Price Marina Competively

Recent UK-Ireland Marinas mapping reveals rock-bottom pricing for Douglas and Peel marina moorings. Ref: Practical Boat owner April 2017

IOM ranks as cheapest location in the North West by far (146 £/m) compared to the next "competitors" Glasson Basin (186) and Preston (189), the top (Liverpool) are priced at 331 £/m.

(Exceptions are the tiny and not comparable marinas of Preston/Douglas-Marine and the tiny Southern Scottish marinas).

North Wales ranges between 300-441,  the larger Irish Marinas from Belfast down to Dublin between 225£/m - 423€/m.


Also IOM doesn't charge entries on the mooring waiting list.

Why the contribution is important

With current waiting lists the 2 flap gates marinas at that cheap, that e.g.  Liverpoolers and boat traders use it for storage. Also the cheap IOM marinas attract poorly maintained boats, so that yachties call them 'scrapyards', unattractive for visitors  - tourists and investors. 

Pricing competitively (20-30% higher at least) might price out some rubbish / just stored boats and give incumbent and new islanders a chance on a mooring and sailing.

A slight income increase on overall mooring income can be expected for IOMG. Charging a small administration fee for the waiting list might clear out paper claims and reduce the administrative effort.


by McDonald on April 15, 2017 at 08:34PM

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  • Posted by dpfellows April 16, 2017 at 13:51

    Very interesting price comparisons.
  • Posted by Maclirmanannan April 17, 2017 at 16:05

    Yes, interesting. Susprised we haven't pursued a non tidal marina with proper facilities. Surely if we're attempting to attract money folk here this is a must and likely pay for itself and attract true marine tourism. But first we need to contract our exisiting marinas - govt run doesn't commercially work. Anyone wonder what happened to Scope of Government recommendations,
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