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Old 26-03-2017, 00:25   #16
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I look forward to Turkey, then. I've always wanted to cruise the area and take advantage of the fantastic tradition of boat craftsmen there.

US newspapers paint a picture of millions of small boats run by bandit smugglers, pillaging child refugees who are drowning by the millions. All of this requires loads of US tax dollars and consultants, with further layers of federal government to manage them and protect us.

What in the world are you talking about?? Turkey and the EU have an agreement on not allowing the smugglers to move people. Does not mean they still don't try as a group tried a couple of days ago here in Kusadasi and in some bad sea conditions and it was not a good outcome. Say that it is rare event now and unless the Turks break the agreement with the EU it will remain so.
The majority and I mean vast majority of the boat immigrants are young males - how do we know you ask? We have seen them. On occasion we saw women and children but very very few. American press way overblows the situation at least in the eastern Med. As for the western Med the USA/EU blew Libya apart and created a civil war and opened the flood gates from sub sarhara Africa and it is not pretty and the USA has no really presence there -
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Old 26-03-2017, 07:28   #17
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Spain colect la Tasa G-5. It's collected,while staying at marinas. Boat LOA x beam. If corect,about 0.035 euro per sq.m per day.... Not applicable ,while sailing
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What in the world are you talking about?? Turkey and the EU have an agreement on not allowing the smugglers to move people. Does not mean they still don't try as a group tried a couple of days ago here in Kusadasi and in some bad sea conditions and it was not a good outcome. Say that it is rare event now and unless the Turks break the agreement with the EU it will remain so.
The majority and I mean vast majority of the boat immigrants are young males - how do we know you ask? We have seen them. On occasion we saw women and children but very very few. American press way overblows the situation at least in the eastern Med. As for the western Med the USA/EU blew Libya apart and created a civil war and opened the flood gates from sub sarhara Africa and it is not pretty and the USA has no really presence there -
Chuckr has it right.. your at as much risk as you are in Paris, London or at the Boston marathon in the US of A... don't let the MSM scaremongers rule your life.. they have their own agenda's.
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Good topic, sorry to revive it from the dead. Considering moving my base to the Med, started to do the maths for a 4-member family. Not just money, but time as well.

For us, Croatia is within driving range, meaning we could save 500+EUR per trip on travel costs compared flying to most other Med destinations especially during high season, which we are bound to because of the kids school holidays. This is easily 1k€ with just two family trips (they don't always joint me).

However, Croatia is one of the expensive countries, use it as a base for our 10m boat it would cost at least 3500€/year ("cheaper" marina+Croat sojourn tax - forget about easy accessible marinas). In comparison, in Greece or Turkey one can find a place for around 2500€/year and the taxes are more relaxed (called blue card for your potty in Turkey ).
Going further, Tunisia is probably the cheapest, you can get a berth in Monastir or Hammamet for 1000€ for a 33'-er.

Everybody are welcome to translate the figures to their own boat size, but the map won't change much, just the differences grow proportionally with size.
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