Houseboat Marinas - the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, Pittsburgh PA
(Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Sunrise on the Allegheny River at Fox Chapel Yacht Club, August 2011
When it comes to houseboat marinas, my favourite has to be the Fox Chapel Yacht Club. The FCYC is a very well maintained marina, offering year-round slips (yes, there are live-aboards in Pittsburgh!) and accommodating over 300 boats from jet skis to 70-foot Monticellos.
It has an excellent ship's store, onsite restaurant, indoor and outdoor bar with live entertainment on the weekends, membership for an onsite pool, and supports a variety of small businesses onsite, including beauty salon, fitness center, and a boat and auto detailing store.
The docks are kept in excellent condition, well-lit and parking is just a few yards away. The marina is a 15-minute walk to a nearby mall with several restaurants and fast food places, two grocery stores, a cinema, and many other national retailers.
FCYC is on the Allegheny River, just 9 miles north of the city of Pittsburgh, where the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers create the Ohio River. The marina sponsors an annual poker run for the Bajas and other "go-fast" boats as well as the annual Marina Day activities in August.
Kate. Reply - Answer
Well Kate, it appears that the morning sunrise is just beautiful in your neck of the woods. it must be great to watch it rise and start a new day :)
It also appears that you are spoiled with the 15 minute walk to the nearby mall, and all the extra services and the on-site amenities.Lastly
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