View Poll Results: How much will you pay per foot for transient dockage?
If not free, it ain't for me. 2 1.98%
$1 24 23.76%
$2 49 48.51%
$3 18 17.82%
$4 3 2.97%
$5 0 0%
>$5 5 4.95%
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:52 PM   #1
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Transient Dockage Poll

With an improved economy and seemingly more people cruising, available transient dockage is becoming less readily available. As with all things "Supply and Demand", prices seemed to have increased.

While there is a wide variety of marinas with varying levels of amenities and prices vary great with regard to region, I'm curious what people consider their upper limit for price per foot. This assumes the marina's highest day rate not counting electric etc.

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Old 10-30-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
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I said $2 but on holidays i will often see $2.50
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:45 AM   #3
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I said $2 but i would only pay that much for something special. If it’s just an over night stop with no perks then I’m more likely to anchor out than pay more than a $1.25.
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:48 AM   #5
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Pricing seems to vary quite a bit regionally. I've been places where $3/ft is the norm, and $5/ft is expensive. And other places where anything over $1/ft is crazy expensive.
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It depends on how bad we want to be there. If there was an event going on at the time or we were really tired after a long day and wanted a place to tie up and enjoy the amenities a marina has to offer, I suppose $5 or more a foot wouldn't be out of the question, for a night or two. We're fortunate because we have a small boat and also we greatly prefer being at anchor rather than at a dock when traveling.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:37 AM   #7
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Pricing seems to vary quite a bit regionally. I've been places where $3/ft is the norm, and $5/ft is expensive. And other places where anything over $1/ft is crazy expensive.
I saw that quite a bit when doing the Great Loop. New York city was crazy expensive (anchored out). Many of the smaller town marinas on the Great lakes were around $1 per foot. Spread on the AICW seems to be between $1 and $5.

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Transient moorage varies considerable based on location. What’s even more crazy is how much the RV parking is in the same place. We have seen the RV crowd paying twice as much to park their rig as we have in moorage.
Supply and demand seems to be the norm though.
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a voted 3 but that has to be some where we are really wanting to stay (usually around Beaufort NC ). but most we stay at are under 2.
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This is totally an elastic economic issue. If the admiral wants to dock, thats where we go regardless of ��
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:04 PM   #12
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When it costs as much as a Hilton hotel room just to tie up, then they charge extra for (cr@ppy) power, replacing the anchor chain is cheaper. Usually you get cookies at a Hilton and a free breakfast.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:17 PM   #13
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What I've seen...

What I think is reasonable...

What I'll pay...

Three different numbers, all mutually exclusive. Marinas will charge what the clientele are willing to pay, and the $6/ft marinas are still full in the high season.

I prefer to anchor, if I have to I'll take a mooring. I tend to avoid transient marinas. If I HAVE to stay, i'll stay, but typically plan my cruises where I don't have too, or only have short stays.
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I don't know that I can put a number on it. What I'm willing to pay to stay somewhere interesting with good facilities and that's near places I want to walk to and see, etc. is more than I'm willing to pay for an uninteresting stop somewhere that's just out of convenience, such as "it's hot out with no breeze, being plugged in for A/C tonight would be nice instead of running the generator"
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I usually look first for a yacht club to get reciprocal moorage...for free, and that often includes power.


I put $1 because, as the resident TF Cheapskate, that's what I'll look for. I hate paying more than $60/night just to park the boat. Rather than pay for transient moorage I'll probably anchor out and take the dinghy to the dock.
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I don't know that I can put a number on it. What I'm willing to pay to stay somewhere interesting with good facilities and that's near places I want to walk to and see, etc. is more than I'm willing to pay for an uninteresting stop somewhere that's just out of convenience, such as "it's hot out with no breeze, being plugged in for A/C tonight would be nice instead of running the generator"
Yes I agree , it varies by destination and time of year. Places like NY city, Mystic CT, Block Island, Montauk etc are more expensive but well worth it of you want to visit those destinations.
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Supply v demand will determine the price.
An acquaintance with 136' reported paying Ä1800 per night in the Med, where demand grossly outpaces supply.
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The economy has been good for the last 8 years or so which definitely contributes to crowding and pricing factors.

1 to 3 per foot, average 2 in our area.
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Personally I am of two minds when it comes to this question.
Firstly, in out of the way locations (such as the Broughtons here in mid-northern BC) I like to support the small local marinas that only have transient moorage to "get by on". I am sometimes amazed at hearing other boaters complain about the high cost of electrical hookups, etc. in these locations. Don't they realize that the marina operator has to run a large diesel generator constantly, look after it, and pay to barge in fuel? Plus, they only have about a 6 week window in which to cover all of their annual costs! Most of these marinas are "in danger" of going out of business or are up for sale, and personally, as much as I like to anchor out most of the time, I do enjoy the social aspects of the marinas in this area (happy hours, group dinners, etc.) and the ability to tie up once in a while.
On the other hand, there are a few marinas that charge crazy prices (over $5 /foot) and those I don't like to support. For $200 I could stay at a reasonably nice hotel even in the larger local locations and at a marina I am bringing my own room and bed!
Just some mixed up thoughts.
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Supply and demand should dictate what the market will bear. I worry that there are companies buying up marinas and they will end up dictating price because they control the supply.
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