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Old 30-01-2016, 16:28   #1
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Best place to park full time.

Anyone recommend a Slip for year round liveaboard in the Caribbean?
45 Ft. Cat.
Affordability, safety, entertainment, etc.?

Thanks, been searching everything I can, but I am new to this.


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Old 30-01-2016, 16:41   #2
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Re: best place to park full time.

Anchor in lagoon in St Martin, very low fees. Or Captain Olivers Marina in Oyster Pond St Martin.
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Old 30-01-2016, 16:47   #3
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Old 31-01-2016, 06:58   #4
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Re: Best place to park full time.

Meat, that might depend a lot on your insurance company. For many you will need to be down around Grenada for the summer if you want to stay in the water. St martin is likely not covered unless hauled out. St martin lagoon isn't a place I'd want to spend more then a week or two. Grenada on the other hand has a lot to offer. If you are planning on hauling out, Grenada and Trinidad are reasonably priced, so is Antigua and there's probably more. Martinique is a bit pricey and not much space available for cats. Tortola might also be an option with several marinas and hurricane holes. It really depends on what you plan on doing. I don't imagine it's being in one place for 12 months?
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Re: Best place to park full time.

You have visa restrictions too. The boat might be fine for 12 months but you will have to go every so often. Mind you a weekend sail to some other island country is fine

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Re: Best place to park full time.

Isn't "the Caribbean" a big place? Where are you and where would you like to go?
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Jolly Harbour, Antigua.
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Anyone recommend a Slip for year round liveaboard in the Caribbean?
45 Ft. Cat.
Affordability, safety, entertainment, etc.?

Thanks, been searching everything I can, but I am new to this.


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Re: Best place to park full time.

As mentioned before, every island will impose significant restrictions on how long you and your boat can stay. Nowhere that I know of will let you stay a whole year.

But why not cruise around? Every island has its own charms, and sampling the diversity is a big part of the experience. Its really not very hard to move from island to island, nor expensive.
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Re: Best place to park full time.

You asked specifically for a slip. Do you need dock power or will anchoring work for you?
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Panama, no hurricanes, dollar economy, inexpensive, great air connections to the world, for $ 100 you get a visa for a year which is renewable, the boat gets a permit for a year also renewable $194. If you like it become a retired resident if you are over 45 great benefits and tax breaks. Lots of good marinas to chose from.
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Re: Best place to park full time.

Hi Russ,

what marina would you recommend and what are the prices for 9,8x3,7m?

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Re: Best place to park full time.

I am part owner of Shelter Bay Marina so a bit prejudiced, you can see a lot more about Panama in the Panama Cruising Guide by Eric Bauhaus
Our long term rates under 50 ft .40 ft x day.

There are folks living aboard at Bocas Marina Red Frog Marina and Panamarina, the Balboa YC (no docks) and some others.
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Re: Best place to park full time.

Definitely moving the boat, Panama sounds way better than Costa Rica, but I have no firsthand experience, I admit being a complete novice...



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