Northport Marina


AuGres, Michigan

2021

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Information on association docks for Sale
So you think you want to buy a boat slip.  Here are a few things to consider when trying to make your deal.
1. Read or browse the included Marina.pdf  to give you a better understanding of what a condo boat slip ownership is all about.
2.  Understand that most boat slips have a certain value based on the size of the boat they allow as well as the amenities included.
3.  Various docks have different prices for specific reasons.  $4000/$5000/7000/ J-Channel $7000-$10,000

For a complete description of allowable boat sizes click here/ Boat Lengths

Summary:

In general there are 4 different types of Boat Slips available in the marina.

1.) Standard Boat Slip /$4000/accommodates boats no longer than 25’, no water or electric

2.) Deluxe Boat Slip /$5000/accommodates boats no longer than 25’, water and electric

3.) Deluxe Boat Slips /$7000/accommodates boats no longer than 30’, water and electric

4.) J-Channel Slips /7-$10000 accommodates boats to 34’, water and electric (J-Channel)



This section is being updated for 2021 to provide more current information since changes to the marina have increased interest regarding ownership or purchasing of a slip.  You are probably aware that Northport Condo Marina Association is a private marina facility owned and operated by it’s co-owners.  For a fee non-members can currently have access to launch boats from the ramp.  A free pamphlet is available at the gas dock which gives a more thorough explanation on ownership.

The price of a unit (boat slip) is largely determined by (a.) Length of the boat, (b.) beam of the boat, (c.) Condition of the dock, (d.) Water and electric and (e.) Location.  This means there are docks available from $4000 to $10,000.  You should be aware that all docks have an annual fee along with county taxes.

So what’s next. To get information on specific dock availability call Jackie (586 792 5648).  She will want to know your boat size and then will obtain specific information regarding various docks available from the Marina Association or membership.  Before you buy, she will suggest meeting with you at the site to investigate most available slip possibilities, as well as other things to consider like checking which side of the boat you wish to embark from, what the by-laws mean, and the financial condition of the association.

Jackie is not a real-estate agent but is hired by the board as assistant treasurer and handles information on sales and rentals as a service to the board.  She has been doing this service for over 20 years.  The docks available are continually changing, but you can call her  for the current listings or further information.       (Updated 10/6/2021)





  Northport Condominium Marina Association is a private facility consisting of 340 units or slips, governed by documents filed with the State of Michigan. As a result it is regulated by National, Federal, State and Local Laws as well as the covenants of the association. The main covenants include the Master Deed, Bylaws, Exhibits and Disclosure Statement.     Many potential purchasers primary interest is in the initial cost of their unit. They only become aware of some of the additional responsibilities of ownership such as regular and special assessments, unit maintenance, taxes, insurance and restrictions imposed by the Bylaws after their purchase.

   By purchasing a unit in the association, you are bound to abide by the terms of the documents, like them or not. This feature is often overlooked until co-owners find they have been notified of a violation by the board.

  The by-laws can be amended with a favorable vote of such change by 2/3 of the membership, however most people purchase their unit(s) because of the restrictions rather than in spite of them.

   The By-Laws also dictate the procedure for the rental of marina boat slips. Lessees are also covered by these same restrictions at a minimum and others that relate to the rental of a unit.

 The purpose of this information is to give you an opportunity to become more informed of the condominium concept and of some restrictions imposed by the by-laws. These rules listed within this booklet are an abridged version of the complete rules and regulations that apply to Northport Condominium Marina Association and this document is not intended to list them all in entirety. You can obtain the Consolidated Master Deed and Bylaws for the complete description, currently available on the rules and reg. tab or at the Register of Deeds office located in Standish, Michigan.


J-CHANNEL SPECIAL RULES

  The J-Channel concept was developed after the initial construction of the marina basin and was included as an additional adjunct to the marina through an amendment to the original Master Deed.

  The concept included a private area of limited commons where a co-owner of units J-1 to 34 could place 1 dock box and and 1 picnic table on his unit and also have a place to park a single vehicle within the allotted adjacent space.

  In addition it also included a shared beachfront area with the Northport Condo Campground Association and a bath-house as well as access to additional parking.  Legally this was done by deeding only the property mentioned in this paragraph to the Northport Condominium Campground Association with the stipulation that only Units J1-34 and Units 69-71 of the Marina Association had the rights to this area commonly known as the Beach Area.  The deed also dictated as to how the expenses were to be allocated for such things as grass mowing, insurance, bath-house expenses as well as other types of maintenance.

   The J-Channel units listed above are under the same regulations as the basin units with the exceptions of allowing for placement of a single dock box, a picnic table and parking.  They pay the same annual dues as a deluxe unit in the Marina Association as well as an additional fee which is primarily dedicated to pay costs associated with the Beach Area.

  The Campground Rules, which are similar to the Marina Rules, are in effect for this area, such as dogs must be leashed, no parking on grass areas, and no camping.

  All Marina Rules apply to this area with the inclusion of no charcoal grills, no motor homes,  no camping, and a speed limit of 5 mph. The washing of boats on trailers is also prohibited in this area.


SO YOU WANT TO BUY A CONDO BOAT SLIP

Currently available October 1, 2021 through April 15, 2022  unless sold during fall or winter season

Standard Dock, no power or water, up to 25' boat, 9.5' wide

    A-03, B-72, B-82, D-144, D-145, H-219, H-228, H-231, I-244

    Sell $4000   Seasonal rental = $700

Deluxe Dock, power & water, up to 25' boat, 13' wide

    A-24, A-32, A-40, B-47, C2-110

    Sell $5000   Seasonal rental = $800

Deluxe 30' Dock, power & water, up to 30' boat, 13' wide

     F-194   Sell $7000   Seasonal rental =$900

J- Channel  

    No Current Availability