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Old 01-06-2017, 03:40   #1
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Grenada V Trinidad

Dear all I am really confused as to where to put my boat for next years hurricane season, mainly between Grenada and Trinidad , your help for those with this experience would be greatly appreciated,also names of yards or marinas ,also cost if that is possible, the boat is 56 feet,your help would be greatly appreciated,ps never been to this part of the world,terry.

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:01   #2
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Re: Grenada V Trinidad

If all you want to do is store your boat for the hurricane season probably Trinidad is better since it is likely to be a bit cheaper and the range of marine trades is somewhat better, although there are enough in Grenada too. Also check with your insurance company. There may be a surcharge to stay in Grenada (the yards there are generally a matter of a few seconds of latitude north of 12°N which seems to be the magic number). On the other hand if you will be on the boat, Grenada is much nicer and safer.

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Dear Ainu a, you didn't put your name, but thank you so much, it's greatly appreciated, is there any particular boat yard you would recommend and nice sailing places ,first time there kind regards terry
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Old 04-06-2017, 16:25   #4
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Terry, we are headed there for the first time this year. But from all of the cruisers we have talked to. Grenada is for swimming, fun, etc. Trinidad is for having work done and haul outs.
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we left our boat at Grenada Marine last year and were very happy with the work they did. very safe place. Only downside is that it is far from any towns, stores, etc but that doesnt matter if you are just leaving the boat for the hurricane season. Also, La Sagesse is a nearby beach hotel in a nature preserve that is ver nice and gives free rides to and from the boatyard. ALso, they have discounts for sailors. We stayed there for a couple of nights while we were hauling and then again when we splashed and were very happy.
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Old 04-06-2017, 17:25   #6
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Re: Grenada V Trinidad

The above suggestions are all correct and I agree %100..

However, if you want to just store and IF your insurance will allow it, there are yards in the northern islands that are MUCH MUCH cheaper than either Grenada or Trinidad. They use all the same proceedures and secure your boat in the same manner, they are just further north. It seems the prices in both Grenada and Trinidad have climbed over the last few years and all the yards I priced in both were about the same.

As a point of reference, we were looking at about $750-800USD/month to store our 40ft Catamaran in either place. More northern locations are about 1/2 that cost.
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I asked about Grenada and hurricanes.
A reputable business owner and sailor in Grenada told me they have not had a major hit by a hurricane since Hurricane Emily in 2005.

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