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Old 23 November 2012, 15:25   #1
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Accommodation and Launching options in Guernsey

Me and Mrs NSS are thinking of renting a cottage in Guernsey for a week next summer, and are considering taking the RIB over (by ferry, I hasten to add). Just wondered what options there are for launching from trailer. Is it a case of St Peter Port only, or are there other slipways accessible to Joe Public?

Also, if anyone can recommend a cottage worth considering?

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Old 23 November 2012, 18:00   #2
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You can use any slipway you want anywhere round the island, though it has to be said the ones in the harbour will be the best from the point of view of steepness and lack of exposure. The outlying harbours will be easier for leaving your car and trailer tho. Unlike the uk you don't need to get permission or pay to use the slips, though make sure you have insurance just in case.

When you book the ferry, bear in mind that they won't (don't like to) take trailers over 6m .
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You should get a price for shipping the boat over before you get too carried away, it can be very expensive.

Probably the cheapest way would be to ship it as freight, ie unaccompanied with Condor Ferries.

My 8.5m cost around 700 one way.
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You should get a price for shipping the boat over before you get too carried away, it can be very expensive.

Probably the cheapest way would be to ship it as freight, ie unaccompanied with Condor Ferries.

My 8.5m cost around 700 one way.
I'll second that. I sent my boat back to Ribcraft for a new keel guard last year and it cost an effing fortune.
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I looked at taking a 4m over with Condor and if I recall it was about 1000 with the car return.
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I looked at taking a 4m over with Condor and if I recall it was about 1000 with the car return.
Blimey! Got a quote online for a car and camping trailer of 375 return. Perhaps I'd better call Condor for a quote for the boat trailer before going any further!
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Can you not hire one when your over there ?

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You should get a price for shipping the boat over before you get too carried away, it can be very expensive.

Probably the cheapest way would be to ship it as freight, ie unaccompanied with Condor Ferries.

My 8.5m cost around 700 one way.
as martini said took 6.2 one way 500 from porsmouth with condor in 2009, and first price was 2500 to nz it was only that guy split up with his g/f and sent the boat home to ci
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Can you ? Vaguely looked into this when on holiday a couple of years ago & didn't seem to be much around, but would be interested for next summer.
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There is rib charters I believe but not bareboat.
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