger ball may be in order for heavier devices.
If you plan on mounting a device such as an iPad to your boat‘s console, you might want to start with a Flat Surface Mount with a 1″ diameter ball. A type of a cradle for the device such as a Tab-Tite Universal Clamping Cradle or Universal X-Grip will also be a necessary component. Many of these cradles will fit on your device even with a LifeProof (Nuud) or Otter Box case, etc. equipped. Just be sure to double check the dimensions before ordering anything.
Once installed, your device is safe & secure, and can be removed within seconds by unscrewing the RAM Mount ball connection.
A novel option to consider is the RAM-A-CAN Flex Arm Cup Holder Mount, which is spring-loaded to fit securely in a cup holder, and does not actually screw into the console. This method is more portable, but perhaps less stable than an actual install.
If you own an Apple device, you might also want to check out the increasingly popular navigation app, Navionics. It has the capability to show a snapshot of your favorite locations including tides, currents, & wind, as well as vector charts which function without mobile coverage, and other useful features.
Title: Food Truck Bazaar
Location: Sandpoint Park, 101 North Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796
Link out: Click here
Description: The Food Truck Bazaar is a a regional branded gourmet food truck event bringing a big-city culinary experience to towns of all sizes since March 2011. If you would like your town to join, get your city to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mark: The Orlando Busines Journal named him a 2012 40 Under 40 award winner and called him “The Pied Piper of Food Trucks”. The magazine Edible Orlando named The Food Truck Bazaar one of the top three food events of 2012. He has been a proponent of mobile retail since 2009 when he hosted food truck meetups called Taco Truck Taste Tests for the readers of his website, TheDailyCity.com, and created a 1.5 year monthly event called Mobile Art Show in downtown Orlando.
WHAT TO EXPECT
1. Think tailgating: bring your own chairs + tables + tents
2. Expect to wait in long lines.
3. Some trucks will run out of food.
4. Expect loud lawn mower-sounding generators.
5. Most trucks take credit cards. All trucks take cash.
6. Bring your own food for picky kids.
Start Time: 17:00
End Time: 20:00
Title: Cocoa Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Location: Manatee Sanctuary Park, 701 Thurm Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Link out: Click here
Description: The Walgreens Cocoa Beach Dragon Boat Festival will take place on the waters of the Banana River Lagoon at Manatee Sanctuary Park.
Admission: Free for spectators!
Race Weekend Schedule: The 2013 schedule will be posted 1 week before the event.
Start Time: Races will run from approximately 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sport Division Categories Premier Mixed, Premier Women, Premier Women
Electronic Start and Finish with Video Replay
Excellent Spectator Viewing Areas
World Class Equipment
Medal and Trophy Ceremony
Start Time: 8:00
End Time: 16:00