Originally Posted by valhalla360
As others have said, it varies.
That said, the typical "middle class" cruiser tends to be around $2-3k per month not counting initial purchase
or major refit
I think $2-$3k per month is a very real ball park number but as you mention, not including major refit.
Cruising can be pretty cheap
, well under the $2-$3k/month price
if you're careful, anchor
out, cook at home, DIY maintenance
, etc. However, if something big breaks your budget
is out the window. Engine
goes it could be thousands. Lose the mast
For me I don't include this type of thing in my regular operating budget
. How can you plan or schedule catastrophes? I just try to keep a good sized chunk of just in case money
set aside for the (hopefully) rare big hits and consider that a separate budget issue.