At the end of the day, if you really want to go sailing the only must
haves are a hull
, a way to steer AND a bucket.
But the things I really want to make living on a boat more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable:
- A real bed
. Not a pull out berth in the main salon
and not the forepeak (aka sail locker or alternatively a bounce house when underway at sea)
- A real shower
in the head
leaves everything wet and messy.
- A good bimini
top for use underway. A good boom tent for use at anchor
- A fridge to keep some fresh good.
- A decent galley
including a stove with an oven
The list could go on and on but that's a good starting point.