In my search for ways to afford long term cruising
I am considering my options for leaving a boat in marinas
. The boat would be a 40 foot cat.
Essentially, the plan would involve going on a rally from Australia
, then cruising around Asia
for approx 6 months.
I would then like to leave the boat in a safe marina while I return to Australia
for a month to work, then return to the boat for a week, and back and forth. Sometimes I may spend a bit more time either working in Australia or sailing in Asia, work permitting.
After back and forth for perhaps 6 months I would return and cruise
full time for approx 12 months then start again.
really interests me, however I'm not sure off the safety
of the boat while I'm gone, and typhoons are pretty common there. Indonesia
would be very handy as flights to Australia are cheap/quick and there is great surf there. Otherwise, I would like to sail around most parts
of Asia when I have more time up my sleeve. Langkowi also seems like a good place to leave the boat.
I would only look to leave my boat in first class types of marinas
which would still be pretty cheap
compared to australian marinas, I'm just hoping the security
would be good enough to walk away?
I would obviously have boat insurance
, however I'm not sure how effective that would be if I am out of the country.
Has anyone had any experience leaving a boat at a marina for 1-2 months unattended? I would be happy to pay someone to look after it, keep it clean and ready for me to sail away on my return.