Are you looking to save money on your marina berth rental? Then read on as what we are about to tell you is not common knowledge!
For the majority of boaters, renting a berth is the norm, for some that may be a mooring or buoy in a river location for others, it will be in a marina. It’s down to personal choice and circumstance.
Akin to the house rental market, marina berths tend to be more costly in the South than the North. The more facilities on offer can also add extra 00’s onto the price of your annual berth.
In some marinas, not all of the berths are owned by the marina group.
If you weren’t aware, in some marinas, not all of the berths are owned by the marina group. This is pretty common in the Mediterranean, where the marina operator has a franchise to run the marina for a number of years. They then sell the berths on a lease for the length of the franchise.
In the UK there are also a few marina’s who have lease berths on their pontoons. In fact this is how Triangle Berth Brokers started out. We wrote and sold the initial leases and continue to sell the berths when owner’s wish to sell.
So how can you save money on your marina berth?
If the owner of the lease berth decides to sell their boat or go travelling, leaving their berth empty. If their lease allows, they can sublet the berth for any period of time they wish.
At Triangle, we work with the lease berth owners across the UK and Europe. We help by advertising their empty berths and help them find tenants for rental.
Many of the UK marina berth owners are not VAT registered. This allows us to sublet their berth at a 20% reduction vs renting from the marina directly.
What if I can’t find anything suitable on your website?
If you can’t find what you are looking for please get in touch. Let us know what type of marina berth you are looking for.
We do occasionally have berths listed that never make it onto our website. This is because we have clients, like you who have told us what they want. When we find the right berth for them, we don’t list as we are too busy filling in the paperwork needed to sublet the berth.