My partner and I are planning retiring in 5 years. We are starting our sailing lessons
this fall, and hope to be buying
a boat by next summer so we can get lots of practice as we learn.
We are most intrigued by the idea of hiring out for charters a few months every year to refill it kitty and to meet people. She's a certified scuba
instructor and would love to take small groups (2-4) on dives around the Bahamas
or along the Gulf coast
. I don't scuba
, but would enjoy being the captain
for a small group - not a bad cook if I do say so myself!
If we did this a few months every year, we'd make enough to supplement our retirement income
. Is this a feasible idea in your experiences? Ultimately, we'd like to cruise
around the world once we have enough experience to do so safely. We're thinking of a sailboat in the 41' range that would handle well at sea and with coastal sailing.