Just got the notice from the marina. Next month, base rate increases $1.25/foot (13% increase) and liveaboard
up to $300/mo. from $200/mo. (33%). Net increase in monthly base costs ---- 28%.
Harbormaster: "First rate increase in three years!"
Me: "my salary hasn't increased 28% in three years......"
I know they have costs, etc., and like the rest of us, are seeing all their costs go through the roof. At the same time, while a pleasant place, this is a place that has 400-plus slips and one shower/two toilets to serve that load........rate increases are only to costs, not to improvements, they say.
Working the math --- considering moving to another marina across the Bay that is nicer and that just called and offered a liveaboard
, but........sure wish we could stay where we were! (My commute to work is better here).
Silver lining --- maybe this will get us to leave for cruising this year rather than next ---- the way the work and economy is going, heading out sooner rather than later is looking smarter all the time.