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Old 08-01-2016, 11:17   #1
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Best diesel bunkerage in the north east Caribbean?

After a few years I have now got fairly low tanks and I was thinking it would be a good idea to top them up to full given that oil is now at around $33/barrel - it should be a good investment. I will passing most islands over the next month in the Antigua to BVI area.

Has anyone got any great deals recently or can you give me a tip for a good fill-up spot?
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Re: Best diesel bunkerage in the north east Caribbean?

I would be surprised if any place had cheaper fuel that St Maarten (dutch side). If anywhere or would be St Martin, French side
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Re: Best diesel bunkerage in the north east Caribbean?

Yes, for some reason there are a particularly large number of motor superyachts there and presumably there will be good competition between the gas stations to fill them up at 20,000 lts a time.
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Re: Best diesel bunkerage in the north east Caribbean?

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I would be surprised if any place had cheaper fuel that St Maarten (dutch side). If anywhere or would be St Martin, French side
Well done. You were correct. I spent some time phoning around and for the benefit of others needing a fill up:

Bobby's marina, St Maarten 66c/L cash or 69c with CC.
IGY in St Maarten lagoon 69c/L
Jolly Harbour, Antigua 1.11c/L
Marina Fort St Louis, St Martin $1.14/L

I tried St Bart's and Anse Marcel, but they have draft issues. Bobby's is the one and it saves the lagoon bridge hassle too.

Surprising the French aren't keener. It's duty free they told me, just like the Dutch side.
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Nice research! Thank you.
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