St. Pete's Municipal Marina
Adjacent to the St. Pete Pier, with slippage right in the heart of downtown, St. Pete’s Municipal Marina is an anchor point of the Waterfront District. Downtown St. Pete is home to a number of museums, restaurants, and entertainment venues that are easily accessible and even walkable from the Marina. The St. Pete Marina is located on the western side of Tampa Bay, on the point of Demens Landing. Latitude 27N 46' 12.36" Longitude 82W 37' 47.38"
For information on city events, like the annual power and sailboat show, visit stpete.org/events.
An Update on the Redevelopment of the Marina - Request For Proposals (RFP)
The City’s Municipal Marina is composed of docks and support facilities spanning the Central (“CYB”) and South (“SYB”) Yacht Basins along our Downtown Waterfront. The CYB docks were built in 1963 and four of the five SYB docks were constructed in 1977. The facilities have been well maintained over the years, but with time and exposure to the aggressive saltwater environment, the infrastructure has reached the end of its service life. The City completed a Marina Master Plan in 2017 which includes a framework for the redevelopment of the Municipal Marina.
The RFP below solicits qualified marina developers to submit proposals for the redevelopment and operation of the City’s downtown municipal marina. All proposals must be returned to the City by July 14, 2023.
In addition to the Marina redevelopment, proposers have the option to submit a proposal for the redevelopment and operation of the restaurant space located adjacent to the marina at 300 Second Avenue N.E.Meetings: Marina RFP Pre-Bid Meeting happened on Monday, May 15th (view full attendee list)
St. Petersburg Municipal Marina RFP
RFP Exhibit A – Marina Master Plan
RFP Exhibit B – SHD Marina Concept Plan
RFP Exhibit C – McLaren Engineer’s Peer Review
RFP Exhibit D – Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
RFP Exhibit E – Optional Restaurant Site Information
RFP Exhibit F – Seawall Information
Marina Pre-Proposal Meeting
May 15, 2023 – 10:30 a.m.
Questions and Answers
- Why is there a 5-year lease limitation? Is a Referendum prior to a lease an option?
The marina site is commercially zoned waterfront property and has a leasing limitation of 5-years without a City-wide referendum per City Charter, Section 1.02.
A Proposer is free to submit a plan that requests a Referendum at the beginning of the development process, however, as stated in Section 1 of the RFP, it is the City’s intent to enter into a five-year lease agreement with the selected Proposer. The lease agreement would provide an opportunity for the selected Proposer to request a Referendum at the conclusion of the marina redevelopment project and/or to request a new lease every five years (subject to Mayor and City Council approval).
Proposals should include any buyout/termination fee for the City to acquire all marina improvements funded by the Proposer if a new lease or Referendum is not approved.
- What seawall areas would marina developer be responsible for?
Basically, the seawalls that abut the current marina in the Central Yacht Basin and South Yacht Basin are the seawalls to be refurbished.
Approximate limits of seawall replacement limits provided in exhibit F to RFP: Marina Vulnerability Assessment & Marina Seawall Improvements Info. Also, see Marina Seawall Replacement & Repairs to Seawall and Fueling Facilities.
- What is the structural status of the Demens Landing Bridge? Can it be used to move construction materials on/off Demens Landing?
City bridge No. 157159 to Demens Landing is not posted with weight limit restrictions for typical roadway traffic. Depending on means, methods, and anticipated construction equipment, developer may need to evaluate structural capacity of bridge.
- Does the City have any recent Wind/Wave analysis for the marina basins?
A 2016 Wave Modeling Report is included here.
- Has any water quality testing been performed in the marina basins?
The City is still researching this question. Proposers should proceed with their plans assuming no additional data is currently available for water quality within the Marina basins.
- Marina Parking
Marina Parking is located in 4 areas:
• Limited parking in the north St. Pete Pier Parking Lot
• Loading/Unloading areas along Pier Drive
• Dedicated street parking along Bayshore Drive
• Dedicated Marina parking within Demens Landing
Click here for a current marina parking location map.
- Are there design documents/specs for the existing Ship’s Store and Fuel Tanks and Bath Houses?
Available record drawings and original plans of Marina can be viewed here.
- Other documents of note:
Marina P&L Information
Closing Comments by City Staff
To coordinate a marina site visit contact David Wirth (David.Wirth@stpete.org)
The existing Boat Ramps on Demens Landing near the Ship Store are public access ramps and are not part of the Marina RFP property.
Proposers should be aware of construction activities that could impact air traffic at Albert Whitted Airport (e.g., crane heights) and ensure compliance with all required aviation protocols.
The Port of St. Petersburg could be available for construction deliveries by water and/or potential use as a laydown yard for construction materials. Contact David Wirth for details.
Current Marina Services
Services offered at the Marina include:
- 640 permanent wet slips
- 500 ft. transient dock with a minimum 10-foot depth throughout the Marina
- Public boat launch
- ValvTect marine fuel
- Marine-grade diesel fuel
- 90 Octane ETHANOL FREE gas
- Discounts for Seatow, Tow Boat, Military
- Bait (including live shrimp) and tackle
- Electric and water hookups
- Shower and laundry facilities
- Snacks and sundries
Find our 2023 Rates here. If you have any questions, please call the office at 727-893-7329.
Mooring Field – Closed Effective 8/30/2021
The City is currently in the process of evaluating and repairing the Mooring Field. We anticipate renovations to take place in late 2023.
The transient dock is a modern, concrete, side-to-mooring pier that is 500 feet in length. Berthing space for the Transient Dock is based on reservations and availability. Reservations are taken no more than 30 days prior to arrival, including special events.
If you're interested in inquiring about transient dockage rates or reservations, please call the office at 727-893-7329.
Please note that the Marina cannot check vessels that are unattended. Please do not leave your vessels unattended for more than 24 hours without first obtaining authorization from the Main Office.
To contact the Transient Dock, please call 727-893-7329 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily) or via VHF channel 16 (24 hours a day). Marina Security is also available from 5 p.m. daily at 727-639-5790.
All vessels arriving at the Transient Dock and/or Mooring Field must receive authorization from the Marina Ship Store (500 1st Ave. SE).
Transient dock rates include:
- electricity – 208v, 30a, or 50a
Electric service at the power stations is 120/208 Volt with 50 and 30 amp service connections provided to boaters. For larger vessels, there are dual 50 amp or 100 amp available (fees apply).
Transient guest amenities include:
- clean heads
- hot showers
- on-site laundry facilities
- comfortable air-conditioned TV lounge with internet access