Austin, welcome to the forum.
can be a very reasonable plan, you could even do it during college if your college is near the water
, yes there is a but, I'd buy an older good condition boat and learn from it, make all your mistakes
on it, then move over to the fancy schmancy Sea Ray
(I worked for them, know the owners, great boats!). Size of the vessel matters for the marina fees
, they bill by the the length. As far as gas, while you are in school
you wont be taking her out much anyways. You might even consider an older trawler
, they tend to be great live aboards and are diesels so eat less fuel
so to answer your great questions:
- roughly 300-400 bucks a year for liability
- a whole lot more!
old boat/sea Ray
- depends on where you are, in Texas
slips range from 200-500 month
3) utilities- about 30-50 month
- only as much as you want to put in it with 100 month for surprises
- 200-300 month, maybe less maybe more
So I say go for it! and again if your college is close to the water
and it is a temperate climate, you can do this while in school
. It is clear you have a good head
on your shoulder, do your research
and see if your dream is closer than you think.
I moved onto a boat at 19, it can be done.
as the great Twain says:
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain