Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Re: Done and out
Atlantic City is not a destination I would choose for an East Coast U.S. arrival port. The casinos there that drive the local ecomomy are rigged to favor the house - not tourists. Prices for dockage and supplies are high, and unless you have a large motor yacht, and are likely to purchase 500 gallons or more at a clip they will not likely to be eager to see you. Rates at the Senator Farley State Marina (NOT the most expensive) run from $2 to $4 per foot, per day. That's more than 2UKL per foot per day. You don't mention the length of your vessel, but you'd have to be really lucky at the one-armed bandits to come out even on that one. It is also a long way to anywhere with reasonable repair/refit facilities that you may need after a transatlantic trip. The local outfits know this, and charge accordingly. Heading to New York City or Philadelphia would be better bets. You'd then also not have to deal with the long sandy stretches of the 'Jersy or Long Island shores, (or the dangerous bars when there are harbors) which are littered with more than their share of wrecks.
When we arrived in Crosshaven, Ireland, from Connecticut, we were very happy to find a full-service SAIL-oriented yard only about a half mile from the Royal Cork Y.C. Making Atlantic City your destination is risky in more ways than one.