Originally Posted by Aveal
My name is Eva and I am new in this Forum. I am a 27 year old marine
biologist, who has lived in Ships and around the Ocean for the past 6 years. I came looking for some answers about living aboard
, and I would greatly appreciate your help.
My partner and I are moving to the North San Diego
area (La Jolla more or less) because we will be attending some courses at UCSD from September to December.
We are both experienced sailors and have worked in boat maintenance for some time.
We were thinking about finding somehow a boat of someone who would not mind renting
it to us for a few months. We could pay some rent and also do some normal maintenance/repairs. We could also accept to be there for shorter periods of time.
Do you know where could I find some contacts to do so? Or, do you know any websites with some information?
I am a bit lost
and I don't seem to be able to find the answers, and somehow I came across this forum.
Thank you so much in advance for all your help!!!! I am looking forward to explore some more of your topics.
Try wandering the local docks and marinas looking for boats for sale
. Yes, I know you might not want to purchase
but suggesting a rent, lease
or even lease
option to buy can open doors. I just purchased a new (to me) sailboat off eBay (notorious for cash only transactions from a seller there on a time payment plan.
Too bad he is located in Sandusky, Ohio
as he buys,sells and refurbishes boat there. We have partnered up to provide a boat service
that sells, rents, leases and lease options to buy (predominantly sailboats in the 25' to 40' range). It never hurts to present an option to a potential seller as making monies on the boat that you want to sell beats just having it sit there. As you say you know boat maintenance, that could be an added bonus. Only down side of being a renter of a boat for sale
is the possible/probable boat sale
Also might check eBay for boats in your area that meet your criteria. You might even find one that is really cheap
that requires some TLC through offerings from boat angel ( make sure you read the fine print on where it is, it's condition and ability to keep it where it is if you do as SD is a tough place to find inexpensive live aboard marinas and even mooring
spaces (getting to be a lot like Florida
where they have decided boats are an unwanted eyesore and liveaboard
so are scandalous transients unwanted in upscale neighborhoods). Good luck with your search and if you really want to do it, don't give up, you can find something if you make the effort.