Starting next year, my wife and I would like to spend a few seasons in the Bahamas
. Reason the the Bahamas
is that we need to be able to go back and forth regularly to Florida
treatment so the short flights suit. Haven't bought the boat yet but looking at a Cat (easier on my wife's back!), around 45 feet.
We want to be able to leave the boat on short notice if necessary but also get back out quickly on our return. Biggest problem is probably cost. I don't want to have to haul the boat (to keep costs down) every time we leave for a couple of weeks. Would prefer to keep it in a marina but can't afford the fees
that you see listed ($80+ per day) for a 45' boat and probably more for a cat!
I'd like to hear from any experienced hands who can offer advice. Is it possible to find a longer term mooring/marina spot where we could come back to, tie up and head
off (with a friendly local to keep an eye out in our absence)????