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Old 31 August 2015, 15:32   #1
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I know that pier side fuel usually has a premium attached but I do think the £1:75 they wanted to charge in Torquay today a bit silly considering the local garage is at £1:11.

I'd be happy to pay over the odds but 64p a litre is just robbery, I'd have cried at £1:40/1:50 but still paid it.

Jerry cans in the morning me thinks. Is this the most expensive quay side fuel at present???
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I haven't bought fuel there for a while but Devon marine fuels in Salcombe made my eyes water last time I filled my bro in laws boat up down there. It was nearly two quid a litre two years ago, so I reckon 50p over the forecourt price.
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Old 31 August 2015, 15:51   #3
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For diesel, I reckon the fuel barge in Salcombe is pretty good price-wise for the West Country - certainly a darn sight cheaper than Falmouth! Not sure about petrol though.

Afraid I only know diesel prices, but yesterday we paid 95p/litre to fill up the sailing yacht in Yarmouth. CPL at Poole is currently ~£1/litre.
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What's the bulk price of fuel, for infrequent delivery to a single site not a chain? (Probably more than supermarket forecourt price!). When did they buy it (rates have fallen since)? How much does the hardware cost to maintain, get inspected etc? What are the insurance cost for selling fuel? Probably higher for pollution risk as sea? How much is rent (and fees to harbour authorities / crown estates etc)? Do you sell much "other stuff" to your trapped consumer the way petrol stations do? Do you pay your staff minimum wage the way petrol stations do? How much does the c/card transaction cost to process? Do you expect to make a profit of the sale? Then bear in mind that 1/5th of the extra cost is extra VAT.

We have a choice - we pay these costs and have the convenience of dockside fuel where and when we want it, or - we refuse to pay a premium and have to put up with lugging fuel tanks from petrol stations who don't really want you filling jerry cans anyway.
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As I said I'd expect to pay a premium but 64p a litre premium on fuel costing £1:11 is nuts.
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I queried the price on salcombe fuel barge
The additional insurances inflate the cost apparently
But that said and done they're is always a premium for convenience
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Yarmouth harbour was £1.28 Saturday, think local forecourts around £1.15, not too much difference
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...but 64p a litre premium on fuel costing £1:11 is nuts.
They musta known that you had a few quid squirrelled away!

These fuel complaints amuse me - punters telling marinas how much they need to charge to make a buck/break even. There must be an opportunity to open a CHEAP fuel outlet in one of those busy marinas in the Sarf. Maybe you should look into it - obviously there must be potential to corner the market.... or could there be drawbacks?

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Yarmouth harbour was £1.28 Saturday, think local forecourts around £1.15, not too much difference
Now that's a sensible and acceptable mark up.
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Now that's a sensible and acceptable mark up.

If that is the mark up why pay more?

Maybe they think it's a captive "marine" market
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