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Old 13-01-2013, 16:50   #1
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Best boat to live upon?

I have been interested in boats for many years now and have decided to fulfill my dream to live on a boat.

I have been looking at trawlers, and would like recommendations of these criteria:
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At least two bedrooms, and relatively inexpensive.
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Old 13-01-2013, 16:53   #3
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Sorry bout that. I still am not quite clear on how to use these controls.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:22   #4
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Re: Best boat to live upon?

There is no boat that is just "the best boat', everyone has different need, wants, abilities, capabilities and plans. A friend of mine has a boat that is way different from mine, his needs are different.
Do you plan on staying at the dock most of the time or sailing off into the tropical sunset. Is it you or a family....if you sit down and figure out all the specifics of your situation it will be easier to rule out what will not work. With out a doubt the most important thing in any live aboard is space. Most boats are designed for weekend coastal cruising. I am a sailor so my boat is terrific boat which I plan on sailing the Pacific in....the best boat for a live aboard, that isn't going anywhere is boat that started out it's life as a commercial boat. I was seriously considering getting an old fishing boat and converting it, lots of room even before you pull out the fish holds and the fishing industry in this country is going down hill fast, not hard to find a good boat cheap (just make sure to have it surveyed).
For a sailboat that is inexpensive, roomy and sails well old Catalinas seem to work well, spacious below, lots of head room as an example.
A friend of mine built a boat 30 years ago and told me one thing "Think of what you will be using it for" he is living very uncomfortably on a boat designed tp do something else.
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Yes, thank you, I will think about things. I am not very experienced in anything, so I appreciate your advice.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:46   #6
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Best Size, Make and Model Liveaboard

The Best Liveaboard

Best Liveaboard, CC, 39-42', Blue Water, Coastal Boat

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Options on Best Liveaboard Cruiser for Under $50k

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Old 13-01-2013, 18:04   #7
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Re: Best boat to live upon?

Probably something like this
$12 Million Curvelle Quaranta – World’s Largest Carbon Hybrid Composite Power Catamaran
Though if wanting the best I would probably want a helipad as well and this doesnt

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At least two bedrooms, and relatively inexpensive.
Define relatively inexpensive.
For some, the vessel above possibly is
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Re: Best boat to live upon?

No swimming pool either?
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Old 13-01-2013, 18:57   #9
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To answer your text from above, "relatively inexpensive" means (and I'm telling you that I am pretty frugal for boats) at most about 900,000. Definitely less expensive than $12 mil...
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And no, I don't actually need a swimming pool, as I feel that on a boat, you're technically surrounded by a swimming pool
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And no, I don't actually need a swimming pool, as I feel that on a boat, you're technically surrounded by a swimming pool
And the crocodiles, sharks, Irukandji and box jellyfish that inhabit our northern waters will thank you for your patronage.

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No swimming pool either?
Outrageous
Scrap that one then.
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Re: Best boat to live upon?

Something like this.

2004 Nordhavn 50 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Or this
68ft Foam Kevlar powercat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
and you still have $300k up your sleeve for beer
And a foredeck big enough for the inflatable pool
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Those are both very nice. I shall look into them as my boat-quest plot thickens.
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