4 points to take into account when choosing the mooring for your boat

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Sometimes we all wonder what factors can affect the choice of mooring for a boat, what to look for, what to look for and what to avoid. At Marina Vela we have been offering this service in Barcelona and we always get the same questions. That's why we want to share the 4 most important things when choosing a mooring for your boat.

1. Mooring accessibility

We are talking about both land and sea access. As you know, in Barcelona we have many moorings for all types of boats, always trying to offer as many options as possible, but we are clear that each boat is different.

On the one hand, we have to take into account the size and navigation equipment of each boat to see if it can easily dock at the site, in addition to choosing a place where the boat is not at risk nor does it disturb other people entering and leaving the marina.

But water is not everything, we also believe that land access must be taken into account. You have to look at whether access to the mooring is through a solid structure or a floating pontoon, if it can be accessed by car, how far the mooring point is from the entrance to the port, etc.

2. Port services

We know what to look for when choosing the mooring we want, but we will also have to consider What other marina services will we need?

Here we could talk about some more essential ones such as electricity, water and gas station outlets. These are essential when renting a mooring in Barcelona or anywhere else, since they will make it much easier for us to maintain our boat and always be prepared to go sailing. 

And, if you are looking for something even more complete, you can check if the port has showers, changing rooms, restaurants, WiFi, surveillance and other extra services, as they could save you a lot of time.

3. Protection of the mooring against time

Yes, you don't have to worry if it rains, but it is important that the port has everything necessary so that the rental and sales moorings are protected against tides and large storms that could damage the hull of your boat. 

4. The port environment

Last but not least, you have to take into account the location of your boat's mooring point with respect to the city, the rest of the boats, etc. On the one hand, it's always nice to have some privacy and be able to be on the boat, but on the other hand, you'll probably want to take a walk around town and be on dry land. The moorings we have for rent in Barcelona are just 20 minutes from the city center, which is ideal if you want to take a break from the sea and go for a walk. Other ports, on the other hand, may be very far from urban centers, making it difficult to abandon the ship.

In short, choosing a rental or sale mooring for your boat is not an easy task, it depends both on the characteristics of the boat and your own preferences. That's why we always we recommend that you contact us and consult us directly so that we can offer you the best options we have for cases like yours.