Originally Posted by John marven
Join Date: Oct 2019
Looking for advise on A good marina where I can moor a 44 foot cat for around four months in Spain that is not mega expensive. Also I need to instal solar panels
. How much would I need for a family
of five for live aboard taking into account general running of boat
, ie lights nav gear
fridges etc etc along with lap top chargers phone
chargers so on and so fourth.
Any body got a rough idea how much it will cost including all mounting hardware
to hang above dingy davits
at the stern and all items needed for complete active installation
Spain is big, unfortunately you did not specify if you are looking more at the atlantic or the mediterranean
side of it...
coast can be very expensive and crowded, in particular in high season. Prices can be around 1200 EUR per month for a 13.2 m monohull
in high season.
We have very good experience with Galicia, the north-western part of Spain.
Marina Coruña is a very nice place to spend a prolonged time. For living on board this is the best option of the ones I post here. We spent several months there and enjoyed it very much.
The marina is not too expensive, the staff is very friendly and Coruña is a very attractive town to explore. However, the marina is a 10 min walk from the town center, and the next super market is 15 walking minutes away.
If you need marine
services requiring a work
shop nearby this may not be the best place, though, all the associated service
shops are located a few miles south, in Marina Seca which is "marine services only", not a nice place to stay and with no proper facilities for living.
A little further east is Marina de Sada, reportedly a good place for services and to lay up, but no personal experience. Only visited the place for a few days. The town is much smaller but quite nice.
We are in Marina Davila, Vigo, for the second year now. This is an excellent place to have marine
services works to be done on the boat, and that's the reason we are staying there (we don't live on the boat most of the time currently). Mooring
is around EUR 350 per month for a 13.2 m monohull
Very good service
quality, not very expensive and the guys at the office speak very good English
It's less attractive to stay and live there, though. Guest places at the marina are far outside with long walks to the facilities. Town is a 10 min taxi drive away (10 EUR one way). There is no super market or any other infrastructure near the marina, but with a bike (can be borrowed at the marina office free of charge) the next super market can be reached in 10 min cycling. A rental car is very advisable here.
Living in Galicia is quite cheap
, you will find that food
and drink prices comparatively low compared to the east coast