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Old 26-08-2009, 13:26   #16
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I am in Spain now (Canary Islands) and spent my winter on the peninsula (Sevilla). Spain IS NOT, I repeat NOT a rip-off, not any more rip-off than any other place I know.

Spain has both private and municipal marinas. Spain has rivers and anchorages where you can anchor whole year long, free of charge.

Yes, the prices here vary a lot - we paid as little as 2.4 Euro a day (1.5 USD rate) in an amazing spot earlier this year, and now we are in a place where we pay 150 Eur a month (water and electricity include) - less 30% if one pre-pays. 26 ft boat. But if we were to go to that place in Mallorca, then we would not even be let in. Mallorca is where the king goes to visit, where the likes of Abramovich keep their 10.000.000 worth of yacht(s), etc., etc.. No wonder it has the highest prices because it is full up anyway. The marinas there are to make business, not to make friends.

Remember Spain is not a sailing nation - it is all about the bar, the football, the bulls and the fiesta (and the siesta). If you have a boat you are either upper class or a tourist, in any case you are supposed to have money, and a lot of it.

But this situation with prices at Mallorca is not 'Spain specific'. And Spain does have inexpensive and lovely places for any cruising yacht.

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Old 29-08-2009, 08:48   #17
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Sokkum means a season, most probably. A season runs normally from March till October. A supplementary fee has to be paid for the hard stand in the winter or for storage inside a shed.

Nontheless, for a 40' not expensive. Many other marina's in Holland are much more expensive with extra charges for electricity and showers.
650 euo is my annual fee
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Old 29-08-2009, 11:58   #18
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650 euo buys you DOCKAGE?? Someplace in Holland?
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Old 29-08-2009, 13:01   #19
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As the gentleman said for the whole annum. Which is no less than a steal.
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I believe that's a cooperative marina. That is, they do all their own work, pay their own bills, and they own the thing.

Co-ops are definitely the way to go. There's a great co-op in False Creek for live-aboards - all the boats are plumbed into the city's sewage system. The only problem is the co-op needs dedicated, motivated individuals. Some yacht clubs are the same way, with both great prices and needing motivated individuals.
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Old 30-08-2009, 23:28   #21
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150 euros / month in Canaries???

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I am in Spain now (Canary Islands)......
....and now we are in a place where we pay 150 Eur a month (water and electricity include) - less 30% if one pre-pays. 26 ft boat.
barnakeil,
I was in Lanzorte, Canaria in 2007, for only 4 days.....but I plan on returning to the Canaries next year, for some more extensive cruising there....

If you wouldn't mind passing on exactly where you are / what marina has such reasonable rates???
I'd appreciate it very much....

Thanks....and fair winds....

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I live at the pearl qatar (thepearlqatar.com) which is one of those expensive middle east man-made islands. If I want to get a slip for a 3-meter speedboat without electricity or water it costs 14,00QAR. That is around 4,000 DOLLARS per year. I assume a 30 footer with the utilities will be quite expensive, don't know how much exatly, you do the math
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An annual bill at our municiple marina, with a 1 year lease paid in advance, would run you around $2,000.
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