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Old 22-10-2013, 15:14   #16
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Re: Is it difficult to find multihull dock space?

In Cassis I had to pay double. Everywhere, and I mean everywhere, else in the WESTERN Med charged 50% more. Croatia and Montenegro where 50% more. The only marina I've been to in Greece was Gouvia and they were also 50%. My home marina of Messolonghi charges 30% more.

Town quays are different in Greece. If you pay at all it is usually the same price as a mono. I think one time they charged me more, like 10 euro - big woopty do. The most I've paid is over 300 euro for one night.

I usually had to pay more in the Caribbean also. There they charge by the square meter. Docking is a huge expense for me. It by far eclipses any other costs and we only dock about 1/3rd of the time. Most of the time it's worth it though as we have prime spots and can just walk off the boat and explore an area. You can't really expect to dock at Hvar and not pay a lot.
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Re: Is it difficult to find multihull dock space?

A lot of these posters are not indicating if their slip was just for overnight or was a monthly, or yearly lease. My experience is that if you are lucky and get a slip at the T-head for 1-5 nights you do not pay extra; however, if you are looking for a month or more in a formal slip, you will pay 25% to 100% more as they normally have to take out a piling, thus making 2 slips into one. Here in Norfolk, they charge only a markup of 50% which I think is fair, in that they are losing 50% in revenues by making space for a cat. Hope this helps.
Also....if it is in a marina of low occupancy, one may ask if they can convert 2 slips into one, especially if you offer to make up the costs of removing the piling.
Some marina managers are just great to deal with, like ours in Baypoint Marina-Brian Baker.
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Old 22-10-2013, 20:01   #18
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Re: Is it difficult to find multihull dock space?

our 44 footer travelled from Guadeloupe (+50% monthly) up the Caribbean chain (staying at anchor) through Panama (pretty sure plus 50% short term) across Pacific (mainly anchor but the occasional marina in Fiji and Tahiti (+50%) and then Brisbane and Hamilton Island (both +50% long term)

The 56 footer lives in St Martin, the marinas have all quoted +50%, regardless of tenure. We are extremely lucky to have a great relationship with a private berth owner. Heading off to Cuba at Christmas and not sure where to leave her while we come back to Oz for work commitments, might have to look at USA if no surcharges
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Do not be surprised that we pay less than you.
You have a 56 long x26 beam ship and we have a 36 long x 20 beam yacht.

Size does make a difference. Ask any woman and they will tell you.
Ha, gotcha there Cotemar!
Most women don't know anything about boats, ships or yachts!
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In Cassis I had to pay double. Everywhere, and I mean everywhere, else in the WESTERN Med charged 50% more. Croatia and Montenegro where 50% more. The only marina I've been to in Greece was Gouvia and they were also 50%. My home marina of Messolonghi charges 30% more.

Town quays are different in Greece. If you pay at all it is usually the same price as a mono. I think one time they charged me more, like 10 euro - big woopty do. The most I've paid is over 300 euro for one night.


I usually had to pay more in the Caribbean also. There they charge by the square meter. Docking is a huge expense for me. It by far eclipses any other costs and we only dock about 1/3rd of the time. Most of the time it's worth it though as we have prime spots and can just walk off the boat and explore an area. You can't really expect to dock at Hvar and not pay a lot.
HOLY **** 300 EUROS PAYS FOR A REALLY NICE HOTEL, ONE YOU DONT HAVE TO CLEAN, INSURE, OR MAINTAIN Thats what hubby tells me, but when we argue and I say if he wont take enough time off work and we cant use her enough we should sell he quiets down.
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Ha, gotcha there Cotemar!
Most women don't know anything about boats, ships or yachts!
Ask any man.
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Ha Ha, hate to break it to you but I am female

And I (probably unlike you) have travelled half way around the world on one boat, halfway around a large continent on another, and moving on with an almost circumnavigation with the current one if can convince hubby to leave work
By the way I am the one who does the finances so I know exactly how much we pay out.
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[QUOTE=xxuxx;1371459]A lot of these posters are not indicating if their slip was just for overnight or was a monthly, or yearly lease.

I am referring only to overnight/weekly bookings.
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Ha Ha, hate to break it to you but I am female
Hate to break it to you but your names not "Cotemar", check to the left.
The rest of your [Smiley or not ] assumptions are equally accurate, the post had nothing to do with you.
Are you 'most' women?
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Allways room for a cat
Imagine the yard's take with a 50% surcharge 😉!
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[QUOTE="RichandHelen;1371904"] Imagine the yard's take with a 50% surcharge!
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Allways room for a cat
Looks full to me!
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Imagine the yard's take with a 50% surcharge 😉!
To be fair to the yards, if they were full with monos instead of multis, they'd get 33% more yachts in and the take would be the same; and I'm a cat owner!

If we were all mono owners and the charges were the same, we would be making exactly the same argument in reverse no doubt. I can see the thread now "Why should we pay the same to moor our monos as a multi owners pay? You can easily get 3 monos in the space taken by two multis"!!!!
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We always anchor as we are self sufficient. If your cat is setup well, you would not have to call anyone ahead of time.

Our slip fee was the same as our Catalina 380 mono hull. We have an end slip with a great view.
WHy do you have a slip fee if you always anchor? LOL
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Re: Is it difficult to find multihull dock space?

I can only speak for the US, and then only New England and maybe the Northeast in general. Here, most marinas are almost all slips, very few face docks. Cats are not common here and slips tend to be narrower, maybe 13-15 feet. If the face dock is open, you're probably OK, but those are often reserved for larger (over 40' or over 50' or whatever) boats.

In this economy, there's no doubt you can negotiate more. But it's starting to come back, and if dock space becomes tight again, you'll be out of luck more often than not.

In other places where cats are more common (Southeast US, Med, Bahamas) the marinas are built to take them, and it's not as big a problem, as many posters above said.

I just wanted to point out that it's not that way everywhere.
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