As noted dock fees
can vary a great deal. Areas of higher population genrally cost more. Around here fees
vary by about a factor of 2 or even more. Prices in Annapolis
, MD are a lot more than here at the southern end of the Chesapeake. being hauled out of the water
season can help lower the cost of being out of actin during hurricane seasoon but of course splashing and hauling are a cost that has to be added.
The costs of cruising is a complicated topic and requires a bit of research
to understan how all the costs work
and how to match your own budget
to what you really want to be able to do at the price
you can afford. You often need to make adjustments to make the money
For the Atlantic east coast
southern VA is a good location as fees only get higher the farther north you go and we are just north of North Carolina
. Hurricanes coming up the Gulf Stream
tend to take a sharp right turn out to sea before they get here. Dock
fees in new England
are very high but unless you inherit a slip from your father it's very difficult to even get an expensive slip in many locations.