Naples – The Boater’s Destination


If you lined up all of the boats in Collier County in 2009 along I-75, it would stretch from Naples to Port Charlotte. That is over 70 miles. For class 1 vessels 16 feet and larger, the number registered in Collier County is 15,235. That is more than three-fourths the amount of those in the other 66 counties within Florida combined.

Options for boaters in Naples are: backyard docks, yacht clubs, marinas, dry storage facilities and even boat clubs for those without boats. Typically, a home buyer whose primary residence is in Naples will prefer a waterfront home, while part time residents are more likely to utilize in and out storage.

People are buying boats again, with the increased confidence in the market. Several of the properties for waterfront living are located in three Naples communities popular with boaters. They are Connors Vanderbilt Beach Estates, Coconut River Estates, and Park Shore. In each one of the communities, you will find a large variety of places to fit your boating needs.

An informal survey of marina and docking facilities in Naples, including Goodland and Marco Island, indicates there are approximately 3,804 wet slips and 2,380 dry dock slips in the area. Collier County has approximately 280 square miles of water area and 37 miles of coastline, making it a destination for boaters.