Originally Posted by l2ridehd
The better idea to make money while cruising may be for both of you to learn to dive and offer bottom cleaning
and zinc replacements
. Go to any harbor/mooring location and you would find at least some boats that need this task done.
I know nothing about cruising life except what I've read but this idea sounds more feasible to me.
Floating bakery sounds like a lot of work that might not make any bank. I used to have my own soap making business and I did very well. I sold luxury soap at a steep price
but I had to turn away orders. The reason is that despite my high "profit" margin, I was working for a slaves wage. After overhead, my actual profit, while big in numbers, paid me something like 60 cents an hour. Just like soap, you have to sell a heck of a lot of bread to turn a profit. Factor in the inability to actually store adequate supplies, in sufficient quantity, to lower your overhead, and you are baking bread for others without return.
Certainly if you buy an actual bakery, now you are not cruising, you are running a business.