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Old 22 February 2012, 14:46   #1
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Dry Stack Prices Revealed!

For anyone who has ever wondered what it costs to dry stack your rib, but has been too afraid to ask; here are this year's prices for KB Dry Stack at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour!

[url]www.kb-boatpark.co.uk/Dry_Stack_Prices
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Old 22 February 2012, 14:51   #2
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Seems like RIBnet is playing up, try Welcome to KB Boat Park Dry Stack. The best location for your Dry Stack needs on the Solent
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£2300 for the year down in Plymouth for a 6.5m rib.....Thats more than my boat is worth!!!
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I pay £7 a foot my rib mooring ! £130 a year ish

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Jesus, steeeeep! Rag and stick money, but you don't even have a berth!!!
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For anyone who has ever wondered what it costs to dry stack your rib, but has been too afraid to ask...
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£2300 for the year down in Plymouth for a 6.5m rib.....Thats more than my boat is worth!!!
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I pay £7 a foot my rib mooring ! £130 a year ish
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Jesus, steeeeep! Rag and stick money, but you don't even have a berth!!!
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Seems like RIBnet is playing up...
Yeah, it'll do that...
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I reckon that's pretty cheap for round here and it's in a great spot, only thing that puts me off is not being in complete control of my boat, I'll stick with my trailer and come and go as I please.
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In support of Dry Run, that is a reasonable price for the area. There is a lot of competition with Gosport Premier opposite and further up the harbour is Trafalgar Wharf.

Hamble Point , our base is even higher for a similar boat and we also have larger RIBs. Fair play to Dry Run for being competative If you go further into the harbour I am sure prices change.

It is similar with Southampton where the best operator is Southampton Dry Stack but is up the River Itchen which is too far for me presently
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You cannot beat the service and helpfulness at Southampton DryStack.
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Jesus, steeeeep! Rag and stick money, but you don't even have a berth!!!
Or - similar cost to a berth (possibly less in that part of the world!) all the convenience but with greater security and not worrying about antifouling - two issues I'd have thought were close to your heart.
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Even if you use the boat ten times, it's £230 per launch, plus petrol and depreciation. Not a cheap hobby.

Is there i guess a launch fee too on top of that annual storage fee?

Fine if you have pots if cash, but for me, for an open 6m boat it doesn't "stack" up. The idea to me of owning a 6m boat you cant stay on is "relatively" cheap boating as opposed to rag and stick or sunseeker berthing maintenance costs. If I had to add in £230 or more per launch it'd either price me out or encourage me to get a more useful leisure boat.

Each to their own mind. If you use it every week end or are a commercial user, fine.
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Supply and demand based on population density means that finding a decent berth on the south coast is either quite difficult or quite expensive....( although tbh i have never understood why as lets face it, there are nicer cruising grounds in the UK..)
Those prices quoted are to be expected down around here.
I personally like the dry stack idea.
although i have used them, do you get a "rush hour" on weekend mornings and evenings causing a frustrating delay to the start and end of your boating day?... If that is the case, it would certainly discourage me.

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Hi

I appreciate dry stacking is not for everyone, but it does make sense for some people particularly those who don't live next to the water and would have to trail a boat a long way.

Having a slipway right next to the dry stack I can tall you that there are plenty of people who really aren't up to the job of launching and recovering their boats. So as you say, each to their own.

I just thought it would be useful to publish our prices as many people seem afraid to ask.

Oh, and by the way, the prices include everything - there are NO additional fees.

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Sorry that should have read "although i have NEVER used them"

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Even if you use the boat ten times, it's £230 per launch, plus petrol and depreciation. Not a cheap hobby.
indeed, and I pay less than that for storing my (smaller) boat in a shed. But I also have to pay for looking after a trailer that gets dunked in sea water and the extra cost of towing it to where I want to launch it etc... its probably not as secure as the dry stack either - and as I've dinged my prop a few times during recovery probably works out quite expensive in maintainence which I wouldn't have with a forklift launch.

People who keep it afloat have antifouling costs, mooring costs, winter storage costs, which all add up too. I don't think there is a genuinely cheap option.

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Is there i guess a launch fee too on top of that annual storage fee?
not normally - usually dry stack let you use it as much as you want at no extra cost.
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Fine if you have pots if cash, but for me, for an open 6m boat it doesn't "stack" up. The idea to me of owning a 6m boat you cant stay on is "relatively" cheap boating as opposed to rag and stick or sunseeker berthing maintenance costs. If I had to add in £230 or more per launch it'd either price me out or encourage me to get a more useful leisure boat.
don't sit down and do the sums then because its not pretty, when you count storage, insurance, servicing, depreciation etc many people on here will be paying £500 a day on the water... suddenly chartering becomes attractive...!

Its worth bearing in mind that these are "south coast prices" and say a 30ft rag and stick boat could cost you double that to keep afloat in the most popular marinas.

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Each to their own mind. If you use it every week end or are a commercial user, fine.
I'd certainly use mine more if I could make a phone call and it was all afloat and ready to go... so actually it could help you get more out of your investment.
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Supply and demand based on population density means that finding a decent berth on the south coast is either quite difficult or quite expensive....( although tbh i have never understood why as lets face it, there are nicer cruising grounds in the UK..)
Those prices quoted are to be expected down around here.
I personally like the dry stack idea.
although i have used them, do you get a "rush hour" on weekend mornings and evenings causing a frustrating delay to the start and end of your boating day?... If that is the case, it would certainly discourage me.

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Hopefully, if you have enough pontoon space and the right staffing levels there should be no need for any "rush hour" problems. We even work extended hours if we are busy (Cowes firework night is an example - but not this year perhaps!!!).
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don't sit down and do the sums then because its not pretty, when you count storage, insurance, servicing, depreciation etc many people on here will be paying £500 a day on the water... suddenly chartering becomes attractive...!



That's what I was thinking. Might make sense if you're on south coast etc
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I currently pay £1000 per Year (12 months) for berthing a 5m rib in a marina not so far away. and no, that's not per meter. But its a 50 mile round trip from home, when the nearest slipway is less than 5 miles away, my new house has drive space for the boat, so ill be saving £1000 this year + fuel driving to and from .
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