Beaufort considers allowing "botels" | News
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Beaufort City Council is expected to consider whether to allow boat hotels at the city's downtown marina.
The local planning commission has approved the concept of the boats which have been dubbed "botels."
The owner of a 93-foot yacht has proposed renting rooms overnight when his yacht is at the marina. But the city's downtown marina has rules to protect the environment and limit commercial enterprises.
City planner Libby Anderson says the staff has concerns about the concept but said city ordinances could be changed to allow up to six boats renting five rooms each at designated docks.
The proposal still must be considered by city council.
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