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Old 06-02-2014, 17:41   #1
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Marinas in Antigua

Looking for a marina in Antigua for the last 2 weeks in April, for a Lagoon 440.
I'm seeing mind-boggling premiums for cats of 1.5 (Antigua Yacht Club)and 2x (Jolly Harbour) the monohull rates, which adds up to $100 / day for a 44' cat !!

Unfortunately, not too many choices in Antigua. Why Antigua ? Cheaper airfare back to Canada. But with those marina rates, maybe I'll try to file my income taxes from an anchorage somewhere

Anyways, would appreciate suggestions for Antigua.
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Re: Marinas in Antigua

Take a look at Catamaran - Marina in Falmouth. It's been a while since I was there, but it's probably worth checking.
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Re: Marinas in Antigua

try catamaran marina in falmouth harbour, its a bit further out so a bit cheaper
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Re: Marinas in Antigua

We stayed on the anchor in Falmouth for a night recently. They still charge a fee when you check in.

Then we stayed 2 nights with our charter group at Jolly Harbour Marina alongside. Was 2x the monohull rate which I agree is expensive, but we paid for the convenience. The Crowsnest Restaurant was a good place.
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Re: Marinas in Antigua

The last two weeks of April are Classic Week and Sailing week.
Classic Week starts on the 15th but most boats are there wll ahead of times to slap on an quick 36 coats of varnish.

If you can get a spot anywhere in falmouth you will be paying top dollar. Jolly Harbour will be as full as it gets also. The anchorages in Falmouth and English harbours will be full as a goog.

If i were you I would sail the 100 nms down wind to St Martin where the air fares will be cheaper and the marinas empty because everyone has plugged the 100 nms the other way.



Further, if you can do with a mooring, there are some on the French side next to the Dutch border. You will be able to find one by radio on the VHF net at 7:30am ch 10.



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Re: Marinas in Antigua

Oops, forgot about the Classic Regatta The hustle and bustle is not really for us, although I'd like to experience the event at least once in this lifetime.

Thks Mark for pointing that out. Your plan makes more sense, or we stay in Guadeloupe a little longer. Decisions, decisions,...
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If you are going to leave your boat for a while, check with Crabbs Slipway on the north side of the Island. Compeletly away from the hustle and bustle of English Harbor. Many cruisers haul there. Just my 2 cents worth. ____Grant.
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I'm with Mark, come to St Martin. Air access is great!
Instead of leaving the boat on a mooring while you are gone, take a look at the Radisson Marina at Anse Marcel. Very secure, reasonable cost and really beautiful. That is where Callisto lives and we recently got another US boat from the forum.
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Re: Marinas in Antigua

gjordan,
Have not found the "Slipway" but have found NorthSound in Parham. Same place ?
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callistov42,
We flew trhu St.Marteen when going to Guadeloupe for the boat survey. Agree with you 100%, beautiful place. We stayed in Oyster Pond, and Marigot Bay, and Orient Beach.
Haven't decided yet what our plans are (we will land in Guadeloupe this Saturday to take possession of Ripples II, previously Aichi, a Lagoon 440, but St.Marteen is high on the list.
If we get to St.Marteen, will ping you for a cocktail ??

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2Ripples, my guess is that it has been renamed, since Crabbs was in North Sound, near Parham. Good Luck. ____Grant.
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Claude:
Several other Quebec boats at Anse Marcel. Very French.
Yes, check and see if we are there or back in the states if you make it that way.
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Looks like Crabbs is now North Sound Marina in Parham.
And that's actually where we will be laying up the boat for the summer.

Have now been on the boat for 1 week at the Bas-du-Fort Marina in Guadeloupe, getting everything ready, a few preventive repairs, ...
Hope to untie from the dock mid-next week and enjoy ! Our only plan is to slow down to island time and enjoy the adventure.
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2Ripples, If you have spare time when you are in Parham sound, go out near the reef and gather lobster. I had a great time snorkeling that area. _______Grant.
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