Yachting in the Mediterranean
Previous to our choice to sell all our possessions, purchase a 56’ sailboat and sail around the world I experienced no clue there are thousands of people that cold temperatures their motorboat and themselves when you look at the Mediterranean.
I thought that people either sailed round the Med all winter months or left their particular boats truth be told there and travelled house
I’ve started to understand that you will find the ones that go on land during the cold winter and only use their particular ship in the Mediterranean for vacations or through the summertime. I’ve met a number of professionals that work during the winter and save up so that they can sail during summertime.
And you can find lots of retired couples that spend the complete summer time island hopping then head back to secure across cooler months. These regular sailors more often than not have their ship pulled from the water and saved regarding the difficult across winter weather.
And then you will find the ‘live aboards’
These folks go on their vessel regular. A lot of the real time aboards that I’ve satisfied lack domiciles inside their local land. They’ve taken fully to the ocean full-time and stay a somewhat nomadic life moving gradually or rapidly from 1 destination to a different. Some travel far – perhaps worldwide many have actually spent 15 years just cruising in the same area.
in Mediterranean, most real time aboards look for a ‘home’ marina to reside in throughout the winter months. The current weather becomes treacherous with a high winds, torrential rain, cold weather and turbulent seas. Additionally all of the areas that cater to sailors shut-up for the winter months therefore even although you wished to sail around there’d be deficiencies in services and solutions.
Using the watercraft out for a sail every now and then is fine but overall, most live aboards within the Med dock up during winter months
Many marinas offer a unique offer from October to April. To date Greece and chicken seem to be the most affordable at around €2, 500, Sicily comes in at €3, 200, Spain is about the €5, 000 so we were quoted €9, 000 for Malta. These costs are for a 56’, are the full six months but do not feature liquid and electricity. Smaller ships pay way less as the price is in line with the length of the boat.
I have in addition met many Americans that winter season in Algeria or Tunisa because they EU won’t allow them to enjoy Europe for more than 3 – 6 months at a time
And during my recent stay-in Rethymno Marina, Crete I realized which our neighbours winter their particular watercraft and themselves in Egypt!
Each time we talk with real time aboards the planet seems to open increasingly more. My first question is constantly, ‘is it safe to winter in Northern Africa? Is it safe to winter in Egypt?. The email address details are constantly the same – ‘yes, it is really safe.’
Evidently, in a marina you’re not necessarily part of the country you’re in. Your surrounded by various other Brits, People in the us, Kiwi’s, an such like and the host country want you indeed there as you are spending money maintain your local livelihoods going. It’s a win-win for everyone.
it is s special situation once you think about it. Foreigners and residents blending on ocean to call home amongst each other for half a year
We’ve only been ‘wintering’ for just one week but currently i could feel a phenomenal vibe within location. We’re calling Marina di Ragusa ‘home’ this wintertime and I also think we made a good choice!
Each and every day we fall increasingly more in deep love with the folks and our environments
There’s one live aboard that invites other individuals doing Tai chi from the coastline and not only do other real time aboards participate in but so perform some locals!
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