Originally Posted by Marbella Mick
Reading though your situation I think that you should seriously consider Gibraltar as a base. I've had my boat there for the last two years without any problems - there's no hidden taxes
and all procedures are simple to understand in English
. If you choose to register here you can even have the Red Ensign.
By choosing an annual berth I got a 20% discount at Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar plus saved much more by using the tax free fuel
And there's always the weather
- we spent six hours sunbathing on board on Nov 1st.
All in all I can't see why more people don't base there?
I think it might be the scruffy town, the dirty streets, the downmarket pubs and restaurants, the bad service
, or maybe the limited marina services........
I can only relay what we've found in four visits in the last decade. The last time we were in the region we did not even think it worthwhile to stop for cheap
It's a shame, but understandable.