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Old 21-01-2018, 04:53   #1
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Best fuel stop between Anquilla to Martinique

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Looking to take on 500+ gallons. Price is important but, quality is also. Not woth saving a couple dollars on fuel to spend more on fuel filters. I have emailed a few marinas, and the responses have been not what I had hoped.

FYI, for anybody that reads this, Ponce Yacht club in Puerto Rico had the best price (2.40/gal w/ bulk discount) and quality (at least in spring of 2017).

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Saint Martin French side at the fuel station in the Bridge entrance channel.. to starboard as you enter from the sea.
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St Maartin. Bobby’s Philipsburg. Was the best 2 years ago when I filled up. It’s not far off your route. Note that it will probably have been damaged badly or even destroyed in Irma. Check first.

Please report back. I am in the area and need a fill up too.
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I agree with boatman that the fuel dock on the French side is where to fuel up. Euro 1to 1 with dollars there and no issues with fuel quality. No matter which side you choose, SXM is where to fuel up before heading out.
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Re: Best fuel stop between Anquilla to Martinique

I can tell you first hand that the fuel docks in Fort De France and La Marin in Martinique sell a lot of fuel and were not touched by the hurricanes.

I wonder if the fuel dock in the bridge channel at Marigot SXM is even open, and if open, were the fuel tanks flooded ?
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Re: Best fuel stop between Anquilla to Martinique

I contacted La Marin, they responded with $1.21/ltr, so about $5.70usd/gal.

Too much for me. I’d go back to PR for the $2000usd I’d save. I had the same thought on St. Martin, depends if the tanks are surface or buried. I’d probably buy a gallon or two and test before fill up, or use baja filter.
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Saving $2000 on 500Gal of fuel @$5.70/Gal

$5.70 * 500 = $2850

Save $2000: $2850-$2000=$850/500USGal = $1.70/Gal = $.44/L

You will not find anything near that price in the area you are looking.

In Grenada/Cariacou you can get Duty free diesel after you check out @ less than $1/L

Units are important too: I think $1.21/L = $4.59/USGal = $5.50/Imperial Gal

I'm not sure what you mean about the Baja Filter, just to test would be OK, but I don't think a busy fuel dock is going to let you fill 500Gal through one of those.
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...Euro 1to 1 with dollars there and no issues with fuel quality.
That's quite a savings right there, at todays rate of 1 USD = 0.82 euros, if your normal currency is USD.
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JM,

I carry 750 gal. The $2000 figure was for more than the 500. Figure I be lower on fuel if I run the extra milage from Martinique.

I like the 1us for 1 euro exchange as well! That is a substantial discount. Wonder if you can specify if paying with a card.
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Update:

Jolly Harbour Antiqua fuel dock is ~$3.15usd/gallon if over 250 gallons. Still waiting for info for St. Martin (actual price and availability)
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Jolly Harbour Antiqua fuel dock is ~$3.15usd/gallon if over 250 gallons. Still waiting for info for St. Martin (actual price and availability)
Note that in Antigua they will charge you something approaching $100 for duty free processing fees and you can only get it for this price once cleared out, so needs scheduling carefully with customs and fuel dock opening times.

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Mike at Shrimpy's would know.. they're nearly opposite the fuel dock on the other side of the channel.
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Re: Best fuel stop between Anquilla to Martinique

Perhaps off your route, but Crown Bay Marina in St Thomas had diesel at $3.97/gallon last week having just gone up by $0.05. I just took on 80 gallons so no talk of a volume discount.
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