While asking about haul-out and yard fees
at a local boat yard (the only local boatyard that allows an owner to their own work), I was aghast to learn that the fee for keeping my boat on the hard
would be $1 per foot per day. For my Morgan
35, that's over $1000 per month!
The wetslip fees
for the marina at that yard are $8 per foot per month. $280 per month with power and water
available, and boat ready to go versus $1050 to have it in the yard.
includes nothing. Haul out
is extra ($10 per ft), mast
stepping/unstepping is extra (billed for actual labor, average $300).
I'm very new to this, but my land logic tells me the premium should be placed on the convenience of having the boat in the water
, not the other way around. Is this the norm around the country, do yard fees exceed slip fees by three to four times, or am I looking at a crook?