With spring around the corner, thoughts turn once again to where to keep your boat. This can have a profound effect on the kind of cruising you end up doing. Sometimes the decision is simple as you may well have a favored marina or mooring you have used for years. Yet cruising itineraries can also change and there is every chance you may wish to strategically place your yacht nearer to some tempting new cruising ground. If this is the case, then it is well worth shopping around. Some marinas do ‘early bird’ offers for those who are quick to make up their mind while discounts are also frequently available for those who are willing to pay in full upfront. It’s also worth bearing in mind that some of the bigger marina chains offer discounted berthing at some of their ‘sister’ marinas in other parts of the country. This may well prove beneficial if you have a rough cruising itinerary mapped out for the summer that coincides with the location of one of these marinas with a contra deal.
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