Yachting up the East Coast from Florida to New York and on to Montreal

By on June 20, 2016

Azimut 62S in Montreal Marina

Right around the end of May and June the vast majority of yachts leave from some Florida shipyard having last minute repairs done for the long journey either north up the coast or east to play in the Mediterranean for the summer.

Here we have provided a brief sort of case study and virtual trip experience of an entry level Italian yacht being brought from wintering in the Bahamas to her summer berth in Montreal.

The vessel is a 2008 Azimut 62S with twin Caterpillar C18 diesels cruising at 30mph all loaded up with fuel. While the cruising speed is decent, Azimut designed this boat more for day use than long range cruising and effective range is only about 200 miles in comfortable conditions. Generally the larger Italian sport yachts get closer to 350 miles of range significantly reducing travel time especially when it can take hours to fill up a yacht on low speed diesel pumps common in the smaller ports.


Fuel and Dockage Itinerary East Coast:

  • Depart from Bayside Marina downtown Miami, Florida
  • “Turn and Burn” fuel stop at Sailfish Marina Palm Beach, Florida
  • Cape Canaveral, Florida for fuel and dockage for the night
  • Fernandina Beach, Florida for fuel and dockage
  • Charleston, South Carolina for fuel and dockage
  • Bald Head Island, South Carolina 4 days waiting for Tropical Storm Colin to pass
  • Morehead City, North Carolina for max fuel and dockage in preparation for longest leg of trip around Hatteras
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia for fuel and dockage
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey for fuel and dockage
  • New York City, New York for fuel and dockage and preparations for Hudson River
  • Albany, New York fuel and dockage
  • Whitehall, New York fuel and dockage (USA locks complete)
  • Canada Customs and Immigration dock on Lake Champlain
  • St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec for dockage
  • St Marc sur Richelieu, Quebec for dockage
  • Montreal, Quebec arrival at destination

Miami to NYC to Montreal Trip Costs:

Diesel Fuel Total Cost: $ 11,200

Average Diesel Price: $ 2,35 per gallon

Dockage and Lockage: $ 2,370

Crew Costs: $ 2,500

Added Maintenance Costs (directly related to trip): $ 2,850

TOTAL COST: $ 18,920



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