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Old 22-05-2021, 11:07   #16
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

Hpeer, we hauled at Jolly Harbour Antigua two years ago and I thought it was a great facility for summer storage. We are hauling at Bobby's Airport Yard St Martin this summer. Not as nice as Jolly Harbor but it saves me sailing back to Antigua (lazy). Costs at both yards were comparable.
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Old 23-05-2021, 05:21   #17
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Thank you guys for all the help.
Seem to have many guys with weird ideas and relation to money in here.
I encountered that already allover the globe.
Why the heck should I pay 1/5th or 1/10 the value of a boat per month for mooring or the hard?


Some folks seem to have serious issues with basic math and relation to economy.
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Old 23-05-2021, 05:36   #18
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Does anybody know a marina in Cuba for my boat?
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Old 23-05-2021, 05:37   #19
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

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Thank you guys for all the help.
Seem to have many guys with weird ideas and relation to money in here.
I encountered that already allover the globe.
Why the heck should I pay 1/5th or 1/10 the value of a boat per month for mooring or the hard?


Some folks seem to have serious issues with basic math and relation to economy.
People who have slips or moorings don't care what the value of the boat is occupying that slip or mooring, just that someone needs a place to store it. The owner of said slip/mooring/hard space has costs associated with maintaining it. Less prosperous countries often have slip costs that seem excessive if you look at general living costs - until you realize that the only people needing big slips are "rich" and so can pay.

One reason threads here about the cost of buying a boat include the great advice about figuring out storage costs as part of your budgeting thoughts.

Good luck with your quest.
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Old 23-05-2021, 05:43   #20
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Thank you guys for all the help.
Seem to have many guys with weird ideas and relation to money in here.
I encountered that already allover the globe.
Why the heck should I pay 1/5th or 1/10 the value of a boat per month for mooring or the hard?


Some folks seem to have serious issues with basic math and relation to economy.


It’s called supply and demand.

No-one cares what the value of your boat is. They do know the value of their “space”.

About the only place I can think of where you’re likely to approach your desired rate is Guatemala. Unless you stumble upon someone with a canal home slip that just wants something tied up to their failing bulkhead.
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Old 23-05-2021, 06:10   #21
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Well.... thank you
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Old 23-05-2021, 06:20   #22
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Thank you guys for all the help.
Seem to have many guys with weird ideas and relation to money in here.
I encountered that already allover the globe.
Why the heck should I pay 1/5th or 1/10 the value of a boat per month for mooring or the hard?


Some folks seem to have serious issues with basic math and relation to economy.
Sometimes when it appears that everyone else has a problem.......it's not everyone else with the problem.

You asked a pretty fact based question about the price for slips in the Caribbean. You got a bunch of people telling you the actual prices. Apparently you don't like those prices based on your own personal pricing metric that's not used in the actual real world, and because of that you attack the math skills and "relation to economy", whatever that is, of the people who kindly answered your questions with the fact based reality of the situation? Seriously?
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Old 23-05-2021, 07:36   #23
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Well, thank you
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Old 23-05-2021, 11:51   #24
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

The least expensive marina that I know is Le Phare Bleu on Grenada. Long-term, they charge US$0.45/ft/night, or a little less than $600/month for your boat.


You can rent a mooring ball in Prince Rupert Bay on Dominica for US$10/night. We absolutely love Dominica, but definitely inside the hurricane zone.
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Old 23-05-2021, 11:56   #25
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This is a reply I appreciate and I can 'work with'.
Anything else I find mostly amusing in the best case and I don't consider worth my time.
Appreciate your help.
Let me know if I can do something for you.


Thank you!
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Old 23-05-2021, 12:22   #26
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

We just got to our boat in Grenada that we bought nearly 6 months ago, and I cannot sing the praises of Carriacou Marina highly enough. The marina manager, Sandra Martin has been an absolutely exceptional communicator, and the “Senior Travel Lift Operator and Yard Supervisor” (AKA, all-round can-do master care taker of all things), Dexter has done an incomparable job of looking after our Tayana 37 and helping is get sorted since we arrived. On the expenses, I don’t have anything to compare it to, but we have been paying $260 USD/ month.
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

I’ve found Martinique docking costs the most reasonable going north from the Grenadines and way under $1K/month even for my 43’. Beware of St Maarten costs.
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Old 28-05-2021, 04:46   #28
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

While appreciating your reply I don't consider 1k/month cheap, not even affordable.
True, demand and supply are basic regulating factors in market economy but there are things I'd simply not do and reject by principle. By the way, I forgot to mention that I want to put my girl on the hard when not around. That be at least 6 month per year if not longer. The remaining time I could easily get by with a mooring buoy and going ashore with a canoe or dinghy.
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Old 28-05-2021, 06:39   #29
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Log on to www.CaribbeanCompass.com. It’s a monthly magazine that covers the entire Eastern Caribbean. It’s free. The ads are valuable. So are the articles. Go to the Archive link to read back issues.
If you are going to be in the Caribbean this is the publication that you will want. You can pick up free paper copies at very marina and marine store in the Caribbean. Leave your email address and they’ll tell you when the next issue is out.
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Re: Cheap slip/dock in the Caribbean

Many cruisers go to Rodney Bay in St Lucia and pay by the month(s).

Check out opportunities in Cariacou. There is a newly improved marina. It was half the Antigua rates. Ferry to Grenada.

Other options in Jolly Harbor Martina, Antigua is to bind a dock at one of the many villas. You can lease the villa with dock or sometimes just the dock. I believe the marina proper shuts down for hurricane season so you may be required to vacate. Mooring balls there era $10/day but you may get a month rate.

We prefer to haul in Trinidad at Chaguaramos. We will be back if they ever open up.
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