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Old 05-03-2011, 08:50   #1
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Expected Marina Rates in USVI

I posted a thread a while back about where to leave our boat in the carib for Dec and January while we return to the US. I am finding that most marinas don't post rates and don't answer emails.

I sent out several emails and one replied and said $1.55 per foot per day. That seems like an awful lot to me. Can someone give me an idea of what they have paid in caribbean marinas for extended docking, ie: 60-80 days.

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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

Any ideas on this? I'm trying to find a cheaper alternative than spending $4M+ to leave the boat somewhere. I don't think I could feel comfortable anchored or moored.
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

That rate could be in the ballpark, depending upon whether or not electricity and water was included in the fee. I know the rates in the BVI, and they are pretty high when you pay "rack rate" (i.e. tourist pricing) but one can find $800 per month or so for a 43' at places such as Penn's, Hodges Creek and even Soper's Hole, but that is without water and electricity. Dockspace in charter destinations in season is at a premium.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:27   #4
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

I was quoted $2.35/ft per night for a 65' boat from Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas. But that was only for a 9-10 day stay, so weekly rates. Water & power are extra.

Soper's Hole quoted me $1.25-$1.50 per day (depending on beam).

A friend paid $2.00.ft per night for a couple nights at Green Cay Marina on St. Croix. Gray water was included and the people were extremely nice.
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

Oh well...it sounds like the price is the market. I guess I though I would be able to find a slip somewhere for < $1,000 a month. I guess I will just fork it over, unless we come up with an alternative.
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

I suppose another option would be to haul the boat and store it on land for the 8-12 weeks you'll be gone. I know nothing of USVI facilities, but in BVIs I think we paid $10/ft for the haul & launch package and $14/ft/month for land storage.

Not sure but you'd might need to "import" the boat into BVIs if you do that. I'm not sure if the 30day visa limit for people applies to their boats too.
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

BTW were in the BVIS and prices people have quoted you are pretty reasonable, other than crown bay which is pricey.
You might email American Yacht harbor they have long term storage, They are very reasonable, have room and are good people to deal with we paid 1.25 a ft for the night and our boat is 40 ft. I do know AYH is the base for the island packet charters
and they have 3 slips long term (so i do know long term is available)
Also out in their bay there are good moorings, another company owns those and they do long term storage too, you can call AYH and ask them for the number while inquiring. If you cant find the number email me privately and i will look it up on my phone for you.
storage in the Virgins is very expensive, as it is in most of the carribean.
Another thought if you want to head further south is Grenada, they have a marina
that stores for summer that is only $400 a month, I know as some fellow cruisers we met in caicos are going down there (there final destination) and i had asked them about the rates. Another possiblity and its out of hurricane zone too!
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

American Yacht Harbor
6100 Red Hook Quarters 2#
St Thomas, VI 00820
1-340-775-6454
AYH@igymarinas.com
website is Thomas Marinas | Crown Bay Marina | Yacht Services | North Drop Fishing at Americanyachtharbor.com
they have a nice web site.

Kathleen
ps ask for the number for the guy who runs the mooring balls, he does do long term and would be reasonable i think, ayh gave it to me when i was asking rates at one time..

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We pay $20 a foot, a month at Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, USVI. It is a nice place and they will keep an eye on your boat.
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Re: Expected Marina rates in USVI

I have left my 45ft sailboat boat in HR Penns marina,Road town, Tortola for 6 weeks while I return to england, it cost me $700, and i even got a lift to the ferry terminal. do not confuse with Penns marina at the east of tortola.
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We pay $20 a foot, a month at Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, USVI. It is a nice place and they will keep an eye on your boat.
Now that's more like it!

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Another thought if you want to head further south is Grenada, they have a marina that stores for summer that is only $400 a month, I know as some fellow cruisers we met in caicos are going down there (there final destination)
Kathleen, I will check on the security of the Grenada places..AYH sounds good too. I'll call them. Thanks.

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I have left my 45ft sailboat boat in HR Penns marina,Road town, Tortola for 6 weeks while I return to england, it cost me $700, and i even got a lift to the ferry terminal. do not confuse with Penns marina at the east of tortola.
I'll check with them. Thanks Kathryn
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...in BVIs I think we paid $10/ft for the haul & launch package and $14/ft/month for land storage.
I am paying around $13/ft/month at Nanny Cay right now (I just put the boat on the hard this past Friday) so that sounds about right

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...Not sure but you'd might need to "import" the boat into BVIs if you do that...
The 30 days applies to people, the boat needs a temporary importation to stay for extended periods and that is $250 per year.
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I posted a thread a while back about where to leave our boat in the carib for Dec and January while we return to the US. I am finding that most marinas don't post rates and don't answer emails.

I sent out several emails and one replied and said $1.55 per foot per day. That seems like an awful lot to me. Can someone give me an idea of what they have paid in caribbean marinas for extended docking, ie: 60-80 days.

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Re: Expected Marina Rates in USVI

Frenchtown Marina is $550 a month plus water and power. That is the best rate you will find in STT. 340-777-9690 ask for Erick. I just stop working there so I can go crusing with my newly retired husband! It is a safe place to leave the boat. If you are there less then a month it is $1 dollar a foot per day - $40 min.
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kirsten,
Iwill write that down in my log book for future reference too! thanks
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