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River side living, house boats.

Hi Guys,
I've recently moved to Basel from London. So, having come from the big city and living by the Thames, i'm looking to replicate my life.

Does anybody know whether boat marinas or moorings spots exist on or along the Rhein, with good transport and proximity to the city?

Can you wise people from EF help?

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Ash
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Im confused do you live on a boat?
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Re: River side living, house boats.

According to the Basel Rhine Police (http://www.polizei.bs.ch/merkblatt_f...ene_2009-2.pdf), for Guest berths, you could try and contact the Harbour master of the small Regioport just north of the city (Mr. Mangold tel. +41 / 793208760). Although it also notes that there currently no places available in Basel for long term berths (and I imagine there is quite a waiting list).

You could try one of the "ports" on the old canal (St Louis - Mulhouse) just over the border in france, but I don't have any links for those - sorry.

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Im confused do you live on a boat?

Don't be confused.....Many people in England live on house boats, its a great alternative lifestyle choice.

In answer to your question, no! Am looking to do so...........it is a great way to live especially if you like water. Which i most certainly do..
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Don't be confused.....Many people in England live on house boats, its a great alternative lifestyle choice.

In answer to your question, no! Am looking to do so...........it is a great way to live especially if you like water. Which i most certainly do..
No I get that!! I was just wondering whether you live on a boat now?! but no you don't :P but heck whatever rocks your world
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According to the Basel Rhine Police (http://www.polizei.bs.ch/merkblatt_f...ene_2009-2.pdf), for Guest berths, you could try and contact the Harbour master of the small Regioport just north of the city (Mr. Mangold tel. +41 / 793208760). Although it also notes that there currently no places available in Basel for long term berths (and I imagine there is quite a waiting list).

You could try one of the "ports" on the old canal (St Louis - Mulhouse) just over the border in france, but I don't have any links for those - sorry.

Pat

Many Thanks Pat, you are a font of knowledge.

Will make contact and do intend to visit the medieval town of Mulhouse. Could be quiet a scenic background, should a mooring berth be available.

I understand that the vilage of Huningue in the Neuf quarter across the river from the Rhein am weil center are proposing a new Port. I wonder whether the proposal outlines a Marina?

Ash
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No I get that!! I was just wondering whether you live on a boat now?! but no you don't :P but heck whatever rocks your world

Is there need for such attitude in your response? the OP replied politely, you reply with teenage angst and many !!!'s
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No I get that!! I was just wondering whether you live on a boat now?! but no you don't :P but heck whatever rocks your world
Dont you mean "rocks your boat"
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Hi Guys,
I've recently moved to Basel from London. So, having come from the big city and living by the Thames, i'm looking to replicate my life.

Does anybody know whether boat marinas or moorings spots exist on or along the Rhein, with good transport and proximity to the city?

Can you wise people from EF help?

Cheers

Ash
wow, that's ambitious. I lived for 2 years on the Thames next to Tower bridge, right on the river, the lower third of the 2 story windows were 'aquariumised' against storm tides, and they were necessary! ring a bell?

sorry can't help you with Basel but knowing CH and how development on the waterways is regulated, I also suspect that you'd be better off on a canal cross the border (perhaps it'll be like Regents Canal!)
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Dont you mean "rocks your boat"
no, floats your boat, innit!


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no, floats your boat, innit!


FB, a rising tide floats all boats
Yes, and I can vouch for that as I lived on a boat in Chelsea Harbour for a couple of years (not the Wharf) and every time they opened the lock gates it felt as though we were in a storm 8 gale!

Very best of luck to you Ash in finding your dream boat and location - I know that once you have lived like that it is very difficult to find anything that comes close on dry land.
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According to the Basel Rhine Police (http://www.polizei.bs.ch/merkblatt_f...ene_2009-2.pdf), for Guest berths, you could try and contact the Harbour master of the small Regioport just north of the city (Mr. Mangold tel. +41 / 793208760). Although it also notes that there currently no places available in Basel for long term berths (and I imagine there is quite a waiting list).

You could try one of the "ports" on the old canal (St Louis - Mulhouse) just over the border in france, but I don't have any links for those - sorry.

Pat

So after much bobbing about ( sea what i did there) I eventually came up with the following:-

Basel Regioport Westequai, dreilandereck

Marine Master Mr. Mangold (real Name) tel. +41 / 793208760 (limited English, but nothing a bottle of whisky and gestures can not cure))

Marina Berths, (metres)
  1. Berth A, 25m x 5m. 1 x 9,600chf + 7.6% VAT/PA 50% deposit.
  2. Berth B, 17m x 4m. 1 x 6,500chf + 7.6% VAT/PA 50% deposit.
  3. Berth C, 15m x 4m. 1 x 6,200chf + 7.6% VAT/PA 50% deposit.
  4. Berth D, 12m x 3.6m. 1 x 6,000chf + 7.6% VAT/PA 50% deposit.
Electricity, 30rp/KWH.
5chf/meter.

Water free.
Thrash free
WC free
Shower warm water 2chf

6 months in summer APRIL-OCT
70% of PA fee, without deposit.


The main issue with living on the water. Basel Kanton do no see it as a viable residence. Thats what i'm facing currently, they have no classification for this dwelling type.

Hey ho.....onwards and upwards. Will repost with developments..
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Re: River side living, house boats.

Hello.

Read your Basel moorings post with great interest as I am due to start a job in Basel late September (from the UK) and would like to live on a barge BUT
1.You point out the residency difficulty which may be insurmountable.
2.Winters might be difficult.
3.The Basel marina looks crowed and commercial.

How did you get on?
regards
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Re: River side living, house boats.

how did it work out for you ?

Curious to see what you found out in the end..
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