Grenada is not impacted by the Venezuela instability, neither
are the ABC’s.
from Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago has become a little dodgy. The Coast Guard
is asking for float plans of vessels making the passage so they can keep an eye
on them. When passage making to the ABCs it is best to give Venezuela a wide berth
by departing from a higher island. We departed Guadeloupe for Bonaire. You will
also have better winds with this angle.
Grenada offers affordable
haul outs as does Curacao Marine in the ABCs. Rates for work done on these
islands are equivalent to USA prices. You will not really see lower rates
unless you are willing to go to Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia or Central
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama
I'd like to ask the forum for recommendations on safe and
affordable locations for storing our boat for 3 - 4 months.
Martinique is a great option, but there are perhaps better locations for
getting work manual labor type jobs done at more affordable rates.
Grenada seems to be historically a popular place, but I wonder about the
current situation with more instability in nearby Venezuela.
Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!
SV Soteria #347