Doing some preliminary research
for an upcoming seabattical.
of four planning to live aboard a 39' cat in the Caribbean
for at least a year, possibly extending to two. Not sure yet if we will be full-time live aboard through the hurricane
We have been toying with the idea of purchasing
via a Moorings charter contract
; specifically their "Advantage" program, which offers "unlimited owner use." This is not the regular ownership
program, so seeking advice about this specific program.
We think we will live 6-8 months aboard during peak season during the first year, but we don't yet know what we'll do during hurricane
season. (Possibly live aboard, possibly rent a condo; we are just starting to figure things out now).
We are also open to extending the trip an additional year if things go well, but after that we would need to return to the real world.
At that point, we would plan to use the boat only two to three weeks a year for the duration of the contract
(which I believe is five years).
I know most of the charter-ownership programs are set up to accommodate owners who only use the boat for a few weeks annually. Has anyone heard of a situation similar to ours? We plan to talk with Moorings this week, but wanted to poke around here first.
Thanks for your feedback.