Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-05-2018, 04:49   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Penobscot Bay, Maine
Boat: Tayana 47
Posts: 1,189
Re: Mono vs Multi Hull (Marina Fees)

Originally Posted by smj View Post
In 25 years of cat ownership we have never been charged more than a monohull for dockage. This is gulf coast and east coast of the US.

When I read your post I was skeptical so I checked a few east coast marinas rates. For example, Brewers Marinas own/operate quite a few and there is no mention of different rates for multihulls that I could find, just loa. Iím surprised but now Iím less skeptical.

jtsailjt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2018, 14:03   #17
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 13,071
Re: Mono vs Multi Hull (Marina Fees)

As has been mentioned, pricing varies with location. Here in Oz, where there are a LOT of cats, most marinas charge more for cat berthing. But the real issue is that in some areas the availability of multi hull berths is limited... at any price! A broker friend recently told me that he had customers for six new cats IF he could find berths for them... and he couldn't. This in the Moreton bay area.

All gist for the selection process mill!


Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II in the Pittwater for a few weeks
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2018, 14:34   #18
Registered User
Simi 60's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Australia
Boat: Milkraft 60 ex trawler
Posts: 1,029
Re: Mono vs Multi Hull (Marina Fees)

Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat View Post
It would probably be best to contact marinas in the areas you wish to stay and ask them.
Stop being so sensible.
Simi 60 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2018, 11:24   #19
Registered User
mcerdos's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Full time cruiser
Boat: Amel Super Maramu 53
Posts: 205
Re: Mono vs Multi Hull (Marina Fees)

If you compare the amount of room in a monohull and cat, you will find the marina costs to be very close (i.e. a larger monohull is needed to have the same living space of a smaller cat and marinas charge by length)

If your cruising plans are limited to the Bahamas and some Caribbean, then a cat is the way to go since most of the time you will be on the hook.

Both a cat and a monohull can be single handed depending on the rig.

In the USA, the biggest obstacle you will face as a cat owner is the lack of slips. Most USA marinas haven't adapted to med-mooring and place cats at the end of a pier. This means limited space compared to monohulls.
All the best,
mcerdos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-06-2018, 10:11   #20
Registered User
RTB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home port Kemah, TX Currently in Brunswick Georgia
Boat: Hunter 36
Posts: 1,525
Images: 2
Re: Mono vs Multi Hull (Marina Fees)

Where I am, we have room for more than 30 catamarans. Usually full for hurricane season. The cats pay the same as monos, except when it is necessary they go into overflow slips. Then it is 1.5 x the regular rate since it requires 2 slips. The regular cat spots are nearest shore, and not as deep so normally don't put monos or motor vessels in these slips.

RTB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2018, 18:08   #21
Registered User

Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 13
Re: Mono vs Multi Hull (Marina Fees)

Hey all!

Thanks for the feedback! Availability of slips is definitely something is important to us. Being able to stop and duck out of a storm real quick is very important to us with children on board. This definitely helps my wife and I figure out what direction to go in our search! Thank you!

Homeward13 is offline   Reply With Quote

fees, hull, Mono hull, multi hull

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting With Mono or Multi-hull? Lependule Multihull Sailboats 46 21-09-2017 05:35
Want To Buy: Sailing Mono or multi hull threeeye Classifieds Archive 2 25-01-2016 04:37
Mono or Multi Hull for Cruising the Med Lambretta Monohull Sailboats 56 13-11-2013 02:40
Multi- or Mono-hull for a Circumnavigation? Stella Polaris Multihull Sailboats 69 24-05-2008 09:57

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:34.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.