Costs are extremely variable. In FL slip fees
for a 40' boat can range from $250/month to $1250/month.
the same answer. DIY at a low cost yard in N FL might cost you $400-$500 to do a bottom paint
job. Take it to the fancy yard in Palm Beach and pay them to do it will be double or triple or more.
Question is how much can you do and how much do you want to do yourself in engine
maintenance and repair, wiring
, painting, carpentry, etc. You do it all and live at a cheap dock
then the regular costs could be under $1000/month (not counting food
and other standard living expenses, just boat costs). There will be periodic big buck bills that come along. New sails
every 5-10 years $3000-$5000 each. Engine
blows up, new engine $15,000.
So what are your DIY skills?