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Old 18-05-2020, 18:34   #1
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Marina costs?

Still planning our escape and wanted to get some experienced information on Marina fees or the difference in fees for say a 48 ft. cat compared to a 58 ft. cat? Obviously different by region or even marina to marina but if anyone has a general idea of 10, 20% etc. more per day is what I was wondering.

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Re: Marina costs?

You are better served calling marinas in your area(s) of interest and ask them directly.
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Re: Marina costs?

Easiest method of gauging is to look up some marinas that may be of interest as they almost always have published online their fee schedules.

Of issue is that you are looking for a slip for a catamaran which are limited because of their wide beam. Often limited to the end of T pier and then may be constrained as to inhibiting a fairway.

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https://marinadelreymarina.com/marina-slip-pricing/

https://sfport.com/berthing-rates-0

Safe Harbor Marinas is the largest owner of marinas in North America, the link below is to a list of their locations and one can filter based on length of hull, but again you are dealing with a wide beam vessel so that is a major factor as to availability and pricing.

https://shmarinas.com/locations/

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Still planning our escape and wanted to get some experienced information on Marina fees or the difference in fees for say a 48 ft. cat compared to a 58 ft. cat? Obviously different by region or even marina to marina but if anyone has a general idea of 10, 20% etc. more per day is what I was wondering.

First time posting. Thank you for any help and guidance!

On a per day basis, it is my experience that most marinas around here charge by the boat foot, usually with a minimum around 30 feet. So a 58 foot cat would be around 20% more than a 48 foot cat wherever that is true. For boats that large, slip availability becomes a problem and marinas may charge extra for beam, or higher capacity shore power, or whatever.



For annual slip rentals, I find that most places charge by the size of the slip, unless you're ok with a tie-along at the end of the dock, for which they charge by the size of the boat.



Marina charges and policies vary widely though
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Not so much expense but assuming the wider beam of a 58ft cat, will make it significantly harder to find slips and haulouts.
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Old 19-05-2020, 05:49   #6
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A hidden cost is marinas that can handle the biggest boats often have higher per foot rates compared to marinas that can't handle the biggest boats.

Now at 48ft, that's still a pretty darn big cat, so it may be less common an issue than comparing a 40ft cat to a 50ft cat.
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Re: Marina costs?

As mentioned, most marinas charge by the foot. For example in New England $3.00 per ft per night is not uncommon. So $144/night for a 48' cat vs $174 for the 58'.


However the rate will vary a LOT depending on where. New England in general and any marinas in or close to large cities like Boston, NYC, Miami will be the most expensive. Farther from town or in more rural areas like north FL, NC will be less.


Also be aware that due to the large beam of a big cat some places will add a surcharge on cats due to the extra space they use and almost all marinas will have very limited slips for a boat that size, usually on the T at the end of the pier.
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48ft cat anchor a lot? 58ft cat anchor all the time!
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Re: Marina costs?

Marina I am in thee are only a few slips for Cats, and those go for $5 a foot more than what regular slips go for, priced by foot, and I believe that’s about common, as they are sized at 1.5 slips wide. Actually a deal. But at over $20 a foot, then add resort fees 6% and 7% tax, It’s a house payment for a big boat, and I’m pretty sure a 58 Cat could only go on a T head and those are hard to get as the 100 footers usually soak them up and seem to never leave.

I think good marina’s are hard to find, and good Marina’s are even harder to find for a big boat, then add wide boat and it gets even harder, and often hard means expensive, cause as was explained most above a set size bump the price per foot even higher, md when your big to start with that bump is pretty $$$.

Last year my Marina went from a per foot price of actual length of the vessel to a per foot cost per size of the slip, which makes more sense, but of course was also a price increase as now every slip is maxed out.

But what really drives prices is just like Real Estate, which this is, and that’s Location, and for boats also the “Season” try to find a slip in Ft Lauderdale for a 58’ Cat in Winter, and if you can it will be a house payment and a Ferrari payment too.
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Re: Marina costs?

You really need to check marinas in the area you are interested in. There are not just "differences" by region, but HUUUUGE differences by region.


Also, at least around here, most marinas have a threshold (usually somewhere around 45-50 feet) where the per-foot cost jumps up pretty dramatically. That may, or may not, be the case in your area.


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Is there any way to search for seasonal slips without contacting each by phone or email ? Am considering the entire CT coast from Stamford to Mystic. There are too many marinas to call one by one. Dockwa seems to be only set up for transient stays. I also find it nuts that there is no way to search for marinas with a filter for draft.
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Is there any way to search for seasonal slips without contacting each by phone or email ? Am considering the entire CT coast from Stamford to Mystic. There are too many marinas to call one by one. Dockwa seems to be only set up for transient stays. I also find it nuts that there is no way to search for marinas with a filter for draft.
Draft typically varies depending on what part of a marina the slip is in, but there are also times when the channel to the marina is the limiting factor and can be an issue wherein one has to account for tide and time your entry and exits.

As to there being too many marinas, well that should be consider a blessing because that means there are many choices and considerable competition. Imagine if there were only a few marinas on the entire CT coast, where would that set you? Stein half full or half empty, your choice of perspective but the same reality.

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Re: Marina costs?

That would make a great app for someone to set up. It would only work if all of the marina's signed up though. Maybe there is an app for that, never looked.

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I pay $600/year for a 35' slip. That includes water and electric.
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Is there any way to search for seasonal slips without contacting each by phone or email ? Am considering the entire CT coast from Stamford to Mystic. There are too many marinas to call one by one. Dockwa seems to be only set up for transient stays. I also find it nuts that there is no way to search for marinas with a filter for draft.
Sure there is a way, you get some sucker on the internet to do your legwork for you. Geez.
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