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Re: Maybe not 2X
Up where I live, there are price changes over 30 ft. 30 and less, one cost, over 30 another, especially true with dockage and storage. For example it maybe $110 for 30' or less and $120 for boats over 30' for dock space, so your $3300 fee now becomes $3960 for 33" boat, which is more than 10%. Do that for winter storage and shrink wrap, etc. and it adds up.
It sounds like we are pretty much in agreement, since that is pretty close to what I said, since dockage is roughly 20-30% of the cost of boat ownership and the price increase that you are showing is roughly a 20% increase in dock costs, then the operating expense increase is about 6% of the overall total operating expense. Not the end of the world if you increase your operating range and comfort level. And since most of the boats in this discussion are over 30 feet as marinas measure it these days, that 10% incremental for would apply to most of the boats being considered. But also for what its worth, some marinas increase the price per foot for big boats, some decrease it for bigger boats.
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