I've decided to purchase
to live on year round in the Southeastern CT area and I would very much appreciate some advice.
I grew up on the water
but my knowledge of powerboats and sailboats are limited.
Recently, I entertained the thought of purchasing
(Used 1988 Holiday Mansion Aft Cabin Barracuda, CT - 101837682 - BoatTrader.com
However, the photos on the site are misleading. I donít believe itís the same boat, or if it is, then those photos were taken several years ago and since have neglected the boat.
I spoke to a friend who races sailboats. He suggested a broker and I have since contacted several local brokers to help me find something Iím looking for.
Iím open to all suggestions. I like the idea of having the room provided in the houseboat mentioned above, but I also like the idea of living on a liveaboard
sailboat so I can potentially race
it during race
season or at the very least increase my sailing skills. There is also the added benefit of being of being able to travel to Block/Fisherís Island or Long Island
on very little to no gas. Iím afraid that the boat mentioned above will be very expensive when it comes to moving.
So, any recommendations out there? Power boat
vs. sailboat? I also have to be concerned about heating
because I plan on living on it year round.
is necessary. My job requires me to wear a suit every day, so I would need a place to store them; however, that is not particularly necessary as I will be docking
my boat close to my parents and could leave a lot of stuff there.