When actual costs exceeded expectations, the root was repair and maintenance. In a few cases, marina fees in some parts of the world were the reason. "Docking fees have soared in the past few years, and services have become more expensive," said Barry Esrig, the owner of a Baltic 51, Lady E. "Croatia often charges for anchoring, while Turkey now requires an agent to clear in and out." Jim Patek of Let's Go!, an Ovni 435, offered a similar sentiment. "On my latest voyage, I observed right away that the day of the shoestring cruiser is gone," he said. "In some of the places where we used to anchor, one must now use docking or mooring facilities."