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Grenada cruising observations

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Still in Grenada and have a few observations about cruising from what I see here.

  1. This one applies more generally than just here. Seems like there are two types of cruisers. One group was called 'permacruisers' by someone. These folks find a place they like and stay there, either all year or seasonally. We know one boat that was launched from Spice Island boat yard, went about 200 m to anchor and has no intention to move until they haul in May, when they will go another 200 m to the travellift. The other type of cruisers are transients, who come for a time and then go somewhere else.
  2. The median boat size here is about 45'. Interestingly, the median was notably smaller in obscure places on our circumnavigation where we were one of the larger boats at 45'.
  3. Some countries have a lot of cruisers here. For some reason there are a disproportionate number of Danish boats.
  4. There are relatively fewer American boats here than you would expect, based on distance and the number of boats there are in the country. Not sure why this is. The proportion of Americans in the permacruiser category is definitely higher than in the transient group.
  5. There are quite a few catamarans here compared to most places.
  6. If you are on a boat less than 33' you are almost certainly to be European.
  7. If you less than 50 years old, you are almost certainly European. This of course may be related to the previous point.
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Still in Grenada and have a few observations about cruising from what I see here.........
Having done the chain in a half dozen different trips from St Maarten to Barbuda to Grenada I'd agree with those assessments.

On a 36 footer we were almost always the smallest boat in the basin. It was pretty obvious which were the 'permacruisers'.

Mostly Europeans indeed... few Americans, I'd add that aside from the charter Jeanneaus and Benes relatively few mainstream 'production boats' (Sorry Smack ;)) The European bias is even stronger in the French islands, naturally.

Plenty of catamarans, yes, mostly charter??
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