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Old 22-01-2019, 09:16   #1
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Hello all,
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I plan to sail from the east caost to the Med in 2020. I would like to leave my boat there for the 2020 winter. Can anyone suggest an area or a specific marina/yard for winter storage? I would likely need to have work done at that time. So a full service yard may be best.
I was considering the general Malta/Greece/Sicily area although I am open to any suggestions.
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Old 22-01-2019, 10:11   #2
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Hello all,
Kind of a newbie so please excuse me if I violate any forum rules...
I plan to sail from the east caost to the Med in 2020. I would like to leave my boat there for the 2020 winter. Can anyone suggest an area or a specific marina/yard for winter storage? I would likely need to have work done at that time. So a full service yard may be best.
I was considering the general Malta/Greece/Sicily area although I am open to any suggestions.
Thanks!
I have not been in the Med for a while, but it used to be that Greece was cheap and Turkey was cheap plus you could get good work done at reasonable prices.
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Old 22-01-2019, 11:08   #3
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Thanks I will check that out
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You can check with Yelova for Turkey. Turkey is not exactly cheap (OK, not expensive for the Med), but you can really get quality work done there for reasonable money. Is a good place to leave your boat. Had my boat in Albatros marina there. Excellent staff and well-placed for cruising.

My boat is in Greece right now, in Lesvos marina. Also a good reasonably priced place. Turkish owned:-)
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The cheap way to do this is to leave the boat in a Greek port. This is feasible off-season. Some of the ports are free, some are very cheap. But then you need to find somebody to have a look at her now and then, and help if something happens. In marinas this is included.
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Re: European Boat Storage

Generally speaking, marinas are a bit cheaper in Greece. If you will just leave the boat on hard and forget until next spring, no works to be done and you are not concerned about the safety, gardiannage, etc. Greece is OK.
If you need some works to be done and you want to pay a bit more for the peace of mind, then head to Turkey.
And if you decide to come to Turkey, drop me PM I'll help you out..


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There are numerous yards in Greece where you can leave your boat safely ashore and get work done over the winter.
Having sailed from the UK to Greece we have now been there for several years.
Greek winters can be very harsh and windy.
There are three yards in the Ionian worth considering, one in Corfu and two in Preveza. Flights early season to return can be difficult.
The Agean side has quite a nunber and flights to Athens and public transport\ferrys are good all year round.
If you arrive in time talk to fellow yachties and you will get lots of do and don’t do advice.
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Thanks JO,
I appreciate the detailed information
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I've been looking for the same thing from mid-2019 to mid-2020. I've had some quotes from Italy and Spain at about the same amount for marinas (about 7-8,000euro), and even more for on the hard. Unfortunately I can't find one yet that doesn't do 1.5x for multihulls.
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I've been looking for the same thing from mid-2019 to mid-2020. I've had some quotes from Italy and Spain at about the same amount for marinas (about 7-8,000euro), and even more for on the hard. Unfortunately I can't find one yet that doesn't do 1.5x for multihulls.
7-8000 euro sounds expensive but from my experience Spain and Italy always has been expensive.
I have met many people Who regularly winter in a yard somewhere on the south end of Sicily.
I suspect Greece would be cheaper but you may not want to travel that distance.
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