SantElmo (48K)

The West Mediterranean is notoriously expensive, but we have managed to cruise there for the last two seasons while spending less than in the UK or Atlantic coasts of France, Spain and Portugal. This article explores how we have done this.

Basically, cruising expenses divide into:

  • Food and drink
  • Short term marina charges during the cruise
  • Fuel
  • Winter marina or yard charges to lay up
  • Flights home
  • Boat maintenance·