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Sailboat Storage Available for 2019-2020

Post Date:09/20/2019 10:34 AM

Sailboat Storage Available

Post Date: 9/20/19, 11:00 a.m.

The City of Delray Beach has boat storage spaces available on the municipal beach.  The cost of the annual permit is $364.87. Permits can be purchased at Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Download a Boat Storage Permit Application to register or contact Gerard Smith at (561) 243-7358 or email at

Current permit holders can renew their permits for one (1) year starting October 1st.   All boats must exhibit a properly attached and valid City permit by November 30th or the boat will be removed from the beach at the boat owner’s expense.  To schedule your inspection or for further information please contact Gerard Smith at (561) 243-7358 

Rules and Regulations of Boat Storage on the Beach

In order to insure the continuation and privilege of storing and operating boats at the Delray Municipal Beach, it is essential that you are aware of and adhere to the following Rules and Regulations.  Failure to abide by any of these Rules and Regulations may result in the revocation of your permit and the loss of your ability to store your boat on the municipal beach.

*NOTE: Please REMOVE old permit decal before affixing new permit. Place on the front right hull.
The City of Delray Beach will cite any person who does not abide by the City of Delray Beach Ordinance section 101.35  The City may enforce penalties for violations in accordance with Section 101.99

  • All boat owners applying for or renewing a permit are required to first have their boat inspected by the Aquatics Operations Supervisor to ascertain the boats are completely assembled, seaworthy, safely tied down and in compliance with Florida Statutes.
  • Boats are prohibited from operating in the lifeguard supervised area of Delray Beach.  This extends from Casuarina Street north to approximately one hundred yards north of the northern most lifeguard tower.  All boats must be operated at least 200 yards offshore in the designated swimming areas of the Municipal Beach.
  • Boats cannot be placed or moved onto due areas; all boats must be stored east of the sand dunes in a straight line.
  • Boats must be stored between the north and south perimeters indicated by directional arrows on the Boat Storage signs.
  • Boats that are stored outside the designated area on the Municipal Beach will be removed without advance warning.  Boats stored on the beach not displaying a current permit decal will be removed from the beach in accordance with section 101.35(H).
  • In the event of a hurricane warning, boat owners MUST remove their own boats from the beach before or during a hurricane watch / warning.  Boats may not be moved westward of the sand fence onto dune areas at any time.  All boats left on the beach at the conclusion of the hurricane / storm will be removed (towed), at the owner(s) expense, from the beach and the storage permit will be revoked.
  • During extreme high tides, high surf and severe weather conditions, boats must be safely secured east of the snow fence in a manner that minimizes the possibility of damage to adjacent boats or removed / towed from the beach by the owner at the owner(s) expense.  Any damage sustained by not removing is at the owner’s expense and no fault of the City.
  • Boats must not be left unattended on the beach with sail sets.  
  • Boats stored on the beach must be maintained in usable condition at all times.  Failure to do so will result in boats / boat parts being removed at the owner’s expense
  • Boats must be secured when not in use to prevent damage to other boats and nuisance noise due to rattling halyards, stays, etc.  
  • Permit fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  The sale of boats must be reported to the Aquatics Operations Supervisor within 10 days of the transaction.  If this is not done the seller and buyer will no longer be eligible to purchase future permits.
  • The City is not liable for any damage or theft of your boat and assumes no responsibility. The boat is stored at your own risk.  
  • Be considerate of others around you by properly disposing of any trash or litter you bring to the beach. 

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