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Old 09-06-2012, 12:46   #16
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I'm not sure about liveaboard, but this 30' Iroquois Mk II catamaran was the best deal I have seen in a while--asking $21,500!

1972 Sailcraft Iroquois Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
That was my thought as well. Not sure about live aboard but sleek design and good performance. In the below $30k range one of the smaller Catalacs or an old Gemini. Also saw a Edel 33 in that price range as well as an older Intercat 28.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:47   #17
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It's a buyers market - so why not make a few offers. Just ignore the asking prices having an extra 0.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:55   #18
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Another boat to look out for would be a Heavenly Twins 26 or possibly an old Oceanic 30.
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Old 09-06-2012, 13:02   #19
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

The one I posted is not for sale. It has been looked through and the hull is in great shape. I think it is something two people could live on is it not? Does anyone have any good info on starting a charter business? My only problem is that I dont really have previous experience besides a small prindle 18. And going from that to getting my captains license and running a charter business seems like a long way away. I wanted to get my own vessle and obtain experience while preparing for a charter business. But like I said anyone have any good info on starting a charter business?
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Old 09-06-2012, 16:04   #20
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Does anyone have any good info on starting a charter business?
Start of with a boat in survey that paying customers will actually want to pay money to be on.
$20,000 probably wont even get the safety gear required let alone the boat.

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Q: How do you make a small fortune in the charter business ?

A: Start off with a large one.
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Old 09-06-2012, 16:32   #21
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

Yup. Not that many people will want to charter an older small boat.
Tmoney, where are you?
If you are in the US and want to charter there then there are rules regarding the boats manufactured country. US made boats are easier to certify. You are going to have to spend lots and lots of money. Yippee.
Do you know what a boat buck is? You'll find out.
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Old 09-06-2012, 16:45   #22
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

Look at smaller Catalacs (9m) sometimes they can be had at below 20k. Very aboard liveable.

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Old 11-06-2012, 00:02   #23
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

not looking to charter the boat I own. Price range for a charter would be between $250k-$300k if you read my original post... The one for 20k would be a first liveaboard for my wife and I for me to sail and get experience to earn my captains license. I have been thinking lately and I would like to crew on someone's sailboat. I am a very fast learner and very ambitious. I would like to get a job doing it for a semi long term maybe 3-6ish months. Any Ideas?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:28   #24
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

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Look at smaller Catalacs (9m) sometimes they can be had at below 20k. Very aboard liveable.
Or is that live aboardable?

I think the OP made it clear that he's lookign at two different options,

1. A budget boat under 20k just for private use or,

2. A larger and more modern boat in the 200-300k price range that his friend would finance upon condition of a return from any charter income he would get.

I think option 2 is the most realistic, you'll have a stunning liveaboard and some income as well. Option 1 is going to be VERY hard to acheave for that money.
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

^ Hit the nail on the head!

my concern at this point on #2 is my inexperience. I have not lived aboard a boat and I have not sailed a vessel larger than 23' I do sail smaller boat on a regular basis. I am at the moment trying to get a paying job as a crew member. It doesn't have to pay much at all just enough so I can live there without having to be out of pocket. There are a few options I have come across that I will send my resume` into is there any advice you guys have for someone in my position?
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

Here's a few cats in the $20,000 price range.
Some work required. A nice coat of wax. You will be living large
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Here's a few cats in the $20,000 price range.
Some work required. A nice coat of wax. You will be living large
I wish you didn't post this photo of Richard Woods boat,"Eclipse" (boat with seagulls on her) It doesn't belong with your intended purpose. Richard abandoned ship in a hurricane because of injuries to his wife. The boat of course survived.
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It is a testament to the great Woods “Eclipse” design that it stayed afloat through that storm and has been sold since then. I believe it actually sold for a bit more than $20,000.

No lives where lost and all is well. This is the internet where things get bought and sold with a story worth telling.
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Re: Liveaboard catamaran on a budget

har har :P yeah I think something liveable can be had for around 20k from what I have seen. So at this point guys, How do we make the transfer from land living in a 2200 sqft house to the 34ft catamaran.
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i used me dinghy...
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