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What constitutes "deep water"?

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When referring to land sales, what makes a piece of property have deep water? How many feet?
asked Oct 23, 2012 by anonymous

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'Deep water' definition is situational.   Deep water sailors are those that venture beyond the continental shelf. Deep water property can be anything from whatever it takes to float a small cruising boat alongside a short pier or at anchor not far offshore at low tide (perhaps 6 ft or more depth). A deep water berth alongside a commercial pier or quay might be whatever it takes to handle a fully laden oceangoing merchant ship. In short, there is no definitive depth.
answered Jul 30, 2013 by Sailbad the Sinner (3,940 points)