I've been in 3 different marina's in the past 3 months I've been living aboard
. From what I've seen, the vast majority of liveaboards are simply living aboard
, and not cruising. I've only met one 'cruiser' who has real plans to leave and cross the atlantic.
A lot of people go on weekend cruises around the bay (chesapeake) and there's the occasional story of a bahamas
trip or the ICW
I fully intend to leave, maybe not to cross the pond, but to atleast head
south and do the island thing for a while. But as a liveaboard
, I haven't been doing very much local cruising, not counting the cruise
here... I work (to fund the trip south), and although I love to sail, i just haven't been out much... The marina I'm right now, is full of big, fancy boats that are fully capable of crossing oceans, but nobody is going anywhere
If it makes you feel any better, there aren't a whole lot of Euro boats on this side of the pond either. I suspect most EU boats go to the caribbean
, and most US boats (that actually cruise) also go to the caribbean. Lots of coastal cruisers here in the summer, but I think the typical american liveaboard
is pretty stagnant, for whatever reason.