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Old 15-05-2018, 04:49   #16
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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.
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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.

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It would probably be best to contact marinas in the areas you wish to stay and ask them.
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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.
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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.

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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!
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