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Old 26-03-2013, 06:29   #1
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Leaving my boat in the caribbean

Hallo everybody,
We are in Martinique at the moment and have to cancel our original plans to sail our Amel Kirk back to Europe due to some appoinments. This means we have to leave within the next 7 days.

Now we are looking to find a cheap/safe marina to leave the boat here till october. we also offered the boat for sale now, but don't really think we can sell it in this short period of time.

Would appreciate any advices/help...

thank you
Pauleone

PS sorry for joining this community without any introduction, but we are running a bit out of time...
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Old 26-03-2013, 06:37   #2
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

le marin in the south of martanique is probably your best bet at short notice,cheap flights as well back to paris with nouvells frontiers
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

Rodney bay marina in St Lucia is up a channel so must be safe from waves and is a new concrete marina... Empty during summer so there must be some cheap rates going there.
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Old 26-03-2013, 08:36   #4
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

I will ditto Rodney Bay. Lots of amenities, but on short notice le marin is probably easier.
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

I agree with Atoll, Le Marin in case of a big blow can be better, i spend 2 tropical storms in Le Marin, there is a hurricane hole close to the club med , good holding , land locked almost , plenty of mangroves for soft landing . Rodney bay can be good to, but is concrete all around and condos around.... Good Luck.
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Pauleone.
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

For "in-water" storage I agree you can't do much better than Marin, Martinique.

But for the ultimate in security "on-the-hard" then I would suggest Peake's "secure yard" back down south in Trinidad (US$0.40/ft/day). Beside being out of the active hurricane zone (insurance wise) their "secure yard" is a separate fenced in area where nobody but the travel lift guys can enter and exit. No work is allowed and nobody can wander around "looking. . . ."

See: http://www.peakeyachts.com/documents...%20Current.pdf
However, if you have an animal (pet) onboard forget Trinidad, they are a real pain about traveling in and out of the country with a pet.
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Old 27-03-2013, 15:48   #8
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Re: Leaving my boat in the caribbean

The hurricane hole in Le Marin is the best option in this part of the Antilles. You can have someone watch your boat every week. And he is a professional. It should be quite safe.

This is also the best place to sell your boat.

The marina is also the largest, best and least expensive of the Eastern Caribbean. The floating docks have already resisted two hurricanes.
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