Here's more information for those out there like us trying to figure out what boat to buy. We went back and forth on whether to go older boat in decent shape versus newer boat that needed work (newer boat in decent shape was outside our means). We settled on a '92 Privilege
We spent roughly 260k on a boat and then an additional 73k on fixing it up. We thought it would be 40k so we got that pretty wrong. So 333k for the boat. Boat purchase
expenses were 6.5k (for our whole search) and other related expenses like import
The details are here if you're interested: http://www.svperry.com/2013/03/what-...n-you.html?m=1
. We plan to publish monthly costs as well. Oh, and after having one of our top criteria be low engine
hours, one of our engines up and died on us. Heading back to the States to do triage.
So bottom line is it cost us a lot more than we thought but we think we still paid less than we would have with some other options. We have been in the Bahamas
for almost a month now and it has been great. But then again, talk to us after we see about that engine