Hi Wookie, not sure where you are now, but I hadn't checked in on SailNet for some time and just discovered the Hardin thread.
We have a Hardin 45, 4 cabin version, currently berthed in Savannah, GA. We were going to cross the pond last year but have now shelved those plans. The Marina we are in is part of a good working boatyard and Savannah is a good jumping off point for Bermuda/Azores etc. We are currently around $650/month inclusive, there are toilets and shower and laundry facilities, shops nearby including an Ace hardware store and supermarkets, and lots of friendly people around. Worst thing are the sand gnats, which are fearsome given the right condition. Pretty safe hurricane history too.