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Old 31-10-2018, 10:13   #1
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Rhodes Marina

just want to inform you about an incident happend to us:
We moored in Rhodes Marina some days ago with 2 bow lines with 35 mm diameter from the marina and 6 stern lines from us. Some wind was forecasted with 35kn from northerly directions. We thought that we were pretty safe with all that lines.
Then with the wind increasing swell was comming into the marina and both bow moorings broke so that the boat crashed into the dock and was damaged. Next day we looked at the broken moorings and found they were broken deep down in the water about 1 m away from the fixation point to the mooring chain. We took plenty of photos for documentation of the lines and down at the fixation point of the ropes. We thought that this was clearly a responsibility of the marina, as also more mooring lines broke during that storm, but without any further damage to the other boats. We today learned that the marina is not taking any responsibility and they also want to charge us for the broken moorings.

So my advise to the sailing community is to be very cautious when you go into Rhodes Marina and carefully check the moorings as if they breake you will be left alone.
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Old 31-10-2018, 10:54   #2
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Re: Rhodes Marina

Never, never trust any other lines or moorings without checking or knowing very clearly the condition.

I would tell the marina I'll pay for the mooring lines if you pay for my boat repair.
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Re: Rhodes Marina

Rhodes marina has had many problems with swell; actually two boats sank couple of years ago. We had couple of clients stayed there, beside the swell they complained about the lack of professionality of the staff and almost no technical service at all.
If you want to stay absolutely in Dodocanese for some reason, try Leros.
Rhodes is not also cheaper than Turkey where the facilites are way better.


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Re: Rhodes Marina

If you have insurance make a claim let them deal with the marina. Main insurance companies have good lawyers.
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