Mobile, AL
Boats for Sale

Mobile Bay itself is quite shallow with an average depth of around 10 feet, yet sandy and shifting shoals abound, and it's best to stick to the maintained channels. Fairhope Yacht Club is full of Southern charm and with proper advance notice, quite welcoming and accustomed to transients. Located about a mile from Fairhope's bustling town center, scooters and bicycles are recommended, however, the adjacent Eastern Shore Marina offers a courtesy car to transients. Otherwise, a short dinghy ride to the municipal pier will leave you only a few blocks' walk into town. Fairhope was founded in 1894 and has a unique history as a "Single Tax Colony," where a large portion of the land is owned by a managing authority that leases out the individual parcels--although the majority of the town has grown outside of those initial boundaries. Downtown Fairhope--a walking town--and her surrounding old Southern neighborhoods are stunning in their quiet allure, with beautifully landscaped streets and quaint antique shops, art galleries and boutique clothing stores. Fairhope is, perhaps, best known for the legendary Page & Palette bookstore that draws in any writer worth their salt for book signings--large crowds have become old hat to the locals. The old Fly Creek bar on the marina was notorious as a Gulf Coast literary watering hole with writers such as John Grisham, Rick Bragg and Winston Groom frequenting to drink, smoke cigars and enjoy the sunset over the bay with the local shrimpers and oystermen. Fairhope today has that same feel, something akin to New Orleans, Ocean Springs and Apalachicola--that strange mix of coastal waters and the Deep South that feeds pages of novels. Downtown Fairhope is growing as a culinary destination with the fertile estuaries of Bon Secour and Bayou La Batre located only an hour's sail away along with their incredibly fresh catches. Gentrified buildings converted to host white tablecloth dining are popping up at places like Camellia Cafe where the Executive Chef is re-introducing Black Drum to the locals. Thyme, located on the bluff overlooking the bay, has become a destination for the "ladies-who-lunch" crowd in a quaint Gulf Coast house surrounded by towering oaks. Old school restaurants such as the Dragonfly and the Washhouse are legendary on the Alabama Coast. Right in the heart of downtown is Panini Pete's, Pete Blohme's flagship restaurant for his budding food empire. Regularly spotlighted and featured on the Food Network (and a Culinary Institute of America graduate), Pete is also branching out to reopen the aforementioned Fly Creek restaurant at the marina whose closing is long lamented by the old-school locals. Only a few miles down the coast is Point Clear and the Grand Hotel, constructed in 1847. Part of a trend of waterfront destinations throughout the northern Gulf Coast in the 1800s, these resorts served the wealthy plantation owners, bankers and cotton brokers from New Orleans and Mobile. The Grand Hotel is one of the few that has survived nearly 200 years. Today, the resort is full of modern amenities and a world-class golf course. The Grand Hotel at Point Clear also holds great docking and slip facilities for transient cruisers. Timing your visit with the migration of the Loopers will add to the camaraderie on the piers, but Fairhope in the spring is unmatched. With the azaleas and dogwood in bloom, the town comes alive. The 63rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will run in March of 2015. Like many towns on the northern Gulf Coast, Fairhope has an amazing legacy of coastal artists and the festival attracts over 250,000 visitors--pay special attention to the "found metal" sculptors and the potters who utilize the unique clay of southern Alabama. The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay also has a direct tie to the three-centuries-old Mardi Gras celebrations that reach back to the first French explorers bouncing along the northern Gulf Coast in 1699. Across the bay, Mobile hosts a celebration that is only surpassed by New Orleans, and Fairhope puts on her own show with three parades running through her downtown in February of 2015. A bit further to the east along the coast lie perfect Gulf Coast beaches starting in Fort Morgan, with Orange Beach and Gulf Shores stealing the show. The Alabama coast also has great destination marinas such as Jimmy Buffett's sister's place, Lulu's on the ICW, as well as The Wharf in Orange Beach. Nearby, Saunder's Yachtworks is a world-class boatyard with state-of-the-art facilities. The eastern shores of Mobile Bay have long been a cruising destination since schooners plied these waters two centuries ago. The bluffs shrouded in pines, oaks and azaleas hide quiet cruising destinations just miles away from the sugar sand beaches and emerald waters of Alabama's barrier islands. Local artists, chefs and residents are waiting for you and will define what southern hospitality truly means as you drop those lines and tie up in Mobile Bay.

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near Mobile, AL

Mason 33, 33', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $50,000

Mason 33'

Mobile, AL
Single
Engine
140400
Stock #
1 photo
$50,000
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Mason
Model
33
Type
Sloop
Length
33'
Hours
Not yet known
Blazer Bay 2420, 24', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $38,900

Blazer Bay 24'

Mobile, COA
Single
300
137510
Stock #
196 photos
$38,900
Under Contract
Year
2009
Brand
Blazer Bay
Model
2420
Type
Center Console
Length
24' 2"
Hours
440
Catalina 30 MK 11, 29', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $24,500

Catalina 29'

Mobile, AL
Single
Engine
136923
Stock #
259 photos
$24,500
Available
Year
1987
Brand
Catalina
Model
30 MK 11
Type
Cruiser
Length
29' 11"
Hours
Unknown
Landry 52, 52', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $133,400

Landry 52'

Mobile, AL
Single
400
125415
Stock #
199 photos
$133,400
Available
Year
1988
Brand
Landry
Model
52
Type
Shrimp Boat
Length
52'
Hours
shrimps every season since 1971, but not sure of h

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Mako Pro Skiff 17, 17', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $15,500

Mako 17'

Mobile, AL
Single
60
135398
Stock #
98 photos
1 video
$17,500
$15,500
Available
Year
2014
Brand
Mako
Model
Pro Skiff 17
Type
Skiff
Length
17' 8"
Hours
40
Bertram 30 Flybridge Cruiser, 30', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $22,500

Bertram 30'

Mobile, AL
Twin
340
117157
Stock #
109 photos
$32,800
$22,500
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Bertram
Model
30 Flybridge Cruiser
Type
Sportfish/Convertible
Length
30' 7"
Hours
no meter
Tahoe 228, 22', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $19,500

Tahoe 22'

Mobile, AL
Single
260
133389
Stock #
143 photos
1 video
$19,500
Available
Year
2006
Brand
Tahoe
Model
228
Type
Deck Boat
Length
22' 5"
Hours
475
C & C Yachts 27 MK 1, 27', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $16,000

C & C Yachts 27'

Mobile, AL
Single
Engine
129174
Stock #
117 photos
$18,000
$16,000
Available
Year
1972
Brand
C & C Yachts
Model
27 MK 1
Type
Cruiser
Length
27' 4"
Hours
75
Sea Ray 230 Select, 23', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $33,300

Sea Ray 23'

Mobile, AL
Single
300
089718
Stock #
91 photos
1 video
$33,300
Available
Year
2007
Brand
Sea Ray
Model
230 Select
Type
Bowrider
Length
23'
Hours
206
Four Winns H240, 24', for sale near Mobile, Alabama - $33,400

Four Winns 24'

Mobile, AL
Single
320
127709
Stock #
131 photos
$33,400
Available
Year
2009
Brand
Four Winns
Model
H240
Type
Bowrider
Length
24'
Hours
216

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