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Old 24-01-2015, 10:51   #1
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Electic Costs Winter liveaboards in New England

Doing a little research here.
We liveaboard north of Boston on a 1979 Hatteras 58' motoryacht. this is our second winter. Last year, our electric bill from the marina averaged $250 a month for Nov-Feb. We are shrink-wrapped, so get a nice boost in temps during the day. We use:
6 oil filled radiators 24/7

When we are on board after work, we run three ceramic tower heaters, tv, and lights in rooms we are in. (about 5:00 pm to 11 pm.)
We also go away every weekend and were gone for two weeks over Christmas.

This past week, we got a bill for $1500 for Nov-Dec.!
What are your costs and rates you pay for electricity?

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Re: Electic Costs Winter liveaboards in New England

The average cost per kilowatt hour in the US is about $0.12 for households, but more for commercial rates. Household rates in New England vary from 14 to 18 cents per kilowatt hour.

You might check to see if your marina is charging by commercial rates. We spent sme time at a marina in Maryland where our metered electricity for our summer air-conditioned 41' boat was more expensive that the cost for the air-conditioned 2,800 sq.ft. house across the street. This was due to "commercial" rate charges.

At our current dock we pay a flat rate of $30/month for a 30amp cord.
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Re: Electic Costs Winter liveaboards in New England

18c would be a fire sale in NYC.

Last time I checked it was 25c if you took the gross numbers (after taxes, fees, whatever) and divided it all out, for an apartment dweller paying the electric company directly. Con Ed.

I don't really want to know what that's gone up to now. Re-metered electricity, where the "landlord" gets the bulk rate & marks it up? Even worse.
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