The powers that be seem to think we are loaded down here:giveup: . :yucky:Jeez! for some bizaare reason I was expecting it to be stacks cheaper on the south coast, competition and all that, with tons of marinas. I thought it was pricey up her as there's only 2 marinas on the tyne, and the other one is restricted by tide slightly and 2 hours up river!!
RonBurnham on Crouch is £2570 for a 10mt Boat.Brighton is about the cheapest marina on the South Coast thats around the same price as a marina berth in Essex....Marinas further south,on the River Hamble for instance will cost you around £5000 a year for 10mts,thats around 2x as much as Brighton!!
Thats why Brighton have stopped doing there "small boat offer" because they have too many small boats and the berths they are on will take an 8m boat.It is not just the fees - many marinas have very limited numbers of berths for small boats. They would rather stick a thirty footer on a berth than a 18 footer, in fact last year when I was thinking of switching marinas, Gosport had several berths available but all for 8 metres and above. They wouldn't even consider managing a waiting list for small boats, as less than 5% of their berths were for typical small angling boats.
My boat is in dover marina on a finger berth with all time access including free electric and water and with 8 wks free out of the water yard standing including cradle hire. @ £255 per mtr per yr with a min charge for 8 mtrs .sort of following on from the launcg fees thread, the gist of which works out that its cheaper 'up-north' than 'darn-sarf' so to speak. Is the same true of marina fees??
17foot boat Royal Quays on the tyne costs me £960 per annum