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Old 30-10-2010, 10:32   #16
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Cruising permits will have a significant variance depending on where you cruise (or would like to). Two examples.

In the Bahamas, the cut off is 35'. Above 35 and your permit is $300, 35 and below it's $150.

If you come into Simpson Bay lagoon in St. Maarten (Dutch side) the first cut off is @ 12 meters (just over 39'), and they have other break points as well for the mega-rich mega-yachts.

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What else is high mainteneance....?

All systems with pumps - hydraulics, macerators, drain, cooling, pressure ...

I sometimes fix other people's boats - go onboard, start with the pumps, hardly ever find less than two shot, often beyond repair.

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A very rough tongue in cheek....but actually pretty accurate formula is: "As the length increases arithmetically the cost increases geometrically"
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All systems with pumps - hydraulics, macerators, drain, cooling, pressure ...

I sometimes fix other people's boats - go onboard, start with the pumps, hardly ever find less than two shot, often beyond repair.

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want a little SELF education

If the answer is YES, then price the genoa winches required for each size vessel.....
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What about insurance?

Insurance has so many variables, but trying to put bounds and get some idea, what would annual insurance costs be for say:
$100,000 boat, $300,000 liability, power gas, who cruise ICW, 38' to 45'?

Then there is fuel costs. Anyone to share actual fuel costs for boats this size?
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Back when I used to work in the "boat industry" our marina was the US importer for a Swedish built boat. Most people would go one size over the boat they could comfortably afford with all the bells and whistles and buy the bigger version, bare bones. It cost more to keep up and because it wasn't as well equipped they were not as happy using it....but they did have a bigger boat, to some people size matters. What I suggest is get a boat you can comfortably afford all around as well as handle. For my purposes I have the ideal boat, one I could afford to buy, keep up, big enough for me to live on and can comfortably take me a one crew member where ever I want......There are many factors for what makes up the right boat for a person, there are quite a few costs that are set in terms of $/ft or x$ for <30' and y$ for > 30', plus some stuff just plain costs more for a larger boat, every componet that increases in size, the initial cost, cost of maintenance, repair and operation increase...this is not just the boat it is everything related to the boat. A bigger boat is physically more comfortable (though under some circumstances a bigger boat is more difficult to handle), but if the cost becomes uncomfortable that defeats the purpose.
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