My permanent marina was chosen for proximity to my home, it's great protecttion from bad weather
and it's complete chandlery
. It's a full service
I'd like them to have a picnic area and cable TV, but I can live without them.
I wouldn't like mooring fields as my home port. Despite rules too many owners in my area, don't maintain their moorings or gear
. When they let loose they drift through the field like a pin ball.
I want to be tied to a floating dock. with water and power.
When cruising, If I stay in a marina, I want nice clean showers, an on premise laundry
, Ice, pump
, Pools are nice. etc.
If I hang on a mooring, a launch service
is nice... if not, a good dinghy dock and a welcoming town.
I suspect that when I retire and go cruising, I'll be anchoring
and hanging on a ball, more often than I stay in a marina. $$ a night in a marina around here is as much as a nice hotel
room...and they don't change the sheets
Clean energy in marinas is a nice thought, but probably a distant reality. The marina owners would have to get some kind of monetary credits from the power companies, the town or the state, to make the investment pay off for them..