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jinkster

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1,113 posts

40 months

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Just back from the south coast - Lymington to be exact and suprised at the price of mooring fees - was looking at a 33ft Moody - £6k per year. Is this expensive? Where would you moor on the south coast?

Seight_Returns

991 posts

85 months

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Lymington is expensive because you can get in and out of your berth at any point of tide without any queing for locks nonsence, it's only a few minutes motoring from Open water and it's a nice place.

If you're prepared to compromise on one or more of these things, it gets a bit cheaper.

Chichester - nice place, but an hour's motor down the river to the sea and you have to queue for the lock except for an hour either side of high tide.

Gosport - easy access to the sea, no silly locks, but the place is a complete dump.

Cowes - easy access to the sea, nice place, no use as a home berth unless you live on the Island.

Port Solent - long way from the sea, has a lock, surrounded on all sides by landfill, the M27 and a horrible council estate.

Hamble - nice place, easy access to the sea, even more expensive than Lymington.

If you can live with a swinging mooring it's much, much cheaper.


mrloudly

2,498 posts

119 months

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Shamrock Quay on the Itchen Friendly marina, a bit cheaper because of it's location but good facilities.
My favourite is Hythe Marina Village, behind a lock but IMHO worth it because of the setting.

Cheburator mk2

1,522 posts

83 months

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Ours is at Gosport at Haslar Marina. Gosport is a bit of a dump, but the marina is 1st class and I get a great discount for short handed racing so I cannot really complain. I would look at Town Quay Marina in Southampton - great for easy access and still reasonably good value for money...

mrloudly

2,498 posts

119 months

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Gosport, vague memories of a bar in a boat :-) Camper's is supposed to be good as well..


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scubadude

1,537 posts

81 months

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If you're willing to come west you can probabaly lop £2K or more off that bill (I've got a 30ft motorsailer in Weymouth town marina) although we are limited by bridge lifting times there is no tidal restrictions, 3hrs on the train from London.

Miocene

327 posts

41 months

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I'm guessing you went to Yacht Haven? There's also Lymington Harbour which is significantly cheaper:

http://www.lymingtonharbour.co.uk/moorings/mooring...


Seight_Returns

991 posts

85 months

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Cheburator mk2 said:
I would look at Town Quay Marina in Southampton - great for easy access and still reasonably good value for money...
I've been warned off Town Quay in the past on account of the excessive wash making it uncomfortable at best and causing damage to boats at worst - but I've never actually been there in my own boat so no personal experience - is it ok ?

58warren

548 posts

63 months

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A friend has a 27' boat at Southampton Town Quay on a proper berth - under £2K per year with a free parking area. Problem is it ramps up in cost significantly if you move up in size to anything over 30'.

Cheburator mk2

1,522 posts

83 months

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Seight_Returns said:
I've been warned off Town Quay in the past on account of the excessive wash making it uncomfortable at best and causing damage to boats at worst - but I've never actually been there in my own boat so no personal experience - is it ok ?
I don't think wash is a problem at all... This 33' Moody will be £2900 + VAT - still a massive saving on pretty much any marina in the area between Chichester and Weymouth...

P.S. I have no affiliation with them, but did a lot of price comp when I was chosing a berth for our racer...

Huntsman

4,295 posts

134 months

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Christ alive, it seems Marina moorings have gone up a lot since I last looked at it. I'd have guessed at about £4500 for a 33 foot boat.

Other option is Cherboug, if you use the boat for a smaller number of trips for longer breaks.

I keep my 28ft boat in HYS at Port Hamble, I pay a discounted rate as the access into my berth is very poor, I have two engines and manouvring the boat is easy for me. She does occasionally get bashed and knocked but its a MAB and I'm not that 'precious' about it.






Shadow62

868 posts

94 months

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I have a spare vacant berth at Hamble Point marina - upto 42ft if any use.
Good discount and in a great place.

I like Southampton as mentioned above, in Particular ocean village
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