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Old 14-08-2010, 06:47   #1
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Winter Berths in the Med

We are a lagoon420 catamaran and a rare breed of hybrid. Does anyone know of a good mariane at the western end of the med that is good value and with a decent power supply to keep our batteries topped up?
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Old 14-08-2010, 07:02   #2
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Hey Chrisjon1
I cant help with the marina question but wanted to say welcome to the forum.
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Nowhere is cheap anymore.

Best value from what we hear / read seems to be Almerimar, Spain.

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We are 12.6 long and get charged a premium of 50% Unfortunately we went past Almerimar but may have to return - for anyone else we found a very good value in Portimao (winetr rates and excellent deals on lagoon catamarans) and Benalmadena. Alicante was ridiculous at 100 per night. Marina Salinas in Torrevieja was 53.
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i've had my lagoon 420 berthed in badalona, spain (just north of barcelona) since october 2008 with the local lagoon dealer there.

i've been paying 625 euros a month (appx. 900 to 1K USD). i just left a couple of days ago and there were two L500s and a couple of monos at his area in the port.... for how long i don't know. if you need to contact him let me know and i will give you his name and phone number.

by the way, if either you or bob is interested, i started a lagoon 420 group on yahoo exclusively for owners. you both are welcome to join if you like. it is not open to the general public.

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Personally I'd recommend Cartagena... its a vibrant city with great facilities, excellent food... a choice of two Marinas... central to Almeria and Alicante airports and the prices are not bad... the 9metre Catalac I was delivering cost 23.45 euros/nite for the 2 nights we were there waiting for the NE to ease of in July.
Obviously you'd get a better deal for longer term stop and a discount for cash up front is usual
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Cartagena is a great stop.

Will you be aboard, and do you want to haul out? These will affect the prices. If you're prepared to 'go back' look at Melilla on the African coast (it's Spanish) - extremely cheap and fun.
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We have a catamaran LOA 11 metres, 4.8 metres beam and were charged for a 15 metre berth at Almerimar. No excess for being a catamaran. Water is free. electricity worked out at €3.38 per day. 5% discount for one month, 10% discount for 3 months and 15% discount for 6 months.

There is an active liveaboard community, supermarkets, pharmacies, doctor nearby and buses to El Ehido and roquetas del Mar/Almerimar.
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Cartagena is a great stop.

Will you be aboard, and do you want to haul out? These will affect the prices. If you're prepared to 'go back' look at Melilla on the African coast (it's Spanish) - extremely cheap and fun.

Great suggestion 'Roaring Girl'.... I just tend to forget to mention it as folks get twitchy when one says... 'Africa'.
Not to mention its got a great ferry service to Almeria and the airport there...
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Winter berths in the Med

Thanks for all the help guys but we have had a few problems and are at present on the hard in Alicante. We found a reasonable deal in Sant Carles at 2200 for 6 months (mediterranean mooring) so when we get back in the water we will be heading there to close the boat down for a winter in the UK! Must be mad!
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We have a 12 meter ketch that we have presently at Marina Smir, Morocco. We wish to move over to Spain and have been focussing on Rota as a possible location. Does anybody know the rates at Rota?
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Here is an email address which may not be for the marina itself. I think you will get some kind of government agency but the marina is government owned so that makes sense,

rota@eppa.es

and a price list for all the ports owned by the Andalucian government,

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and a list of Spanish marinas generally.

Marinas on The Costa Del Sol
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Have a look at the marinas of Andalusia, as referred in the previous mail.
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My preferred marina is the one of El Rompido, close to the small fishing harbor, well protected. For more info have a look at our description and photos in our site
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Rota is very nice - we wintered there in 06/07. You may be stuck payng month to month, which is the same rate but gives kernel of insecurity every month. They have very few six month berths. However, till May you're pretty secure.

Easy access to Jerez airport, nice little market, excellent New Year etc celebrations, ferry to Cadiz.
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