Ok for example it costs 8k to moor your boat for the year when you only really use it for 6 months and oocasionally during the other 6 months and part of that is laying it up on the hard.
How about paying 4k for 6 monhs mooring, then move your boat to Guernsey or the other 6 months, where it will stay in the water and be available for use. Be cleaned regularly and be plugged in to shore power. Be lifted out serviced, cleaned, antifouled and dropped back in refueled and ready to go for the next time you visit or are ready to take it back to England.
EG have a mooring from mid April to mid October on the south coast then during mid october bring the boat to Guernsey and leave her here, you could stay a few extra days still living on her and ave a mini break or longer if required. At any point you found a cheap air or boat fare you could also come back in the winter for a break.
In February the boat gets lifted out serviced, pressure washed, antifouled and dropped back in. Then in early April you could come pick her up go for a cruise around the french coasts or other Channel Islands before slowly making your way back to your south coast base for the next six months.
Based on this cost being half the difference of what you would normally spend on 6 months on a south coast morring. ie if you spend 8k on a years morring then half would be 4k and then 2k for your 6 months in Guernsey.
Well Dom that assumes that the cost of a UK mooring is evenly split between summer and winter seasons which unfortunately is not the case. I would guess most marinas charge maybe 70% of annual fees for summer and approx 30% for winter berthing.
Dom, I never wish to pour cold water on others ideas (goodness knows, I hate it being done to me!) but if I moved off my mooring, someone else would move onto it and I would be banjaxed. No home for my boat. BTW - I pay £525 per annum, and I'm based in N Wales (which think you know any way)
In an Ideal world. However Swansea Marina give precedence to everyone on a twelve month contract, recind your twelve month contract and you end up on the waiting list for a mooring, which is curently 2 yrs!!!
Given the amount of use I'm likely to get this year it may be an option for me!! how much is a years mooring for a 26ft boat in the C.I.
What I am thinking of doing is leasing a section of pontoon in SPP or SS and using it during the summer for something else I want to do but then offering the use in the winter.
Sory Jules but noramlly for your boat in Victoria on visitrs rates would be £12 per day all depends on what your doing and there are other regs that might stop you having it there long term. A normal mooring would be impossible to get as you are not local.