LOL, two bedroom 2 bath, love that..
More like an OK vberth sized for two people, if they are very friendly and a quarter berth fit for one (think 1/2 of a twin mattress). As to the bathrooms, think 2 feet x 2 feet for a large head
. That full kitchen is 4' long max including sink and stove and a 6cf ice box.
Sailboats, even a larger 41' Islander freeport
, are tiny compared to the smallest landside loft. A islander 41, probably has about 200 sf of space including hanging locker (closet 18" high x 48" high) and storage
. Perhaps a bit less.
My Islander 34 has a wopping 130 sf of space including storage
. Bonus... I can turn the stove off from the salon
table (the living room)
Myself I've liveaboard and puttered about various places for 11 years now. I love it, but it is not for most. Winters are cold, damp ( in the SF bay
area) and there is mold
. The central bay can be windy and cool between Richmond and the bay bridge, even in summer. Alameda is nicer, but as others have said there are limits to liveaboards and most marina are at full quota. Marina Bay in richmond normally has a few liveaboard slips available.
The down side. Its cold and windy and a long walk to the landside shower
buildings, which have unlimited hot water
compared to the 6 gallon water heater most boats have.
As others have said, most slips are owned by the marina and the slip leasor has no rights to sub let a sailboat for liveaboard.
I like it because, I'm close to nature and spend a lot of time anchored hither and yon. But I work from the boat too, so that's easy to do.
If your just living at a marina, that's sort of like living in a trailer park, where you know all your neighbors. For guys, you generally have a line for the shoreside showers (That unlimited "Hot" water thingy). Girls have it easier, I rearly have to wait for a shower
stall. The problem with showers aboard is there is lots of water vapor filling that 130-200 sf space, which then allows mold
to form.... everywhere. Specially under the V-berth mattress.
Summers are nicer... No mold.