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mooring prices caribbean

We are going to cruise the Caribbean for a year or so. We are planning a budget. Can anyone tell us the cost of "parking" in a Marina. If there are other options to this, please tell us. We should have a 35 footer by then. Thanks.
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If you're going to the Caribbean for that long a period of time, you'd probably be better off setting up the boat to be on an anchor rather than needing to be in a marina. Your budget will quickly get used up if you're staying in marinas most of the time.

Most long-term cruisers I know spend a majority of their time at anchor and only go into marinas when necessary.
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Figure about 500 a month plus electric for marinas outside of the Virgin islands. It can vary widely and you also need to think about different VOLTATGES if you are planning to stay in marinas since MANY islands have 50 cycle 220 like europe. Most marinas can provide converters which drop the voltage to 110 BUT the cycles remain at 50 and you will burn out plugs and anything with motors that runs on AC like airconditioning. An alternative is to get a generator and anchor out...get full sunshades for your boat if you plan to do this!
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When we were last in the Caribbean, the yacht club we visited had mooring on the pier, but also offered mooring where the yachts were away from land tied up to dedicated buoys. There was no electricity supplied.
Is there a diferent term for this type of mooring, and what are the prices for something like that? Thanks
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When we were last in the Caribbean, the yacht club we visited had mooring on the pier, but also offered mooring where the yachts were away from land tied up to dedicated buoys. There was no electricity supplied.
Is there a diferent term for this type of mooring, and what are the prices for something like that? Thanks
If you're at a dock, it's a SLIP, and if you're tied to a buoy, it is a mooring. The two terms are NOT interchangeable. Slip fees are usually quite a bit higher than mooring fees, and slips also leave you far more vulnerable to theft, vandalism, etc. Moorings are really only an option if you have a decent dinghy.
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Thanks for the advice. As novices, and Polish, our terminology is a little sparse.
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