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Old 03-02-2007, 22:41   #1
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Multihull v marinas in the med.

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I am a mono man like the multi for the room , The question is ;How much trouble is it getting berths in the med.? I know here in NZ mulits get a hard time finding a berth.
Reason for the Question is I am heading for the med. early next year and am looking for a new boat ,I used to own a 48ft Bowman maybe time for a change.
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G'day Kiwi,
Post number 328 on this forum has some info on berth cost's in the med

cruising costs, maintenance and price of the boat (sailboats versus motorboats) - Page 22 - Boat Design Forums

Seem's way expensive

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Hi all ,
I am a mono man like the multi for the room , The question is ;How much trouble is it getting berths in the med.? I know here in NZ mulits get a hard time finding a berth.
Reason for the Question is I am heading for the med. early next year and am looking for a new boat ,I used to own a 48ft Bowman maybe time for a change.
Graham
I was worried about finding marinas in the Med when we sailed there on our Privilege 39 catamaran. I talked to my Kiwi friends and Ozzie friends who had done a circumnavigation that included the Med, and they told me that they anchored out everywhere in the Med. I found that hard to believe, but since they had been there and done that, I at least knew that it was possible.

We spent about six months in the Med, and we stayed in marinas only in Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey. From the time we left Turkey, we didn't stay in a marina until we arrived in Trinidad.

Although regulations in each country vary, you can make a Med cruise without having to stay in marinas. We checked the price in one marina in Mallorca, and they wanted $120 for a single night. We decide to stay anchored out.

Most of the Ozzies and Kiwis that we sailed with did the same. They created itineraries in which anchoring out was possible. It can be done.

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Thanks Dave,

I know when I cruised the Pacific I anchored out most of the time ,
I traveled with two other boats so it was great.
My main concurn would be if I went multi and the weather turned bad, Its has been hard enough convincing my partner to take five off to go cruising I think in bad weather she would like the comfit of a marina,
But the muliti's still worth a though
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I would have thought that the Multi might overcome your spouses concerns since it will be more stable and have a lot more space.

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I am Med based on a 31`tri before that I had a 50` mono; I can assure that it is possible that you can cruise the Med for years and you do not need to go to any marinas plenty of save bays etc, in bad weather you can find a bay and anchor in really bad blow you are much safer on anchor than in a marina I been sailing for more than 25 years and the time I go to any marina is to take fuel which most of the time I go after working hours, the fuel station would be close so I wait there tied up on the jetty till nine in the morning then take same fuel and go It can be done

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Hello Dana,
Are you planning to sail the Med in the near future or...
By the way I built my 50` steel ketch in Sydney Aust. On my circumnavigation I met some nice yachties from your country I have nice experiance sailing with the them as company excellent sailors too

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Hi guys, have skippered monos and cats in the Med over the last decade - agree with much of above, plenty of safe calas and anchorages - anchoring is safer in a blow, quieter in a calm, and easier because no tidal ebb and flow - had no difficulty getting marinas for cats, but payment came from a kitty supported by 10 or 12 on board - at that number the value is evident - come and go from the night on the town when you like - proper shower facilities in the marina area, etc - but 120 $ or for a cruising couple for the convenience just isn't worth it, unless you have serious dosh to blow . . have also used the fuelling berth idea, often at no cost - just be eager to greet the marinero when he/she arrives in teh morning, and have enough space for bunkers, so he/she feels you are genuine . . . . "five off to go cruising" . . enjoy!!
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