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Old 01-05-2011, 07:26   #1
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Advice for Liveaboard Boat

Hi, we’re in Queensland Australia.


My wife and I want to live aboard and are trying to sort through the many styles of boats available.


We will be spending around two years paying off the boat living in a marina and refining our sailing skills on weekends and holidays.


Our budget is around $100,000 au.


We would like a boat that is easy to live on, maintain, sails reasonable well (capable of well planed shortish blue water cruising), good condition with little to spend, between 39 and 45ft, two cabins, separate head and shower (two heads if possible).


Probably asking a bit much, what do you think?


I know this is a huge question...but what do you think would we should be looking for (other than a winning lottery ticket) in a liveaboard boat?



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Old 01-05-2011, 08:10   #2
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Hi... Welcome to CF... lotta knowhow here from all over.. hope we can be of help.

I think in that price range the first think you need to decide is how far afield you can afford to be looking... in time as well as money..
From what I've read on here boats down your way are way overpriced for what you get.. whereas its possible to buy sailready boat (by my standards) in that size range for US $75K and have change for any extras you may want..
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Re: Advice for Liveaboard Boat

Boatman61...thanks for you response. Both of those boats look great and would be at least double those prices here (even with the Aussie dollar buying $1.10 US at the moment)

I would love to buy overseas and sail her back but don't have the experience.(would be a great way to learn, crewing for a capable captain if I could find one)

Might look into other ways to bring one over. Any ideas?

Pretty sure the duty is around 17%, so even with that and the cost of transport or paid crew it could be an option worth considering.
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Re: Advice for Liveaboard Boat

If it is to be a live aboard then probably look for space, light and comfort.

If you want the condo to sail too, then probably look for a clean big mono in good condition. Cats make better live aboards, but a big cat can be beyond the budget you mentioned.

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Re: Advice for Liveaboard Boat

My first liveaboard was a 41-footer with two heads. We felt that the space utilized by the second head on that boat would have been better served by converting it into a sail locker and workroom.

Something to think about. For liveaboards, space is a primary concern.
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Here ...Used Corbin - Pilothouse for Sale | Yachthub

These make good liveaboards and will go anywhere. I know it doesn't have two heads, but a boat's a compromise.
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