Anchorage Sites and Marinas

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August 9, 2018
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August 10, 2018

Anchorage Sites and Marinas

If you are a boat owner is a must to know where you can anchor your boat depending of what kind it is or the time that you are thinking to rest. There are two main places for this, an anchorage site or a marina. Below you will find a little description of these sites and depending of its characteristics you can chose which one fits your needs.Anchorage site
An anchorage site is where boats, vessels or large ships can safely drop anchor in water deep enough to float. Sometimes these boats are too big to get into a port that’s why these anchorage sites are so convenient. Depending of the area you can find places where anchoring is free or sometimes they just charge an overnight fee if you are thinking to do this.

Also you can find places where there are some amenities nearby like restaurants, bathrooms, grocery stores and shops.

Marinas
A marina is a docking facility with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats. In these areas the docks have land and water portions. The main difference between a marina and an anchorage site is that marina doesn’t handle large ships. A Marina allows people leave their boat tied for go walking on the pier and find refueling, washing and repair facilities. You can include more services in a long-term rental agreement.